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Old 07-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #4
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Re: ct results, not sure what to think.need advice

With the appendix stone, it is important to be familiar with location of pain and symptoms of appendicitis, so you don't ignore those thinking it is IBS or IBD pain. If your usual pain is more central or around belly button, it will be easier to tell if RLQ pain from appendicitis starts up. If you have RLQ pain with the GI problem, you could even consider getting appendix taken out on an elective, scheduled basis when convenient, rather than risk an acute appendicitis occurring and having confusion about diagnosis. I hope the gluten elimination works to quiet down the inflammation. Did you have blood work done that included a sed rate or CRP (inflammatory markers)? The small bowel forms loops, but is usually not fluid filled, so that apparently is the site of inflammation. Gastroenteritis just means inflammation or infection of stomach, intestines, usually caused by viruses. Another test that can be helpful to rule out Crohn's is a small bowel follow thru xray, which shows up the mucosa or lining of the small bowel well.