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I went to my doctor after years of fear to ask about

I went to my doctor after years of fear to ask about digestive problems I've been having for about four years now. Sent me to lab and everything came back negative. And now I can't get referred to a specialist because everything came back negative. I truly believe I have something. I have an abnormally amount of gas all the time, I get bloated with everything I eat and my abdomen gets bigger and bigger throughout the day. My skin is worse than ever before. I'm always tired with no energy and I can't seem to gain weight. Probably because I'm scared to eat since I'm worried I might get gas. It's not normal to me since I didn't have all this before. I've read about SIBO, Candida, and leaky gut and they all have symptoms that relate to my problems.

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Dr.Saleem

Consultant Cardiologist

Doctoral Degree

2,198 satisfied customers
I have suffered from leaky gut syndrome and many food

I have suffered from leaky gut syndrome and many food sensitivities for decades. Recently I began having a severe reaction to dairy in any form, and my stomach has begun to feel odd after eating. It feels as if it is quivering. I am trying to watch my diet more closely to avoid my trigger foods but the quivering of my stomach has me concerned. I am 72 years old. Any ideas of what might be causing this?JA: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?Customer: This has been happening for maybe a month or two. I have no vomiting and only occasionally feel a slight nausea after eating.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I have been quite healthy except for the food sensitivities and leaky gut. However, I was just diagnosed with osteoporosis.

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3,586 satisfied customers
Want a gastroenterologist specializing in food sensitivities.

My 26 year old daughter has many food sensitivities, not allergies. She was tested by a holistic doctor and she has documented proof of sensitivities. He was not able to help her. Her digestive problems cause many symptoms and have diminished her ability to function (she has difficulty finding foods that don't her inflammation). She won't return to school for her Master's degree or hold down a job until she's healed. She is going for counseling to deal with depression and anxiety. Her digestive system isn't functioning normally and hasn't for at least 10 years. She is desperate, and so are we to help her. How do we locate a gastroenterologist who specializes specifically in food sensitivities on Long Island or NYC?My daughter Sam has felt like this for at least a decade. We reached out to the family gastro doctor and a holistic doctor who specializes in food sensitivities, but neither seemed to help (within the last several years). She's been diagnosed with leaky gut syndrome by the holistic doctor.It is disabling her mentally, physically and emotionally.

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Dr. Arun Phophalia

Consultant Surgeon and Sports Medicine

Post-Doctoral Degree

26,666 satisfied customers
Is there truly a condition known as Leaky Gut? I'very had

Is there truly a condition known as Leaky Gut? I'very had problems with bloating and gas for years. I can't lose any weight and I'very changed my diet to vegetarian and I still get bloated. What's going on?

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Dr S.A.Alam

Consultant, Medicine/Cardiology

Master's Degree

4,460 satisfied customers
Phil...my IBS is back ..I talked to you on July 25 telling

Hello Dr.Phil...my IBS is back ..I talked to you on July 25 telling you I was better ..then I drank coffee are salsa with chips and starting getting stressed again with my personal life...back and forth and the fear of what else it may be creeps in... constipated and had mild bleeding generation that was fresh...my stomach can be this sensitive now?

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Dr. Phil, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Doctoral Degree

48,246 satisfied customers
Today my chiropractor palpated my pectoralis muscle about 2

Today my chiropractor palpated my pectoralis muscle about 2 inches below the clavicle but above the breast for my complaint of tenderness and pain in this area for the past 6-8 weeks. He feels it is a swollen lymph note under the pect major muscle and will check it again in one month to see if it has changed. Should I wait a month or have it checked sooner by a MD?JA: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?Customer: Thank you. The pain or irritation has been about 2 months ...stretching the pects helps some but I haven't been consistent in stretching, the pain is made worse with driving today, pulling my shoulders back...I am in treatment the past 14 months with the DC and dentist for TMJ. I have very fibrocystic breasts and currently they are very tender and swollen...but this area is superior to the breast.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: I am 52 have autoimmune Hashimotos and am working with a naturopathic doctor, with supplements and am gluten and mostly dairy free diet, also had very high cortisol (saliva testing in Jan.) then had the stomach flu end of March and went into adrenal fatigue which I am still healing from...because of my low energy, blood sugar I would prefer not see another doctor but also if it could be something more serious like cancer then I would not want to wait. My youngest brother had Hodkins at 18 and healed. So I was looking for some info on I-net regarding swollen lymph under the pect major muscle.JA: OK. Got it. I'm sending you to a secure page on JustAnswer so you can place the $5 fully-refundable deposit now. While you're filling out that form, I'll tell the Doctor about your situation and then connect you two.

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Dr. David

Radiation Oncology Attending Director

Post-Doctoral Degree

55,942 satisfied customers
I had a bout of food poisoning while traveling in India

Hi I had a bout of food poisoning while traveling in India and was put on Flagyl (antibiotic) 27/02/16. i took it for 3 days and had to travel to Thailand after. I indulged in a lot of street food. I have not developed sensitivity to gluten and suffer from bloating and leaky gut. I was also on a low carb diet for a few months before my trip to India.Here are my questions: Could it be that the food poisoning never got rectified and has lingered on for 2 months?I also had protected sex with a female SW in Bangkok on 29/02/16. she also gave me protected oral. She looked pretty healthy overall. Do you think digestion issues and leaky gut could be a symptom of HIV? given that its lingered on for 2 months? I have had no other side effects. I was tested negative for STDs and HIV in April 2015.

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Dr. SH

Board Certified Physician

Doctoral Degree

15,068 satisfied customers
Please help me! I was an athlete years at a World level and

Please help me! I was an athlete for many years at a World level and I was in a horrible automobile accident. I now have serious back issues. I can no longer exercise without great pain. I have been on pain killers and back injections for two years including five back surgeries. I continue to gain a lot of weight in spite of eating light. I have gone to different primary physicians and they go through the same tests even after I have told them. All the tests keep coming back negative. The last full panel did show the thyroid was slightly elevated but the Dr still put me on meds even though he did not think it was high enough. It has not helped. I also have a high level of Uric acid. I only like green vegetables, although I do try to eat others. I am almost 400 lbs and even at my weight as an athlete I was 200 lbs of solid muscle. I feel so bad all the time and the nausea in the morning evening is so bad it feels like I have the flu. I feel like I am dying and I cannot find a doctor to help me. I even contacted the show The Doctors to see if I could get a response and no one even contacted me back. I have a wonderful family and I do not want to die. I feel like death warmed over. I also have lost my job due to the accident and having to take so much time off work so now I am even in a worse situation. As for the pain meds I fear my body is becoming accustomed to them and they are not working well now so I have excruciating pain. It completely incapacitates me. What do I do? Skyler

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Dr. D. Love

Doctoral Degree

16,868 satisfied customers
Can you please evaluate the Whole30 diet? The program, in a

Can you please evaluate the Whole30 diet? The program, in a nutshell, is found here: http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/ Basically, eat whole, unprocessed foods for 30 days while eliminating certain food groups, and after 30 days, start adding themback in to see what effect, if any, they have on your health. My sister and father have seen great improvements in their overall health since starting this, and have been recommending it to me.

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Dr. Phil, MD

Internal Medicine Physician

Doctoral Degree

48,246 satisfied customers
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