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ryleigh
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   Posted 5/9/2006 5:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey ALL,   Today is the day!!!  Going to the Gastro.. again...  But this time I am armed with alot of questions..  I am also after 10 years of this crap bringing my husband..  I think he needs to here what I say and what the doctor says..   All he ever sees is me going to the doctor having a whole bunch of tests the doctor saying I have IBS...  So he never heres her say this can be debilitating...   I am going to ask for some new tests also...  If I don't get answers here I am going to a surgeon to ask for exploritory surgery..  I know that sounds drastic but it can't be worse than my life now...  I will update you all later..  Thanks so much for all of your support!!!!!

Ryleigh


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   Posted 5/9/2006 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope everthing goes well. I think its a good idea taking your husband and even better that he is willing to go. Please do let us know how it goes. :)
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ryleigh
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   Posted 5/9/2006 10:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Guys,   I'm back...  Well I told my gastro all of my complaints..  So this Friday I have a endoscopy and they are doing to do a biopsy of my small intestine to check for H-pylori..  Also a untrasound to check my gallbladder...  She told me they won't do exploritory..  SO I would have to go to a Mayo or Cleveland Clinic to have them do that to check for adhesions...  I will keep you all updated..  Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ryleigh


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   Posted 5/9/2006 10:46 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you came back from the doctor feeling pretty satisfied. Exploratory surgery, especially on something as delicate as the intestines, is probably more than any doctor is willing to do, but there are plenty of scopes and cameras to give it a good looking-at. And, of course, even if they can't figure out why you are the way you are, there are always prescriptions and OTC meds you can try to get relief; just because you don't know the cause doesn't mean you can't treat the symptom!

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   Posted 5/9/2006 11:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Good to hear you are finally getting some testing done! :-) Please come back and let us know how the scope goes on Friday.
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   Posted 5/10/2006 7:33 PM (GMT -7)   
I dont think they do much exploratory surgery anymore because there are so many more tests now. I had exploratory in 1962 because of intestinal problems and it turned out my appendix had wrapped around the ureter and was strangling my small intestine also. Today that would show on a pelvic CT scan but I went thru 2 years of you know what insisiting I was sick and nobody really believing me. Good luck with all the tests. I have forgotten what tests you had in past but a pelvic CT scan and abdominal CT scan with contrast are pretty common when they can't find anything on the colonscopy and endoscopy. That will show most everything. When they do the endo this time they also checked for celiac and a couple different bacteria's as well as h. pylori so tell them to check for everything as in the past they did not check for celiac and other bacteria's only for h.pyloir so they don't check every time. I have to have an endo every year because of "polyp type things" in the small intestine(the duodenum part) They cannot be removed and can become malignant. They are caused by acid.

ryleigh
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   Posted 5/11/2006 6:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply Cannonbabe,   I go tommarow for the endo...  I will make sure she tests for everything...  I just want to be well..  Thanks all.  

Ryleigh

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