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Fatty liver, enlarged spleen and contracted gallbladder


Tue Oct 26, 2021 10:32 pm
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Does anyone have any of the following:

Fatty liver, enlarged spleen and contracted gallbladder?

I also have no valves on my stomach and im digesting quickly and the stools are black? The stoma output comes out quite quickly after eating and it seems what I eat don't digest? 

Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:12 pm

Hi Dave,

  Now hold on there Bobalouie..........you're throwing a lot of stuff out there all at once.  What do you mean you have no valves in your stomach?  Are you saying both your Esophageal sphincter and Pyloric sphincter have been removed???  Or are you thinking the Pyloric isn't working properly?  Normally when Crohn's involves the Pyloric (which is pretty darn rare) it causes swelling and constriction, resulting in blockage, not the opposite like you're saying.  But not having a Pyloric would result is 'dumping syndrome', which combined with an ostomy of any type wouldn't be a good thing.  There's that.  Black stools are usually indicitive of blood in your stool.........which can come from ulcers, but those are usually accompanied by lots of pain, nausea, vomiting.....etc. Also consider that anytime your bowels are inflammed.....for whatever reason........food passes quickly thru without being absorbed.  So not sure what you have going on there, but it doesn't sound trivial.  Enlarged spleen could be a couple things.....and the gallbladder is typically contracted when releasing bile........which could also be why you think you're not digesting properly.  Sounds like you've got a lot going on, and they are most likely interrelated.  So your best bet is to find a good Doc who can look at all those pieces of the puzzle and figure out what's going on.  I'm not sure how the medical system works on your side of the pond........do you have access to a good Gastro?  I'd be expedient about meeting with him/her.........even if it's just a tele-visit initially.......so they can start to get this sorted. If you don't have access to anyone let me know and I'll do some more digging and make some calls to some medical friends.   

regards,

bob   

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Tue Oct 26, 2021 11:30 pm


w30bob wrote:

Hi Dave,

  Now hold on there Bobalouie..........you're throwing a lot of stuff out there all at once.  What do you mean you have no valves in your stomach?  Are you saying both your Esophageal ...

I had a camera down to the stomach few years back and they said I got gord with no values on my stomach.

I've seen a Dr and had scans. I'm going to have a talk with the specialist tomorrow. They want to rule out the gallbladder cancer and see if I got stones.

They booked me in for mri. 

Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:48 am


w30bob wrote:

Hi Dave,

  Now hold on there Bobalouie..........you're throwing a lot of stuff out there all at once.  What do you mean you have no valves in your stomach?  Are you saying both your Esophageal ...

Bob ...You should really consider being a doctor . Your theory's and input have been spot on every time . I have discussed with my array of specialists many of your input and they have agreed . Thanks Dr.Bob 

Ritz

Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:34 pm

I had gall bladder removed years ago. Spleen not nicked when got ileostmy, so don't have that neither. Stool can be black from what you eat or drink sometimes.


Wed Oct 27, 2021 1:54 pm

Hi Dave,  Well you asked so yes I have a gallbladder that was scheduled to be removed 7 years ago.  Due to high doses of prednisone the surgeon would not touch me.  I have a new surgeon that I see on the first.  We will discuss his fixing the botched job the last guy did.  I could have been reconnected that day, go figure why he didn't. And he will be removing my gallbladder.  I also have fatty liver disease and have no idea what to do about that.  The other I do not have.  I also have GERD which it sometimes is bad and most times not.  


Is the stool coming out quickly new?.  My doctor tested my stool and I had c diff.  Nausea and vomiting and not feeling so good. But 10 days on vancomycin and I feel a lot better.  Here is the one way to know if you have c diff... your stool smell will gag you and it will be yellow, orange or gold or mix the three.  Then after vancomycin it turned black.  Now it is back to normal ...

I shall pray for you ..

God bless

Linda


Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:30 pm

Thank u all for the support 

Wed Oct 27, 2021 8:41 pm

That's  what keeps us sane. We are here for everone

Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:06 pm


Ritz wrote:

Bob ...You should really consider being a doctor . Your theory's and input have been spot on every time . I have discussed with my array of specialists many of your input and they have agreed . Tha...

Now Ritz........if I was a doctor I'd have to charge you........and I'd be VERY expensive!!  Seriously, thank you for the kind words, but despite me frequently bashing docs......they are much smarter than I'll ever be.  At least the good ones........the bad ones can be downright morons......which I hope I'm at least slightly above intellectually.  There's actually a wealth of info on all health subjects on this wonderful world-wide Web, one just has to look at more than one source and determine what they're really trying to say.  It's hard to imagine that just a few short years ago we had to believe whatever our docs told us without question, as we had no other sources to check........and now we can make a few clicks and all the world's knowledge is at our fingertips.  Although few use it...........it is truly amazing!  

;o)

bob

Wed Oct 27, 2021 11:15 pm


Anonymous wrote:

I had a camera down to the stomach few years back and they said I got gord with no values on my stomach.

 

I've seen a Dr and had scans. I'm going to have a talk with the specialist tomorrow. Th...

Hi Dave,

  Glad you're getting scanned.  GORD is what we in the States call Acid Reflux, and is caused by the upper Oesophageal valve not closing properly.  I don't think you could have lived this long without one entirely, so I'm guessing they meant it wasn't working properly.  There's a lot of things that can happen in the oesophagus if left untreated, from ulcers to cancer, so no sense guessing........the scan should narrow it down.  Let us know how the MRI goes..........we're all pullin' for ya!!

regards,

bob

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