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So I have been to the doctor a couple of times, and have been pretty much blown off (or so it seems) The last two times I have went the doctor hasn't even examined me, just talked for a few minutes then last time he prescribed Protonix, and told me after taking that for a few weeks if it wasn't better to come back and they would run some tests. This is what I have going on:
about 8 weeks ago now, I had a dull ache in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen. That has since moved to the upper right quadrant on occasion and it is more stabbing when it is there. It has really moved all around now that I think about it. Before starting the Protonix I was belching a lot and had horrible gas, belching has really subsided but the gas is still pretty bad. Bowel movements are pretty consistent usually a couple a day with the first one being around 0730 pretty much like clock work. They are generally not watery, I'd say they are kinda average I guess, not soft or hard. Sometimes the pain stays all day, sometimes it doesn't but there is always a full feeling. My latest twist (hopefully not TMI) I had to go this morning and didn't have any place to stop as I work in the middle of nowhere I had to hold it for about 30 minutes. When I got to work I went, and then about 30 minutes later I went again, the first time no blood, the second time a small amount of bright red blood I'd say less than a teaspoon full.
Anyone have any ideas? I have be diagnosed with IBS about 20 years ago, but it doesn't seem like IBS. I'm going to make an appointment with a gastroenterologist as soon as I can, but until then........
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