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Are one of you doctors gastro doctors

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are one of you doctors gastro doctors
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

What is your question?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i have been having problems for six months, feeling weak, constipation, dizzy, rectal bleeding due to hemorrhoids, when to ER got cat scan, ultrasounds, and x-rays, my bowel movements are not normal, some abdominal pain, fatty stool, got gallbladder removed and appendix, had a liver biopsy, slightly fatty liver, had endoscopy done and colonoscopy, everything came back normal
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

How old are you? Are you a female or a male? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any weight change? Does anything make it better or worse? Any other symptoms? Are they consistent? Are they getting worse? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it? Any medical problems? Any other surgeries? Any medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Is your stress increased for 6 months? Any family medical problem?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
im a 38yr male 5-6 use to weight 230lbs went down to 178lbs in 6 months kept going back to the doctor and he said it was anxiaty and depressive disorder when i got constipated i couldn't go for around 2 weeks during those two weeks a didn't get no sleep at all and felt like i lost my brain i couldn't concentrate and and was having panic attacks doctor refer me to psychiatrist and currently on antidepressants i never had any medical problems only high blood pressure pre diabetic but since i lost all that weight blood pressure came down like i said I'm worried about my stools not digesting food .
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

When you have a bowel movement, is the abdominal pain decreased temporarily? Do you have anxiety or depression? What is the name of the depressant? How long ago did you start to take it?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
it starts hurting in the morning and after i have a bowel movement it decreases doctor is treating me for both anxiety and depression I'm currently taking prozac 20ml but i think depression came after, i started taking it on february i haven't been able to work because I'm so worried there is something going on with my digestive system i do feel depress because i don't know whats going on
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm concern about my pancreas not functioning right I'm also taking some probiotics over the counter enzimes and betaine hcl pepsin I'm also gaining a lot of weight since been on Prozac
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Since the CT scan and blood test for pancreas is normal, I don't think you have a problem with pancreas. It seems to be constipation-dominant irritable bowel syndrome. You should ask your doctor to refer a GI doctor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've been seen a gi doctor my concern is that when I use the restroom my stools don't look normal and they sometimes don't form or have any smell I feel like my stools are not the same they use to be I'm also having trouble sleeping at night I don't know what to do anymore
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Are you still constipated?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm not constipated but like I said I'm worry about my stools no been normal
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.


This sounds like anemia

Or iron deficiency.

Weakness and dizziness is not from IBS.

Have your hemoglobin, iron and ferritin checked.

Also, TSH and T4 to rule out thyroid disease.

That should all be done immediately.

Even chronic bleeding from hemorrhoids can cause problems.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm having problems digesting food it seems like my pancreas it's not working
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

The test is lipase and amylase.

If that and a scan are normal, there is nothing wrong with your pancreas.

Please click a positive on the rating scale.

Come back if needed.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry to ask to many questions but right now I'm so fustrated I feel like every time I go to the restroom I get scare to see how my stool is going to be what I ate last night big shunks came out today so there is something defenetly wrong
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 1 year ago.

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We are not going to diagnose you here.

We only answer questions.