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Will eating ginger bother my ulcerative colitis.?

Will eating ginger bother my ulcerative colitis.?

Probably: What goes in must come out. Careful of spices and food additives. ...Read more

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Taking Accutane (Definition)

Accutane (Isotretinoin) is a powerful medicine that treats acne. It is known to cause severe birth defects if a woman becomes ...Read more


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Opiates daily. Chronic diarrhea (foamy stools) and endless gas constantly. Vile vinagery odor. No dairy, low fiber...Please help me?

Opiates daily. Chronic diarrhea (foamy stools) and endless gas constantly. Vile vinagery odor. No dairy, low fiber...Please help me?

Relistor (methylnaltrexone): Is a life-saving drug for patients on chronic opioids.If daily MiraLAX is not successful, MiraLAX plus Relistor (methylnaltrexone) is 100% successful. It is like Narcan for your bowels. It removes the narcotic only off your bowel so that it will move. If not, bowel just sits there all drugged up. It does not effect your pain, only poop. Important for stool to be soft on its way out, that's why i recommend miralax. ...Read more

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Are propranolol, synthroid, zyrtec, & amitiza (lubiprostone) gluten free? I am on gluten free diet

Are propranolol, synthroid, zyrtec, & amitiza (lubiprostone) gluten free? I am on gluten free diet

Most likely: Gluten is not usually used in formulating any medication. However given that your medications are likely generic, there is no 100% sure way to tell. In general , i would say no, but if you are unsure, read the ingredient label and ask your pharmacist to check if you have doubts. ...Read more

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Have sjogrens syndrome.Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber,h20, &miralax.Normal colonoscopy.Senokot (senna) results in normal BM.How often can I take?

Have sjogrens syndrome.Get "backed up" & loose stools despite fiber,h20, &miralax.Normal colonoscopy.Senokot (senna) results in normal BM.How often can I take?

Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. increase water intake and amount of fiber in your diet to decrease constipation. if daily Senokot (senna) does not help, an appointment should be made with primary physician or GI specialist ...Read more

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Patient controlled years with UC without flares on Asacol (mesalamine).Now, Insurance won't pay unless patient fails trial of generic balsalazide.Refer back to GI?

Patient controlled years with UC without flares on Asacol (mesalamine).Now, Insurance won't pay unless patient fails trial of generic balsalazide.Refer back to GI?

What a shame!: You may have success getting Asacol (mesalamine) HD or a suitable similar 5-ASA approved on appeal for health plan coverage as a policy exception since the patient has done so well with it for so long. Or, prescribe the balsalazide (Colazal) alternatively. As an aside, is the patient with ulcerative colitis in question due for dysplasia surveillance now, in which case he/she deserves a GI referral anyway? ...Read more

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Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Constipation. Laxatives, fiber, water, diet changes, even castor oil haven't worked. Colonoscopy 3 years ago showed no bowel obstruction. Help?

Schedule changes: May try getting up 15 minutes earlier, exercising, and then having a warm breakfast and then time to go to the bathroom for bowel function. This is retraining your bowel and may help. This may take a few days to help, but please be patient. Cut back on dairy products, as this can cause constipation. Sorry you have had so much trouble, but this can be treated. ...Read more

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Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Possible celiec ? Countless medications for gastric issues (useless) afterthe norovirus - symptoms are bloating, indigestion, itchylegs&arms& diareah

Celiac or more: Celiac disease can be tested for and requires that you see your doctor for the blood work. It can be more than just celiac and different people have different levels of sensitivity for celiac. Some are very sensitive to contamination. There are other sources for gastrointenstinal upset. After the norovirus it will take awhile to get back to baseline. Start with bananas, rice and gluten free. ...Read more

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17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

17yrs chronic diarrhea, celiac and microscopic colitis. Various meds. On 6mp now & pure glutenfree diet. No improvement. Other remedies?

