Posted 1/28/2015 3:31 PM (GMT -6)
So my GI isn't that old, but he tends to respond to situations in old school ways, so I just wanted to ask you guys and see what you think about his behavior.
I'm soon to be 11 weeks postpartum, currently on remicade and a prenatal. I recovered incredibly well from my csection, never even had constipation, but after I got home, I had a lot of urgency after I ate. It was within minutes after dinner and Iwas running to the toilet with diarrhea. Sometimes I barely had time to finish dinner! I told this to my GI and he said it was because the hospital gave me antibiotics. Do you think that's true? I tested negative for streb b, so there was no reason to give me antibiotics and I don't remember taking any. Do they automatically give antibiotics with a csection? If so, then the sideeffects of these mystery antibiotics were pretty mild compared to what I've had with others, such as ciproflagyl, aka the one two punch that destroys my will to live by day 5.
Also, I told him how I suddennly had serious constipation a few weeks and bled enough to fill the bowl multiple times during my 7th week postpartum. He said I had a fissure, which is legit, but I wouldn't completely rule out other things since my disease activity is all focused on the rectum; it's where my fistula starts and any blood from the rectum also came out of the fistula.
Lastly, he said that I was due for colonoscopy, but decided to postpone it to the summer because I'm breastfeeding and he doesn't want me to have to pump and dump. Considering how I was on 6mp for the first trimester and I'm on remicade every six weeks, I was surprised to hear this about the colonoscopy drugs. Are they really so much worse or transfer to the breastmilk more than these other drugs? It seems hard to believe.
In the meantime, he told me to get some blood work done, but he also said that all my levels will be off since I'm 11 weeks postpartum, which suggests to me that even if they're severe, he won't give them an major concern.
I don't know, guys, what do you think? He's not a bad doctor, but I've learned in the past that I need to question his conclusions for my own security and health.
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