A 51-year-old female asked:
Fam hx of stomach cancers, ulcers, gallstones). i'm 50, gallbladder out 20 yrs ago, 2 ulcers. now dx with ibs. taking natural supplements. any advice?
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Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Stay with GI doc: You really need to maintain a strong, active rapport with your Gastroenterologist. You are at an age at which monitoring is essential, especially with a new IBS diagnosis. You need regular colonoscopy and EGD at least. For new IBS diagnosis, consider ultrasound, MRCP, CT and testing for gluten sensitivity.
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Last updated Sep 21, 2016
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