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bowel lesions, malabsorption?
Posted by: John
Date: January 9, 2005 2:38 AM

Often about 1/2 hour after eating, sometimes without a meal, I feel a burning sensation in my left lower abdomen. I feel a gurgling sensation and the burning seems to drop down slightly. This is often followed by a burning and numbness in my feet, sometimes brain fogging, muscle weakness and aching, and sometimes coughing. It's often like someone just injected a poison directly into my vein.There is a constant pain in my right lower abdomen that sometimes extends up to almost under my right arm. My guess is that acidic bile has burned a hole in my bowel in the vicintity of where the liver dumps in bile and that bad things are being absorbed into my blood stream. All my blood tests are normal. I thought it might be my appendix but blood tests and CT scan were negative. What do you think might be going on? What should I do to confirm? What possible treatments are there?

RE: bowel lesions, malabsorption?
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: January 9, 2005 3:57 PM

I cannot diagnose without direct examination, but having said that the description you have given fits the diagnosis of leaky gut syndrome. If this is correct and has been going on for a while it will have been complicated by chronic infection/inflammation of the gut wall. Undoubtedly you have either used/abused one or more of the following: antibiotics, coffee, or alcohol OR you are loaded with mercury (perhaps dental amalgams or frequent consumption of fish). These are the ways leaky gut is originally produced. To confirm the diagnosis you need to find a doc who can order the right tests (or better yet diagnose from the history, physical exam and microscopy) and who understands the problem to start with (few do). Finding someone who can guide you through treatment is even more difficult. This will be someone who can guide you through detoxification (probably from mercury), dietary management, and then treatment with the German ispathic remedies. For this particular problem, I have found no access to a published network of doctors who "get it." You are welcome to come to Santa Rosa and see me.

RE: bowel lesions, malabsorption?
Posted by: John
Date: January 10, 2005 2:20 AM

Thank you Dr. Kennedy. I may take you up on that but first I think I'll try to have a gastroenterologist do a lower GI. I had one last year but he couldn't make the turn into my transverse colon which may be where the problem is. I'd like to see if it's gotten so bad that surgery might be needed? Is that a possibility? I also wondered whether thermal imaging could pinpoint the problem area? One thing about mercury I didn't mention. I've been taking IV chelations for heavy metals. I've had 15 so far. I do have mercury as indicated in an IV challenge along with lead and arsenic in fairly high amounts. It is since I've started these that my problems with this sore in my bowel really worsened. It's been pure hell lately. Any further thoughts on this?

RE: bowel lesions, malabsorption?
Posted by: Ron Kennedy, M.D.
Date: January 12, 2005 2:11 AM

As to having a colonoscopy, what that is good for is ruling out colon cancer. If surgery were needed, that would be the reason it would be needed. If it is needed for gut wall infection, your symptoms will be so severe as to force you into that; otherwise, best to save your intestinal wall. As to pinpointing the area of involvement, if it is not cancer that would be interesting but it would not change my treatment approach. As the mercury leaves your body you will have a temporary increase in blood levels. That would increase the mercury burden on your gut wall and account for the worsening. In the long run, if you have a gut wall infection, you must get the mercury out and then be treated with the isopathics. Until all that is accomplished, you will still be ill.



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