Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 08:05 AM
A couple months ago, I began to feel bloated in the left part of my stomach. There was slight blood involved with passing waste (sorry, not trying to be TOO graphic, but detailed). I saw the dr about it a month ago. She advised stool softener, nothing else. A week ago, everything was ALL blood. (Again, sorry.) I made a new appt and saw her again, yesterday. (She, at first was saying I should come into her office or the ER, immediately - I scheduled the appointmet for about 3 days away.)
She drew blood and gave me a referral, advising I get the camera treatment through both points of entry. (That idea distracted me as I, of course, pictured a porn scene of a dr fetish scope DP. Especially, with my dr being a hot, young, female, that has very pleasant prostate fingers.)
From my limited net research abilities, plus having had a friend go through something similar awhile back, I brought up the idea of a polyp. She said she doubted because I'm only 41, and was thinking a gluten allergy or lactose intolerance or some other food allergy that's like the Social Media thing to have, now.
The colonoscopy will likely be much more definitive. The biggest problem is that just getting to the specialist's appointment is a 3 week wait - THEN a wait for the actual procedure. I'm VERY uncomfortable - pressure, bloating, gas, sometimes pain - just sitting around. I'm not getting any sleep.
Why would I RUSH into the ER, or even just her office, simply for a blood draw and a referral?
With the amount of blood loss that one time, I realize, now, that I probably should've gone tp the ER that morning. If that much blood came out of any other hole - ESPECIALLY that rapidly - you'd better believe I would've panicked. But, I felt so much better, I thought that was the relief to end it. After I had made the new appointment, all symptoms returned - including slight amounts of blood, occasionally - the next day.
While I am working with medical professionals, and their determinations will likely be the ones I adhere to regarding treatment, I would like input from anyone who's experienced any of this, or who is also in the healthcare field. I would like help determining what questions to ask and sorting out what symptoms I'm experiencing are related to this. (For instance, I always drink a lot of water all day and rarely anything else, lately my throat and tongue constantly dry and no amount of water relieves this - could this be related or coincidence? I mentioned it to Doc Smooth Finger, and she played it off.)
I will monitor this thread, so ask me anything which may be relevant, and I'll get right back to you.
Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:15 PM
I'm actually one of the many that cut grains (or at least, greatly limited them), and cured frequent heartburn and acid reflux. If I decide to cheat a bit and have some pizza or any other grain derivative, like clockwork, I'll get heartburn. Nothing else does it. I can eat the spiciest foods imaginable, piles and piles of food, and still not get heartburn. So I can definitively say, that it was the grains that were causing it.
I know I plug this site a lot, but it's a good one for the benefits of eliminating grains and the trouble they can cause.
And here's a success story from the same site.
Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 12:37 PM
How could I be fine 41 years and then have a food problem?
Why are these cases becoming so prevalent all of the sudden? Is it for any other reason than just being something to talk about and fit in?
I imagine tests will give some insight if this is, indeed, applicable to me.
Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 01:11 PM
You may have just been eroding your intestine for 40 year and it finally hit a breaking point. Poor intestinal health also ruins absorption of nutrients which can eventually lead to various nutrient deficiencies.
Posted Sat Mar 31, 2012 02:30 PM
This dr's blood draw was Friday afternoon. I don't know when I'll hear about that, if there's anything significant found.
Posted Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:35 PM
If they contain Magnesium Salicylate or Phenyltoloxamine then you might be suffering a toxic posioning side effect.
As the toxic effect of those chemicals include "Stomach bloating, water retention, chronic dry throat and mouth, reduced saliva production, swelling of soft tissues, blood in fecal passing, blood in urine, and neuralgia."
This is common to most Magnesium elements in medications so I'd also look for Magnesium oxide, sulfate, hydroxide and gluconate in the medications
Posted Sun Apr 01, 2012 12:50 PM
Thank you VERY much.
I was advised by a previous dr to take Ca+ Vitamin D+ Mg for fibromyalgia pain control. It does help with that, noticeably.
The one I'm taking now has Mg Oxide. I've been taking this brand for just a couple months before symptoms started. I'll stop taking them until I hear something more defintive from the dr.
The ibuprofen I have on hand, and have been taking this brand since about the onset of symptoms - give or take - does not specify any inert ingredients anywhere I can see on the label. I will call there hotline when it's open.
Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 09:19 AM
Might not be, but that's the first thing that sprang to mind, and the first thing my anatomy and physiology text book spat out at me when you mentioned your symptoms.
Posted Mon Apr 02, 2012 09:56 AM
I'm feeling better, already. Could be coincidence.
I'm going the leave a message with Doc Hottie.