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Talking Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 9th 2009, 11:43 PM

I know there are a lot of people out there with intestinal problems. Whether it's just a temporary issue or if it's in for the long run there are people out there with something. >> So I was just wondering if there was anyone on here who wants to share and sympathize.

I have Ulcerative Colitis- and I'm just 15 (Got diagnosed last October). It's basically a genetic issue with my colon. I get to take medicine for the rest of my life to keep it in remission. It's really not so bad, it's just annoying to take the meds. You can either take 4 pills a day, or take suppositories (or as me and my family like to call them, 'rectal rockets')


   
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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 10th 2009, 11:18 AM

I have Irritable Bowel Syndrome and have had it for the last 12 years of my life. Unfortunatly there is nothing that I can take to help it so I've had to put incredible restrictions on myself. There's nothing I can do, so I've got to live with it and hope for a cure!


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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 10th 2009, 05:53 PM

I have IBS, lymphocytic colitis, and mesenteric lymphadenitis, as well as several other issues we suspect but are currently in testing for. I have inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders that make intestinal and gastic issues worsen. So I definitely know where you're coming from.

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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 10th 2009, 05:55 PM

I find that because I dont move around much, when I do, I get severe stomach cramps
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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 10th 2009, 10:24 PM

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I have IBS, lymphocytic colitis, and mesenteric lymphadenitis, as well as several other issues we suspect but are currently in testing for. I have inflammatory diseases and autoimmune disorders that make intestinal and gastic issues worsen. So I definitely know where you're coming from.

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Wow- that's quite a bit there. What's lymphocytic colitis and mesenteric lymphadenitis?

They call me in every 6 months or so. I'm on suppositories (Canasa) and they work really well, but they're always the backlash in the morning. -_- stupid excess meds that didn't get absorbed.

Anyway. I had to go through a colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, and the pill cam to figure out what all was wrong with me.


   
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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 12th 2009, 06:21 PM

Lymphocytic colitis - Mayo Clinic:

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Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are inflammatory conditions of the colon that cause chronic, nonbloody, watery diarrhea. Some researchers believe that collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are different phases of the same condition rather than separate conditions.
Both collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are sometimes referred to collectively asmicroscopic colitis — because the diagnosis is confirmed by microscopic examination. Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are more prevalent in older adults. Collagenous colitis is more common in women than in men.
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Lymph nodes are collections of cells that play a key role in your body's ability to fight off illness. In mesenteric lymphadenitis, the lymph nodes in a membrane that attaches your intestine to your abdominal wall (mesentery) become inflamed — usually as a result of an intestinal infection.
Mesenteric lymphadenitis occurs mainly in children and teens and often mimics the signs and symptoms of appendicitis. Unlike appendicitis, however, mesenteric lymphadenitis is seldom serious and clears on its own in a few days or weeks.


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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 16th 2009, 04:08 AM

Ooh, I see. They sound manageable though. Which is a good thing.

I can't really run anymore because my UC acts up. A lot of mucus deposits.


   
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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 16th 2009, 07:10 AM

I have a hiatal hernia: It's basically like my stomach pushed through into my esophagus, and so the acid can just come up into my mouth from my stomach. So I can't eat a lot of foods, which can stink sometimes. But I cheat!! I eat chocolate everyday I hope to get surgery someday, so I don't have to deal with it anymore.. but hey, it'll be okay.


   
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Re: Anyone else have intestinal problems? - February 17th 2009, 12:29 AM

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I have a hiatal hernia: It's basically like my stomach pushed through into my esophagus, and so the acid can just come up into my mouth from my stomach. So I can't eat a lot of foods, which can stink sometimes. But I cheat!! I eat chocolate everyday I hope to get surgery someday, so I don't have to deal with it anymore.. but hey, it'll be okay.
Lol, ooh, sounds fun in a weird way. Not saying it's a good thing, but it definately would make for an interesting conversation.

Surgery for my issue would mean to get my colon removed and have a sort of sack as a relacement...it's just better to take rectal rockets the rest of my life than that.


   
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