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bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/1/2006 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
whats up everyone, hope your new year is better than any other!
so, i got a new doctor (wahoo!!!) and he seems pretty savy and kind-- actually listened to me, and the entire office is paperless, instead of a chart he had a laptop, he scanned in my lab work and i have an account number i use to phone in and check to get messages from him as to my test results... AND he didn't jump to any conclusions! he ordered me blood work to check out my anemia (which i have no idea if it is iron deficiency, or B12...) and i have a small bowel series on Wednesday.
BUT here are the questions:
any crazy things i should expect from a small bowel series? he told me i have to do a prep, drink some stuff and have an x-ray--- any info from my veteran IBSers?

and, here is the grossness, how come i KNOW i chew my food but in the toilet arrive chunks (whole chunks, as if i swallowed it whole! i could literally rinse it off and a laymen would be none the wiser!) i am not talking the corn phenomanon, i am talking every kind of vegetable, meat, pasta, fruit what have you!! when i feel great, i have mashed up poo that looks like what i think it should--but when i am feeling yucky, it looks like stew.

i have had almost a week of feeling pretty normal, but today i am feeling diarrheaish and chunks... am i the only one? i don't know if i can chew any slower! maybe my jaw is not aligned and i just need to go to the dentist and i really am not an IBSer...

any info is appreciated--and feel free to tease and jest, i do...

thanks, happy new year,
--bunny
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mdgirl
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   Posted 1/1/2006 8:34 AM (GMT -7)   
I believe it's called Dumping Syndrome. Occasionally with me, about 1-2 hrs after I eat, that same food will be in the toilet. It happens a few times a month for me. How often does it happen to you?
 
I have IBS and am honestly not sure if there is any connection between the dumping of your stomach and the contractions in your colon.
 
It is very dissapointing to find food you spent money on, that you never fully digested to be in the toilet. sad

bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/1/2006 9:59 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks, yeah i hate wasting money!
for me it happens at least 2 or 3 days a week (min 4x a day) every poo looks like whatever i ate. i have noticed it is usually soon after i ate, or even 12 hours later, it varies on time but happens a lot... how concerned should i be?
--bunny
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7Lil
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   Posted 1/2/2006 7:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Bunny, have you told your poo story to the new doc? Congratulations on the new doc, by the way. I know there is some test that can be done to see if you have dumping syndrome. Sorry I don't know what it is called. Maybe others here know. ???
I've never had a small bowel series (I think it is SBFT) so I can't help you there. Good luck though. Please let us know how it goes.
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mdgirl
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   Posted 1/2/2006 10:17 PM (GMT -7)   
I believe it's called a Gastric Emptying Scan where the patient eats a certain food with a small amount of necular substance that tracks how quickly your stomach contracts and dumps your food into your intestine. From what I have read, there are 2 different kinds of dumping. Fast dumping, which I think happens within 30 min of eating, while slow dumping happens 1-2 hrs after eating (which I experience).

Sarita
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   Posted 1/3/2006 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   

Hey bunny!  I also sometimes see chunks in the loo...undigested food, etc.  It's ick for sure.

Re: the small bowel series: this was a pretty easy test for me.  The CT scan w/ contrast was much worse because the six cups of chalky liquid were much tougher to handle than the simple two or three cups required for the SBS.  After you drink the stuff, you go in for x-rays about every 10-15 minutes until the barium reaches your colon.  For most people, that should take a couple hours; for some it takes longer, and for me it took about 25 minutes.  At the end of the x-ray series the radiologist will come in and do a sort of ultrasound to look at your terminal ileum.  Easy as pie!

Good luck and let us know how it goes.


Keriamon
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   Posted 1/5/2006 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Bunny, when I was having issues last summer, I had pieces of undigested food in my poop that I had eaten the day before (so I don't think I was dumping). I'm not sure if my intestines were so upset that they weren't digesting my food properly (not all digestion takes place in the stomach), or if I just saw the food bits more because my poo was not really formed. Maybe everyone has food pieces on the inside of their poo?

bunnybabe
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   Posted 1/5/2006 12:11 PM (GMT -7)   
thanks everyone!
so i had the sbs yesterday--i hated it, i had white diarrhea the rest of the day, and white vomit, and today i am pooing white. it is so strange to have white poo...
the "milk shakes" made me feel yucky for most of the day, when i got home i did not want to eat anything white.
i was there for quite sometime, about 2 hours or so--but the x-ray technician let me see my x-rays, my stomach was HUGE (compared to the other lady taking the test too) it was this long triangular thing, but they told me that everyone's organs look different...
well the doctor said he saw no gross abnormalities and i was on my way.
and new doctor got blood work back and told me everything was normal--so does that mean i am no longer anemic? (they were trying to find out what type of anemia i had)
hey, maybe things will start looking up...
--bunny
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7Lil
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   Posted 1/5/2006 1:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey bunny, glad you got through the test. Congrats on everything showing up normal! Hopefully this will be a good year.... for ALL of us. :-)
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