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Malrotation in an adult

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  • Posted By: tummyissues
  • June 3, 2009
  • 01:43 AM

I recently found out by reading a report from a small bowel followthrough that I have a malrotation of the small bowel. My GI did not tell me of this finding so I had a follow up appointment with her last week at my request. I was hoping that she might be able to help by providing information but she completely disregarded my ongoing symptoms as being related to this malrotation finding. She stated that this was a non issue... like having ears lower than someone else...

I am a 45 year old woman that up till 2003 did not have any symptoms of gastrointestinal problems (that I remember). At that point I started having episodes of stomach pain, churning, intense discomfort, diareha, and on more that one occassion also included vomiting. Most of these symptoms were intermittant (here today and gone tomorrow or here today and gone in a few days..)
What I need to know is 1) do you know of any surgeons in Canada who have experience with this diagnosis? 2) does this sound like an intermittant blockage?
My GI specialist has basically ruled out my syptoms as being from IBS (even though to truly have IBS, malrotation or other anomolies must be ruled out), I am afraid that this will not be treated due to the rarity of presentation in adults and lack of knowledge by my GI.
Can you suggest what course I can take because my GI says this is nothing to worry about even though I have found so many articles that says otherwise?
I really appreciate any information you can provide.
Thank you very much, Sheila

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