well i just had an appointment with my gp, after i told him that i couldn't get the gi appointment bumped up myself, he pushed for a new dr (although he is not a gi specialist) who i get to see in 3 weeks. i also have to do a barium followthrough next week.
i don't know what made my dr do something all of a sudden, after 19 months.
i had the barium enima in august of 2004, all of my fighting in the er got me no where, so i was very frustrated with that as well.
i don't know what i would be sensitive to, except everything, i tried to do the sensetivity tests on my own, but it is sooooo complicated
in canada i guess we don't call it medi-care, more like healthcare
i also was sent for a bunch of bloodwork today to test my tyroid, cbc, a few other things and to test for celiac.
i am also a little upset because i asked my dr what happens at a consiltation, he said "well if you were elderly, you would be admitted right away because that is a sign of colon cancer, but since your young...."
its like age discrimination
its too hard in my city to get a new gp, plus this one is my complete family's dr, so he knows everything because my mom, grandma, aunts and uncles all see him.
i have the brca2 gene mutation...and i was told that it increases the chance of breast and ovarian cancer, but also up on the list is colon cancer.
i was reading what the dr wrote on my time off work papers and he wrote something about psycnogetic (spelling) if its IBS.
its it wrong to be upset right now?
i am in canada, so i have medicare so thats not the problem, i have had a barium enima in the past, as well as many stool samples, my dr isn't pushing for my gi consultation very hard, so its difficult.
also i have been on things like buscupan, codene, lamitol, and a few others i forget their name off hand, and i have even gotten so desparite that i have stopped eating because it hurts sooooooo bad
i find the healthier i eat the worse it gets, so i don't know what to do there
ok, so i have been reading this board, but have not found what i am looking for so i figure that i would ask.
here's my problem
i am a 22 year old female
i have been having chronic diareah for the last 19 months.
my dr has said its ibs, but i don't think it is, and he is starting to doubt himself as well
when it started it was 3-4 times a day, then increased to 6-8, then went back to 3-4 then jumped to 8-10, and now its 12-15 times per day.
i don't know about anyone else here that has that many bm's a day, but it really affects my life.
i have been off work now for 7 weeks, and no one wants to treat me
i have been to the hospital because of such dehidration and all they can say is "come back in 3 days for more iv fluids if you need it"
i have a gi consoltation at the end of november, but thats still 2 1/2 months away.
does anyone else have this problem, and if so what was it, they are really thinking crohns or colitis, but nothing helps,
i have been on medications, about 7 different kinds in the last month, and some even caused more diareah.
i am very concerned and getting very frustrated
do you have the gene mutation, are you a doctor
granted yes a second opinion is a good idea, but there is obviously something that you are missing or mis-reading
when a woman doesn't get her period and it is because she lacks estrogen, the ideal response when nothing else can be done is to put that woman on hormone replacement therapy, especially if they are young like myself.
but when a woman has the brca2 gene mutation they refuse to put her on hrt because it increses the chance of getting breast and ovarian cancer to 99% because of the added estrogen (if she still has her breasts and ovaries)
therefore in my case they want to do both a hysto and mastectomy to be better safe then sorry.
maybe its because you live in the states
your medicare sucks!
here in canada we prefer to do PREVENTATIVE treatment rather then wait for the person to get full blowen whatever the ailment is and then deal with it from there when it will cost even more.
i lack estrogen, and it was suggested to me to see an endocrinologist and go on hormone replacement therapy, but i can't because of the gene.
everyone carys the brca2 gene, but the mutation causes cancer and when the risk goes from 9% (non mutated) to 97% (mutate) there is a cause for worry.
i am extremely worried about it, BUT even if i wanted to go on hormone replacement therapy i couldn't, because of the BRCA2 gene (it causes breast and ovarian cancer). I have to have a hystarectomy and mastectomy before i can even consider hormone replacement therapy.