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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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my mum has had itching all over for the last few years, she

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my mum has had itching all over for the last few years, she cannot sleep, keeps her awake and it really unsettles her ,shes been under the hospital,for the last few years and no one seems to know what the matter is shes had ex-rays, scans, she also suffers with water infections,shes had her kidneys checked but all is ok,she has got gaul stones for which she has had, for the last few years, as long as shes had the itching, could this be something to do with it, i would love to find out for her, as i feel all this is pulling her down and making her ill i know she is getting on in life now, she is about to turn 90years, i only wish i could do something for her to help.as she has had this problem for years with no one knowing what the problem is, i wish i could get an answer for her for once.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi. No rash involved with the itching? Her liver function tests are normal?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

could this be anything to do with bowel trouble,

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
In a way it could. If there's no rash involved and her liver and kidney functions are normal, the possible causes can be anemia, vitamin B12 deficiency, iron deficiency, and those could be from an absorption problem in the bowels. She also should be screened for allergies.
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