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#1 Kathy D

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Yep,

Won't get too graphic but in googling I found the word steatorrhea, or fatty stool.

Scleroderma, hyperthyroid (seeing endo next week) and now this? Google also seemed to be directing me to malabsorption.

Any ideas?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:37 AM

Hi Kathy,

I know of what you speak! I would say, (without a medical shingle hanging on MY door), that you may have something there! I have had gastro issues and that is something I'm plagued with too.

(It's hard to describe some of these things delicately, isn't it?! :P )

Do you have already have a gastro doctor you see? If not, now might be the time to establish with one.

Also, please let us know how your endo appointment goes?
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Posted 23 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

Hi Kathy,

I'm so sorry to hear that you're having more problems; it must seem like one thing after another for you. :(

I haven't been able to find any specific information about fatty stools for you, but have included a link to our page on Bowel Dysfunction in Systemic Scleroderma which may give you some more information. It's quite possible that it could have many different causes, so as Susie's suggested, I think your next port of call should be to a gastro specialist in order to determine a suitable treatment for you.

I do hope that it doesn't persist and also that your appointment next week goes well.

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#4 Kathy D

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

Thanks ladies :emoticons-thankyou:

As for finding a gastro (no Sue, I don't have one yet), I believe I need a referral from a doctor. I always have to wait a week or so to get an appointment with my primary so I was thinking about asking the endo for a referral. Is this a good idea?

Thank you for the link Joelf, I have been burning up the lines on the medical information here! There are so many possibilities, the only thing I am sure of is that I need to see a specialist :emoticon-dont-know:

I gave my husband a haircut today, he is so appreciative. I had to stop several times to shake out & rest my hand joints (grasping scissors and comb makes them burn), and I know he could feel the trembling but he just goes with the flow and never complains. He had almost a whole week off and has done most of the baby care and housework, what a treat for me :thank-you-2: :thank-you-2:
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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:00 AM

Hi Kathy,

I'm not sure of the procedure for a referral to another consultant in the US; in the UK I would need to go back to my general practitioner, although my lung specialist (Royal Brompton) did refer me to The Royal Free without going through my doctor first. As you're seeing a specialist this week, it would be worth you asking if he could refer you to a gastro expert.

I always cut my husband's hair (and have done for years! ;) ) although I'm no hairdresser! I actually purchased some proper hairdressing scissors and I use those and the dogs' thinning scissors and also this rather natty little gadget I have for trimming the bikini line. ;) I understand exactly what you mean by your hands burning; I also have to rest my hands thoroughout the procedure but although I say it myself, his hair doesn't look too bad in the end. :P He has had a few comments from work colleagues ie "I see the wife's been at the horse clippers again.....haha!" but it's never been so bad that he needs to wear a balaclava to disguise it!! :lol: I also trim my cocker spaniel myself (using the same tools) rather than have a professional groomer do him, as I've found that they can be a bit keen to get the clippers out and want to scalp him which ruins his coat. ^_^

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#6 Kathy D

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 01:47 PM

:D Jo, yes we are amateurs but we get the job done, right!

I ended up going to urgent care. They said I had a virus and gave me fluids, antinausea and antidiarrhea, feeling MUCH better. :emoticons-clap: Hoping that's all it was.
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Posted 01 December 2012 - 06:40 AM

Hi Kathy,

I'm so pleased to hear that you seem to have got the problem sorted and that you're feeling much better now.

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