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Is this hepatitis?

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  • Posted By: Oglegen
  • March 19, 2008
  • 01:05 PM

Dear All,

I went to India a year ago and caught something which caused nausea, vomiting, diarrohea, stomach cramps, mild fever and many blood pressure changes. I came back to the west, had countless stool tests, liver/kidney/gallbladder function tests, allergy tests, coeliac tests, diabetes tests - all normal, an endoscopy and colonoscopy which only showed gastritis, yet I continued to suffer with evening and night-time bowel dysfunction (cramping, extreme nausea and vomiting, bloating). I was told that I had a bad form of IBS. Fine, I could live with this, taking various medications to relieve the symptoms BUT I have noticed that at night when I have these "attacks," especially bad ones where I haven't taken the medication quick enough to calm my stomach/intestines down, I have cloudy white or cloudy yellow urine - lots of it - whereas at all other times of the day, my urine is normal. I looked up cloudy urine as a symptom, and apparently this indicates liver problems. My stools at these times are also always yellow/clay coloured or black. I'll cut to the chase - Does this mean that when I have these digestive attacks, my liver just stops functioning properly for a short amount of time? Or could it mean I have some sort of sporadic hepatitis that mainly appears in the evening and at night? I have never had a liver function test in the evening and I'm thinking it may reveal something. What do you think?

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  • Cats when they lose weight quickly develop fatty liver which can kill them. It is because their livers cannot handle the fats stored up in their bodies the way we usually do when we are starving and must rely on our reserves. Black stool can indicate ulcers... but can also indicate pepto bismal. peptal bismuth ingestion. As for lyme... well I still don't understand why everybody you write to must for surely have LYME DISEASE Blaze. Do you onw LYMENET??? And are looking for customers? Black stool can indication bleeding. Clay-colored stool indicates pancreatic dysfunction. Yellow stool indicates liver dysfunction. Fatty stool (if you have that) indicates that you are not metabolizing fats properly. Be careful with the latter because fats can clog your liver, and I lost a cat to fatty liver disease rather quickly. Are the whites of your eyes or your skin yellowish? These are additional signs of liver dysfunction. These are just symptoms though of other problems. Have you been tested for Lyme and coinfections such as bartonella, ehrlichia, babesia, mycoplasma? These diseases seem to defy conventional testing (false negatives are common), and you would need to see a special doctor to have this diagnosed. Also, viruses are also problematic. Join Lymenet. Click on "symptoms": http://www.canlyme.com/ When to Suspect Lyme: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/romarkaraoke/whento.htm Lymenet: http://flash.lymenet.org/ubb/ultimatebb.php
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • India is a place full of nasty tropical diseases you can catch... I would hustle over to a tropical diseases/ infectious diseases department at a local medical school and get a full workup. (What area do you live in? ) You could have a virus like Hep or others, a parasitic infection (like worms, amoebas), or more. Because of your travels, and your digestive symptoms.... checking yourself out for all sorts of infectious diseases endemic to that area would be prudent. Find a liver dr in your area, if the wait to be seen by you local medical svhool is too long or the symtpoms are severe (jaudice, liver/pancrease enzymes elevating) , pain. tdwi Dear All, I went to India a year ago and caught something which caused nausea, vomiting, diarrohea, stomach cramps, mild fever and many blood pressure changes. I came back to the west, had countless stool tests, liver/kidney/gallbladder function tests, allergy tests, coeliac tests, diabetes tests - all normal, an endoscopy and colonoscopy which only showed gastritis, yet I continued to suffer with evening and night-time bowel dysfunction (cramping, extreme nausea and vomiting, bloating). I was told that I had a bad form of IBS. Fine, I could live with this, taking various medications to relieve the symptoms BUT I have noticed that at night when I have these "attacks," especially bad ones where I haven't taken the medication quick enough to calm my stomach/intestines down, I have cloudy white or cloudy yellow urine - lots of it - whereas at all other times of the day, my urine is normal. I looked up cloudy urine as a symptom, and apparently this indicates liver problems. My stools at these times are also always yellow/clay coloured or black. I'll cut to the chase - Does this mean that when I have these digestive attacks, my liver just stops functioning properly for a short amount of time? Or could it mean I have some sort of sporadic hepatitis that mainly appears in the evening and at night? I have never had a liver function test in the evening and I'm thinking it may reveal something. What do you think?
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree. Probably parasites. Go get a blood test if you are concerned about hepatitis.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies Flag this Response
  • Cloudy urine is from leukocytes (WBC's) or bacteria, blood, sperm, crystals and mucus can make urine look cloudy. Go to an infectious disease specialist. Look up human liver flukes.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies Flag this Response
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