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A 23-year-old male asked:

Doc said cud b ibs, ibd, crohns, ulc or hernia from stomach pain n bulges no food triggers heat makes worse gi soon scared something serioues shud i b?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: You have unintended weight loss and abdominal pain. You're going to get endoscoped and end up with a diagnosis that may be anything from serious disease like crohn's to a no-pathology problem / "nerves". Approach this as you would any other workup, realizing the seriousness and ready to comply, educate yourself, and seek consultation as needed.
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
All treatable: None of those diagnoses are catastrophic diagnoses and can either be "cured" or managed with medication. I can't tell you not to worry, but since you have made a GI appt, you are doing the right thing.

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Last updated Apr 12, 2016

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