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Old 11-09-2001, 12:18 AM   #1
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Colonoscopy done on Halloween

For anyone who has read any of my messages they know that I am an IBS sufferer of the diarrhea form. I went to the gastroenterologist on Halloween for a colonoscopy. It came back normal. I had a small bowel series the next day & don't have the results on that yet. They put me on Colestid which reduces your blood cholesterol level & helps to bulk up your stools. It has bulked up the stools but I still have the urgency when I have to go. So I just thought that I would keep everyone informed in case they would like to know about me! Thanks for letting me share.

 
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Old 11-12-2001, 09:58 AM   #2
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Re: Colonoscopy done on Halloween

Hi, Laura Jean. So glad your colonoscopy was normal; however, you'll still have to learn what works for you in controlling your IBS. My IBS has been much worse lately - more stress in my life doesn't help. Bentyl and Caltrate seem to help the most. One day I'm sure my doc is going to order a colonoscopy, but I was diagnosed about 15 years ago with IBS based on my symptoms, and the doc still feels that's what I have. Keep me posted on your test results. Good luck.

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Old 11-20-2001, 01:08 AM   #3
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Re: Colonoscopy done on Halloween

Well the good luck that I was having is over.....on Nov. 12th my diarrhea problem came back and I think it's worse now!!! So I'm gonna go back to the Dr. again. Wish me luck.

 
Old 11-21-2001, 10:17 AM   #4
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Re: Colonoscopy done on Halloween

Hello, Laura Jean. I wish you luck and keep me posted. Fortunately, my IBS has been more controlled with Bentyl 20mg 2-4 times daily + calcium supplements 3 times a day. I'll be thinking of you.

Katie G

 
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