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My doctor may in fact be trying to kill me...

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posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 08:53 AM

Originally posted by Chadwickus
See another doctor ASAP!

Even if it's in another town, get a second opinion for sure

All the best with it

Yes what they said!!! And maybe report him for not treating you well. It may clear things up.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 09:23 AM
1st SEE a Doctor

Ask your doctor about pernicious anemia and Crohn's disease.

My wife has pernicious anemia. You don't produce red blood cells unless you get b12 shots. She almost died before it was diagnosed. They kept telling her it was a sinus infection. She was cold and tired all the time even cold in the summer.

Being cold was due to loss of blood. Since you mention bleeding in you post you ought to have your blood count checked as well.

I have a friend with Crohn's. You symptoms mimic some of his. His immune system has attacked his bowels is the simple explanation. He has had several surgeries and takes medication to manage it.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 09:28 AM
Any update? I hope you got seen.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 10:53 AM
Your case sounds like a classic presentation of Crohn's disease. A colonoscopy would not pick up ulcerations in your terminal ileum (the most common site of ulceration in Crohn's) unless they were specifically looking for it, which, frankly, they should have been. Ulcerative colitis would have been picked up even by a completely incompetent endoscopist, so Crohn's is much more likely. Tell your doctor to give you a referral to a gastroenterologist and tell him, specifically, that you want screening for Crohn's disease.

Any advise you get online should be met skeptically of course, so confirm what I'm saying with the GE, but this is a straightforward presentation that we see pretty commonly. It's completely unnecessary that you've been suffering this long, and once you have a diagnosis I'd recommend switching primary care physicians.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:11 PM
If you live in the LA area ping me and I will send you my doctor's info. Any continous bleeding is a medical emergency! Act now!

Get well,


posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 12:44 PM
Seriously, find a more competent doctor. Remember that 50% of them graduated at the bottom of their class. Follow the advice above on constant bleeding being a medical emergency, and act now.

Doctors: There are over 700,000 physicians in the U.S. Accidental deaths caused by physicians total 120,000 per year. The accidental death percentage per physician is 0.171.

Guns: There are 80 million gun owners in the U.S. There are 1,500 accidental gun deaths per year. The percentage of accidental deaths per gun owner is about 0.0000188.

Doctors are 9,000 times more dangerous to your health than gun owners. That's why it's called "practicing medicine."

We have a friend who worked at the medical examiner's office who could give us the names of local physicians with the lowest mortality rate in their "practice."

Good luck to you.

[edit on 1/28/2009 by TheAvenger]

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 02:34 PM
reply to post by Fat Azn

Any history of Chrone's disease in your family?

Your doctor is not a lunatic, the problem is, there are secondary complications. For instance, lets say you have HIV (you likely don't, I am just using this as an example). People with HIV develop AIDS because the virus attacks a type of T lymphocyte called the CD4 cell. The T lymphocyte is like the General, or the Commander in Chief, of your immune system. Without it, your immune system does not attack anything, because it does not get an order to attack. Without George Bush, there is no Iraq or Afghanistan war (if you don't mind the analogy). Because there is no immune response- or a weakened immune response due to reduced CD4 cells- an infection that is normally no big deal can be traumatic. A doctor may diagnose the patient with the rhinovirus, a common cold, even though the patient has been sick for three weeks with a fever, and the doctor can prescribe antivirals that make the patient eventually feel better. However, even though that problem is gone, the patient still feels general malaise. That is because even though the main culprit was dealt with, the immune system is still weak, and other infections that are usually minor can still arise and cause damage.

Likewise, you may have had an anal fissure, you may have a hemorrhoid (and some of these can take months to heal, mind you, and not all of them stretch past the rectal sphincter), you may have had any number of things. But if those things happened because of- or in ADDITION to- another infection/genetic problem/anatomical malfunction, then your doctor is not a quack, it is just that one happened alongside the other.

You could have Chrones disease. You could have a very, very severe case of IBS. You could have diverticulitis. You could have a perforation in the colon that is not healing well due to a clotting disorder. Hell- you could have liver damage, leading to low platelet count, which lead to abnormal bleeding, which just happened to manifest itself in the GI tract...

Anything is possible...

My suggestion is that you get a COMPLETE family history... find out all of your ethnic background as well (different races have different problems, it is a fact of genealogy), and go to a different, better known doctor (preferably a specialist, such as a gastrologist) for a second opinion. If you have an HMO for insurance (or no insurance at all) this may be difficult... if you work for the government/have a PPO, it should be no problem at all. Either way, take your complete history, and go to a new doctor. He also should have done a biopsy- which you need to get done.

