Had both procedures done today in order to rule out whatever may be causing D other than the dredded IBS.
Colonoscopy Findings: The entire examined colon was normal - Biopsies were taken with a cold forcepts for histology in the ascending, transverse, decending colon and rectum. Impression: The colon is normal. Recommendations: Await pathology results.
The above and below is exactly how it reads from my medical record.
Upper GI Endoscopy Findings: A single 3 mm an with no bleeding an forty cm from the incisors. Biopsies were taken with cold forceps for histology. The exam was otherwise without abnormality. A small hiatus hernia was found. The proximal extent of the gastric folds (end of tublaresophagus) was 41 cm from the incisors. The hiatal narrowing was 39 cm from the incisors. Diffuse mucosal flattening was found in the 2nd part of the duodenum. Biopsies were taken with a cold forceps for histology.
The way I understand the above is - there is nothing there to cause 3 to 4 days a week of D.
I was going to ask the GI Doctor about long term Imodium use but I was pretty well drugged-up when I saw him -forgot.
Post Edited (Toadman) : 12/8/2005 3:53:06 PM (GMT-7)