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Mucus in stool Everyday. GI dr says its ibs. Blood test and stool culture normal. Colonoscopy not done. Can ibs cause mucus in stool Everyday?
Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum, among others. ...Read more
refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more
Abdominal pain, frequent mucus loose stools, All negative H.pylori antigen, blood stool sample, CBC, ESR, CRP, Ferrin, celiac screening.? Is IBS ?
That is: a likely conclusion but you should consult with the doctor ordering all these tests, and who also examined you. This is where you should seek your diagnosis ...Read more
Few bouts of bloody diarrhea (new). Stool culture & EGD neg. Colonoscopy biopsy (nonspecific colitis). IBD lab pos. for Crohn's. Cause ideas?
Wheat allergy & mostly (not 100%) gluten free diet. Still has gastro issues. Doc testing for Celiac. W/ mostly gluten-free diet will test b accurate?
?which test ?: Testing for celiac varies. There are blood tests, which can show positive with small amounts of gluten intake. (1/10 of a slice of bread)The most dramatic and accepted confirmatory test for celiac disease is a small intestine biopsy. The biopsy test would be most reliable when someone has had a gluten challenge. ...Read more
Bacterial vaginosis 7 out of 10 on a scale. Probiotics give me diariah. Ibs. Debilitating! diarah from sugar free no carb diet lack of fiber? Help!
Well: Sounds like you have a sensitive stomach. Don't know what probiotic you tried but floragen is pretty easy an the stomach. Some doctors have samples. For the BV have you tried vaginally yogurt with active culture one applicatorful a night, using an applicator that comes with monistat or from you other vaginal creams? Worth a try. Assume you have tried medications from the doc? If not get checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Investigating CFS & enteritis: With bloating, GI gas, mucus, some diarrhoea, odd weight change & failsafe diet, which non-blood tests would be useful?
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate no food or just liquids during the initial phase of treatment. When food is resumed, it is common to recommend a low-residue diet early on. After the inflammation resolves, we often recommend high-fiber diets, which may reduce the risk of recurrence. ...Read more
Can chronic constipation cause a false normal fecal elastase stool test level? Sample only achieved after high dose bisacodyl laxative (25mg).
No: However, fecal elastase is famously neither sensitive nor specific for anything. It is helpful but only as one small part of a workup along with other indicators to determine whether to treat. ...Read more
I have moderate diverticulosis, gastritis, celiac disease, and lactose intolerance. How do increase fiber in my diet besides taking Metamucil?
15 ys diarrhea, constipation, abd pain, interstitial cystits, connective tissue dis dysautonomia.Lactose intol.Would u advise i try gluten free diet?
If celiac sprue: Try to find out the underlying problem in your gut. Can test for celiac disease with blood tests, confirmed with biopsy. Gluten free diet reduces carbohydrates as well (decreased grain intake), so symptom relief may be related to that, not gluten. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Recent attempt at ketogenic diet. Constipation, yellow hard stool ensued with some relief from Miralax. Gb issue? Giardia?
5 yr old has chronic loose stool & irritable behavior. Week 3 of elimination diet (gluten, dairy, soy, egg) has improved behavior but not stool. Wait?
Celiac diagnosed with blood test & biopsy. Is 12-30 imodium (loperamide) 1-2x/wk too much to stop diarrhea?
Depends: Ok for short term, but not for long term. Must stop gluten and even casein immediately. Can take at least 6 months for gut to heal. You are likely also deficient in zinc, iron, b12, vit d and magnesium. Consider getting tested. Make sure to test rbc magnesium, not serum magnesium. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can low b12 levels cause diarrhea GI gave me supplements getting endoscopy and colonoscopy stool test normal and blood test normal excpect b12 crohns?
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
Incomplete bowel/stool evacuation causing excess wiping. Im lactose intolerant, w/out dairy, stools are fine. Colonscopy show hemorrhoids. Sometimes have elevated lipase. Mrcp clean. Pancreas issue?
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