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Need help for my mom

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  • Posted By: Snizsmom
  • December 24, 2008
  • 06:23 PM

My mother is 82. In Sept. of 2007, she had a pacemaker and a difibulator put in. The surgery was successful. She had the procedure because of atrial fibulation. In the spring of 2008, she has had bouts of diarrhea, (no cramping) and right middle back pain. It was occasional,now it is constant. She has had in 2008, a colonoscopy, endoscopy, nuclear bone scan, 4 epidurals for pain management (did not relieve pain at all). All tests were negative. She just had a pelvic/vaginal ultrasound and there is fluid in her pelvic region. Her primary dr. said this is odd for a woman her age. She is on medication for high blood pressure, cholesterol and coumadin. She was told to take Fibercon daily and Immodium for the diarrhea. I am taking her for a pelvic exam at the end of the month. Any thoughts on what these symptoms could mean as a whole" Severe right middle back pain, diarrhea, fluid in pelvic region and she has lost 30 pounds. She also feels full after eating a small meal. Thanks for your response. Happy Holidays and Happy New year.

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