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any tests like Ultrasound/CT of the abdomen done? Colonoscopy?
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I am booked in for a ultrasound end of the month, but the pain is killing me at the min. I went back to the doctors last night and he gave me IBS tablets again, which make the problem worst rather than better which I have told him this.
well, it cannot be said to be IBS without further testing
a number of conditions could cause this
diverticulitis, adhesions and intussesception are three important causes to rule out
infections by bacteria or viruses also need to be ruled out
ischemia of intestines, torsion of intestines also need to be ruled out
an Ultrasound or CT of the abdomen is necessary for this
colonoscopy may also be required for diagnosing diverticulitis and other possibilities
i would advise:
go to your doctor again and discuss about the following possibilities: diverticulitis, adhesion, intussusception, torsion, ischemia
ask about the possibilities for these conditions
of course you may not be having any of these, but an Ultrasound is a must to rule these out
copy paste these differentials and print out and show your doctor
this will help you to come to a diagnosis
Hope this shows you the way forward - wish you good health and a quick recovery.
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