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Help with bloating, gas etc. Recent colo-rectal surgery. Thanks.

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  • Posted By: lotuseagle
  • March 23, 2010
  • 01:54 AM

I've had classic IBS symptoms for years but since last summer my problems have progressed to significantly altering my quality of life. So frustrated. Just started with a nutritionist but would greatly appreciate of any suggestions. I am so tired of waking up and feeling ill almost everyday for 6 months.

Had the following procedures & labs in the last 6 months. Honestly about to give up out of frustration. Have another colonoscopy scheduled in a few months. Last one 2+ years ago. I am in my early 30s.

Current symptoms include extreme bloating at times, gas, constant fluctuating lower abdominal discomfort, occasionally burping acid taste up (often in the morning before eating), issues with bad breath when especially uncomfortable & periodic diarrhea.

1)Recent surgery for large inflammatory cloacogenic polyp (mucus, constipation & awful taste in my mouth so much improved after surgery.) Also had 2 minor polyps removed during a sigmoidoscopy.

2)Sigmoidoscopy found "necroinflamatory and fibrinous exudate consistent with ulcer" and "finding consistent for ulcer" in 2 separate areas of my colon. Doc thinks neg for colitis and/or chrons however.

3)Endoscopy found squamous mucosa consistent with reflex esophagitis

4)Negative CT scan of abdoman & pelvis & ovarian sonogram. No STDs or other significant gyn problems in my history other than some hormonal issues. All blood work currently in normal ranges.

5)Extremely low in vit d, marginally low in B12 alkaline phosphatase, & prothombin time. Celiac panel negative (though gastro suspected it and requested the test). Nutritionist seems to think my normal IGA is so close to abnormal I should be eating gluten free.

4)Stomach biopsy negative for h. pylori.

No medications other than the pill. Tried Rifaximin but no observable change in symptoms. Healthy diet. Responsible lifestyle. Never smoked rarely drink etc. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. I am at the end of my rope here.

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