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I am at my wits end.... I have been suffering with nausea/dizziness/weakness since October 2008. I have had tons of testing done (colonoscopy, endoscopy, HIDA scan, small bowel series, CT scan, sonograms) and the only diagnosis has been iron deficiency anemia and acid reflux. I have been treated for the anemia with IV treatments and prescription iron, but continue to be nauseous 4-5 days a week. I also have begun experiencing black tary stools and sharp quick pains in my lower back. I don't know what else can be done from a GI standpoint and wonder what other type of doctor I should see...... I am at a loss and living on 4-6 TUMS a day just to get through. I am young (34) and can't bear the thought of not knowing what is wrong. It is very frustrating.
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replied August 31st, 2017
Since most of the tests have been done, you should be happy that nothing serious other than the ones confirmed, has been detected and follow the medications that have been suggested by your doctor.

The backaches are more likely due to general back sprain and use of antiinflammatory medications like ibuprofen should suffice.


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