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I've had diarrhea for 3 years. Daily. Stool cultures are normal. Abdominal scan normal. Don't eat gluten, dairy or processed food. I take probiotics.

I've had diarrhea for 3 years. Daily. Stool cultures are normal. Abdominal scan normal. Don't eat gluten, dairy or processed food. I take probiotics.

Need a workup: With your diabetes and hashimoto's, you may have an uncommon entity called autoimmune exocrine pancreatitis. This is a call for your physician. Whipple's, mild cystic fibrosis, a vipoma, a gastrinoma, menetrier's, and a few dozen other entities need to be ruled in or out. Trust you are HIV negative. ...Read more

Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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D & c shows gross finding specimen consisting of dark curettings amounting to 0.5ml (ae/ic)?

D & c shows gross finding specimen consisting of dark curettings amounting to 0.5ml (ae/ic)?

Appearance: "gross" in pathology does not mean "ick" (just a common coincidence), it means, "what do I see just by looking at it?" so from the container came 1/2ml of dark (red), blood-clot-like 'stuff.' from there, it gets prepped, stained and studied, usually under the microscope, for the "microscopic" report. ...Read more

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Grade 2 FattyLiver, workingout since a month, diet plan 1bowl cucumber+carrot salad for brkfast, 1bowl rice in lunch, 3rotis for dinner, is it enough?

Grade 2 FattyLiver, workingout since a month, diet plan 1bowl cucumber+carrot salad for brkfast, 1bowl rice in lunch, 3rotis for dinner, is it enough?

Possibly: That is difficult to determine without knowing what you are trying to do and what your body habitus is at present. If you are a strict vegetarian you may need vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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2 weeks of reduced/very soft and foamy BMs. Farigue low appetite.Doc suspects infection/inflammation. Bloods ok faecal sample neg 4 microbiology.CA?

2  weeks of reduced/very soft and foamy BMs. Farigue low appetite.Doc suspects infection/inflammation. Bloods ok faecal sample neg 4 microbiology.CA?

Not likely: Chance of cancer is low. But you need to see surgeon or GI doc for good work up possibly to include colonoscopy. This could be many things. History and exam from doc, with appropriate work up can give answers and target proper treatment! Live healthy and be well! ...Read more

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Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Persistent foul smelling stool. I eat balanced diet + lots of vegs&fruits, exercise regularly. Take min&vit&omega supps. Poor digestion? Next step?

Possible Allergy: You may not be able to digest certain foods. Try keeping a food diary and see if a pattern or certain food causes problems, if so , avoid. Also you may need to try digestive enzymes like beano for vegetables and lactaid for dairy products. Also make sure you are eating plenty of probiotic foods to aid in digestion as well. ...Read more

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48 yo healthy female with longstanding soft stools and celiac , c difff, parasites, cxs all neg but high amounts of fecal fat in the stools ? Where do I go from here?

48 yo  healthy female with longstanding soft stools and celiac , c difff, parasites, cxs all neg but high amounts of fecal fat in the stools ?  Where do I go from here?

Check food labels: Could you be missing hidden gluten. Are you careful going out to eat (foods that are gluen free that are cooked along side gluten containing foods)? Your doctor could check antibodies to see if your celiac is under control, if not you may be unknowingly eating gluten. ...Read more

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Will eating fatty/calcium rich foods like tahini butter give false positive blood work 12 hours later if you have low calcium? Fat feeling in stomach.

Will eating fatty/calcium rich foods like tahini butter give false positive blood work 12 hours later if you have low calcium? Fat feeling in stomach.

No: These won't mask a true blood calcium problem. I'd urge you to get with a dietician since you acknowledge a need here, and your physician or health educator to learn exactly what's going on with your calcium homeostasis. You're an adult now with what sounds like a significant health problem, managing which will require you to be proactive. ...Read more

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Any point in eating 4 oranges, 2 carrots, an apple, 10 almonds, a cup of grapes, pomegranate a day with 3 meals with a multi everyday, I am gaining weight?

Any point in eating 4 oranges, 2 carrots, an apple, 10 almonds, a cup of grapes, pomegranate a day with 3  meals with a multi everyday, I am gaining weight?

Weight gain has to: Do with calories consumed being greater than calories burned. Sounds like some very nutritious foods. But fruits often have more sugars than vegetables. Your balance of fruits vs veggies is off. Encourage at least 5 servings of veggies per day and at least 4 of fruit. Your question really is not clear. Are you trying to gain or lose weight? Are you eating all of this plus 3 meals a day? Re-ask. ...Read more

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X ray showed constipaction at start of large intestine. Stool test showed c diff toxin b present. No d. Treatment be needed? Or flush colon & probotic

X ray showed constipaction at start of large intestine. Stool test showed c diff toxin b present. No d. Treatment be needed? Or flush colon & probotic

Constipation/C. Dif : There is a small percentage of healthy adult will have c. Difficile toxin tested positive, but they will not need to be treated if they are symptomatic. It is not recommended to test for c. Difficile toxin status if you do not have diarrhea. For your constipation, suggest high fiber diet, use citrucel (one tablespoon in 8 oz of water, drink daily). If the above not help, you can try MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) otc. ...Read more

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54 y obese male living in texas. Sun isall year round & eat healthy & vit d rich food yet my D3 level is (27) below 30 without supl. Any test needed?

54 y obese  male living in texas. Sun isall year round & eat healthy & vit d rich  food yet my D3 level is (27) below 30 without supl. Any test needed?

No!: The sun myth continues! but you are not like paleonlithic man. You wear clothing outdoors. You should be on 2000 iu of vitamin d3 per day! ...Read more

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AST is 66 ALT is 60 have appointment with Gastro in 2 months. I'm on a self imposed strict diet. Should those numbers worry me?

AST is 66 ALT is 60  have appointment with Gastro in 2 months.  I'm on a self imposed strict diet.  Should those numbers worry me?

Not per se: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the enzyme levels are not too high for concern in the short term. Do talk to your doctor about all of your health issues and any medications, including, herbals, traditional Indian medications, at your next visit. ...Read more

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Healthy Eating (Definition)

Healthy eating is focused on healthy foods that are low in saturated fat, sodium, sugar, and cholesterol. A healthy diet is centered around fruits, vegetables, lean protein, and ...Read more