The Doctors: Gross Anatomy Special Edition
On August 20, The Doctors examined some gross anatomy issues and treatments, from teeth and genital disorders to severe acne and earlobe reconstruction. The discussion continued with Madison, who suffers from intense stomach pain and diarrhea.
Madison: Debilitating Stomach Issues
Madison is 24 years old and suffers from frequent bowel movements accompanied by stomach pains. She goes to the bathroom up to six times a day, and the intense pain causes nausea and loss of appetite. Obviously, this condition is not only painful but embarrassing, because Madison will not go out to dinner and reveal her condition to others. It affects all aspects of her daily life. Madison was looking to the Doctors for some answers to what may be causing her debilitating stomach issues.
Visit to Gastroenterologist Dr. Jorge Rodriguez. She’s gone to several doctors who haven’t been able to find anything wrong with her; no abnormal bacteria, no parasites. However, inflammatory cells were found, which can be an indicator of something wrong. What Dr. Rodriguez recommended– and which made Madison very nervous– was a colonoscopy, which is a bit scary to most people but is the best method of finding out what is actually going on.
Madison: Colonoscopy with Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
Madison agreed to a colonoscopy, and the procedure gave Dr. Rodriguez a great, clear view of Madison’s colon. He found no polyps (which cause colon cancer) and nothing particularly unusual. However, samples were taken to make sure that nothing was missed by the naked eye.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Dr. Rodriguez joined Dr. Stork via satellite and discussed Madison’s results. Her colon looked normal, and her test results also came back normal. This led Dr. Rodriguez to believe that Madison suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). Madison also suffers from more intense pain during her menstrual cycle, so Dr. Rodriguez also suggested that Madison visit her gynecologist in order to determine if she could suffer from endometriosis.
Dr. Rodriguez also had some advice for people who suffer from IBS or IBS-like symptoms: eat a very fiber-rich diet, drink lots of water, and exercise regularly. It sounds simple, but these are important and effective tips.