NYTimes article seeking diagnosis to unresolved GI problem
Posted 24 June 2018 - 09:32 PM
I just noticed this interesting New York Times article on a teenager's unresolved GI problems:
This is for their "Diagnosis" series, which requests that readers submit their ideas of what the appropriate diagnosis might be.
Her symptoms do not sound like IBS/lower GI problems. As they note in the article, her symptoms are more reminiscent of cyclic vomiting syndrome or gastroparesis.
But I thought the article might be of interest here, because her experience seems so incredibly representative of the frustrations that many GI patients face in finding satisfactory diagnoses and treatment options.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 07:19 AM
great article. thanks for posting it!
you are so right! i know from experience how frustrating it is to try to get the correct diagnosis and proper treatment for gastro problems as well as other health problems.
these are just my own thoughts. for expert medical advice please contact a health care professional.
Posted 25 June 2018 - 11:35 AM
Hopefully she finds some kind of effective treatment! The article says that an update will be posted at some point.
Posted 27 October 2019 - 08:21 PM
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Edited by SolBrandt, 27 October 2019 - 08:26 PM.