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Food poisioning and painful bowels with back pain - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Digestion and Bowels
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User :   Hi
i have been having tummy problems for coming up 8 years
it started when i caught severe food poisoning and lost a lot of weight until they found out it was camphylobactor.
after i was cured i have been having pains from bowels ie sore after bowel movements
also sever lower back pain and upper back pain with pain under my right side
i have been for x-rays,ultra scan blodd tests urine tests and feases tests which alll came back normal
i am in pain all the time and all the doctors say is its ibs but i have pain just below my shoulder blades and i feel like i am dieying sometimes sorry for the long question but im trying to think all my symptoms i am worried sick it is cancer but im not loosing weight even though i am off my food and the doctor said if it was cancer i would have died a long time ago
thank you
i am male 44 6ft and weigh 14 stone after loosing 7 stone on a strict diet
Doctor :   HI
Doctor :   Let me read your query
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having is pain under your shoulder blades?
User :   for a bit of 1 year i woulod say its a gripping pain and it goes into my jaw
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it present through out the day?
User :   yes sometimes and at night
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any stool abnormalities?
User :   no i am taking fibrogel which helps me to go every morning
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any blood in the stools?
User :   no i had a test for my stool and it came back ok
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are losing your weight and how fast?
User :   i am not loosing weight sorry it was my typing i lost weight by going on a strict diet i was over weight but ok now
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs. If yes how much/how often and how long you have?
User :   i dont smoke used but gave up 10 years ago i dont take any drugs or ever have tried and i drink every 2 or 3 months a few pints but not very much
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have any acidity like symptoms?
Doctor :   Like burning sensations in stomach or heart burn?
User :   yes i have reflux something i had an endoscopy about 7 years ago and was diognosed i take tablets for it daily noe
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you still have these symptoms?
User :   not any more and i dont eat spicy foods etc
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Any water gushing in throat or bitter taste in mouth?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   From your history it does not look like a case of IBS
Doctor :   they have symptoms of abdominal cramps and pain Bloody diarrhea, severe urgency to have a bowel movement, f ever Loss of appetite, weight loss
Doctor :   GERD can cause pain in shoulder area and also pain abdomen
User :   i also have joint pain but its my back and ub=nder neath my right side that radiates into my back
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and i feel tyred all the time
Doctor :   Have you consulted a gatroentrologist?
User :   no
Doctor :   I would suggest you consult a gatroentrologist a get a through check up done
User :   i know its hard to diagnos over the internet any ideas what it might be i keep thinking its lung or bowel cancer
Doctor :   From your history it doesn't lead towards cancer
Doctor :   In lung cancer you will have loss of weight
Doctor :   blood in cough
Doctor :   etc
User :   that makes me feel a bit better and if it was bowel cancer i would have been ill a long time ago what is a gatroentrologist is that an endoscopy
Doctor :   He is a doctor who is specialist in gastric and bowel diseases
User :   ok so do you think the pain in my back is coming from my bowel
Doctor :   It is most probably coming from your stomach
User :   a thats sounds about right as i say thank you for putting my mind at rest i just have a phobia about cancer but i have saw it in my family and its is very quick spreading
Doctor :   Which cancer is running in your family?
User :   it was lung cancer
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You can rule out gastro conditions first then we can look into lung conditions
User :   thanks again DR and i hope you have a nice day many thanks for your kind help
Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?
User :   thats great thanks again
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