IBS in med school
Hi Everyone, I'm an incoming M1 with IBS-D and was wondering if there are any others with this issue in med school. I've become progressively sicker over the past year, with significant weight loss (BMI of 16) and pain, chronic weakness, fatigue, and dizziness, as well as recurring fevers, in addition to my diarrhea and constipation. I often find it difficult to get through each day, and can no longer do certain things. For example, I can no longer drive due to my chronic dizziness. Given... IBS in med school (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - June 23, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: confusedpremed12345 Tags: Medical Students - MD Source Type: forums

Any thoughts on this case?
30 yo f with presents with 1 mo hx of the rash shown below which is also present on ears and breast with swelling and crusting in those areas. Also c/o fatigue, sore throat, cp, and constipation. Denies smoking, EtOH and drugs. Takes B12 and recently completed a 3 day course of steroids. Denies smoking, EtOH, or drugs. Labs: BMP wnl, CBC shows Hgb 9.6 (normocytic), plts 92K, wbc 2.6., AST 105, ALT 45, GGT 115, nml ALP, nml bili. nml Cr. A1c nml. nml CRP. ESR 58. TSH 15, nml T4, TPO 44 PS... Any thoughts on this case? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - May 31, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: gxb Tags: Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties Source Type: forums

Billing question for practicing providers
Hi there, I just had a quick question for practicing providers. I was told by my billing department that I cannot solely bill for mental health, for example depression, anxiety, ADD without a “medical diagnosis.“ I’ve never heard that throughout residency, having build 99213 and 99214s solely based on these diagnoses in the past and never heard any problems. I am told that I need to add “medical diagnosis “like blood pressure elevation, constipation, etc. in order for them to qualify. The... Billing question for practicing providers (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - February 16, 2018 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Cataclysmic Source Type: forums

Re: Laxatives for chronic constipation in adults
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Source: BMJ Comments - January 31, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Re: Pharmacological therapies for opioid induced constipation in adults with cancer
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Source: BMJ Comments - October 6, 2017 Category: General Medicine Source Type: forums

Constipation...
Forum: Health Posted By: Drez999 Post Time: 01-02-2017 at 23:51 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - February 2, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Can constipation make you feel like you're hungry?
Forum: Health Posted By: Anonymous Post Time: 07-09-2016 at 15:30 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - September 7, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

Really badly constipated help! Help!
Forum: Health Posted By: Anonymous Post Time: 31-08-2016 at 14:33 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - August 31, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

ranalozine
a/c to FA: inhibits later Na currents, decreasing diastolic wall tensoin and 02 consumption. wiki: inhibits na currents, which decreases intracellular ca2+(wont reach the voltage needed for opneing of ca2+ channels im assuming?) how would it decrease diastolic wall tension? and all of its SE are related to anticholinergic activity ie qt prolongated and constipation. Can anyone clear this up? (Source: Student Doctor Network)
Source: Student Doctor Network - July 23, 2016 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: aspiringmd1015 Source Type: forums

Please help! Possibe CF? Sweat test needed after rectal prolapse in 2 1/2 year old
Hello, This is my very first time posting here. I never thought I would find myself posing questions in regard to CF and my children, as I thought any fear of CF would have been completely put to rest by my prenatal testing and newborn screening. Apparently, as I am learning, this is not always the case. I just got back a little while ago from an over night stay at a children's hospital following my daughter's first experience with rectal prolapse. After speaking with the gastroenterologist at the end of her 24 hour observation period, I learned that it is protocol to send children her age with rectal prolapse for a swe...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - December 1, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Drai5 Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Pancreatic sufficient, but losing weight
Quick recap: My DS, 12 years old, was diagnosed with CRMS because of one mutation & one variant (DF508 & 5T/12TG) and borderline sweat tests (40/41). He has chronic constipation and wasn't gaining weight steadily on a growth curve so his Dr prescribed enzymes as a "trial" to see if they would help. He did begin to gain weight but I couldn't help but wonder if he was just catching up with a normal growth spurt or if the enzymes were actually doing something. The Dr that started him on enzymes left her practice and the new Dr agreed that we could do a little testing to see if he actually needed them or not....
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - October 29, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ByGrace Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Could it be CF in my 14 yo?
My son is 14 years old, weighs 78 lbs and is 4'10". He has had a cough for 2 years now and asthma among other things have been ruled out. He has had pneumonia twice and bronchitis once in this time. He is currently under the care of an endocrinologist because of his growth issues. He is falling farther and farther behind. His latest labs show his FSH to be very low and his LH to be low but not out of range. His vitamin D level continues to stay low despite supplements for the last year. It is currently at 21. He has always struggled with constipation and very large BM's. As an infant he had the same cough he has now t...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - October 22, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: snowborden1 Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Elastase Test--- with or without enzymes??
My son's GI ordered his first fecal elastase 1 test today. He has been on enzymes for a few years as an "experiment" to see if they would help his constipation & promote weight gain, but he's never been given a dx of either PS or PI. The GI said that we should stop the enzymes for about a week before the test so the results will be accurate. From what I've read online the enzymes won't affect the test, but I would hope that the Dr. knows what she's talking about. What have you done before collecting a sample? Should I stop giving him enzymes? Thanks! (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - September 30, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: ByGrace Tags: Families Source Type: forums

