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  1. Did you already have an ultrasound? They’re very reliable. If you had a tumor the ultrasound would show it.
  2. Stephanie

    GERD?

    Hang in there. Highly doubt it’s anything to worry about. Lots of folks have to change medications from time to time. How are you feeling? I know you mentioned you may have covid 19 in a different thread. So I just wondered if you tested positive and how you’re doing in terms of that?
  3. It’s been awhile. Hope everyone is hanging in there! Has anyone ever been able to feel your lymph node on front of your ear? I can feel the one in front of my left ear. First felt it last Monday. I haven’t had any ear pain, drainage, etc. This time of the year my ears always feel stuffy which they do now. I’m weird with allergies. I don’t really get the sneezing too much but I get stuffy head and ears and post nasal drip. A few weeks ago I woke up with a bout of vertigo. I’ve had that before when pollen was high and I had just cut the grass the day before so I didn’t think much of it. I witnessed it again about a week later but it had been raining the day before and rained for three days off and on, so again didn’t think much of it. Well now that I can feel the node I’m a bit freaked out! My ear doesn’t hurt but the area like my jaw and neck have been sore and tight with like a pulling sensation on the side of my neck. My neck is also tender if I rub the side of it below my ear. I do have TMJ on the left side, so I’m hoping it’s just a combo of pollen and the TMJ, and stress of course. Anyway, I really don’t want to go to the doctor right now, as covid numbers keep going up in my state. I know I need to stop touching the node but I’ve only felt for it 4-5 times a day. Most people would be worried about cancer but right now my fear is fear of infection, because I have had C Diff three times for those that didn’t know. So I am literally terrified of antibiotics! If this was an infection, would I have a fever by now? Since it’s been going on for over a week now? Thanks for any help!
  4. I wouldn’t think you overloaded with protein. Protein powder can be sweetened with artificial sweeteners which can cause diarrhea in many people. I can’t even use Stevia without it bugging me. I work out a lot too and my trainer is a nutritionist. She says it’s best if you can get all your protein from lean meats and of course other food sources too. Your body can only process so much protein, so if you eat a balanced diet with correct serving sizes, you should be able to get your daily intake of protein that you need easily. Hope this helps.
  5. I think you already have the answer as to why you had blood. You wiped until you bled. Like any other sore or scratch it will take time to heal. Internal hemorrhoids also cause bright red blood. I wouldn’t rush to the GP just yet or ask for a colonoscopy. If you do go the doctor should be the one to make that decision.
  6. Hey Nat! She thinks it’s just post infectious IBS from the virus. She said if I get worsening symptoms then I can pick up a kit from them and send a stool sample in for testing. She said this can last several weeks and suggested eating a low FODMAP diet and taking probiotics. I’ve been taking Align probiotics since Sunday. Haven’t had diarrhea so far today. It will take awhile for the anxiety to completely go away though if I’m honest. Thanks so much for checking! Thanks to all for the replies as well!
  7. Thanks so much for replying you two! This eases my mind a bit knowing other’s have had similar experiences with no ill effects. I went ahead and made an appointment for tomorrow at my Gastroenterologists office. My GI doc didn’t have anything available until February but I’m seeing a physician’s assistant who is overseen by my GI doc. So I’ll see what she has to say. Thanks so much again! Total Eclipse I’m sorry to hear of you having cancer and I truly hope you’re doing well!
  8. Hey guys. Sorry I haven’t been on the boards for support, but I had been doing really well with my anxiety and just wanted a break to be honest. Anyway about a week and a half ago I woke up vomiting. Vomited that once then a couple more times during the day and had diarrhea. I felt like it was a stomach bug so I didn’t think much of it. However the diarrhea has occurred once a day, then nothing one day, back to once a day, then I had it about 5 times this past Saturday and once on Sunday. I felt better and had a great appetite with normal BM’s Monday and yesterday. This morning I had a normal one and a few hours later thought I just had to poop again but it was diarrhea again. I know reassurance seeking isn’t the best thing for anxiety but I’m having a hard time shaking my bad thoughts this time. My anxiety started about seven years ago when I was diagnosed with breast cancer but got C Diff three times also. The C Diff is what scared me the most at the time. The kind of BC I had has the highest recurrence rate within the first 3-5 years so 7 years later I should be encouraged right? Well my anxiety is winning at the moment. I even worry this could be liver metastasis, or some type of colitis. So far I haven’t had any blood in the diarrhea, fever, etc. (knock on wood)! But I have never had diarrhea this long after a stomach bug. So I’m getting nervous about it being something sinister since it’s continued. The diarrhea has been pretty watery but it isn’t huge amounts when I go. Anybody else ever have this issue??
  9. Happy to hear you’re enjoying your vacay!
  10. Any update? Hope all is well! Hang in there!
  11. Thanks everyone for your kind thoughts and advice! It’s crazy that my family and I all thought yesterday would be so hard since it was a year ago that my dad passed but we actually all had a decent day and felt peace. It’s still hard obviously but we are finally at peace it seems like. I went ahead and made an appointment with my proctologist for next Monday because I’m still having the bleeding and I admit it’s toying with the anxiety a bit. He may just need to treat the hemorrhoid with another shot that has helped in the past. Thanks again! I appreciate everyone so much!
  12. I’m no expert but I always thought an aneurysm comes on suddenly. Not exactly sure but if your doc said not to worry I’d take comfort in that. Allergies and stress can cause the symptoms you’re describing.
  13. Hey guys. It’s been awhile since I’ve actually been anxious about my health but I’m having an issue. I know I have an internal hemorrhoid and have had a fissure that comes and goes. I also have IBS. My fissure was never really painful and neither is my hemmy. A couple times last week I felt a scratch when I pooped and there was some blood on the TP. I didn’t pay it any mind since I felt a scratch and the BM was kind of hard but pretty much normal. Well this morning I went and the stool wasn’t hard but blood was in the toilet bowl and on the tissue. Then, after lunch I had a loose BM and there was blood again in the bowl and on the tissue. My question is can a fissure or hemmy cause blood in the bowl even if you have a soft BM or diarrhea? Weird thing is I’m not worried this is cancer because I had a clean colonoscopy about five or six years ago, but my anxiety is saying it could be colitis! I’m under a bit of stress and upset already because tomorrow will be one year since my dad passed away, and now the blood in the bowl this morning and one episode of diarrhea with blood has me in a bit of a spiral. So any help is much appreciated!
  14. I work out four days a week. I do weight training though. I hurt pretty much every day, start feeling better on Sunday, only to start all over again on Monday. Sometimes I’m really sore, especially after leg day, other times just sore enough to know I had a good heavy workout! Some days I’m also completely exhausted when I leave the gym, especially on the days my trainer mixes in more high intensity cardio with the weight training, (like burpees, jump rope, and jump squats, etc.)