Finally going to see a Gastroenterologist

I finally caved in and scheduled an appointment to see a Gastroenterologist (stomach doctor).
I’m not really getting any better.

On off diarrhea, stomach discomfort and diminished appetite.

This has been occurring since the second week of January!

Better safe than sorry.

I’m nervous about going but hopefully he will get to the bottom of this.

Attn @JustTrish

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I hope it nothing. It could just be the supplements you’re taking. Best of luck with the appointment.

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I am seeing one, stomach Dr, and they run all kinds of test. nothing yet .

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i hope it helps you.

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Thanks @everhopeful @DrZen and @ZombieMombie

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My GP ran a couple of stool tests they both came out negative.
They were testing for occult blood and bacteria and parasites.

I’m pretty sure the gastro doctor will want images of my gut.

I’m turning down a colonoscopy or endoscopy

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why age, iam 57 and I did them and I had a bad ulcer

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@Wave

I sympathize with your plight. I got to the gi group I deal with, now, after seeing both an urgent care center and emergency room. Care now was the urgent care place. On my third visit there, they said there was a problem, but a gi doc would have to figure it out. Keep in mind that I had already been seen by one gi group that didn’t seem concerned.

I guess, Wave, what I’m trying to say is that if something’s wrong, don’t give up. I knew something was really wrong… I had to tell them all of the meds I was on, they saw every lab, ct, and record. But they didn’t doubt me, because, by that time I had lost 40 pounds. Take a list of symptoms with you, and things you’ve tried.

I’ll help you in any way that I can. Let me know what I can do to help. You’re NOT alone in this.

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Thank you so much @JustTrish.
I don’t feel so alone.

I will keep you updated.

Thanks again!

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They can do cts and an MRI first. I don’t like being sedated because I usually come out of it quickly, having flashbacks.

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How about an ultrasound?
Is this an option usually?

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Hmmmm. I’m trying to remember an ultrasound for my gi issues… I don’t think I had one. My main complaint was “I get hiccups, in my stomach” and “I throw up a lot”. If I hadn’t lost the weight, so quickly, it may have taken longer to diagnose.

Gi docs have probably seen and heard it all. Just put it into words you know, so they get the meaning. Deal? I’m here for you.

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Ok @JustTrish thanks!

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