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Mystery colon problems

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  • Posted By: jbuerba
  • December 5, 2009
  • 04:39 AM

Ok here we go...

This is actually my mother's problem but she is at her wits end trying to find out what is going on.

For the past several years she has been having colon problems (her mother did have colon cancer). They have gotten progressively worse as the years have gone along. She has had several colonoscopies and a few barium enemas. For years they have been saying she had diverticulitis BUT all the test have yielded NOTHING at all is wrong. :eek: No polyps, no tears, no nothing. It is all smooth, clean, and fine.

So now what :confused: She is still in intermittent acute pain, times when she can't leave the house cause of the bathroom trips, bleeding from her anus while she sleeps and the list goes on.

Does anyone have any ideas on what this is? I think this might be caused by something other than her colon. I think her colon problems are more the symptoms of some other organ this is sick. I have heard of gallbladder problems causing issues with the intestines but I can't seem to find anything on the internet to suggest that anything could cause these symptoms other than the colon itself.

Not to mention in the back of my head I have to worry, "will this happen to me too". The track record in my family isn't looking too good.

:(

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  • If all tests came back undiagnosed then another organs may be at the root of this. Perhaps her pancreas, but most likely it is her diet that is the cause of all this. She needs to STOP eating red meet, (all beef and pork) and start on yams (sweet potato), brown rice and zip 2 ounces of wheat grass juice juice every day. If she lives in the US she can get this at Jamba Juice.Make sure to drink this very slow, as it may be hard to digest for the first time. Water soaked Musli mixed with blue berries and yoghurt is also VERY good.Eat regularly and organicly and your health will be best. Also ingest NO sugar (soft drinks) and NO salt. If she does this for 3 months and still nothing changes there maybe a serious problem with her. Also have a loo at the following site: http://www.embarrassingproblems.com/analbleeding.htm You can also send me her diet, all of it, when and what she eats. Good luck Johanson.md@gmail.com
    Johan Johanson, MD 1 Replies
    • December 5, 2009
    • 08:09 AM
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  • Ok here we go... This is actually my mother's problem but she is at her wits end trying to find out what is going on. For the past several years she has been having colon problems (her mother did have colon cancer). They have gotten progressively worse as the years have gone along. She has had several colonoscopies and a few barium enemas. For years they have been saying she had diverticulitis BUT all the test have yielded NOTHING at all is wrong. :eek: No polyps, no tears, no nothing. It is all smooth, clean, and fine. So now what :confused: She is still in intermittent acute pain, times when she can't leave the house cause of the bathroom trips, bleeding from her anus while she sleeps and the list goes on. Does anyone have any ideas on what this is? I think this might be caused by something other than her colon. I think her colon problems are more the symptoms of some other organ this is sick. I have heard of gallbladder problems causing issues with the intestines but I can't seem to find anything on the internet to suggest that anything could cause these symptoms other than the colon itself. Not to mention in the back of my head I have to worry, "will this happen to me too". The track record in my family isn't looking too good. :(I have a friend who had something similar. Afte 40 years a gastro gal finally found a cluster of cells in his colon that would break open and bleed. He had surgery to repair and maybe remove a section of the bowel and is doing much better.
    cozynana 39 Replies
    • December 5, 2009
    • 01:36 PM
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  • I have had a similar problem for the last two years; check for vitamin B12 deficiency. It looks like that is my problem. I was just put on 1000 mcg per day and I'm hoping it works. Good luck!!!Ok here we go...This is actually my mother's problem but she is at her wits end trying to find out what is going on.For the past several years she has been having colon problems (her mother did have colon cancer). They have gotten progressively worse as the years have gone along. She has had several colonoscopies and a few barium enemas. For years they have been saying she had diverticulitis BUT all the test have yielded NOTHING at all is wrong. :eek: No polyps, no tears, no nothing. It is all smooth, clean, and fine.So now what :confused: She is still in intermittent acute pain, times when she can't leave the house cause of the bathroom trips, bleeding from her anus while she sleeps and the list goes on.Does anyone have any ideas on what this is? I think this might be caused by something other than her colon. I think her colon problems are more the symptoms of some other organ this is sick. I have heard of gallbladder problems causing issues with the intestines but I can't seem to find anything on the internet to suggest that anything could cause these symptoms other than the colon itself.Not to mention in the back of my head I have to worry, "will this happen to me too". The track record in my family isn't looking too good.:(
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2009
    • 11:50 PM
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