CF Bowel Obstruction Study
This study focuses on cystic fibrosis patients who have complaints of bowel obstruction and constipation. The goal of this study is to see if and how osteopathic manipulative medicine will affect these patientsÂ’ bowel functions. The study is being performed through Touro University. Treatments will take place in Vallejo, CA and in Portola Valley, CA. What is osteopathic manipulative medicine? Osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) is a hands-on technique of moving and mobilizing tissues of the body to be able to function optimally. In this project, the techniques that will be utilized are gentle and will be ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Alternative Medicine Forum - September 25, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Sara Modlin Tags: Alternative Medicine Source Type: forums

Help with constipation
I've been using MiraLAX once a day and still pretty blocked and hard stools, is anybody else using something different I'm only going like once or twice a week. I'm so bloated and uncomfortable. I need some other methods thanks (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - September 6, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: missmary083 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

Fibrosis in the stomach lining.
Can anyone give me any insight on whether fibrosis found in stomach lining is DEFINITELY CF or not? My daughter's GI did a scope and biopsy last Friday and received the results today. She said they found "fibrosis in the stomach lining" and she would have to do further research to find out what that meant. I, of course, could not stop myself from googling and over and over found my queries leading to CF. They also found reactive changes of the esophagus. She is 19 months old with IgG-deficiency, they were doing the scope to look for evidence of celiac's. She has been chronically constipated since we switched fr...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Families Forum - July 30, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: twinmomIM13 Tags: Families Source Type: forums

Cough question
My daughter recently had an endoscopy done. Anesthesiology told me "she had more respiratory secretions than we normally see, typically we see it if someone has a cold" According to her GI doc they "suctioned a great big blob out during extubation and said she should feel some relief now" I did ask anesthesiology if they could culture any secretions they encountered, they said that is not something they do. :( She has had this chronic, productive, daily cough since this past October. Last Friday she had tubes put in both her ears d/t failing her hearing test, large amount of fluid behind her ears and 6 ...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - April 9, 2015 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Makmomma2 Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Could I have CF?
I've had what has been diagnosed as horrible allergies my entire life. My nose is completely clogged 365 days a year, to the point where I basically can't breathe through it. What's worse is I have this horrible post nasal drip. It's so thick and copious that I feel like I am constantly choking. I'm coughing and sniffling literally every second of every day. Although I do exercise, I have a hard time breathing when I run. I often feel like I can't breathe deeply enough. I feel like I constantly have a sinus infection, I've had probably 2-3 a year for as long as I can remember. I've had my lung capacity tested before to see...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Newly Diagnosed Forum - October 30, 2014 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Lannister Tags: Newly Diagnosed Source Type: forums

Constipation cures
Forum: Health Posted By: elitepower Post Time: 14-08-2014 at 14:59 (Source: The Student Room)
Source: The Student Room - August 14, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: forums

How to know Creon is helping
Hi, I'm new to the board. My doctor suspects pancreatic insufficiency and I'm trying samples of Creon 36,000. So far I've been trying them two weeks and having mixed results. Some days it feels like my energy is better and I'm making myself eat more fat and calories. However, somedays the constipation and energy is bad. I used to have frequent loose stools, but they stopped being bad after taking antibiotics earlier this year. Now I'm more constipated. But if I eat a lot of fat, the stools will be loose. I have a few questions that I would love to hear thoughts on: How will I know if Creon is working? Does the gas/bloat...
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Forum - August 10, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Chrono34 Tags: Nutrition Source Type: forums

Constipation? Or something else...help!
Recently I started properly taking my medicine (about two months ago). Then one night I woke up with a lot of lower back/ pelvic pain and constipation....is this a side effect of now appropriately taking my enzymes? It's now moved from my lower back to the front but still constipation. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Forum - April 9, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: Max Potter Tags: Nutrition Source Type: forums

Not taking enzymes...
Because of insurance problems, I haven't been able to take my enzymes for about a week...I've been getting constipation, is this normal? Like I feel that I have to go to the bathroom but after I sit I can't get anything out. Also, I think I've lost a little bit of weight...will that continue to happen? (I don't take a lot of enzymes...usually only 3 a day, have been taking them for 8 years) and I will get this insurance mishap cleared up, but I just wanted to know in the meantime. (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Nutrition Forum - February 17, 2014 Category: Nutrition Authors: dtc0507 Tags: Nutrition Source Type: forums

Hemorrhoids and constipation cure with herbs
Cure hemorrhoids and constipation with hemorrhoids duocBenh draft is a very common disease in both men and women . Hemorrhoids usually are not dangerous but cause very unpleasant symptoms , such as burning , itching , bleeding , and sometimes can develop into cancer . The causes of hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids is a disease of the veins . When the blood vessels veins to venous stasis is stretched out , the dilated veins in the anus so it is called hemorrhoids ( pile ) . The main cause of hemorrhoids are caused by constipation for a long time that the pressure generated in variceal vessels dilated anus and pulling injured i...
Source: New Media Medicine - February 15, 2014 Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: trochoivui.com Tags: Access to Medicine Source Type: forums

Breastfeeding?
Hello, I have cf, my son is 7 months and I have breastfed him with formula supplement (not very much comes out when I pump). My question is how many cfers have breastfed? how long? also my baby has constipation issues (he tested negative for cf and is not even a carrier) and was wondering if it could be my milk? I also have problems gaining weight, I only gained 8lbs while pregnant and lost 15lbs after the baby. Any advice? (Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum)
Source: Cystic Fibrosis Pregnancy Forum - November 26, 2013 Category: Respiratory Medicine Authors: Jakesgirl05 Tags: Pregnancy Source Type: forums

back pain & leg issues
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Source: MD Health Forum - Medical Discussion Boards - April 15, 2013 Category: Consumer Health Advice Authors: raeofsunshine Tags: Neurosurgery Source Type: forums