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JenniferR

Member Since 27 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 04 2013 07:57 PM
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#850731 I Don't Know Where To Start!

Posted by JenniferR on 27 January 2013 - 09:04 PM

My husband has had stomach problems since he was a child. When he was six they ran several tests on him and they were indeterminate. They left him with “you might have Crohn’s disease.” There wasn’t much done for him after that. He was told to avoid dairy and alcohol and that there was nothing more they could do for him.
Well, he did this for his entire life, but still suffered from crippling stomach pain, diarrhea and a general feeling of blah . Once he entered his late twenties/early thirties his pain and diarrhea became so severe that we decided to take him in to see a gastroenterologist once again. Over the last few months she has ran several tests on him. Taken biopsies of his stomach and intestines and given him CT scans. His stomach is so full of ulcers that she said she couldn’t believe he was walking around like this. The biopsies they did were for serious issues such as cancer and were all negative. The CT came back “normal” and she told him that it wasn’t Crohn’s and that she was going to refer him to an allergy specialist. In the mean time we have avoided gluten and it has seemed to really help. We are still not sure what the problem is but I want to make sure that it doesn’t get any worse. I don’t know what to feed him that will help his body heal the ulcers in his stomach and I am afraid to test foods like dairy that we have avoided previously. Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I am afraid for my husband’s health and he has had enough doctor tests and visits to last him a lifetime.
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