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Since 1993 I have had occasional bouts of abdominal pain,

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Hi since 1993 I have had occasional bouts of abdominal pain, normal bowel movements and sometimes non normal bowel movements. Also had skin issues with acne throughout the years. Was on 3 different types of medication in High school including an oral antibiotic called tetracycline. Recently a few years ago had a blood test

Doctor's Assistant: When were you prescribed tetracycline? How severe were any side effects?

1990 and was on It until 1993 when I started having stomach issues. My blood test came back with elevated spt issues

Doctor's Assistant: Back (~medical bodypart)

I do have some lower back issues from time to time. When I walk or exercise it’s better

Doctor's Assistant: Have you seen a doctor about the bleeding?

No bleeding currently

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Your symptoms need investigations for;

1) Back symptoms spondyloarthropathy.

2) Intestinal symptoms; for inflammatory bowel disease.

You need following investigations;

a) Colonoscopy.

b) CT scan of abdomen.

c) C-reactive protein.

d) RA factor.

e) HLA B 27.

f) Anti CCP

h) MRI of back.

You need physical therapy of back and probiotics meanwhile.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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