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Sphincteroplasty

LVA69
  • By LVA69 · Posted 8:26 am
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 0 replies
  • Hi, Has anyone had a Sphincteroplasty surgery performed and it so what was the recovery period? Also if anyone has had one performed are you having any issues that may still be causing incontinence? Please ...

Extreme hair breakage and thinning

BrnEyz
  • By BrnEyz · New reply 8:22 am
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 7 replies
  • I really need some answers quick! In the past couple of months, I have lost over 70% of my hair volume and length. My Dr. did blood work, it all came back pretty good. I do not take any medications of ...

Gastroparesis and stomach dumping

Holm
  • By Holm · New reply 2:09 am
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 6 replies
  • How do u know if u have GP or stomach dumping syndrome? How do u know if u have both? I have severe pain and chronic diarrhea. Please help me understand these two terrible stomach aliments. I'm new to ...

Curious About The benifits Of Coconut Oil

Duvie
  • By Duvie · New reply yesterday at 11:27 pm
  • Journal · 323 replies
  • This past week I've been hearing about coconut nut oil having a lot of great benefits on the body. Can anyone say for sure that coconut oil actually is working for some patients? Thanks for any responses ...

REVISITING -Herniated L5 disc, abdominal pain and GI issues -

Caribou88
  • By Caribou88 · New reply yesterday at 11:01 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 10 replies
  • so the discussion has been closed - well my fault as I have been soooooo busy BUT I Needed to let the people who were interested, know of my outcome,,,, ORIGINAL POST It has been a long road for me maybe ...

Need advice - re: bowel resection

mmall
  • By mmall · New reply yesterday at 10:55 pm
  • Discussion in Pediatric · 2 replies
  • Hi. Are there any doctors contributing to this forum? My tale is a long painful story about my 15 year old daughter. You can read and hear about it at www.youcaring.com/mmall. Right now, though I need ...

Extreme bloating, constipation

ksljr
  • By ksljr · New reply yesterday at 10:50 pm
  • Discussion in Living with an invisible illness · 21 replies
  • For 3 years ever since a series of surgeries (my gut was likely decimated by antibiotics perhaps, steroids, deadly bacteria, loss of weight or all of the above), I have been unable to eat even the smallest ...

You've got to love them!

candacepoet
  • By candacepoet · New reply yesterday at 10:44 pm
  • Journal · 20 replies
  • I've been having a lot of trouble with extra pain and nausea, even some vomiting, ever since I had the stomach virus in early March. My GI, Dr. Chang, thinks that it could be a hangover from the virus ...

Has anyone here tried a 'greens' powder?

booters
  • By booters · New reply yesterday at 10:32 pm
  • Discussion in Nutrition · 14 replies
  • A friend who is concerned about the lack of veg/fruit/fiber in my diet gave me a 'greens' powder that you mix with juice or water. I am trying sips of it as I type and wondering if anyone else has had ...

treatment in other countries for GP

SarahRay
  • By SarahRay · New reply yesterday at 9:50 pm
  • Discussion in Alternative therapies · 1 reply
  • Hi All, I was wondering if anyone has heard of treatment options over in other countries, like Germany. I have Small fiber neuropathy, which they think caused the GP. Also have dysautonomia/POTS and colon ...

Gastroparesis,, help!!!

estefers11
  • By estefers11 · New reply yesterday at 9:30 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 10 replies
  • Hello Everyone, I am Estefy Garcia and my mom is suffering through gastroparesis. She was diagnosed a few months ago but she's been suffering through it for a year! it has been the roughest year in my ...

Just curious! How many of you with GP do not rely on TPN or J/G tubes.

Redmoe
  • By Redmoe · New reply yesterday at 9:13 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 17 replies
  • If so, how do you maintain your weight. What the heck are you eating ...

autonomic nervous dysfunction

sisternc1
  • By sisternc1 · New reply yesterday at 8:29 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 5 replies
  • Hello, I am new to the chat. I have been dx with autonomic nervous system dysfunction and would like to chat with someone who has this condition. Thank you sisternc1 ...

Has anyone tried Betaine HCL with Pepsin

Redmoe
  • By Redmoe · New reply yesterday at 7:44 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 11 replies
  • I have GP & Gerd. I am trying to get off the PPI's. Has anyone tried Betaine HCL with Pepsin? If so, what was your experience. Thanks for your input ...

SmartPill Exam Experience??

ksludwig
  • By ksludwig · New reply yesterday at 7:16 pm
  • Journal · 10 replies
  • I know some people mentioned having the SmartPill exam before and I was wondering what the test all entailed, what they used it for, and what your outcomes might have been with it? I do not have a colon ...

Laparoscopic Pyloroplasty

kfrick29
  • By kfrick29 · New reply yesterday at 6:40 pm
  • Discussion in Inability to eat · 2 replies
  • Has anyone had the laparoscopic pyloroplasty prodedure done? I am currently on my last "try" of Domperidone and the next step I am thinking will be this surgery. I am on an all liquid diet, even with ...

End stage bowel disease/facing intestinal transplant

jbird1972
  • By jbird1972 · New reply yesterday at 6:04 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 6 replies
  • Hi everyone, hopefully you guys have some info because there's not much info out there. After being diagnosed with GP and then having a complete gastrectomy at Cleveland Clinic in July 2012, I came back ...

medical marijuana

donnanae
  • By donnanae · New reply yesterday at 5:20 pm
  • Discussion in Pain issues · 6 replies
  • Hello, I am not looking to start a big debate here....I am not looking for a discussion on morality..that said-- I want to know if anyone here has tried medical MJ. I have severe gastroparesis and severe ...

Can someone describe pain you experience?

Margot64
  • By Margot64 · New reply yesterday at 5:04 pm
  • Discussion in Living with an invisible illness · 6 replies
  • Have been reading the boards on motility disorders. I am still not sure what I have. Diagnosed with IBS but also was told I had delayed motility. Have a Defecography (?) on Wednesday at Stanford. I have ...

Sleeve gasterectomy

Cmac3721
  • By Cmac3721 · New reply yesterday at 4:34 pm
  • Discussion in Open discussion · 4 replies
  • Hey guys I was wondering something, I have been hearing people do sleeve gasterectomys to help gastropareisis now although I do have a minor case compared to most (well kinda i still lost 25 pounds and ...

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