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hey doc i have was admitted to hospital with awful abdominal

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hey doc i have was admitted to hospital with awful abdominal pain, was given antibiotics for a week then prescribed perdnisolone steroid for over a period of say 6 months starting on 7 for two weeks then 6 and so forth. i am now down too 4, so as you can read its being a while at first things got comfortable, pain managed etc but over the last few days the pain is unbearable but let my explain im a big guy 6"3 and i can handle pain but this is bringing me too tears.Tomorrow i have an app for an ultrasound"should have mentioned before i had a ct/mri scan when in hospita" l thats my only reason for not going to a&e today or day before. so my question is what could this be? they said they were looking at crohns i have read up on the symptoms they don't relate too me. I would appericate any advice, feed back as im really concerned as to what is going on with me and self diagnosing with the information on net is not good i need advice as too what i need to ask the doctors as i am sitting like a witless child
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.

What symptoms do you have outside of pain?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

hey doc i have was admitted to hospital with awful abdominal pain, was given antibiotics for a week then prescribed perdnisolone steroid for over a period of say 6 months starting on 7 for two weeks then 6 and so forth. i am now down too 4, so as you can read its being a while at first things got comfortable, pain managed etc but over the last few days the pain is unbearable but let my explain im a big guy 6"3 and i can handle pain but this is bringing me too tears.Tomorrow i have an app for an ultrasound"should have mentioned before i had a ct/mri scan when in hospita" l thats my only reason for not going to a&e today or day before. so my question is what could this be? they said they were looking at crohns i have read up on the symptoms they don't relate too me. I would appericate any advice, feed back as im really concerned as to what is going on with me and self diagnosing with the information on net is not good i need advice as too what i need to ask the doctors as i am sitting like a witless child

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
why don't your symptoms fit with crohn's

What are your symptoms?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

dr i dont have much money so am i being charged for these questions? but like i said none your the doc you know the symptoms. i don't suffer from none from what i've read< you tell me what symptons of crohns are they maybe differ to what i've read


 

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
No, you are only charged once

I only get paid when you rate me positively

There is one charge here Paul

I am just gathering information in order to give you the best answer.

The symptom I know is pain. That's it. That doesn't tell me much Paul

I need to know if you have fever, diarrhea, chills, nausea, vomiting
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

ok doc thanks no i have none of the above yes i would have suffered from diarrhea but not from prescribed perdnisolone my only symptoms are im in terrible pain in my whole lower abdominal area doc i can suffer all sorts of pain but this is unbearable im not great at explaining or answering questions i just want some sort of knowledge when i go to my app tomorrow i just know something isn't right and when you go in thick you leave even more confused. things i think you may need to know i have lost weight and a great amount but i was trying i was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes so i lost 3 stone from December too august then another drop by another 7lbs then admitted to hospital prescribed perdnisolone and ahve put on some weight but mainly my face

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
What other meds are you on now?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
Sorry about the late reply

This is definitely crohns disease or ulcerative colitis

You need a colonoscopy to confirm


That is the next step
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 years ago.
I noticed that our chat is not complete.

A positive rating is the only way I am credited for my work. However, my main goal is your 100% satisfaction. If you are satisfied, please rate positively. If not, just click reply and I will happily provide more information.

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