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Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Chronic fatigue, tiredness, general "out of it" feeling, back/flank pain, GERD, IBS, migraine headaches, palpitations, waking from sleep with racing heart, low vitamin d levels, ferritin level of 14, TSH fluctuations; what could this be?

Multiple issues that: you seem to be addressing w/doctors. Stay in touch w/them. Also, consider a Micronutrient panel to see the nutritional status of your body. Spectracell lab in Texas has an excellent one. Check out their website. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (Definition)

Irritable bowel syndrome, also known as IBS, is a long-term disorder of gastrointestinal functioning. It results in abdominal discomfort, pain, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and constipation. Additionally, patients with IBS usually have problems with gut motility. Triggers for IBS include certain foods, and elevated stress levels. Lastly, symptoms of IBS ...Read more


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Tired of IBS symptoms. Does it get better after a couple of pregnancies?

Tired of IBS symptoms. Does it get better after a couple of pregnancies?

Depends: Irritable bowel syndrome(ibs) is usually minimized by diet and lifestyle changes. Pregnancy tends to worsen ibs due to intestinal compression by the developing pregnancy. Additional pregnancies will not improve ibs. ...Read more

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Whenever I have an IBS flare up i get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?

Whenever I have an IBS flare up i get symptoms like extreme dizziness and fatigue. Is this normal and can it be helped?

Many IBS: Symptoms are related to poor fluid intake or excesive caffeine leading to dehydration which can also cause dizziness, fainting spells and generalized weakness and fatigue. Try drinking 80-100 0unces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily and a consistent high fiber diet eating at the same time and same number of meals each day. You are retraining your bowel and will see improvement in 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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2nd GI appt in 2 wks. Should this wait? Major fatigue, pain, IBS symptoms every couple days. Tonight, worst pain ever. Stabbing on right side, diarrhea, fever. Pain better now but passing bloody mucus

2nd GI appt in 2 wks. Should this wait? Major fatigue, pain, IBS symptoms every couple days. Tonight, worst pain ever. Stabbing on right side, diarrhea, fever. Pain better now but passing bloody mucus

No, don't wait.: Anytime yoiu're passing blood, that's serious. Any recent trips outside usa?. You need colonoscopy to look inside colon. Any upper GI symptoms? Gas, acid symptoms. Muous discharge usually indicates an inflammatory process inside bowel. Get it checked out right away! ...Read more

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How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

How to get rid of constipation during pregnancy I suffer with IBS too?

Fiber: Fiber products like Metamucil or Fibercon are fine as is Miralax (polyethylene glycol). The other thing that is important is plenty of water. There is some evidence for the benefits of probiotics. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Not pregnant,on nexplanon,and overweight and have IBS and pregnancy like symptoms..and I felt in my my cervix and feel a bulge?

Not pregnant,on nexplanon,and overweight and have IBS and pregnancy like symptoms..and I felt in my my cervix and feel a bulge?

Not pregnant: It is very unlikely that you could be pregnant with the Nexplanon implant in place (and not expired). If you are still very concerned, do a home pregnancy test. Bumps or bulges on the cervix are most likely to be harmless cysts, but you should see your Gynecologist for an examination, especially if you have not been seen in the past year. Your symptoms are likely from your intestines, not uterus ...Read more

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Pain in elbows hands knees and legs Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally Bad memory IBS Tiredness Symptoms come and go for months ?

Pain in elbows hands knees and legs 
Tingling down left hand side of face occasionally
Bad memory 
IBS
Tiredness
Symptoms come and go for months 

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See your physician: These symptoms may represent any number of conditions including anxiety, headache (for example, migraines), multiple sclerosis, etc. See your primary care physician for a full review of your history (be specific when you communicate your symptoms) and physical exam. http://www.cfah.org/prepared-patient/prepared-patient-articles/talking-about-symptoms-with-your-health-care-team ...Read more

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Can ibs even mild cause body fatigue? Compl normal blood results but on and off fatigue and only other symptom is bm urgency

Can ibs even mild cause body fatigue? Compl normal blood results but on and off fatigue and only other symptom is bm urgency

IBS signs/symptoms?: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

Dr. Marvin Ott
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more