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Chronic diarrhea & abdominal pain for 7 mos

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 3, 2008
  • 08:01 PM

Hello, I am logged in today because of health concerns for my 21 yr old son. He has been to 2 different Gastroenterologists - one in our home town Chambersburg, Pa (Dr did colonoscopy & did biopsies) can't give him a diagnosis - just says there is colon inflammation & several ulcers) then he went to one in Hagerstown, Md (thought there might be parasites) so he ordered an upper GI and checked stool samples. Still can't find what the problem is. This condition has gone on way too long. He has gotten worse the last two days -- we called a toll free advice line and were told to take him to Washington County Hospital ER. We did this and after 2 hrs all they did was take his blood pressure and tell him to see his medical doctor. His diarrhea was so severe, 8 times during the night, and 3 times while he was at the ER plus he felt very weak. About an hour after we left the ER, he started shaking all over & said he was cold -- he is not any better today. We do not know what else to do for him, but he is obviously in need of urgent medical care. Also, he said his diarrhea is very mucousy, he has bruises and cuts that are healing very slowy, excessive weight loss (he lost 25 lbs in about a month and a half, he eats & eats but is still losing weight. Can someone out there give us some help!!! Please, my son needs a correct diagnosis and ASAP. Thanks.

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