Hi. Thanks for your response. No, no skin rashes or "brain fog" (whatever that is). Changes in bowel habits yes, but no diarrhea or constipation issues. The GI doc did mention checking for celiac prior to the EGD, but if he biopsied for it he didn't tell me the results, and there we no blood tests done. And no, no family history of GI problems. My primary symptoms are abdominal pain, gas, bloating, excessive belching, loss of appetite and unintentional weight loss (hey, my ribs are poking through, is that bad?) Anyway, thanks for your help!View Thread
Well, I have a stupid question. I am in the process of trying to get a diagnosis and am confused about what my provider is trying to do. First he wanted to try me on fiber for a few days (psyllium), when that didn't help he ordered FOBT and CBC. Well, the FOBT came back POS and the blood work indicates anemia. So, he then gives me a script for Bentyl (antispasmodic) and says to try it for two weeks. From everything I've read a positive FOBT indicates the need for more testing. Why is he giving me an IBS medication? Shouldn't he be scheduling me for a colonoscopy or something? At least an X-ray? Like a said, I'm confused. Any advice would be appreciated...View Thread
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