told to bugger of by doctor.

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oneday
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   Posted 12/1/2006 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
hi
been back to see my doctor today as still suffering bad pain in my sides. it is the third time i have been this week and agian they just said ibs gave me some painkillers and sent me on my way. today the doctor i saw told asked why i had come to see him and to stop wasting his time. i would have thought that as he had to give me stronger pain killers still (had them upped four times) that may be saying that they need to find out what is wrong.

today i have had more bleeding most of the time iit is not to much but today it was quite a bit. i am not really sure what esle to do as i have seen a few doctors and been to my local hospital which ic the only one available to go to. i still don't have any idaes what is going on. if i try to put any ideas forward i am bascailly told to shut up in not so many words.

iam already living with another chonic condition and am waiting for an op. nothing will ever get better for the other condition which i have been told that i more than likely will become diabetic have high blood pressure and other complications as well.

today i am feeling fed up i have spent the last two weeks in and out of bed and just feel that nothing is ever going to get better for me. i guess i am just frustrated as i don't know what is causing all the pain and bleeding. sorry to moan just feel soooooo down. confused

Keriamon
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   Posted 12/1/2006 4:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I would have told him, "Um... you're a doctor right? Isn't your TIME supposed to be spent fixing people? Bleeding out of your colon is considered by everyone ELSE in the medical profession as a very serious symptom. Do you really want me to sue you for malpractice when someone else discovers that I've had colon cancer or crohn's disease all this time?" Then I think I would have walked out and reported him to the ethics board anyways.

You have got to see someone else. Blood--unless you know for certain that it's from hemmroids--should never be in the stools. I've always heard that's a major bad sign and doctors want to know about it immeidately. It could be from something like a bleeding stomach ulcer--which needs treating--but it could be from IBD or something else.

7Lil
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   Posted 12/1/2006 5:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Oneday, I'm with Keri... You need to see another doctor. That much pain and blood DOES NOT indicate IBS. If you have PPO insurance you can see any other doc you want. If you have HMO your primary should be able to refer you to another GI doc. If your primary is the one giving you trouble, then you ask for a 2nd opinion. You are legally entitled to seek another opinion from a different doc.
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bhkhhh
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   Posted 12/1/2006 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
may I ask what your other health problem is? I'm with the others, I have been through many, many doc's in 10 mo's. I am working on my 4th pcp. We pay for our insurance & I expect to be treated with respect. I have hired these docs & if they refuse to help I move on. I have come to realize in my 10 mo ordeal that if I can't ask a question or make a sugestion I don't need to be paying them our hard earned money!

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/2/2006 11:57 PM (GMT -7)   
What tests have they done? You don't treat bleeding with pain killers. You are being seen by a gastroenterologist aren't you?

oneday
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   Posted 12/3/2006 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
hi
yer i am seeing a gastroenterologist. she said it was ibs before i had any tests done. but said she would do blood tests and i had a camrea put down and a camrea put up but only a little way up. a sidocopy but they couldn't put that up very far either as the emnma i used didn't work. it was also pain full. they didn't find any thing wrong as far as i know that was two months ago i am still waiting to see her again. as the tests showed nothing that stil leaves the question where am i bleeding from. the pain killers are for the pain i am in at mo. i have tryed so many different types but am still in pain. i have tryed ibs meds they don't help so i am really at a lost as to what i should do. i am seeing my speacilst on tuesday. i have seen about five doctors as well at doctors surgiery with out much sucess. i think i have given up finding out what is wrong and just accept that it is what ever they say it is.

TechChick
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   Posted 12/3/2006 1:15 PM (GMT -7)   
oneday,

Please seek another opinion!!!!! I went through similar issues with doctors for years, until I finally got dx with crohns disease about 3 years ago (I believe i've had it for 11 years now). All my docs kept saying it was IBS, it wasn't untill I kept pushing and changing docs that I got an answer.

If your having this much pain and there is blood in your stool something is wrong. Don't give up and keep us posted :-)
Thanks!!!! (Hugs)
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Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 12/3/2006 3:45 PM (GMT -7)   
They should have done a colonscopy. Sigmoids are just a cheaper,inexpensive proceedure which as far as I am concerned for most people is useless. It just can't go far enough even if you are cleaned out.

oneday
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   Posted 12/4/2006 5:37 AM (GMT -7)   
i have been back to see another doctor again it's just ibs. i am fed up with as i can't work as i am in to much pain. any how i think i may get the sack as i have had a lot of time off with it about three months. i have been given an anitspasmotic again. not that these will be any use so i supose i just have top suffer all the pain. i don't think they will invseiate any further so thats me done. i will have to suffer this pain for the rest of my life. my gps and hospitals are really crap . i have lost all faith in them now. i keep getting told different things about all my health problems and i am just fed up.

Sarita
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   Posted 12/4/2006 1:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I know you are super-frustrated, with good reason!  Many of us feel your pain (literally and figuratively), as we've gone through this rollercoaster before as well.  It's usually easiest to blame the doctors because we expect them to be the experts - which they are, when it comes to disease - but there are just some things out there that defy explanation.  And that's not the doctors' fault. 
 
I went to something like 3 gastroenterologists and a specialty clinic with very little hope and very little cure, until I went to see a primary care nurse practitioner who prescribed three rounds of hardcore antibiotics within six months...and now I consider myself pretty much cured.  I have the occasional bouts of insane diarrhea/pain, but this only occurs every 3 months (instead of every 3 hours, like it used to be).  Pretty sure it was a parasite for me (based on my travel history to Africa and South America). 
 
Point is...keep trying different things.  Experiment with your diet.  Don't expect a massive change overnight; dietary changes will only have an effect after several weeks, generally.  Perhaps see a nutritionist, or get the book "Eating Right for a Bad Gut." Take your medications EXACTLY as prescribed.  Exercise regularly.  Definitely get a full colonoscopy when you can.  Hang in there.  It will get better!
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