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Thread: Stomach Problems

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Oct 2007

    Stomach Problems


    My son Casey has a curve of 54T and 56 L. He is scheduled to have surgery at Shriners in July. He has been experiencing stomach problems for about a year (pain, loss of appetite and diarrhea). We have an appointment with a GI specialist next week, but I was wondering if anyone else has had problems. I have read that scoliosis can cause digestive problems.

    Thanks so much,


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    I have had digestive problems for the last couple of years. I did just find out that I have a hiatal hernia so that is contributing to some of my problems. My doctor did not act like he thought my stomach problems had anything to do with my scoliosis. I have had surgery now and I am still having bad stomach aches and other issues so I am sure it is a seperate issue now. I have another appointment with my doctor. I think it is a good idea that you see someone that specialized in that area. It does seem logical that maybe a curved spine can mess with your digestive system, and it probably does to some point. I just don't know if mine is the case since I have had my spine fixed and am still having these problems. Good luck to you and I hope you find the answer.
    Jamie Age 29
    Mother to a 6 year old daughter & an 11 month old baby boy.

    2000 Curves - 28/40/32
    2008 Curves - 39/63/44
    Surgery Date - 3/25/08
    T4 - L1

    63 degrees corrected to 15 degrees !

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008

    Maybe gallbladder?

    I had lots of these problems you describe and an enflamed gallbladder was found and removed during the spinal surgery. I feel so much better. Good luck to your son; maybe it will be something as simple as that!
    Posterior fusion T5-L1 May 5, 2003-age 43
    Posterior revision, thoracotomy,fusion T2-L2 April 8, 2008-age 49
    Fusion extension C1-L2 evacuation left pulmonary effusion May 9, 2008, age 49

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