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Bloating, diarrhea, psoriasis, IBS. Done colonoscopy. Help?

daughter has had diarrhea and stomch problems 28 days - nd taking ammodium--she has a bad head vol and has been workimg and has lots of stress--she is custodial parent to my 11 yr old grandson -- and travels 45 min to and from work ea day - and is prof artist -- she has bloating -- is divorced over 8 yrs now - and has a large house to take care of -- she saw a dr. yesteerday and said that asap a colonoscopy is needed -- we do not know any more - she lives 200 mi awa - and we are her parents - we have two daughters - Lori Ann is 46 and also has psoriasis - food allergies - smokes and is overweight - and has never had this before - she mentioned IBS--what do you think about a colonoscopy -aren t there other tests - what about the dr getting a dietician to help her plan menus-
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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welcome to healthcare magic,
if your daughter is having persistent diarrhoea it would be good to do a stool test to rule out any kind of infection, to do h-pylori test to rule out ulcers,
side effect of drugs can cause diarrhoea and bloating.
if she has bleeding accompanied with diarrhoea then would rush for a colonoscopy.
from the brief history you have given me, she might be suffering from ulcers, she has many risk factors pointing to that these include.
- smoking
- food allergies.
would suggest she needs to be investigated to know what is causing the problem would benefit from endoscopy instead
yes she will benefit from a dietician for the food she needs to eat.
hope to have answered your query
wish your daughter a quick recovery and dont be stressed life is short enjoy it to the most.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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