but boy do I know A LOT about poop! Thanks to the help of Doctor Google and Doctor Wikipedia I was able to put these into terms I can comprehend!
We FINALLY got A’s results back from the poop test…I am an anxious mess and could not wait until tomorrow so I looked up what the markers that were out the normal range were for. Tomorrow we get the official Doctor review of the notes so I’ll share them then.
First, the easy stuff:
Can not take antibiotics: ampicillin, amoxicillin, and cephalothin : Can not take because it can do more harm than good for her gut. She may have several others.
Elevated markers of Eosinophil Protein X (should be less than 7.0: hers is 6.2) This means there is Inflammation and/or tissue damage in the GI tract. This can be due to food allergy, protein sensitive enteropathy (like gluten intolerance), helminthic (parasite-ruled out) infection, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, allergic colitis (milk protein allergy), or gastroesophageal reflux (GERD).
NO GROWTH of the beneficial bacteria Lactobacilli. This means there is an increased susceptibility to pathogenic bacterial infection, increased toxic enzyme exposure, increased risk for mucosal barrier defects and immune dysregulation (dysfunction).
Highly Elevated markers of Lithocholic: Deoxycholic acid ratio (LCA: DCA): (Elevated is >2.07: hers is 2.79) Some reason this one concerns me the most…well so does the damage to the GI tract 😦 This means inhibition of glutathione-s-transfer se with subsequent recirculation of procarcinogens. (something about detoxing) Associated with increased risk of breast and colorectal (colon) cancer. Small bowel bacteria overgrowth, cholelithiasis (gallstones) and cholecystectomy (removal of gallbladder).
So, there it is. Still super overwhelmed and I don’t know what will be suggested by the Doctor next but only tomorrow will bring that news! Now, we wait…again.
I don’t think I’ll have an inner lip or fingernails by tomorrow!