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RE: digestive system problems


I have hep c, and I definitely think all sorts of gastric problems are caused by it! This past January I had 1 ft of my small bowel removed! It happened right out of the blue!

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I am going to outback tonight. Think I will be ok if I eat a steak?



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i took my kids downtown last night for pizza and ice cream and i am feeling it today
i wish i could eat rabbit food everyday, its not happening!!!

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SO THIS IS , AS THEY SAY 'PAR FOR THE COURSE' , THANKS FOR THE HEADS UP , NOW I DONT FEEL SO SCARED!winkashamedhmmcryidea

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smile Hello! Oh, yes, I have noticed my digestive system out of whack for some time now. Can't eat all the wonderful spicy foods I love. I get alot of stomach pains and bloating. When it happens, I drink a swig of Pepto Bismal..seems to help! Also, the first symptom I had was complaining to my dr about pain in the upper right portion of my rib cage, very sore.



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at one point my gastitis was so bad i had to take lomotil
this was for 3 days
DO NOT.....take this if you are in recovery
it will get you high
its labled as an anti-diarrheal
but it will ease any and all stomach pain

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Hi Sharlot....oh yes much pain and a dull ache at the base of rib cage...plus IBS...the obvious..cut back on the coffee..how unkind and plain mean this tx is...plenty of water..nice cool water..But still it bites...with only paracetamol as reliever..I too would appreciate any and all assistance...in sympathy..Graham

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My thyroid stopped working 2 yrs ago
i though i was seriously loosing my mind
it was awefull
if i go 4 days without taking the levo. i
am looney
i hope your stomach feels better
my son has a "nervous" stomach
maybe your nerves are getting to you

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mt goat, shar here, yes in 1980 i was diagnosed with low thyroid ,been taking levoxl also . as for the reflux or stomach pain , i have prilosec but if i dont take them regulary i have to start daily again , however , i can take a swallow of virgin olive oil and the pain is gone instantly, but yuck! bleh sharlot50

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Hey Shar, have you had your Thyroid checked?
Mine week wacky... I was gaining weight, so tired I could barley get out of bed, my stomach hurt, I was nervous all the timeblehbleh
eventually I went to the ER, my labs came back way off, infact the Dr. could not believe I was able to move at all.
East fix...I take levothroxine, I went to the beack last summer, left my pills at home, by the end of the trip all my symptoms had come back.
Not to change subject, and I may have already asked but has anyone had thyriod problemsconfusedconfusedconfused

I take prilosec in the morning, and half a fiber chewable at night. Then is I have sharpe pains I take gas x.
This may not be what you should do. There are some subject I can advise people on medically but this is new to me.
Does anybody here take these meds?
What works for stomach pain?

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THANKS FOR THE STRAIGHT INFO , FROM EVERYONE , TO ANSWER SOME , YES IM EATING VEGIES AND FRUIT ,NO RED MEAT .ITS BEEN QUITE A CHANGE FROM EATING ANYTHING I WANTED. BECAUSE OF THE CHOLESTEROL ISSUE IVE WATCHED MY DIET CAREFULLY, STILL THE LIVER GIVES ME PROBLEMS, FUNNY IVE NEVER BEEN A DRINKER SO I THOUGHT MY LIVER WAS SAFE. LOL
I SPENT MOST OF MY LIFE HEALTHY AND THIN , SUDDENLY I STARTED GAINING 5 LBS A WEEK AND NOW ITS A STRUGGLE TO KEEP MY WEIGHT AT 150 . IS IT PAR FOR COURSE TO HAVE A SWOLLEN STOMACH? IM TAKING STATINS AND WATER PILLS AND YES I EXERCIZE DAILY APROX. 3HRS OUT DOING YARD WORK ,{14 TREES AND A GRAPE ARBOR}LOTS TO DO. THANKS FOR YOUR INPUT smile













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Ok...so last night we all went out to eat, my family is sick of my favotie place where i can eat healthy 
  weirdface , so we went to a steak house, i can not goto a steak house and eat a salad or tofu, not going to happen
so anywho, i ate a steak,hmm then at 11 last night i was throwing up!!!! i know what to eat....its the disipline i do not have!! well atleast now my husband really understands that i cannot eat at certain places, maybe we can go get me tofu wok stir rice and bring it to the steak house, st home when we grill out i do well with eating the morning star blackbean burgers these are better than hamburgers!! its just when we go out, all hope of diet dissapears.evileye
By the way, I just looked at my avatar, I want you to know that that was taken 6 yrs ago when i was pregnant with travis. I just love that picture.smile

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Liver pain causes
Liver pain can result from a problem involving the liver itself, but liver pain can also be the secondary result of a problem with another part of the body, particularly the bladder, blood vessels, or the biliary tract.

