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Abdominal Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 3, 2010
  • 11:16 PM

I need some advice. I have pain in my abdomen near my right ovary, liver, and spleen (areas...the actual organs are not diagnosed,) constipation, fatigue, headaches, distended stomach after eating anything, increased pain after exercising or eating

In September 2008 (age 18) I was diagnosed with mono. I had extreme swelling of the liver and spleen, and although I recovered from the mono in November, the swelling continued until at least January. Now I have constant pain in the places where my spleen and liver were swollen, although I'm not necessarily saying that they're the places with a 'problem' and sometimes in the area of my right ovary. I have to lay down at least once a day, I have excessive fatigue, and digestive problems. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being the worst, the pain usually reaches about a 4. I have a history of autoimmune disease in my family: psoriasis in my dad, pityriasis rosea in my younger brother, chron's disease and ulcerative collitis in my aunt, and IBS characterized by bacterial overgrowth in my other aunt.

I have had an ultrasound, CT scan, upper GI endoscopy, and numerous rounds of bloodwork taken. All have come back negative: no thyroid disease, no celiac's disease, no results out of the ordinary in the biopsies taken during my endoscopy, normal levels of liver enzyme, everything. But I still present with the discomfort in my abdomen, constipation, fatigue, headaches, distended stomach after eating anything, increased pain after exercising or eating, and increasing FRUSTRATION from seeing all these doctors and taking all these tests only to have them come back negative. Oh and also, if I even have more than a sip or two of anything with alcohol, I'll throw it up instantly. I don't drink but I mean I even threw up after the 3 sips of toasting champagne at my aunt's wedding.

Anyone have any ideas? I've only been dealing with it for two years now but because my aunts have the same problems, i'm sure it's not just a coincidence

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