I have not been feeling well for over 5 months. Initially, I had a CT scan result of intestinal ileus. I was on a liquid diet for about 2.5 weeks and symptoms subsided but returned a month later. I had another CT scan that may gastroenterologist said was unremarkable. Blood work at that time showed Sodium = 134 low, segmented Neutrophils = 40.0 low, Lymphocyte = 47.0 high, reactive Lymph = Moderate and Smudge Cells = few. I was finally able to get an appt. with my gastroenterologist who mentioned the FODMAP diet and gave me a 15 page physicians reference manual. He ordered another blood test to check for celiac disease. The results show Immunoglobulin A = 69 L and Tissue Transglutaminase AB, IGA = <1
JA: Is this a time sensitive issue? What type of specimen are they testing?
Customer: I don't have a follow-up appointment for another month and I'm not feeling very confident in my gastroenterologist but I don't have any other options. Tests on 6/24 were specimen NW151225O. Tests on 8/2 were specimen OW603047U.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have allergies to all grasses and most trees, asthma
, IBS-C and TMJ. I've had endometriosis (on abdominal wall), an appendectomy
, a hysterectomy with one ovary remaining (ovarian cysts and uterine fibroid tumors), interstitial cystitis issues and treatment, and my gall bladder removed. In addition, I've had 3 shoulder surgeries, C4-7 fusion and ACL reconstruction. I've had quite a few procedures done on my back including Cortisone
injections and RF ablations. All of this between 2002 to current. It's been a rough 14 years to say the least.