Chronic Diarrhea - Not IBS, Crohn's or Colitis, So What Is It?
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I understand that, I am just looking for some insight and whether or not others have gone through a situation similar to mine. I have tried using Metamucil and Calcium (as advised from this board), both of which did help bulk up my stools. I much rather use this rather than go on prescription meds if possible.
I'm sure you realize that we can't possibly diagnose you.I wonder though if you have tried to bulk up your stools with some soluble fiber....either through your diet or via a supplement?
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Posted 23 December 2009 - 01:07 PM
I have checked the symptoms shown in your link and I lean towards IBS much more than IBD. The main thing that worries me is that I've had biopsy results that came back with lymphoid cells in them, which I believe IBS patients don't have. I was thinking of going for a 2nd opinion though.Thanks for everyone's input, I greatly appreciate them.
Um, Inflammatory Bowel Disease usually includes both Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's under that category.We have a chart here http://www.ibsgroup.org/symptoms that has the different symptoms that can to some degree differentiate IBS from either IBD's and which symptoms the IBD's usually do not share.. They have some similarities, but also some differences.Usually when Crohn's is in the small intestine it is in the last part of it that they usually can reach with the colonoscopy. A Sigmoidoscopy only sees the last part of the colon.
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Posted 29 January 2010 - 10:11 PM
Kathleen, is it possible for you to send me a link to the paper that you mentioned above? Also, how does a test on blood count determine whether someone may have IBD? Thanks!
That is worth keeping an eye on.Sometimes it is from an acute condition, but there was a recent paper where people who had things like are more likely than people who did not to be developing an IBD that may show up later.But since they sometimes see something early before you get a full blown case of an IBD it is worth doing regular pretty standard check ups like a complete blood count.
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