Hi. Have you been tested for celiac disorder and for pancreatic insufficiency? Have you had an autoimmune disorder screening? I assume your thyroid function has been checked?
I have been checked for celiac; nagative. i have not had any auto-immune or pancreatic screening unless that is part of a defaul blood test.
Thyroid was tested normal. I have not knowingly changed my diet in any way. I also cannot find any link between what I eat and either how I feel or how my abdomen/urologicalbits/back react
I have had one stool sample apparently tested for mucus for inflammatory bowel which was negative but I don't know about the other things... Any significance in the ache/sensations around bladder/prostate, etc?
No, neither of those. Early concerns were focused around possible prostatitis (had Cipro) but that made no difference. No focus has yet been placed on my bladder. What's the plan; for you to review all this and feed back an account?
Doctor, I need to leave the computer now but I will return later to ask any remaining question/s and rate your answer. Thank you for the information so far.
The idea of this service for me was to get a view on what I could legitimately ask my doctor to look into. Your suggestion was that we might consider SIBO and pancreatic insufficiency. You also alluded to screening for culture, ova and parasites and possibly trying Levsin or Bentyl to relieve IBS.
I will ask my doctor to confirm I have been tested for celiac, thyroid function.
Could you please top this advice off by covering:
Thank you, Rob
My doctor said he has tested for amylase and it was normal. while I have not had a culture done for SIBO he implied he had tested for this through another route... He did a urine analysis and all was clear including for micro blood loss. He has put me on a tablet antacid beginning Lans...pole based on some evidence of sub-something inflammation from the duodenum in the gastroscopy. I am going back in a month to review. I still have the feeling of needing to pee more often so continue to be a little concerned about urinary/prostatic involvement.
He did DRE in November and it was smooth but he said he thought it felt very slightly 'boggy' and he gave me Cipro for prostatitis (which made no difference). PSA of 1.1. was returned in test.