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Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Can IBS mimic gastroparesis symptoms?

Not really: Ibd by definition is abd pain with altered bowel habits. That being said many patients with ibs have nausea and vomiting that can mimic gastroparesis. ...Read more

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Celiac Disease (Definition)

A disease caused by an immune system reaction to eating gluten, a protein found in ...Read more


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I have negative celiac blood test and no IgA deficiency but biopsy shows chronic non-specific duodenitis and celiac symptoms are present.Need help. ?

I have negative celiac blood test and no IgA deficiency but biopsy shows chronic non-specific duodenitis and celiac symptoms are present.Need  help.
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Be more specific: If IgA tTG was negative, there is a very little chance that you have celiac disease. However, other conditions may mimic gluten-sensitivity and some people may actually be allergic to wheat itself causing similar symptoms. The biopsy findings should be quite specific for gluten intolerance. What actually are your symptoms? ...Read more

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Two years of suffering. Lymphadenopathy, abnormal stools, gi/bladder symptoms. Painful bloating. Had biopsy/pet CT negative last yr.Any ddx ideas?

Two years of suffering.  Lymphadenopathy, abnormal stools, gi/bladder symptoms.  Painful bloating.  Had biopsy/pet CT negative last yr.Any ddx ideas?

DDx: The differential diagnosis (ddx) of lymphadenopathy (lad) is broad. See this article from dr habermann and colleagues especially table 3 and work with a physician to evalute the probabilities and possibilities... http://www.matheny.info/files/habermann_mayo_clin_proc_2000_75_723.pdf. ...Read more

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Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. gluten, dairy intolerance?

Colon problems: Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. ...Read more

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How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

How are gluten intolerance and celiac disease diagnosed?

Celiac: Typically people get blood work for specific celiac antibodies but there is a lot of debate on how accurate a negative result is. Most accurate is an endoscopy with biopsy looking specifically for the celiac antibodies or pathology. ...Read more

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No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

No chrons symptoms but colonoscopy shows Crohn's after possible e coli infection am i misdiagnosed with crohns? Colonoscopy after pain, apendicitis

Lots of issues...: ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. ...Read more

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Lymn disease symptoms?

Lymn disease symptoms?

Early vs late: Early symptoms of lymes (right after bite) can include a specific rash at the site of the bite, fatigue, headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, and swollen glands. One can also have neurological changes, eye concerns, and even heart concerns. Later symptoms usually include joint pain, neurological changes, and chronic skin changes. ...Read more

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Symptoms of lactose intolerance--gas, bloat, pain, what else?

Symptoms of lactose intolerance--gas, bloat, pain, what else?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: When somebody can not drink milk due to bloating sensation, nausea, diarrhea , abdominal pain, flatus suspect lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Can gluten resistance,(I tested negative for Celiac) cause anxiety like symptoms?

Can gluten resistance,(I tested negative for Celiac) cause anxiety like symptoms?

? resistance ?: This term has no meaning to me and I have no reason to believe it has anything to do with anxiety. If you have specific test results that suggest gluten sensitivity or food allergy you can describe it in a new question.We cannot see prior questions or uploads on the public site. You are welcome to start over & better describe the issues you are working with. ...Read more

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Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Abd pain/Abn CT: Not sure if i completely understood your questions. If you have chronic abdominal pain with alternation in bowel movement, and given the abnormal ct, you should have a colonoscopy to assure you do not have crohn's disease. ...Read more

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What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs. HIV neg, ANA neg.

What else can cause intermittent lymphedema, musc and joint pain, fatigue x 10 yrs.  HIV neg, ANA neg.

Lymphedema: The list of conditions that cause lymphedema is long. It is better to have intermittent lymphedema than chronic lymphedema. Given that you have had tests like ANA etc implies that there are unusual symptoms and they are 'fishing' for something that is positive. ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating,  diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Ct showed patchy colitis, colonosc. Norm. I have bouts severe pain, alter. Const. & diarr., nausea. Gi doesn't think crohns. Other possibilities?

Ct showed patchy colitis, colonosc. Norm. I have bouts severe pain, alter. Const. & diarr., nausea. Gi doesn't think crohns. Other possibilities?

Your GI specialist c: Did you not ask this question to your GI specialist? From your medical story, you may have irritable bowel syndrome(ibs)...Your GI doctor can help you control it. But you also need to practice a healthy/more relaxed life style as stress can be the cause of such symptoms too. Ct scan is not a reliable test for diagnosis of any kind of colitis, ....So forget this report, if possible good luck. ...Read more

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Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Had many negetive GI test. Fat malabsorption/pots/no reynards syndrome no skin problems back inflammation. ? Sclerederma, ibs, ankylosing spondylitis?

Spondyloarthropathy: Sero negative spondyloarthropathy is a possibity. Shares many features symptomatically with as, but without hla-b27 positive. If your back pain is associated with sacroiliac pain (buttock pain to back of thigh, maybe groin, but not past knee) then it would be suspect. This is one if those cases where specialist eval would help. Rheumatology is best suited for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.

Can esophagitis cause symptoms of gallbladder disease; ruq pain & nausea? Had multiple tests hida (ef 95%), us, endo & biopsy. Dr thinks esophagitis.

Unusual: There are several ways to tell if its esophagitis. First , look at esophagus with endoscopy ? Second, could try anti-acid oral medication and see if symptoms improve. ...Read more

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Had tight chest, dizziness, nausea, fatigue etc for 2 months...Some dysautonomia. Bloods normal except ANA of 1:320 speckled, lupus tests neg. Ideas?

Ganglionopathy?: This could be due to autoimmune ganglionopathy which is inflammation of the autonomic ganglia. This may occur following a viral infection or in association with an underlying connective tissue disease such as lupus which may or may not fully manifest itself. You need autonomic testing and anti-neuronal antibodies for evaluation. The condition is treatable with steroids and immunosuppression. ...Read more

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Can gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease occur without any GI signs or symptoms?

Can gluten sensitivity or coeliac disease occur without any GI signs or symptoms?

Yes: It is possible, and in many cases patients will have different manifestations before even GI symptoms present themselves. ...Read more

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Ibs, crohn's, intussusception, what could I have?

Ibs, crohn's, intussusception, what could I have?

Can't guess: Without knowing ANY of your history, symptoms, physical findings or lab tests, I don't know that you have anything except a concern that you have something that involves your abdomen. Either discuss with your physician or give us a bunch more information to work off of. Please don't guess or surf internet to try and solve chronic abdominal pain - it could be serious and/or cured. ...Read more

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Possibility of having scleroderma w/ negative scl-70 & negative anti-centromere antibodies?no raynauds,but bad GERD w/ PPI's not workin, I have lupus

Possibility of having scleroderma w/ negative scl-70 & negative anti-centromere antibodies?no raynauds,but bad GERD w/ PPI's not workin, I have lupus

History / physical: Scleroderma is diagnosed on history and physical exam. Without Raynaud's, it's unlikely. The labs aren't altogether sensitive. I'd address the GERD as a separate issue, and continue as you're probably already doing keeping a close eye on your lupus as a proactive patient. Best wishes. ...Read more