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Can you tell me please if you have brought your concerns to your primary physician?
Have you had a recent CT scan?
I will check back with you when you get online and can answer the above.
I was chasing a pssword...sorry...
I have no promary but my nephrologist says to take miralax, gas pills,"just keep it moving"...
I have not had CT scan; I do not have insurance , cannot get it, so that is a little tough to do. What would we be looking for? The ER Doc said
Well, this is not constipation, that would show on the Xray.
something is causing the bloating and enlargement on the left side
I'm sorry you do not have insurance, but you need a CT scan probably, and you need, perhaps, to see a GI doctor
The ER is for emergencies, and while you are uncomfortable and are having concerning symptoms
the ER would not do a CT scan if they didn't think you had a condition that might require an emergency intervention like surgery.
Basic blood test looked clear, but he would not send it for further testing. He said xray showed very slight blockage and some air, but he did not look at my belly. This is so bad, I have a ambilical hernia now, on the left side of the belly button . I ma sure it is from straining.
I'm not doubting you.
you need a more thorough evaluation, likely a CT scan. that's the next step.
What about an Ultra sound? There is a "Life line Screening" Aug 23, "Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Sreening". The last time , 5yrs ago, the tech was fascinated by my kidney and liver cysts. Do you think they could see something or be able to tell if something was different, and by the way, what are the diff things they could be looking for?
Yes, they could see many things, but an Ultrasounds is lousy for looking at air filled organs like the intestines... it is only good for liver, gall bladder, OBGyn, and aorta (blood makes a good contrast and the aorta can be clearly seen). Air filled structures do not show, and a CT is the test you likely need.
Any ideas about how I might be able to go about getting this is my very middle class, living on extreme budget? Programs? White person w/ home thta has just been restructured?
you do not have a primary care physician, is that correct?
also, are you in contact with your nephrologist?
THIS IS FOR YOUR REFERENCE... COMPLICATIONS OF PKD
abdominal distension is a complication, and if you have a very large cyst it could be partially obstructing your intestines.... this is not something to wait on.
yes, I have talked to nephrologist many times, and he says my kidneys could be pushing on intestines and creating a bubble and I should eat gas pill befor e eating, and mirilax to keep moving, which I have, but they dont seem to work now.
any chance of intestinal ischemia? I have been on Hbp med for 25 yrs, have pkd, distention, constipation? How do you look for this? Any chance of parasites? I do not see anything really
ok will try to figure out how. will call nephrologist. thank you.
thank your wife too
ok will tekk him that . thanks again.
ok will do that . Thank you very much.
thank you too. no more write, just drive, thank you