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Sep 11, 2018 · Mesenteric Panniculitis or Sclerosing Mesenteritis in Digestive Health

Hello Everyone!

I was just diagnosed with Mesenteric Panniculitis last week. I had been having abdominal pain also with other symptoms the past 8 weeks that had been worseing over time. I had gone to my PCP and also my G.I. and I didn't feel they were listening to me. They kept talking about my acid reflux even though mine has been well controlled for several years now. I ended up going to the ER and had a CT scan which confirmed the diagnosis. I have since showed the findings to my GI doctor, and he is now taking things more seriously. I'm still pending the results of my blood work that's testing my inflammatory markers. Currently my doctor wants to wait the next 4-6 weeks to see if it will magcially go away on it's own. Will repeat the CT scan at that time, and will most likely do a biopsy. I've been inm so much pain and I'm hardly eating right now. I have lost 10 lbs in a little under a week. Don't get me wrong the wightloss is a good thing, but not in this scenario. My GI wants to hold off on steroids for the time being and has given me Tramadol, Librax, and Hyoscyamine Sulfate to see if it will help with the abdominal pain. A little back story on me, I have Celiacs Disease and my mother was recently diagnosed with RA. From what I've read, people with auto immune disorders in their family can mean you have a higher liklihood of contracting MP. I feel like I need to vent since I'm pretty worried. Based on what I've described, does this sound like a good medical plan for the illness or should I seek a second opinion with another doctor? I'm only 29, and not sure how many other people in my age group have been doagnosed with this.