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  • Posted By: pstonge1
  • February 10, 2008
  • 04:45 PM

Have yet to be correctly diagnosed. Anyone have any ideas?
46 Year Old Male.

Pain Upper Right Quadrant Radiating to Mid to (sometimes) lower back
Soft Stools (Off and On)
Night Sweats (Off and On)
Very Bad Breath
Very Smelly Stools (Off and On)
Fatigue (Although Better Than Last Year)

Valtrex (Herpes)
Wellbutrin (Help with Quitting Chewing Tobacco)
Nexium (GERD)
Chantix (Help with Quitting Chewing Tobacco)

Known Issues
DIabetes (Type II)
Epstein Barre Virus
2 Bouts with Mono (One as a teen another two falls ago)

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  • The stinky poo thing I found curious. My dad could literally peel the paint from the bathroom walls.:eek: A stench so foul there's no way it could be healthy. He had stomach issues for years but nothing too serious. He had some tests done and found out he had helicobacter pylori in his stomach and was treated with antibiotics. He no longer emanantes toxic waste and is now allowed to use my bathroom when visiting. :D May be worth looking into.
    Scotticus 20 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
    • 06:39 PM
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  • Your two viruses and diabetes may be stepping up the stakes. Chantix can make you tired and has some side effects. I think you need to get blood work to check your kidney function. Don't hesitate. Also get your hormone levels checked--all of them, especially the psa test and thyroid.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • February 10, 2008
    • 06:43 PM
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  • Hi there!Sorry you're having such uncomfortable symptoms.You didn't mention how long you've been having your symptoms.It might be a good idea to rule out the following:celiac diseaseinflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis)giardia, other GI infections given your DM IIcolon cancer (need to get scoped)TBHep A, B, CHIVdiverticul osis/itiscarcinoidlead poisoningpseudomembranous colitis (usually follows antibiotic use)lactose intolerancethyroid disordersmalabsortion syndromeischemic bowel diseaseintestinal obstructionThere's likely more that they should be looking into.To help you narrow down the work-up, you might want to ask for referral to a gastroenterologist. Make sure he/she knows about the night sweats. This might be the biggest clue and save you unnecessary testing.Best Wishes.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
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