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  1. General Discussion
    Hello everyone! Firstly, I'm a 26 year old with 2 autoimmune conditions and a few other chronic pain conditions(along with horrible anxiety!) and as long as I can remember I've had bathroom troubles but it didn't become noticeable and affect me until my late teens/early 20s into mid-twenties...
  2. General Discussion
    Hey Guys! I hope you are doing well and that your stomach is (at least relatively) behaving itself today :) A little back story for this question: After college, the stomach issues I had sporadically as a child increased to the point where I was in constant pain, barely eating, constantly...
  3. Welcome!
    Hi, I have had Irritable bowel for several years now. In 2004 had Gastric Bypass surgery. Six months ago started throwing up and having severe pain in stomach. CT Scan showed abdominal obstruction. Hernia had formed in Gastric Stomach which perforated the bowel. Colon was twisted requiring...
  4. General Discussion
    If anyone can offer advice I would be so grateful. I'm a 37 year old female with lower left abdominal pain that started on January 12th, to be exact, when I began having a twinge of pain (really pelvic pain...the pain is about 2" to the right of my left hip). The pain feels like a burning...
  5. Your Story
    I will not rant but I need somewhere I can chat with others about my story. I've had IBS since I was a teen. I'm 40 now and I had a CT scan performed a week ago that found a filling defect in my Cecum 1.5 X 1.5. I am scared poopless! My father passed of colon cancer 3 years ago and I'm just now...
  6. General Discussion
    Hello. I am a somewhat new member to this forum; however, I find it an excellent place to read from others experiences and actually obtain a small sense of both comfort and community. Anyways, I digress. I recently started seeing a gastrointestinal specialist in response to problems that have...
  7. General Discussion
    so long story short I was having left lower abdomen aches and odd stools and diarrhea for 3 months, I went to drs who sent me to see a Gastro, I was given a colonoscopy which found diverticulitis and hemorrhoids, which would explain all my issues, the Gastro office called me saying the the DR...
  8. General Discussion
    I'm not sure if anyone has had a similar experience, but I'm putting this out there, just in case! I'm a 30-year-old woman and in March this year, doctors found a huge ovarian cyst on my left ovary, which was found to be benign and subsequently removed through a laparotomy. The cyst used to...
  9. GI-related Diagnostic Tests
    I will hopefully be getting a Colonoscopy appointment sorted soon. I was wondering, for those who have had one can you please tell me what the whole process of the procedure itself is? From the moment you walked in to your appointment what happened? Was there any preparation following up to...
  10. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    After not being able for over a year to go no #2 without an enema, I've had a colonoscopy today. Yesterday, I took the laxative solution to flush out everything - it didn't work (that's right - after 4 liters of laxative, still no BM), so I've had five enemas in the evening before the procedure...
  11. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, quick question: I've been told by Mt. Sinai GI dept to go 2 whole days (48 hours) without food. Clear-liquids only. Anyone else been told this period of time? Seems excessive to me. If so, does anyone have any tips on how to not feel totally miserable during this period!?!? I have a...
  12. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    i have had symptoms of IBS for a while now, but it seems to be getting worse. I have diarrhea 1-3 times a week and sometimes the cramps and abdominal pain i have from it is so excruciating, i pass out. so i decided it was time to go to my doctor and talk about it. he agreed with me and thinks i...
  13. General Discussion
    So I've suffered with IBS-D for years, I would say it really started when I was in highschool. My family doctor "diagnosed" me a few years ago. This past November my symptoms finally escalated and I noticed some blood in my stool. I went to my GP office and saw another doctor who works in the...
  14. General Discussion
    Hi everyone. I'm gonna have my first colonoscopy next Wednesday. According to the instructions I got from the hospital, I should avoid foods containing seeds one week before the colonoscopy. I just realized this morning, that I hadn't thought about the fact that my psyllium husk supplement...
  15. IBS Constipation (IBS-C) and Chronic Constipation
    Hi, My name is Jenn and I have been dealing with IBS-C since childhood, I am 32 now. I have always been back and forth to many doctors all my life but, no one really diagnosed me until 2013 with IBS-C. I am also lactose intolerant. In 2013 I had tests done where I swallowed chalky stuff as...
  16. Welcome!
    I am new here... Here is my story- I need advice - please help! I have IBS... who doesn't? I recently had a blood test and my iron levels were extremely low. I can not tolerate the iron supplements, so I began Iron infusions 4 weeks ago (1 week left). The GI doc did an upper endoscopy and...
  17. General Discussion
    hey, I am 22 years old. it all started when I moved to a new apartment to live by myself. After a month from my move, all of the sudden I start feeling that my bowel movements changing. I went from having a regular bm everyday to alternating bm meaning that some days I go 2 to 3 times with loose...
  18. IBS Diarrhea (IBS-D)
    Just had a colonoscopy yesterday, and am I glad I got that over with! I had a hard time with just drinking broth the prep day - after a while, it started tasting like dirty shoes - yechh! Due to blood sugar problems, I can't drink juices or eat jello, so broth was it. Then there was the stuff...
  19. Your Story
    I've joined this group on behalf of my husband who has IBS. We're both searching for solutions, but we can attest to the fact that he never had IBS before his colonoscopy about 4 years ago. You can't find answers anywhere on the web that finds a correlation between the two, but we're convinced...
  20. General Discussion
    Brand new to this forum. Thought I would share my story. A little background on myself: 31yr old female, slightly overweight (but hopefully not for long), former pack a day smoker but have been down to less than two packs a week for the last year. It all started about 3.5 years ago when I had my...
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