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gjet68 11-13-2012 02:29 PM

Possible Chrons?
 
I am currently suffering and do not know any other way to put it. Thus far I have had an abdominal ultrasound, HIDA Scan and yesterday I had an EGD. My main symptoms are Stomach Pain in the right side. In my upper area where my gastro doc says is my small intestine area and also in the middle of my stomach on the right side and even down in the lower groin area. My HIDA Scan showed my Gallbladder was normal but I did have some Bile Reflux. On to the EGD which showed that my Esophageous was inflamed and so he took a couple biopsys of that and am suppose to hear back from him tomorrow afternoon concerning those. He said I also have a Hiatial Hernia. These are my symptoms:

Abdominal pain (soreness that is constant and some areas sore to touch) also I would describe it as a burning pain. Sometimes more severe than others.

Diarrhea daily, after eating anything or even drinking something within 15 mins I am in the bathroom with Diarrhea. Its always a yellowish/greenish color (sorry tmi) Bile?
Fatigued and just feeling drug out and tired all the time
Anemia (currently taking Iron Supplements)
Migraine headaches

I also have a prior dx of Probable Autoimmune Hepatitis. My liver enzymes roller coaster and it has never been bad enough to have required any treatment.

My doc told me yesterday after the EGD that we were going to have to look outside of the stomach now. I have no clue what he meant by that. I was still slightly out of it from the sedation but when he calls I do plan to ask him.

Does this sound like Chrons Disease to anyone? Any thoughts?

quincy 11-14-2012 12:56 PM

Re: Possible Chrons?
 
Hi..sounds more related to the liver actually. But your continued testing will reveal more hopefully.

Try not to jump at conclusions, the digestive tract and related issues are sometimes very difficult to differentiate and diagnose.

What are the other tests that the doc will be doing...get a list if you can, ask what he's searching for (usually through elimination), etc.

I'm assuming you'll have small bowel follow-through, colonoscopy, etc.

I also suggest you might have some food allergy testing done too.

q

gjet68 11-19-2012 05:31 PM

Re: Possible Chrons?
 
I have had a Ultrasound of the abdomen which revealed Polyps in the Gallbladder, HIDA Scan which revealed normal functioning gallbladder but Bile Reflux, then I had a EGD which showed a Hiatial Hernia (sp?) and today I had a CT Scan of the abdomen. Doc said he wanted to check for signs of inflammation in Pancreas, Liver, Kidneys and Intestines. If this remains inconclusive then he wants to do a Colonoscopy. My symptoms are abdominal pain, anemia and Diarrhea multiple times per day. Ive done a lot of research online this past week or so and it sounds more like Chrons Disease than any disease I have came across thus far. My Mother was dx with Pernicious Anemia and had to have Vit B12 shots. Just wonder if it could be related?

quincy 11-22-2012 12:35 PM

Re: Possible Chrons?
 
You need to have visual testing and biopsies to help make a diagnosis. Your mom's pernicious anemia could be related to a dysfunction of the small intestine that you might have interited...but again...biopsies might help make some diagnosis.

The yellow/green colour of stool really means not enough bile...

Are you seeing a liver specialist?

A small bowel follow through and a colonoscopy might help determine what's going on.

Have you been tested for possible celiac's?

q


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