Welcome to our community but if your ER doctor has confirmed a diagnosis of UTI you need to take your daughter to a Pediatric Urologist. You need to make sure that she is washing herself properly. She also needs alot of water with UTI and maybe the old fashion cranberry juice. Having her pediatrician do a urine analysis on her might also give you a proper diagnosis. I hope she is well soon. Take good care,View Thread
cal gal, have you thought of switching to almond, soy or rice milk? The soy should give you the protein you might need but I have never heard of anyone getting weak from lactose intolerance. You know you should be taking calcium supplements. I know you have some type of medical background or you sound like you do in your posts. I am a retired nurse and am sorry to say my experience with this is lacking. Hope you find the answers you are looking for.
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The way the anatomy of the stomach is that as you eat or drink your stomach will expand. It started out small with accordion type structure called rugae, that allows expansion so that your stomach does not burst. There is no way to change this because nothing is wrong with your stomach. Maybe you should google the anatomy of the stomach and see what it is supposed to do. Hope this helps you with your questions.
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These are questions that should be answered by a physician. We cannot diagnose a situation over the internet since we are not physicians. It is also against WebMD policy. Anytime you have a feeding tube removed your doctor should be monitoring you closely due to possible leakage. Hope you find the answers you need. Take good care,View Thread
Welcome to our community. So sorry that you are having these problems. Bleeding is not normal for any reason. External hemorrhoids can stay inactive for a long time. They can become engourged, strangulate and be extremely painful. They usually become less painful when they rupture. Internal hemorrhoids are caused with constipation. You need to find a way to soften your stools so you will not aggravate your internal hemorrhoids if that is what you have. We cannot diagnose since we are not physicians and it is also against WebMD policy. You really need to see a physician about the bleeding you are having. It might be something simple but depending on the color of the blood will give you doctor a diagnosis. Hope you find the answers you need. Take good care,View Thread
I just posted an article about creating a food diary to help with digestive disorders. This might be of benefit for you especially if you are having bloating. Hope someone can help you further with your problem. Take good care,View Thread
you will not believe the great people you will meet who are in the same situation as you. Click on my picture and it will tell you my story but I have Crohn's which is now in remission for 3 years. I am 57 and wasn't diagnosed till I was 53. I always had some sort of 'nervous' stomach and diarrhea or constipation. I am now only on Asacol and Prevacid but was on low dose cortisone for several years. The people on the Crohn's community are great and will understand exactly what you are talking about and understand any possible venting you may want to do. You are not alone in the world with this terrible disease. Hope you will join us soon. Take good care,View Thread
Your husband definately needs to tell his doctor. The type of symptoms your husband has are not untreatable but the longer he goes without it being taken care of could lead to problems. He cannot be diagnosed over the internet and we are not allowed to give out diagnosis' since we are not physicians. You can go to the WebMD Symptom checker and see what you can come up to. If your hubby let's this go it can cause some major damage to his stomach and esophagus. Hope this helps you find the answers your are looking for. Take good care,View Thread
When I was in Crohn's flare I had diarrhea with a lot of mucous in it and blood. I would go to the bathroom up to 30 times a day. This started in September and I was not diagnosed until March of the next year. My food intake was grape juice bars and Ramen noodles with lemon water to drink. Couldn't drink a Coke to save my life! I not only have granulamatous Crohn's but also erosive esophagitis, gastric ulcers and 4 colon lesions. Those biopsies made it a slam dunk diagnosis of Crohn's. Before this started I always had problems with intermittent diarrhea and a "nervous" stomach since I was a kid. 18 months before my diagnosis I was diagnosed with IBS/constipation. Seems like when you don't have a lot of inflammation or swelling at the time of the test you get diagnosed with IBS. Don't know if that helped much. I do want to invite you to join me and others with the same problems to the
Crohn's and Colitis community
here on WebMD. We can promise you that you are definitely not alone with your symptoms. We have all felt alone and misunderstood with our disease.. Hope this has helped. Take good care,View Thread
First of all you cannot be diagnosed over the internet since we are not physicians. Did your colonoscopy and SBS not show any type of inflammation or swelling?
That out of the way, when you take a test for celiac disease you have to be on gluten products for it to show up.
You might want to start a food diary and get off of one product at a time. If you get off of dairy first make sure you read all of the product packages to make sure there is no dairy hiding. You must do this for several weeks. If that does not work, take out the gluten but stay off of the dairy at the same time. Alot of people with severe digestive disorders will be food intolerant.
Did your doctor tell you that you are not allowed to take Immodium? I happen to have Crohn's disease and presently in remission. When I had chronic diarrhea, I took Immodium and that did help just a little. I hope you get the answers that you are looking for. Take good care,View Thread