Skip to content


    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!

    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    What is the worst thing for you when you are ill with digestive problems?
    Annie_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Hi Everyone!

    When you are ill with digestive problems, what do you think is the worst?

    The constant trips to the bathroom?


    Abdominal pain?

    Being undiagnosed?

    Special diets?

    - Annie
    CIAO4NOW responded:
    Being undiagnosed, without a doubt.

    I have been taking Percocet 10/325 for about 3-1/2 years (under the care of my MD) for moderate to severe pain (rt. flank mostly). 2 surgeries later (gallbladder and then renal cysts) and still no real answers - just more symptoms and increasing pain and discomfort. I just had an endoscopy and was told my stomach was enlarged and is bleeding. Can this be caused by the Percocet? I VERY rarely drink alcohol, but have to take about 2-3 pills total in a 24hr. period, on average (or about 1,000mg/24hrs.) Any suggestions would be welcome.
    DECEMBER55 responded:
    Being diagnosed for me was one thing - but getting any help or advice was another. My gyn. said I should not be in any pain after I went to bathroom, suggested I see someone else.
    I had diverticulitis - had more colonoscopies - all those over the counter recommendations only seem to aggravate.
    I recently had diverticuli bleed and in hospital for transfusions. This is not to scare you - only a good GI Doctor is so important.
    Telling you what you have is one thing - being advised as to how to live with it was something I never received. I recently had another colonoscopy - upper ultra sound and scope - and had a ivc filter put in - (I had been on a blood thinner which did not help with the bleeding) -

    Helpful Tips

    Coffee and liver diseaseExpert
    Did you know that drinking coffee is healthy for the liver! Studies show that a people who drank a few cups a day were less likely to scar ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    70 of 128 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

    For more information, visit the American Gastroenterological Association website