The tests you had doesn't point to a significant GI disease. With the continuing diarrhea, a colonoscopy normally would be the next step. This would exclude inflammatory bowel disease or anatomical causes for the loose stools.
Sending the stool off for malabsorption analysis can be done, as well as blood tests for celiac disease.
If the test remain negative, irritable bowel disease would be a consideration. Pro-biotic therapy, anti-spasmodic agents, or antibiotics are all treatment possibilities if this is the cause.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
I hope you can give me a word of encouragement Dr.
Have recently seen my MD. I had an ultra Sound on abdomin and pelvic.
Nothing bad showed up
Then a CT scan of same area. Diverticulosis showed up.
After that a Barium drink and more tests were taken.
This time it showed a bowel inflamation in the duodedum.
This morning a little blood showed on TP ( normal bm )
8 years ago I had a colonoscopy and 4 polyps removed which were benign.
I am late getting back as my 5 year time period was taken up with kidney stones for 4 years and a lot of " stone crushing" went on. Then a daughter got leukemia and many trips were made cross country for over a year.
Through all of this I had constant diaharrea.
I have an appointment with gastro doctor but can not see him until 27th of this month.
What I want to know is does the diverticulosis or the bowel inflamation cause bleeding?
I do not have hemmeroids.
Help me if possible and thank you kindly.
Hi, I’m a 39 year old male experiencing the same symptoms. And just like you trying to get answers. I was wondering if your symptoms are accompanied by back pain and muscle twitching or joint pain. Any information would be of help and forever greatly appreciated.
Hi - I am afraid you can't "piggy back" on someone else's paid post to get answer from Dr. Pho. You have to make your own post and pay the fee, $16. However, you could try posting on the Gastroenterology Community forum, and someone may help you there.