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    Betsy in Michigan

    So glad you’re feeling better – hope you never have a repeat performance. Always good to get things checked out.

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      Gluten Dude

      Always. Thanks.

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    Whew! Glad to know things are not too serious! Did anyone check and or mention an anal fissure? Just when you thought there was no more to describe! Might want to ask. And thanks to Mrs. Dude for her humor and taking care of you!

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      Gluten Dude

      I’m pretty sure the doc checked for everything while he was back there. Up there?? In there??? Anyway, I’ll follow up though…thanks.

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    Just lay off the beetroot next time, glaso you’re ok old chap

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      Gluten Dude

      Ha. Thanks.

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    So glad the reports were good. Thanks, Mrs. Dude for taking care of you. Had days/weeks/months like this myself …..your own personal superhero team really goes the distance for you at times like those, doesn’t it? Take good care……

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    Colette Sullivan-Ledoux

    Bottoms Up!! Glad to hear the news was good!!

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    Hey, I’m glad you’re okay. But I am sending a cyber smack up the side of your head for:

    1. Not being initially concerned,
    2. Not telling your wife,
    3. Just being a MAN…..

    Honestly! Next time call the freaking doctor!

    Okay, your scolding is over now.

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      Gluten Dude

      Scold accepted and well deserved.

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    OMG. My celiac husband had the same week with same issues. Colonoscopy showed nothing (sound familiar) and dr thinks it is the internal hemroids. Hope you have recovered and my sympathies to the spouse. Celiacs have interesting adventures.

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    Betsy in Michigan

    Since we’re all being brutally honest: my new gastro Dr. tells me that they can fix internal hems in office WHILE they are actively bleeding (rubber bands or somesuch). I was quite fascinated. Because of my family history, I have regular plumbing checks, but once every couple years, the internal guys make me bleed like a stuck pig (and I drink prune juice until they’re healed). Next time it happens, believe you me, I am THERE!

    The OTHER thing he wants me to do is have a yearly fecal exam (take home and mail-away kit) that he or my GP can do. Says colonoscopies don’t catch everything. Seems like a fairly inexpensive additional assurance for many people.

    Stay on top of your gut health, everyone.

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    Casey the College Celiac

    So glad to hear that the scopes went well! I’ll keep sending healing thoughts your way until you learn what’s the matter. Keep kicking life’s ass ;)

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    I’ve been kind of holding my breath worrying about you (I’m the Celiac) and even got my husband concerned. Great news!

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    I can totally sympathize. I have my first ever colonoscopy in 3 weeks and I am NOT looking forward to it! Mine is because my younger sister (in her 30s) discovered she has polyps, so it was advised I get tested too. Freaking out!

    About the blood, I had a similar experience about a decade ago and ended up in the ER. At my follow up appt, my Dr said it was hemmoroids, it was a lot of blood!

    Lastly, this reminds me that I really need to do a blog post about my beet experience, that led me to believe I was going to be found dead, alone in my apartment.

    Glad the experience is over and done!!

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      Colonoscopies are not fun, but they’re temporary! Good luck!

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    Hopefully they check for H Pylori in the biopsy. That is the cause of my current gastritis (stomach inflammation). Sounds similar to your situation. Mine was first diagnosed with a stool sample and later confirmed with my dual “procedure”. I’m also suffering weight loss (down to 106 at 5’8″!) and some bleeding, believed to be caused by hemorrhoids. Otherwise colon looks good, so we got the same good news!

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    Cali Celiac

    Glad to hear the sun is shining on your backside again Dude! It was bloody stools and anemia that finally convinced my GP to send me to a GI after my colonoscopy came out clean (the prep for that really is a pain in the ass). My GI tested my IgA levels which were high and then performed an endoscopy to DX my CD at 57. You have an awesome support group. I wish every Celiac had that kind of support.

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    You’re very sick and in a lot of pain with diverticulititis. White blood cells are high…in my case over 23,000. The infection will show on a CT scan. GI won’t scope you until the infection is cleared. I’ve been through it. Had a couple feet of my colon removed from that and a sigmoid volvulus.

    I’m glad to hear you checked out ok. If everything else checks out ok try increasing your intake of carbohydrates. They are our main source of fuel.

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    Oh yes!!!! Love it!!!! I am 62. 5’8″ 135 lb. I just have an Inguinal hernia for 9 years. So my dead parents both had hemorrhoid when they were young. I did too. I have caused severe conditions by eating beans, nuts, greens, meat and dairy. I also spent lots of hours working on my feet and that can throw a lot of pressure on the butt organs. Beet juice is more of a lighter red. I have done beet juicing and beet salads and the same beety water in the toilet. When food dries up in the colon, it is very hard for the bowel to move it along. This is why we need to be as hydrated as we can. People that abuse drugs such as heroine and pain killers also get extremely constipated. When and if I eat a tomatoe sauce rich dish, I get saucy bowel movements and they look genuine. We have to remember something very important. The list of foods I provided above is very important. When we take away a balanced meal from the equation, we will have problems. Take a look at some of the food combining charts online. This is extremely important as well. Timing between meals seems to be around four hours. Small snacks do not count as meals, just calories if you count. I have done the raw diet, fruitarian diet, starch based diet, vegan diet, vegetarian diet, rotation diet, zone diet, blood type diet and a bunch more. We are all a bit different. Our genetic codes are different. But we must pay close attention to what we eat and how our body disposes of it. I have ripped my anus from constipation due to the foods I mentioned above. It took two to three months to heal properly. We need to move. Hard strenuous activity and exercise is not always good. What else can I say? Be careful of the popular internet doctors. They are not alway truthful, unfortunately. I have learned more than many doctors and internists learn in thirty years of practicing medicine. Be well everyone! Art


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