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cynthia endriss (@cynthiaendrirss) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Sun, Oct 26 12:35pm · View  

My daughter has been diagnosed with a peptic ulcer. Since the diagnosis we have had ample visits to the urgent care. This morning I took her to the emergency room due to high anxiety level and pain.. They ran blood work and also ultra sound of organs. They found a splenic cyst, and said that it would need to be checked in 6 months. Is this something that needs to be addressed before 6 months?

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lyndask (@lyndask) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Wed, Oct 22 1:14am · View  

my son has chron's disease and never had surgery. he had one treatment of stem cell therapy in Mexico .I was shocked later to see how thin he has become. He says he will be going for more therapy as soon as he gains weight. I am afraid he is being scammed. how can I convince him to get help in U.S. and which hospital will accept a patient in severe condition with no insurance.I am willing to get it for him but am afraid we wont be able to find a company that will cover his pre-existing condition.Where is the best place to take him?

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Lou Pesci (@ilovebooks1943) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Mon, Oct 20 9:31pm · View  

Getting appt with specialist in burning mouth syndrome and h-pyloria

Have gone to 10 doctors and no one can eradicate either problem....now I feel sick all the time....need some answers.

Lou Pesci (@ilovebooks1943) responded:

Had two treatments of antibiotics...think that May have caused the Burning Mouth.

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BillyMac65 (@billymac65) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Wed, Oct 15 6:56am · View  

Mesenteric Panniculitis or Schlerosing Mesentertis (Auto-immune around small intestine)

I thought I would start a discussion for patients with Mesenteric Panniculitis. From what I know, this auto-immune disorder has three stages to it, each with differing names (Mesenteric Panniculitis, Schlerosing Mesenteritis, Retractile Mesenteritis). Typically, this appears to be in older individuals with some other under-lying problem (Lymphoma, tumor, diverticulitis).

I have an atypical presentation because I do not have an underlying cause. The doctors seem to be hoping for Lymphoma to appear so they can treat it and have the auto-immune go away. I am interested in hearing from others with this. I had this diagnosed in 2011, so I am interested in hearing more about what this is like to live with. I want to hear from others who also have an atypical presentation. Did is come back? Also interested in hearing from those with Lymphoma. How was the treatment? Did it address the auto-immune?

Pretty much, I am interested in hearing from anyone who has had this, so i can better understand it, and not feel so alone with this!!

Bill

LS4 (@lisas444) responded:

Hi JimmyMac - We have 58 people in there now as Erin from this Mayo site joined up with us last week and I added her to it. We are on Facebook and a SM/MP medical group. It's a closed/secret group so we can all talk and discuss freely about meds, pain, bowel issues, support, venting, laughter, etc. One of my daughter's docs is in our group as well. My kiddo is currently back in [...]

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AML (@amilhim) responded:

is there a cure for Mesenteric Panniculitis? someone I know has just been diagnosed with this disease after so many years of episodic abdominal pain and apparently wrong diagnosis. she is in her late seventies, is it normal at this age?

Posted Wed, Oct 15 at 6:56am CDT · View
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AML (@amilhim) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Tue, Oct 14 6:43pm · View  

is there a cure for Mesenteric Panniculitis? someone I know has just been diagnosed with this disease after so many years of episodic abdominal pain and apparently wrong diagnosis. she is in her late seventies, is it normal at this age?

Edited: 10/13/2014 @ 10:10am

Makala Johnson (@makalajohnson) responded:

Not sure if you have seen this discussion, but in case it's helpful, here is another discussion thread that talks about Mesenteric Panniculitis: http://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mesenteric-panniculitis-or-schlerosing-mesentertis-auto-immune-around-small-intestine/.

Posted Mon, Oct 13 at 10:09am CDT · View

AML (@amilhim) responded:

Thank you Makala

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Mary Smith (@marysmith98229) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Tue, Oct 14 4:02pm · View  

like to know more about bacterial infection in the stom
ach and Crohn's disease

Margaret Shepard (@margieshepard) responded:

Hi @Mary Smith. Here's information about Crohn's disease you should find helpful http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/basics/definition/con-20032061.

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ouchtummy8 (@ouchtummy8) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Sun, Oct 5 11:47am · View  

I have just had a scope procedure done and am frustrated as it came back normal and yet I am not normal. For over a year I've had horrible indigestion, excessive painful gas, constant stomach and chest pain, often nausea and chills if I overeat. I have not had a gastric bypass but I feel like I have. I tried Nexium daily for months and it did very little to nothing. Zantac, Omeprazole, Tums, complete change in diet.. none of these have helped. The pain doesn't come and go it is all the time but worse after eating. It is also worse if I skip eating. My diet cannot get any more correct for acid issues and I don't know what else to do. I'm also now broke after paying for this $1100 procedure that turned up zilch. I am in my early 30s, a little overweight... about 175 last I checked and 5'6. I am very active and do not sit all day at work. I do have a ton of stress, but I think I manage it pretty well. I don't exercise but I did before all this started and I want to, just can't work out when in pain. This is why I've become overweight this year. I am a non-smoker, and my only medical issues have been occasional abnormal pap smears/ovarian cyst issues and fibromyalgia. Only meds I take are birth control. Someone please help as I don't know what else to do now. Dr. is prescribing more Nexium, but I've been down that road.

Margaret Shepard (@margieshepard) responded:

Hi, @ouchtummy8. I'm sorry to hear about your pain. Here's a link to information about lifestyle and home remedies for indigestion that may be helpful http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/indigestion/basics/lifestyle-home-remedies/con-20034440. Does anyone else have advice?

Posted Mon, Sep 15 at 2:57pm CDT · View

Carol Williams (@kamuela) responded:

I had your symptoms and it was caused by H Pylori bacteria in the gut - have you been checked for that? Also I quit eating after 5pm at night and the acid reflex went away. All gas and bloating when away when I quit eating sugar and all grains - and added veggie juice (not fruit) to my diet. Blood test for H Pylori should be done if you haven't done it yet. Good [...]

Posted Sun, Oct 5 at 11:47am CDT · View
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natija (@natija) posted in Digestive (Gastrointestinal) Problems · Sun, Sep 28 3:25pm · View  

could this make u looe weight? no appetite feeling tired. and weak

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my son has chron's disease and never had surgery. he had one [...]

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Getting appt with specialist in burning mouth syndrome and h-pyloria

1 replies · Last response: Mon, Oct 20 at 9:31pm CDT by Lou Pesci

Lou Pesci

is there a cure for Mesenteric Panniculitis? my mother just been diagnosed [...]

2 replies · Last response: Tue, Oct 14 at 6:43pm CDT by AML

like to know more about bacterial infection in the stom ach and [...]

1 replies · Last response: Tue, Oct 14 at 4:02pm CDT by Margaret Shepard

could this make u looe weight? no appetite feeling tired. and weak

0 replies · Last response: Sun, Sep 28 at 3:25pm CDT by natija

I had a colon interposition 7 years ago after a doctor punctured [...]

1 replies · Last response: Fri, Sep 26 at 12:54pm CDT by Margaret Shepard

I have a daughter with Sclerosing Mesenteritis, diagnosed in 2008 at age [...]

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At times my bowels moves a lot ,

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