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Help Finding A Good Gastro In Washington State!

Cocerned husband


My wife has Celiacs. She was diagnoised 5 years ago. Last year she started to have seaver lower right quadrant pain. she went to the gastro that diagnced her. he did a colonocopy and found that she had a cycset in her colon. it was removed but that did not relive her pain. So he refered her to a doctor at Virginia Mason in Seattle. well that guy did 3 colonocopys 2 indocoopys. a time trnasit study, that camera pill study, a doulble ballon Coloncopy, 3 CT sacans . After all that. all he could say was good luck!!! So now we are looikg for a good Gastro. Sorry for the spelling.


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Concerned Husband, I have hope for you. I have been married 30 years to a wonderful man but it has been tough for him I know. You must find a good primary care doctor. Someone who really cares about your wife and her health. From there he can do the research and find the best gastroenterologist for your wife. I have had celiac disease for over 35 years but only found out about 6 years ago. I thought I was crazy! I have been in the hospital many times and had numerous surgeries. The last time I was in the hospital, the doctor that saw me first said nothing was wrong with me! I started yelling for him to get out of my room!!! All these nurses ran in to see what was going on. I was crying and so upset. The head doctor at the hospital came to see me shortly after and said if Doctor John thinks you need to be here tthen you are at the right place. Doctor John is not his real name but my primary care doctor put me in the hospital. So for now his name will be doctor John. I am sorry she is having such a hard time. Research your area. Ask nurses, friends or you can go on line and research your area. You may have to pay a small fee to get all the information about the doctors but it will help your search Let me know if I can be of service. Littlebit

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