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The Blood Type Diet Archives Volume 13




DR. D... Help with Irratable bowel syndrome????

Posted By: Dan
Date: Tuesday, 9 May 2000, at 11:57 a.m.

Dr. D

I have been diagnosed with IBS. I had a colonoscopy 32 months ago which indicated no polyps or any other problems. I wanted another Colonoscopy because I was having narrow stools and bloating. My doctor says I do not have colon cancer. She says that IBS can mimic symptoms of colon cancer, and that the narrowing of my stools comes and goes because IBS has alternating symptoms of constipation and diarreah... Inflamation of the colon causes narrowing of stools, she says.

I asked for another colonoscopy but she refused. Saying that since I have no family history of Colon Cancer and a clean bill of health from the previous exam, that it was highly doubtful I had colon cancer. I appreciate that she doesn't want to perform uneccessary procedures. I also don't think she is being arrogant because her father has colon cancer, and she doesn't seem like someone
who would take uneccessary risks...by not checking me out. Do you think her rationale is appropriate????

I've been on ERFYT for 4 months (I have purchased all of your books) and I have adhered to the your diet verbatum. I play squash 3 times a week with a close friend and I drink 8 glasses of water per day.

Do you have any advice for someone who wants to reduce IBS symptoms, in addition to a strict adherence to the Blood Type diet??????

Should someone with my symptoms get a second opinion on a colonoscopy???? How can someone reduce constipation if they're already eating the recommended servings of fruit and vegitables (organic).

If someone is 39 year old white male with no family history of cancer, accept for a maternal grandmother who neglected her endometriosis for years and subsequently died from uterine cancer. (Her 2 sisters are all in their late 80s. Both of this person's parents are alive and healthy Late 60's, father type O, mother type A.)

Should someone with these symptoms worrying about colon cancer at all???????????

I know any response you give should not to be taken as medical advice. I would like to know your thoughts only from a hypthetical stand point if person "X"
had history similar to what has just been mentioned.

Thanks

DAn


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