If the liver itself is causing the pain, it's usually due to an inflammation of some kind.

If liver pain isn't coming directly from the liver, it may be due to an obstruction of the biliary tract, like a stone. This type of liver pain, also known as biliary colic, can usually comes on suddenly and may last as long as several hours. Discomfort begins in the upper middle quadrant or the right upper quadrant, and may radiate to the area between the shoulder blades or to the shoulder.

Biliary colic is most likely to happen after you've eaten a fatty meal.

Other causes of liver pain include cholangitis or inflammation of the biliary duct, gall bladder disease, hepatitis, and liver abscess. Sometimes, liver cysts can also cause liver pain.

For myself I can say that there were a few problems and I saw a clinical dietician who put me on a liver support diet. It is tailored to your needs and the amount of damage ,if any , that your has recieved. Design spacifically for my needs. Pays to see a professional. A balanced nutritional diet is very important. CG

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good for you found a good book that will surley be helpful. Bunyan have we met? nice to meet you.

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Welcome to the forum, I have this problem from time to time. When I follow a good diet it usually goes away.
I love finding out how my body works, there is a great book you can get called Hepatitis Lover Disease What You Need To Know by Mellissa Palmer, she is a wonderful heptoligist who took the time to write about the why of our symptoms,
I highly suggest this book. Our diseased liver is in charge of all these jobs, a sanitation engineer being one of them. Everything that passes though your digestive track will travel through your liver. Everything!!!
I was told not to eat read meat, I couldnt get there without knowing why, I was still eating bad then I read this book and now I eat oatmeal, yogurt, boca burgers, fruit, veggies,, it was hard at first, now its just something I have to do.
When I dont I end up in the emergency room with gastritis, which feels like labor pains!!!
Try changing youe diet, if this doesnt work have an ultasound done to see if you have gall stones?



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did you not attempt treatment?

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I experianced a heavy sagging sensation on the right side just below the rib cage when the symptoms went full out 9 years ago.



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My gallblader was removed after several months of itching,weight loss,IBS,brain fog,jaunticed,the usual fun stuff.The day the doctor removed my gallblader he told me the news.That i had hep-c and a half shot liver before i was fully awake from the sugery .That was 9 years,3 months ago.But the one thing that has stayed with me through the long course of it all has been the IBS .It has been the most consistant symptom of them all.

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Hi Sharlot,

As Moocow has mentioned, vegetable-based proteins are much easier for your liver to handle than meat products. Red meat in particular is not recommended, due to it's high iron content.

The link below gives a brief outline about nutrition:

http://www.hcvadvocate.org/hepatitis/factsheets_pdf/Nutrition_FS.pdf

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sausages and other "processed" meats are the most difficult for the liver to handle, due to the high fat content. you can get a lot of protein from legumes, such as lentils or other beans, using a meat based broth, thus putting less stress on your liver.

how do you feel when you eat dairy fats? like butter, cream etc?

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Upper right quadrant pain and discomfort is common in those with hep c.  Until recently many medics would argue that the liver has no nerves and therefore there could be no physical discomfort.  Now I think that many hep c sufferers have reported liver pain and it can no longer be discounted as the ravings of a few hypochondriacs, (LOL).  I certainly get liver pain, especially when I eat high fatty foods, like sausages.



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Hi Sharlot,

I think i would rule out any underlying possible causes, but speaking personally, i know that hep c gave me IBS and from what i have read, it is a fairly common symptom unfortunately.

All the best.
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HepC can mimic many other disorders (gastro and otherwise). I've found that some people have been diagnosed with gallbladder problems, irritable bowel syndrome and ulcers when the entire problem was HepC.



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Hi,

digestive problems I can't really comment on, but if you're talking pain in the right side, just under the ribcage - then yes.

That can be caused by swelling and inflamed liver as I understand . (Someone correct me if I'm wrong).

Lau

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i have a question, im new to the forum and i was wondering if gastric problems are common with hepc? also is it normal to have pain in the upper right stomach with  hepc? confused

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