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Old 01-27-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Question Calcifications in ascending colon

I was dx with hypothyroidism 2 years ago. I was started on a low dose of Synthroid. Then, started having kidney pain and abdominal pressure. I found out that I had multiple kidney stones...renal stone disease.....and dilated kidneys. Was removed from syntrhoid b/c no longer had hypothyroidism. I was treated for kidney stones multiple times and am finally currently stone free. Now, at my last visit to urologist, he told me he has some concerns re: my GI tract because there are calcifications showing up in the ascending colon on xray. He has asked me to find a good GI doctor. In the meantime, has anyone had this problem? I was not that worried about it, but now am starting to freak out!!!! When am I ever going to feel well again? I am only 31!!!!

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Old 01-27-2006, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Calcifications in ascending colon

Your story is very interesting!! Now that you don't have kidney stones-- What sort of symptoms are you now having??

The x-rays show up differences in your ascending colon -- What makes your Urologist Doctor think that this is calcium? I guess he wants you to go to a GI doctor so he can do a colonascopic exam and get you a better diagnosis.

To absorb calcium before it gets to your colon -- both vitamin D and magnesium are needed in your diet. You also need and acid type enironment --- to absorb minerals.

I wish you well~~~Harry

Old 02-01-2006, 06:20 PM   #3
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Re: Calcifications in ascending colon

Thanks, Harry, for the reply. My main symtom that I thought would go away when I got rid of the stones was fatigue...severe! It has not gone away. I think that my urologist is concerned about my GI tract since the ascending colon contains food material that should be the consistency of oatmeal, so it should be clear on xray. He was not panicked about it...just a little concerned. He wanted to get the opinion of a GI doctor. I have scheduled a visit with a GI doc so will hopefully find out what is going on. However, I have recently (before I found out the info about xray) started having significant symptoms of what seems like IBS and also a serious problem with hemorrhoids. These (hemorrhoids) started when I was pregnant with my son, but have never been a major issue that needed treatment until the IBS stuff started. I am in good health...weight, cholesterol, bloodwork, metabolism workups, etc. I am worried, tired of being sick, and wish I knew what was going on.

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