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Title: RE: [MOL] Which Doctor?

Hi, Martha:  Jerry and I both suffer from irritable bowel syndrome -- I have for years.  It runs in our family.  We call it "IBS" like it's a word.  I also have something of a spastic colon, so I have to be careful.  My favorite fruit is prunes.  They just about kill me.  However, I do not have the constipation problem -- ever!!!  I do take Metamucil every night, though, and that seems to help me quite a bit.  Maybe your husband should try that other stuff that doesn't give you gas.  I'm thinking of trying that myself.  By the way, Norman had a serious case of gas this morning.  It was so funny -- the way Button would look at him!!  LOL  Love, Kathy 

P.S.  If you moved out here where the pace is a little slower, I'll bet he'd feel better!!  Just an idea.
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Sent: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 5:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [MOL] Which Doctor?


Hi!
I think mostly a good internist is seen as a hub in the wheel, to connect
you with specialists, for whatever problem you might be experiencing---not
that maybe your OBGYN couldn't too.  Sometimes though, I would guess,
somebody like a OBGYN would send you to an internist who would then send you
to a specialist--so if you go right to the internist you can cut down on Dr.
visits and also have your referring dr., as insurance companies like.

In my own personal layperson experience, I never new anybody who moved their
bowels so infrequently.  But the thing they seem to usually say about the
bowels, as with so many things, is that you watch for change from whatever
is your norm.

I know someone who sometimes goes every 3-4 days.  He never eats
enough/drinks enough/eats enough fruits and has a very stressful job that
ties his stomach up in knots a lot.    That is my husband!  He has been told
he has irritable bowel syndrome/gas.

Whatever it might be in your case, I hope you can resolve it quickly and
easily.

With best regards,

Martha Cerreto
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From: Gude, Tayrn <Taryn.Gude@COMPAQ.com>
To: 'mol-cancer@lists.meds.com' <mol-cancer@lists.meds.com>
Date: Wednesday, February 10, 1999 5:22 PM
Subject: [MOL] Which Doctor?


>I've been having severe intestinal cramping (not normally followed by a
>bowel movement) for the last several months.  My bowels habits have not
been
>the best (one bowel movement every 7-10 days) for as long as I can
remember.
>Given the intense pain in my mid-section that I've been experiencing
lately,
>I'm thinking that something is terribly wrong.  What kind of physician
>should I consult for this matter?  I have a habit of going to my OB-GYN and
>letting him recommend a physician. (In fact, I have an appointment in two
>days with him.)  Is this a good approach?
>
>Any help ASAP would be appreciated.
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