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Are they thinking on the line of IBS?
yes I take Prilosec not helping
never been told about ibs
Since how long you have these symptoms?
I go through waves periods Iam fine then periods well all hell breaks loose I have had these symptons for two months
sometims my belly looks like iam pregnant!!!!! no iam not
I do suffer from anxiety
I ahd a cat scan done they said the lining of the wall thiknening of transverse colon?
appendix not visualized
You mean that there are times when you are perfectly normal?
Any diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea, blood or mucus in stool?
excuse my typing .... I am upset I feel I can not get help
Please don't worry, i am here to help you.
constipation, a little nausea no blood I get diarrhea when I finally do go and feel sick
I hope you can please
a lot of burping
From where exactly the pain starts?
just below rib cage?
under my right side breat bone goes to belly button to side hip and groin and my back
breath is horrible
lower abdominal pain at times
Is this burning pain?
Any acid taste in mouth?
If you have stomach problem, why they have not done upper GI endoscopy?
belly button itching then pain goes to hip and back and you can actually hear gas or stomach it's embarasssing
I did said it was ok
You mean that they did upper GI endoscopy?
had colonoscopy as well ok
So have they given any diagnosis?
I get afraid to eat
im am so upset I feel I cant enjoy my life at all right now
have they checked you for H pylori?
what is that?
yes you are right but don't worry you are going to be ok.
H pylori is bacteria that causes stomach problems and bad breath as well.
iam a concert violinist and have been unable to perform
how do they ck for that?
I had my bowels checked for 3 different times no cdif no parasites
I take at times Ativan just to calm my stomach down
what does it mean to have wall thickening of the transverse colon?
This itself doesn't mean anything, only biopsy from that site can tell us that it's normal or has a disease process behind.
then it says consider colitis?
Yes that is what i am considering.
Have they taken biopsy?
what route should I take and questions to propose to the dr
Thanks a lot for your input. First of all i am really sorry to hear about your problem. I have few suggestions for you.
The tests done so far are perfect.
when he did endoscopy and said it was ok
They should consider irritable bowel syndrome.
but a year ago he said I had some metaplasia? but this year it wasn 't there?
It's a disease in which there is bloatment, abdominal pain, sometime diarrhea, sometime constipation etc but all tests come out to be normal.
So far this is what your case is showing.
oh I see May I assume stress is a factor?
However they should get your H pylori testing done also.
I also had a total thyroidectomy from cancer years ago
im writing this down
Abdominal pain in not being caused by H pylori but it can be a separate problem causing bad breath.
Yes stress and IBS go side by side.
Gastritis alone cannot cause the pain you have.
There is no association of these symptoms to your thyroid cancer.
I was performing with the new York philharmonic a solo swome months ago and the pain was so bad I stopped I felt I could not breath stomach everything hurt then I threw up pain went to my back I naturally attributed it to kidney stones they ckd and said no said my colon was swollen?
what else can cause that kind of pain then?
Yes if they felt that your colon was swollen and if they are suspecting colitis then they should treat you with antibiotics.
Colitis can cause such pain.
I feel like at times my guts are being ripped out
yes it's because of the cramps.
You should get yourself treated for your stress and moreover should talk to doctor about this being colitis or IBS.
Because first thing you need is a diagnosis and you can move on according to that.
SO I see the gastro wed I wrote your suggestions and thank you so much I just ned to know this is something that can be treated and controlled?
Crohns disease or ;celiac?
No crohn's or celiac are not likely. You are most welcome. I wish you good luck that you get well soon, please ask if you have any question because our discussion always remains open so you can always ask more till you are satisfied, You can click the smiley to rate the answer. You can come back here to ask anything even after you have rated the answer. I will be glad to help you always.
wish I could see you instead lol
I wish too.
but don't worry we will be in touch here.
I get scared im going to die but this is perhaps one of my issues with anxiety that has probited me from perming right now, I am to go to Paris in Aug and Iam hopin gto feel better
Just relax, you are not going to die. Rather you are going to be ok soon. I assure you :)
Please don't stress yourself.
thank you dr hasan be blessed!!!!