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Thread: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

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    Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Poor old thing has had severe , intermittent attacks of the runs for over a year

    Gp says it's just her age and gives her immodium

    What he doesn't see is her on the bog for four hours from five o clock in the morning , and me helping her clean up , redress her , only for her to shit herself two hours later , its fecking exhausting the poor old thing

    Is there anything they can do about this these days ? Should I push for a referral to a specialist ? In what area ? And dont say the arse

    She gets these urinary tract infections which are nasty but this on off shits problem is slowly killing the poor old thing , shes losing loads of weight , I have to force her to drink to stay hydrated , all is quiet for a couple of days then she starts shitting herself again

    I dont think its diet as she loves a chinese on a saturday night

    I would prefer advice from a female doctor or nurse if possible as it may lead to a date

    Cheers

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post

    I would prefer advice from a female doctor or nurse if possible as it may lead to a date

    Cheers
    I've heard that dates can do wonders for this sort of thing.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    Poor old thing has had severe , intermittent attacks of the runs for over a year

    Gp says it's just her age and gives her immodium

    What he doesn't see is her on the bog for four hours from five o clock in the morning , and me helping her clean up , redress her , only for her to shit herself two hours later , its fecking exhausting the poor old thing

    Is there anything they can do about this these days ? Should I push for a referral to a specialist ? In what area ? And dont say the arse

    She gets these urinary tract infections which are nasty but this on off shits problem is slowly killing the poor old thing , shes losing loads of weight , I have to force her to drink to stay hydrated , all is quiet for a couple of days then she starts shitting herself again

    I dont think its diet as she loves a chinese on a saturday night

    I would prefer advice from a female doctor or nurse if possible as it may lead to a date

    Cheers
    There is an alternative forum to post this garbage on, you know?

    Why clutter up football posts with unfunny drivel? Embarrassing.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    There is an alternative forum to post this garbage on, you know?

    Why clutter up football posts with unfunny drivel? Embarrassing.
    It's actually a fact , I was looking for advice

    But obviously you are not bright enough to be in a position to offer any

    But thanks for your worthless contribution , it's been emotional x

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    That cannot be right. As a pharmacist (now retired) I would have immediately referred such a patient to the GP even after just 3 - 4 days of diarrhoea. Imodium is ok for short term treatment (I think 10 days max) but over a long period I would be worried about side effects. The critical thing is dehydration and loss of salts. Has she tried Dioralyte? However this is also just for short term use.

    The weight loss is a worry. You really must push the GP into getting her a referral to see a specialist asap.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Forgot to add - does she pass blood? Probably not easy to see anyway. The GP ought to be able to arrange for a test. Not pleasant getting a sample though unfortunately!

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    She wants to request a check for Calprotectin in her stool. This will show if she has bowel inflammation.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Gofer Blue View Post
    That cannot be right. As a pharmacist (now retired) I would have immediately referred such a patient to the GP even after just 3 - 4 days of diarrhoea. Imodium is ok for short term treatment (I think 10 days max) but over a long period I would be worried about side effects. The critical thing is dehydration and loss of salts. Has she tried Dioralyte? However this is also just for short term use.

    The weight loss is a worry. You really must push the GP into getting her a referral to see a specialist asap.
    Thank you

    Shes had this problem on and off for six months

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Sorry I can't be of any help Sludge. Its not nice seeing your parents getting old, especially when their health deteriorates.
    Hopefully you'll get some good advice on here.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Gofer Blue View Post
    Forgot to add - does she pass blood? Probably not easy to see anyway. The GP ought to be able to arrange for a test. Not pleasant getting a sample though unfortunately!
    No blood

    Thanks again

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshcake. View Post
    She wants to request a check for Calprotectin in her stool. This will show if she has bowel inflammation.
    Good point. It does sound a bit like IBS or similar doesn't it.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by valleys caveman View Post
    Sorry I can't be of any help Sludge. Its not nice seeing your parents getting old, especially when their health deteriorates.
    Hopefully you'll get some good advice on here.
    It's horrible, I lost my old man to alzheimer's , that was harrowing

    But my old dear is totally with it , just physical problems

    You take care

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Gofer Blue View Post
    Good point. It does sound a bit like IBS or similar doesn't it.
    I've just been diagnosed with Crohn's so if you want to talk matters of the arse I am available.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshcake. View Post
    She wants to request a check for Calprotectin in her stool. This will show if she has bowel inflammation.
    Can that be found in blood tests ? Shes got some of those arranged but its waiting for the district nurse

