I have been suffering with possible IBS and stomach pains for about
a year now. I went to my dr who referred me to a GI dr. I had my colonscopy with biopsies and everything was fine except for some slight irritation around my rectum/anal cavity (I assumed this was from constant wiping especially after having to drink the prep.) Then I had my endoscopy with biopsies and they have diagnosed me with acid reflux (which I don't have any symptoms related to acid reflux), espoghagitis, gastritis, and I have H. Pylori bacteria in my stomach. They have put me on the Prevpac (prevacid, biaxin, and 2000 mgs of amoxicilin!). They told me that it should clear up my stomach problems. I asked them if all of those diagnoses would give me lower bowel problems like diarrhea. They said yes possibly. However, my GI dr still thinks that I will have IBS after my stomach problems are alleviated.
Has anyone else had similar situation like being dianosed with acid reflux even though you've never had any symptoms such as heartburn? Has anyone taken the Prevpac and has it cured your problems?
Here is where I am now worried and will need more advice. My GI dr called me (I have never really talked to him directly; ususally his office relays all of the information) and said he wanted to go over his findings of the colonscopy. This is three weeks later after they had told me everything was fine. He said that the slight irritation that he found in my rectum/anal cavity was actually a lump or bump similar to a polyp but not a polyp. He said he could have biopsied the anal cavity area where the lump is but he said I would have jumped off the table. I don't understand why he didn't do one, becuase I was asleep from the drugs they injected into my IV. Why would that biopsy be painful but the stomach and colon biopsies weren't? Anyway, he wants to refer me to another specialist because he thinks that it could be colorectal cancer caused by a specific virus. He said the specialist will perform an analscope that will be able to look more closely at the sight of the "lump".
Has anyone else had an analscope? What should I expect to happen with this procedure?
I am a little worried about the procedure, whether I have cancer or not, whether I will have to eventually have surgery and really upset that even though I'm going through all of these procedures that he indicated that I will probably still have IBS symptoms.
I appreciate any advice that you great people can give!