Refractory Celiac?: Refractory celiac disease is when symptoms of celiac disease return or are persistent even on a gluten free diet. Patients should be evaluated by their gastroenterologist to make sure the symptoms are not related to unknown gluten exposure from "hidden gluten" or the early signs of intestinal lymphoma. Refractory celiac disease often shows t-cell gene rearrangement in the biopsy. ...Read more

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5yo has chronic constipation.Doc said colons completely full of stool.In 3 days had 4 100mg collace, 4 fiber gummies, 2 caps miralax (polyethylene glycol) & no bm.Wat causes?

5yo has chronic constipation.Doc said colons completely full of stool.In 3 days had 4 100mg collace, 4 fiber gummies, 2 caps miralax (polyethylene glycol) & no bm.Wat causes?

Relatively common: Stool retention is relatively common. Successful treatment requires a plan of scheduled emptying, long term use of stool softeners or wetting agents (like miralax), & work by the kid & parents for as much as a year or two. A skilled pediatrician or pedi GI doc can help. Good luck. ...Read more

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Constipation problems. I've tried everything. Laxatives. Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.

Constipation problems.  I've tried everything.  Laxatives.  Fiber. Change in diet. Probiotics. Chiropractic adjustments.

Other basics: Do you try to move bowel twice a day, after breakfast and dinner, at least 5 minutes, regardless the result? Do you drink plenty of fluid including juices containing large amount of soluble fibers such as apple or prune juice? Have you consulted with your doctor( to rule out neurologic conditions and hirschsprung disease)? ...Read more

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Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

Will pepto dismal or probiotics effect c.diff test?

No: If you truly have C. diff in a severe form, most likely no, they will not cause a false negative. sometimes it is better to collect three different samples from three different times to be sure. ...Read more

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Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo. All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Seeing gastro doc for 6 mo.  All tests. Crones, pancreatic etc, MRI colonoscopy gastroscope clear. 80, 000 creon 3x day. Extreme diarrhea still? Ideas?

Dietary modification: You can try a gluten free diet. Ct scans, mri, and colonoscopy are not sensitive or specific when the symptoms are loose stools. Dietary modification is associated with less risk than continuing with invasive procedures. A nutritionist would also have recs on supplements you can try. ...Read more

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Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?

Loose + painful bowel movements + cramps for 7 years. 10-20 x day. Digest food very quick. Not chrons. Ibs or ceoliac. Docs stumped. Help please.?

Habba Syndrome: Here's something else to try. If you've already been through the million-dollar work-up and have no relief, consider a red herring. There is a condition that causes your symptoms that is due to excessive production and output of bile, which can act as a laxative and cause chronic diarrhea. The treatment is Cholestyramine 4gm twice daily - this will absorb the extra bile and normalize bms. Try it! ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis - pancolitis: how long before the medicine helps?

Ulcerative colitis - pancolitis: how long before the medicine helps?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein. Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. It takes 1-4 mo to see an improvement. The Paleo Solution by R Wolfe is helpful ...Read more

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Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

Have chronic constipation, bloated, thin stools and severe gut pain...ER found no evidence of gallstones. Crohns? Bowel obstruction?

See gastroenterologi: You will need a colonoscopy to make sure you are not obstructed and rule out colitis. Possibilities include spastic colon, obstructive process or inflammatory process. Later usually causes diarrhea. Try increasing fiber and fluid plus osmotic agent like polyethyline glycol (Miralax). If those do not work, try Amitiza (lubiprostone) or Linzess ...Read more

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50 year old female with IBS diverticulitis/ delayed gastric emptying/ the bloating, pain diarrhea and nausea making me miss work any suggestions?

50 year old female with  IBS diverticulitis/ delayed gastric emptying/ the bloating, pain diarrhea and nausea making me miss work any suggestions?

Too complex for this: You clearly have multiple complicated issues. The.Se can not be dealt with in this forum. You need personal medical attention to address these issues. ...Read more

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

A common disorder that affects the large intestine, resulting in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach ...Read more