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Member Since 13 Feb 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 27 2013 12:20 PM

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Polyps? Ana Reasults. Weak Positive?

21 February 2013 - 03:48 PM

I had my colonoscopy and endoscopy done today. They found a polyp to be tested, but otherwise, visually, they didn't find any major problems.
I also got blood results back for my ANA test (antinuclear AB , S )
It said I was weak positive. Does anybody know what that means?

My bloodwork sed test came back in normal range.

Is the polyp cause for concern, and could it be causing any symptoms.? What do my ANA results mean?

Clear Liquid Diet. Can I Take My Medicine?

17 February 2013 - 10:18 PM

I'm about to start my two day prep for a colonoscopy and enoscopy. I read that red food dye should be avoided because it looks like inflation when in your intestines, but green and yellow (lime or lemon jello) is okay? Does anyone have suggestions on food?
I currently have power-aid, jello, broth, apple juice, and Popsicles. It looks very sad for two whole days worth of food.

Also, can I take my medications during this 2 day prep?
  • adderall - ADD medication
  • dicyclomine - For stomach pain, anti-spasm i think
  • Narco - from ER for severe pain
  • Xanax - sleep/anxiety
It's really hard to get a hold of anyone at my GI office, so any information on the procedures would be welcomed. I was originally scheduled for 3 weeks from now, but got moved up thanks to my ER visit. I don't want to do anything to mess up my prep and have to do it again.

Pain! Help!

15 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

I have a previous post with more info, but right now I need advice in pain management. I ended up in the ER last night for abdominal pain. I had level 10 pain down my left side front and back while trying to go to the bathroom. For 3 hours I was at a level 8 pain in lower back and gut, both sides. They ended up giving me pain meds, but these always cause constipation which equals more pain.
I have endoscopy colonoscopy for march 5th so I can't stop eating gluten until then.
Any suggestions?

Igg, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy! Oh My!

13 February 2013 - 10:13 PM

Hello world,

This is my first time ever posting, so bare with me as I make it through the learning curve. :)

I'm a 26 year old female, with symptoms starting over 10 years ago. It started with terrible pain and nausea eating Tex-Mex. Not gassy pain, but someone is slicing open my stomach and rubbing broken glass around kind of pain. It took me years to figure out it was the avocado in the guacamole. Fast forward 5 years and I start to have the same reaction to eggs. After 5 years of not eating eggs, i'm baffled by the blood test that came back negative for a food allergy. What is causing my body to react that way?

I've had preliminary blood work, but the only positive results for celiac was the igG gliadin. Does this indicate anything?
igg- 33 (30 is cut off for "normal")
iga- 4.5 (5 is cut off)
iga 17 (20 is cut off) i think this is the tissue one

I'm scheduled for an endoscopy and colonoscopy, but that wont be for a few weeks.

More info that may or may not be related. Most of the symptoms have been around a while:

Anxiety/depression (mostly severe anxiety)
add/mental fog
patch of unidentifed "stuff" on my face. (ive always assummed it was a dry patch that comes and goes, but it is very smilar to that of lupus's butterfly skin condition on face)
dry burning eyes and need of glasses
insomnia (no matter how tired I am)
fatigue (no matter how much sleep I get)
loss of weight and appetite
cold hands and feet (all the time, i can be sweating and they are still icicles)
mild fevers
milder, constant, lower back and gut pain
sometimes pain is sharp in my gut, and i'm finding blood in my stool (this can happen for weeks at a time)
sometimes after I eat, I have to go to the bathroom right away. do not pass go, do not collect $200
Mother and sister have autoimmune problem with thyroid and hashimotos, and both grandfathers with colon cancer

I was gluten free for 24-48 hours before i realized i needed to keep with it for testing, and i was ravenously hungry and fell asleep before my husband, which could be considered a small miracle. mind over matter, or actuall helpful in such a small time frame.

I'm also being tested for lupus, and i'm guessing they'll know If I have an IBD when I get my Scopys done (irritable bowel disease)
I can find a lot of my symptoms on a few different diseases/autoimmune lists, so i'm more confused that ever.

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