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshcake. View Post
    I've just been diagnosed with Crohn's so if you want to talk matters of the arse I am available.
    I am always up for a bit of arse

    She gets a stabbing pain just before the floodgates open , as it were

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    I am always up for a bit of arse

    She gets a stabbing pain just before the floodgates open , as it were
    Well if they check for Calprotectin and its within normal levels it will be something along the lines of IBS etc, if it's elevated it will be an IBD or other less pleasant bowel issues.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshcake. View Post
    Well if they check for Calprotectin and its within normal levels it will be something along the lines of IBS etc, if it's elevated it will be an IBD or other less pleasant bowel issues.
    What's the treatment for these disorders

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    What's the treatment for these disorders
    Depends what it is. There's a fair few different ways to treat IBD's.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Welshcake. View Post
    Depends what it is. There's a fair few different ways to treat IBD's.
    As shes housebound your suggestion is get a doc up here on a house call or call the surgery and ask to be referred to a gastroenterologist? For tests etc ?

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    As shes housebound your suggestion is get a doc up here on a house call or call the surgery and ask to be referred to a gastroenterologist? For tests etc ?
    I don't think the latter idea will work as it smacks of self-diagnosis which gets up GP's noses! If she is housebound then a house call by the GP is the best bet. You will have to get past the receptionist which may be tricky depending on the surgery mentality of course. If you explain the symptoms as you have described here and more importantly how long this has been going on, then I hope you would get a positive response!

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Gofer Blue View Post
    I don't think the latter idea will work as it smacks of self-diagnosis which gets up GP's noses! If she is housebound then a house call by the GP is the best bet. You will have to get past the receptionist which may be tricky depending on the surgery mentality of course. If you explain the symptoms as you have described here and more importantly how long this has been going on, then I hope you would get a positive response!
    We have had dr mohammed out a few times who is great and has asked for blood tests but this idiot on thursday was just flippant and had the bedside manner of Maggie thatcher , I want this investigated properly , if it is just her age and weak muscles then why can she go a week without any symptoms and then suddenly have explosive rear end problems ? I definitely think it requires further investigation

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    As shes housebound your suggestion is get a doc up here on a house call or call the surgery and ask to be referred to a gastroenterologist? For tests etc ?
    The GP can test for Calprotectin then she will be referred if necessary.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by SLUDGE FACTORY View Post
    It's actually a fact , I was looking for advice

    But obviously you are not bright enough to be in a position to offer any

    But thanks for your worthless contribution , it's been emotional x
    Wow. If you are actually seeking medical advice on this site then you have bigger problems then I thought you did.

    Id seek proper help if I was you. And quick.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Wow. If you are actually seeking medical advice on this site then you have bigger problems then I thought you did.

    I’d seek proper help if I was you. And quick.
    Have you been drinking?

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by valleys caveman View Post
    Have you been drinking?
    Have YOU ever sought medical advice on a, wait for it..........football message board?!

    😳

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Have YOU ever sought medical advice on a, wait for it..........football message board?!

    ��
    I haven't personally, but a few others on here have asked for help with their depression and alcohol problems. Nothing wrong with it as far as I'm concerned.
    Even if one person can help someone in need that has to be seen as a plus in my book.

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Wow. If you are actually seeking medical advice on this site then you have bigger problems then I thought you did.

    Id seek proper help if I was you. And quick.
    It's been fine thanks for your input

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by valleys caveman View Post
    I haven't personally, but a few others on here have asked for help with their depression and alcohol problems. Nothing wrong with it as far as I'm concerned.
    Even if one person can help someone in need that has to be seen as a plus in my book.
    Indeed , cheers boss

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Dandruff View Post
    Wow. If you are actually seeking medical advice on this site then you have bigger problems then I thought you did.

    I’d seek proper help if I was you. And quick.
    Early contender for arsehole of the year here

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    Re: Any doctors or nurses on here , my old dear has severe diarrhoea

    When my mother was alive but in her later years, she would either be constipated for days or shit through the eye of a needle (never worked out why we say that, I never have that accuracy).

    She was on so much medication for a variety of problems the doctors put it down to that. Tests never showed anything.

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