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by Wendy Green
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Diverticulitis
Replies: 4
Views: 1042

Re: Diverticulitis

Hi Rosie, I wonder if the screening revealed that you have diverticular disease (also known as diverticulosis) rather than diverticulitis? Diverticular disease is where you develop small pouches in the walls of your intestines. It's fairly common in older people and can also be hereditary. Many peop...
by Wendy Green
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS and SIBO
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: IBS and SIBO

Hi SIBO (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth), as the name suggests, is where there is an overgrowth of bacteria in the small intestine. SIBO can cause similar symptoms to IBS - including diarrhoea, bloating, gas, abdominal cramps and nausea. In fact it's thought that SIBO may be the cause of some...
by Wendy Green
Sat Apr 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Abdominal pains
Replies: 2
Views: 839

Re: Abdominal pains

Hi, It sounds like you may have been suffering from faecal impaction - another name for chronic constipation. This is where you have a large amount of dry, hard poo stuck in your back passage (rectum). Next time it happens it would be advisable to see your GP, who will probably treat the impaction b...
by Wendy Green
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bowel problems
Replies: 2
Views: 750

Re: Bowel problems

Hi, It sounds as though the laxative your GP has prescribed for you doesn't suit you. There are several different types of laxative available, so if you tell your GP about the problem you're having with your current treatment, I'm sure they'll be able to offer you a more suitable alternative. It'd a...
by Wendy Green
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: IBS
Topic: IBS & bowel conditions
Replies: 2
Views: 783

Re: IBS & bowel conditions

Hi, I'm sorry to hear about your problems with chronic diarrhoea. You say you have a number of other health conditions, so I'm wondering if any of these could be linked to your bowel issues? For example conditions like diabetes, hyperthyroidism and Addison's disease can cause diarrhoea. Also, are yo...
by Wendy Green
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Bowel Pain
Replies: 2
Views: 771

Re: Bowel Pain

Hi,

It sounds as though your friend may have haemorrhoids - but he really needs to go and see his GP to make sure he gets the correct diagnosis and treatment. No-one should ignore any changes in the gut or back passage - it's always best to get unusual symptoms checked out.

Best wishes
by Wendy Green
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
Topic: I’m so confused with my symptoms
Replies: 7
Views: 1100

Re: I’m so confused with my symptoms

Hi Melissa, You mention you've had medical tests - I'm guessing to rule out inflammatory bowel conditions like ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. However, your symptoms - foul-smelling diarrhoea, tummy pain, wind and bloating, could indicate coeliac disease. This condition is caused by the body...
by Wendy Green
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: general
Topic: Colonography
Replies: 2
Views: 757

Re: Colonography

Hi, Apparently it's rare to experience pain when having a colonography - hence the lack of sedation. Unfortunately it sounds as though you were one of the unlucky ones. I recently had a sigmoidoscopy for which I was offered sedation and turned down in favour of gas & air, as I didn't expect the ...
by Wendy Green
Mon Apr 08, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: constipation & diarrhoea
Topic: Metformin and Diarrhoea
Replies: 4
Views: 1012

Re: Metformin and Diarrhoea

Hi Kat, As well as Metformin there are various alternative drugs that can be taken to treat type 2 diabetes, including sulfonylurea, pioglitazone, canagliflozin, dapagliflozin, and empagliflozin. As you're still suffering unacceptable side effects 2 years on from starting on Metformin, I suggest you...
by Wendy Green
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Pain Management
Topic: Ongoing pain from sciatica
Replies: 4
Views: 2893

Re: Ongoing pain from sciatica

Regular gentle exercise such as walking, swimming and yoga, can often help with sciatica. However, if you try these activities but gain no relief it would be worth asking your GP for a referral to an NHS physiotherapist, who will be able to advise you on the best exercises for your condition. I hope...
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