Mayo Clinic Connect

News, connections and conversation for your health

Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems

This group is for people interested in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems. Join the discussion! Post your question, share your story, or just say hello to the rest of the group via the "What would you like to say?" box below. You can also view ongoing discussions by selecting the "Search Discussions" tab or find other helpful links under "Resources."

Hello, I'm your moderator. Please let me know if you have any questions.


Amy52668 (@amy52668) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Mon, Jun 29 6:49pm · View  

I'm so scared of this diagnosis . What does this mean?

Login here to comment.

michele peart (@shelley4) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Mon, Jun 29 6:45pm · View  

recently diagnosed with piniculitis and from what i'm reading i'm scared now. i was told that it is rare, told a couple of different things about it but not enough. So how rare is it and is it life threatening , what complications come from it etc etc etc. I was told it was like having cellulitus in the stomach, lose weight , stop stressing and forget about it. Really! Well after 4 days of search and destroy antibiotics every 3 hrs this is all I get. Oh a month of steroids. I am not one for putting these meds in my body but here I am at 58 trying to get myself right for the next journey in life only to run into a brick wall again where the health is concerned. well I did everything I was told and here it is again so yeah now i'm a nervous wreck. I've never been one to search the internet about conditions but here I am. What can you tell me about this rare challenge. Thank you. looking forward for more knowledge.

Amy52668 (@amy52668) responded:

Hi Michele , I'm in the same boat :( would like those same answers-

Posted 1 day(s) ago · View
Login here to comment.

CMS36 (@sad10514) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Mon, Jun 22 11:05am · View  

I have been diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and have what is called "outlet constipation". The condition is getting worse is there anything I can do to be able to move my bowels. The muscles will not relax.

Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager (@kelseydm) responded:

Hi @CMS36. Here is some information on the condition that is geared towards medical professionals, but you might also find it useful: http://www.mayoclinic.org/medical-professionals/clinical-updates/general-medical/retraining-pelvic-floor-muscles-correct-chronic-constipation. Hope this helps!

Posted Mon, Jun 22 at 11:05am CDT · View
Login here to comment.

Bderr (@bjd1020) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Fri, Jun 19 9:05am · View  

I've been dealing with upper abdominal pain that radiates from my sternum to the right side and between my shoulder blades and upper right shoulder. The pain seems to subside in the morning but gets progressively worse throughout the day. It's accompanied by nausea and loss of appetite. I have had several ct scans HIDA scans and ultrasounds and X-rays. The Drs (I'm on my fourth) say they have no idea what it is. I have been to the ER several times with no results. This has been going on for almost two years now and is getting worse by the day. I sometimes freak out because I think it's something serious but have faith that if it were the labs and scans would have identified it. It also causes bouts of daily heart burn. I have tried all the usual drugs. I am at my wits end and quite frankly can't take it anymore. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

Bderr (@bjd1020) responded:

How is this different than all the other PPIs?

Posted Wed, Jun 3 at 6:42am CDT · View

CMS36 (@sad10514) responded:

I have a similar problem. Severe pain in the upper right chest near where gallbladder would be. It is called sphincter of oddi 3. Look it up, read to see if it addresses any of your symptoms. A rare condition. Good luck

Posted Fri, Jun 19 at 9:05am CDT · View
Login here to comment.

Az21 (@aber1) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Mon, Jun 15 9:23am · View  

I have been recently diagnosed with mesenteric pinniculitis. Fortunately, symptoms are mild. Are there any groups on this condition?

Kelsey Mohring | Community Manager (@kelseydm) responded:

Hi @Az21! Here is a discussion on the topic that you could join: http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mesenteric-panniculitis-or-schlerosing-mesentertis-auto-immune-around-small-intestine/. Hope this helps!

Posted Mon, Jun 15 at 9:23am CDT · View
Login here to comment.

ethel (@rarawlinson) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Sun, Jun 14 4:40pm · View  

i have I think big hemmroid just left hospital. after cat scan and them saying I have collapedbowl I have a lot of pain ,blood for days have to follow up .can u explaine collapsed bowl ..Tried to find info. any help well be appreciated anything to stop pain. Thank You

Login here to comment.

Jovana (@jovana) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Sun, Jun 14 2:16am · View  

Small bowel thickness

Login here to comment.

deana (@concord) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Tue, May 26 1:25pm · View  

My husband inherited hemochromatosis , diagnosis about a yr. ago. That required taking a pint of blood
every week. He is down to about 4 or 5 months. He developed pains in his stomach and an achy body, lost
about 25 pounds. He looks 10 yrs older (he was a young 74 yr old). He has been diagnosed with chirrosis.
He has had his stomached drained 4 times, about every 3 weeks. He acts confused. It is affecting his brain.
In the past few days he has started to eat, but his mental condition is scaring me. any thoughts????

Login here to comment.

Load More    



0

Small bowel thickness

Posted Sun, Jun 14 at 2:16am CDT

0

Xeloda

Posted Wed, May 6 at 9:23am CDT

2

Hi, I,m new to site, so thanks for having me! I have [...]

Latest reply Mon, Apr 20 at 9:17am CDT by GillyK

Load More    

Loading information...

Load More    

Loading information...