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1. Starting from January of this year I started having weird sounds in my lower rectum area... it was like fluids not gases, and it IS NOT stomach hunger thing. I never knew when sounds are gonna be, I was disgraced in a couple of classes, never sat ot the exams, always asked a teacher to give me an exam in a private room, where I'm alone. Then after my hopes that "this symtoms were temporary" has disapperead I decided to ask for a medical help. My primary care physician took blood test, stool culture tests. Stool culture test revealed the following - Amoebic Infection. Blood test - H Pylori. My doctor called me and said that I had ulcer (because I had h pylori she was sure that I had an ulcer, which I guess is not true in many cases). She gave me 2 week treatment of 2 antibiotics: Biaxin and Amoxicillin and Antacid. Right after I finished that I started taking Flagyl 3 times a day to kill an "amoebic infection". And after 2 week treatment of Flagyl I gave blood test and stool culture tests again. No H pylori was found, no infection was found. So I no longer had ulcer or amoebic infection according to tests at least. However, I did not feel any change, I continued to have these wild D all of a sudden. My mind started going crazy and I started to think that I had a cancer. Then I told my primary care physician that I'm very worried about my condition and I said that I was afraid to have colon cancer. She immediately sent me to have CAT Scan and after a few hours a received a call from her saying that "You are perfectly normal". However I knew that was not true, although I relaxed a little bit since no cancer was found. Then my primary care referred me to gastroen. This man gave me Levsin and Culturelle and told not to have any milk products. I had this therapy for 2 weeks and felt a very little bit improvement. So I told my doc that it did not help. Then he told me that I need to have endoscopy and colonoscopy. I had them on 28th of July. Doctor took biopsies of small and large intestinies and stomach as well. He said right away after the procedures (they both were the same day) that I had some mild gastritis. And now I'm supposed to wait until my biopsy results are mailed (but at the same time, not to wait to long I have made an appointment with him on the 16th of August, so that he would explain me what's going on). So basically Now I'm waiting for biopsy results, hoping that maybe they will reveal something. My symtoms change from time to time. for the first 6 months I had weird sounds...very weird they were not in stomach but in the rectum, something what I never had before, I never knew when these sounds are gonna occur, I could not sit on exams...so you pretty much understand the situation. I have excessive gasses almost everyday. I also have a feeling of a constant hunger and always want to have something in my mouth. Also...regarding these sounds. After I sat for let's say an hour or two, the sounds kind of stabilized and it was ok after sitting 2 hours firmly. So life have been hell for me at the age of 18. I'm afraid to be in the elevator with people cause I feel that my intestinies can have gasses in them (you know within the intestinies gasses float...) anyways, I tried to describe you the situation as good as I could and I'm waiting for biopsies result as I said, as soon as I will have them I will let you know. Thank you all of you, I REALLY appreciate your responses and comments.Thanks again,
 

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HERE IS THE LETTER I GOT TODAY FROM MY GI SPECIALIST:DEAR XXXXXThe biopsies from your stomach were normal, with no H.Pylori. The biopsies from your upper and lower small intestine (duodenum and ileum) and from your colon were also normal. At this time, I find no abnormality to explain your GI symtoms. I would be happy to see you to consider medicines that might at least help your symtoms.NOW DO YOU THINK I HAVE IBS???P.S. I guess Crohn's is excluded, as well as colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, they all are excluded correct?THANKS
 

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HERE IS THE LETTER I GOT TODAY FROM MY GI SPECIALIST:DEAR XXXXXThe biopsies from your stomach were normal, with no H.Pylori. The biopsies from your upper and lower small intestine (duodenum and ileum) and from your colon were also normal. At this time, I find no abnormality to explain your GI symtoms. I would be happy to see you to consider medicines that might at least help your symtoms.NOW DO YOU THINK I HAVE IBS???P.S. I guess Crohn's is excluded, as well as colon cancer, ulcerative colitis, they all are excluded correct?THANKS
 

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Yes.I presume.Why not?If you had D then why not try Questran or narcotic like opium tincture.I guess it can slow you motility.Let's see what your doc will recommand ,Lotronex?
 

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Yes.I presume.Why not?If you had D then why not try Questran or narcotic like opium tincture.I guess it can slow you motility.Let's see what your doc will recommand ,Lotronex?
 

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ibsulcer..etc, As for what was ruled out with your diagnostics I would certainly ask your Doc those specifics to be sure.I am sorry you have been through such an ordeal. I am grateful you had understanding professors/teachers that allowed you to test in a room by yourself though. May they always be as understanding.Your Doc should be able to tell you whether or not you have IBS. You might want to prep yourself for that Doc visit by writing down any questions you may have ahead of time and bringing the list with you. Also here is a list of good questions you can bring with you as well:Just click here: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art...rticlekey=13683 I sure hope you get to feeling better real soon. And keep us posted as to how you make out at the Doc appointment.BQ
 

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ibsulcer..etc, As for what was ruled out with your diagnostics I would certainly ask your Doc those specifics to be sure.I am sorry you have been through such an ordeal. I am grateful you had understanding professors/teachers that allowed you to test in a room by yourself though. May they always be as understanding.Your Doc should be able to tell you whether or not you have IBS. You might want to prep yourself for that Doc visit by writing down any questions you may have ahead of time and bringing the list with you. Also here is a list of good questions you can bring with you as well:Just click here: http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art...rticlekey=13683 I sure hope you get to feeling better real soon. And keep us posted as to how you make out at the Doc appointment.BQ
 

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Well you could try to keep up with the Culterelle and Levsin. Sometimes certain treatments take a while to show improvement. So don't give up too soon with them. You have a few more days til your Doc appointment now so just try to keep up with what he suggested so far. Keep your chin up and do let us know how you do.BQ
 

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Well you could try to keep up with the Culterelle and Levsin. Sometimes certain treatments take a while to show improvement. So don't give up too soon with them. You have a few more days til your Doc appointment now so just try to keep up with what he suggested so far. Keep your chin up and do let us know how you do.BQ
 

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IBSUlcer,I just wanted to tell you that I had H. Pylori and a duodenal ulcer caused by it. Even after I was treated and had verification that the bacteria was eradicated, it took my intestines a while to fully recover. The H. Pylori really wreaked havoc on my GI system. The reovery was slow and gradual but I am feeling good now. Just wanted to give you some hope.Also, it's great that your biopsies came back "all clear." You should breathe a huge sigh of relief, because that's really good news!Stacey
 

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IBSUlcer,I just wanted to tell you that I had H. Pylori and a duodenal ulcer caused by it. Even after I was treated and had verification that the bacteria was eradicated, it took my intestines a while to fully recover. The H. Pylori really wreaked havoc on my GI system. The reovery was slow and gradual but I am feeling good now. Just wanted to give you some hope.Also, it's great that your biopsies came back "all clear." You should breathe a huge sigh of relief, because that's really good news!Stacey
 

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When they can't find an abnormality to explain the symptoms and there is a specific cluster of symptoms, its diagnosed IBS.Go back and talk to him some more and see what he wants to try with you to help.Take this with you.Ten Questions to ask your doctor. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art...rticlekey=13683
 

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When they can't find an abnormality to explain the symptoms and there is a specific cluster of symptoms, its diagnosed IBS.Go back and talk to him some more and see what he wants to try with you to help.Take this with you.Ten Questions to ask your doctor. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art...rticlekey=13683
 
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