Good luck, and stay away from asprin/Ibuprofen/Naproxen as these are NSAIDs and will make bleeding worse, especially in issues that deal with the stomach/GI tract. If you are on nitrates, beta blockers, anti-depressants or other medications that can cause or worsen bleeding, also let the doctor know.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:26 PM
reply to post by NativeAmerican

it is really nice to see how many people are concerned about you;
hemorrhoids cause blood in stool too;
may be you have to work out something in your past or just leave it with easiness; the most important thing is, that you love yourself! and dont think you are not loved!
my collegue had hemorr. and she told me often she had problems not to be loved; it is just a thought;
get well soon
i think both ways is to consider : medics and positive affirmations

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 03:41 PM
Study this and also and check out some alternative doctors particularly foreigners into acupuncture and herbs. Good doctors pretty much don't exist anymore. Particularly with the AMA but also in general.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 05:58 PM
While you are firing your doctor and looking for another, I recommend a radical diet change that is known to stop diarrhea and help IBS as well as things like Crohns disease.

Try the specific carbhoydrate diet.

It's kind of radical in that you can eat no starches or grains (e.g. no potatoes and no breads or corn).

Also make sure you are taking probiotics.

The diet has helped my IBS quite a bit.

posted on Jan, 28 2009 @ 10:44 PM
reply to post by Anonymous ATS

Listen to this guy.

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 05:07 AM
i haven't read through the posts but it sounds like celiac sprue. my dad and uncle (twins) almost DIED from this as it causes malnutrition....your body can't absorb the nutrients it needs.

stop eating ALL wheat, barley, whole grains and stick to rice and corn if ya need the carbs...NO BEER

avoid ALL sauces, fast foods and things that you are unsure of...wheat is in just about everything processed, and see how you feel.

it will take some time before any long term damage is healed but you should feel good almost immediately....

No, i am not a doc, just someone who almost lost a dad and uncle! ^__~

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 11:51 AM
Fat Azn, This is a perfect example of why I do not trust doctors. Anytime I have ever had a problem they didn't have a clue. I had to figure it out myself. Also had 3 different doctors do extensive exams on my son, and they could not find anything wrong with him. Finally he come up with the idea, "I want to see a bone doctor". And behold - bone doctor correctly diagnosed Ankelosing Spondylitis.

Educate yourself. The rewards are infinite.

I hope you are eating good nutritious food and not the packages pre-prepared garbage from the store. Buy fresh veggies and fix them yourself. The taste cannot be beat.

Keep in mind that it has been found that colon cancer can be prevented by taking sufficient Calcium. For that matter the whole body need all the minerals. Our soil is so depelted that it is difficult to get them from food alone.

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 05:42 PM
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posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 06:07 PM
reply to post by NativeAmerican

Yay! I'm so glad that you're getting decent care finally!

One last (well, maybe last) recommendation: keep all the appointments that you've made anyway, even if it's a pain in the neck and doesn't seem necessary.

And do keep us posted, if you don't mind

posted on Jan, 29 2009 @ 06:26 PM
I'm happy to know that things are beginning to work out for you, too.

It's good to hear you sounding so positive.

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 08:03 AM
w00t! Way to go NativeAmerican! It's hard for many of us to approach a doctor or hospital about an uncomfortable situation but it looks like it paid off in spades! I cannot thank you enough for creating this thread because I'd just found out someone in my daily life is having a related problem. Hopefully they'll take a page from your book and also have the strong will to find a solution. I would've never guessed hyperthyroid, but after hearing about it, it makes a lot of sense.

[edit on 30-1-2009 by saint4God]

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:26 AM
Alright!! Your persistence has started to pay off!!! And YOU
made it happen! Good for you!

Remember, healing is a process
Give yourself the time your body needs. Make sure, you are staying well hydrated and getting good sleep. Sleep will be key as your body tries and regulates itself.

Hyperthyrhoid, would also explain, the anxious feelings
you've been having.

Sounds like you struck gold with this Dr. Keep him around!
Also, let yourself off the hook. Don't feel guilty if you can't keep the pace your were once use to. Your on your way to being healthy, for the first time in a long time.

Thank you, for sharing your intimate story. Just think, you came here looking for help and according to the post before mine, (saint4God) you ended up helping someone else.
Keep us posted.

posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:06 PM
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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 01:14 PM
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