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Suffering from symptoms of IBS and taking depo provera - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: IBS(Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   i am Dr i here
User :   hello dr.
Doctor :   please proceed with your query
User :   well, this is odd but I have IBS and I am also taking depo provera
User :   I have several symptoms and I was wondering if perhaps they could be interfeing with each other?
Doctor :   may i know your age and gender ?
User :   19 and female
Doctor :   ok we can go thru all your symptoms one by one
Doctor :   tell me all the medications you are taking at this moment
User :   the depo shot and occasionally i take dicolomyn for my IBS.
User :   I have rather tender breast, bloody bowels, and acne
User :   i also gained wieght and my IBS is more difficult to control now.
Doctor :   well the tender breasts and slight weight gain is due to the depo provera
Doctor :   these are normal side effects that many women experience
User :   the rest?
Doctor :   tell me has your IBS improved?
User :   no. it's worse.
Doctor :   how is your diet ?
User :   same as it's always been, lots of fiber included
Doctor :   thats good you maintain that
Doctor :   you got any tests done ?
User :   no tests as of late, i've not really been tested for anything in a couple of years.
Doctor :   well you should get tests done , because we have to now pinpoint the exact cause of health
User :   what tests would recommend i have completed
Doctor :   acne too is related to hormonal changes
User :   true.
User :   the test though?
Doctor :   There is no specific test for IBS, although diagnostic tests may be performed to rule out other problems. These tests may include stool sample testing, blood tests, and x rays
Doctor :   you will also need to undergo a sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy
Doctor :   thats all you need
User :   thank you then n.n
Doctor :   your most welcome
User :   no need to worry about the depo though?
Doctor :   just get a complete physical examination done and you will be fine
User :   even tho i bleed after sex?
Doctor :   the test you will do for IBS will find any abnormality
Doctor :   even for this too
User :   alright thank you.
Doctor :   so you are covered both ways
Doctor :   your welcoem
Doctor :   take care
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