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What could be wrong with my mom?

(8 Posts)
MissDallas Tue 26-Jul-16 11:51:28

She has been ill for 2 years. Symptoms as follows:

- diarrhea
- nausea
- no appetite
- underweight
- feeling drained & generally not well.

The hospital consultant thinks she "might have colitis". But she still doesn't have a diagnosis. She had a colonoscopy. It hasn't worsened in 2 years, it has stayed the same. Bizarrely she says she always feels better when she has had a few drinks the day before!

Any ideas anyone? Thanks.

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Tue 26-Jul-16 12:42:45

Get her to request a test for Coeliac disease.

MissDallas Tue 26-Jul-16 12:52:16

Can that occur later in life? She has only had it for 2 years.

danTDM Tue 26-Jul-16 12:56:18

sounds like chronic pancreatitis

MissDallas Tue 26-Jul-16 13:00:13

You might be right, dan. She does drink rather a lot, which I have just read is one of the major causes...

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Tue 26-Jul-16 13:40:14

You can be diagnosed at anytime with Coeliac disease, my mum was in her fifties not long after my son who was 16 months old!

CMOTDibbler Tue 26-Jul-16 13:50:23

My SILs mum was diagnosed as coeliac in her 70's

But if OPs mum is drinking a lot, then these symptoms could be down to her alcohol intake - how much do you think she drinks?

MarchelineWhatNot Tue 26-Jul-16 16:32:48

She drinks a fair bit, but always has.

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