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I am so miserable! I have been in pain for ever. No one took this serious until I startd bleeding from my rectum. Then of course they admitted me into the hospital, and i had a colonoscopy done followed by surgery, to remove a mass that was in my colon, that was bleeding; and thats all I know about that. The docors don't explain anything to me; I suppose they really don't know. I'm currently on many diffrents med's such as lotonex, bently, ranitidine,sucralfate,and prilosec. In a nut shell I feel like ######. I'm so desperate to feel better! I'm depressed, and so tired of feeling like ####. In fact come to think of it, I actaully had to ask my dr. if he would but me on something for IBS, and help me w/ the horrible symptoms. I don't know what to do next, what are my options? How do I approach my dr. about this, I think he has just given up on treatment or has just blown me off. I'm open to any suggestion please!!!!How could I forget to mention that shortly after the surgery, I had major hemmoroid problems, in fact it was so bad I had to go the E.R b/c it was so swollen and bleeding badly one had burst & the other they cut out! This has been no picnic for me. I live this horrible pain everyday, my stomach is so sensitive, I feel every little thing thats going on in there, and let me tell you it sucks big time. I'm not enjoying life at all.
[This message has been edited by natalie (edited 05-28-2000).]
 

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Poor Natalie - I am sorry you've had such a terrible time!! It sounds as if a different doctor might help with what seems to be too many problems. Lotronex and Bentyl are for IBS.. maybe for other things as well.. but it sounds as if you need to clear up a variety of problems. Good luck and hang in there!
 
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Dear NatalieYou have come to the right place- there are a lot of sympathetic people here who know just how you feel. You must keep going to your doctor, but you will find lots of help here as well.I am really sorry you have had so much pain and grief. You will find it lessens somewhat if you can share it. I hope you get lots of replies here.I find Fibogel (the natural fibre supplement) helps me with constipation, and Yakult helps me too. This is a fermented milk drink, with beneficial live bacteria.I don't know if these would help you too. But you might like to try them.God bless you. I shall say a prayer for you.loveal[This message has been edited by al (edited 05-28-2000).]
 

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Did they biopsy the mass? What do they mean they don't know? I think you should get a hold of a copy of your medical records. You should not be treated this way, you have a right to know and a right to your medical records. Please go and get a copy, and then see what a specialist has to say.
 
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Listen to Nicole and also look for another doctor. You deserve to know what's going on. Don't let the doctors intimidate you. They rarely volunteer information unless you ask, so ask and keep asking until you get answers.
 
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To answer your questions: I have no idea if they did a biopsy, and come to think of it I suppose I assumed that they did & if something was wrong they would have told me, right? HHHMMMMM! To say the least you've got me thinking. In fact at my last appointment w/ my primary dr. he asked me a question in regards to the mass they removed and I felt ridiculous b/c I was unable to answer his question and not only that, I was shocked to hear he had not received copies of my med. file from the gastro. that I was seeing, when I signed a release of my medicals to be sent to my primary that he was taking over my case, to refer me to someones else. Needless to say my gastro was not happy in fact he was an ass about it! I have an appointment w/ my primary on the 2nd. and I will find out if he has reveiwed my files to see what exactly was this mass and stress to him that I have done some research of my own on IBS and I want to hear what he has to say about it. Hopefully he is not a dr. who thinks it's B.S. I will be very disappointed b/c I really like my primary. I just want some sort of releif and most of all some freakin answers! Thanks for bringing this to my attention, I will keep yall informed!
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