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Dull pain in abdomen after food.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 30, 2006
  • 06:24 PM

Hey guys,
Im at a bit of a loose end here, need to find out what may be the problem with me as the doctors keep misdiagnosing my problems.
It all started 3months ago just after id eaten a chinese meal, a few hours later i started feeling a pain in my appendix area, like a spasming pain. Which ended me up in a+e the next morning as i woke up in agony! i had abdominal cramps. A+e were useless and sent me home with painkillers.
Its happened a few times now, where ive ended up in a+e, and everytime it seems to be after a chinese meal. The last two times, ive woke up with extremely painful spasms in my stomach/bowel/intestine area. After the spasms are over i have very bad cramp in the same area which is so bad that the 1st day i cant even get dressed, getting out of bed was a 20minute job. It seems to me that i have gained an intolerance to the flavour enhancers (msgs) that are put in the chinese food?
But since the 1st episode 3months ago ive had a dull ache in the appendix area, which has never gone away, its this pain, in this area(and spreads) that gets really bad everytime i eat something like a chinese meal. Its not appendix realated. I think its more to do with my large intestine, bowel.

Does any one have any idea's what this could be? Im getting a bit worried now as its dragging on, and if its something serious 3months is a long time :(
The doctors havent been much help, everytime ive been to a+e ive been sent home with painkillers. And the doctors have only just started listening to me (and whats actually causing it) today, so its going to be another 2weeks before i get an appointment with the specialist, bloody UK nhs that is for you

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  • surely someone must have some ideas?
    marty25 1 Replies
    • December 2, 2006
    • 05:55 PM
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  • "It seems to me that have gained an intolerance to the flavour enhancers (msgs) that are put in the chinese food.";)The MSG could just be a trigger for a latent pre-disposition to a food intolerence such as soy, wheat, milk, or corn. Have you had any stress near the time of onset, or illnesses such as a stomach virus in the weeks or months before it? Family history and racial background can help narrow this down..Oops you said UK. Do you know if your family has any Irish or Nordic ancestry? That's pretty much the racial epicenter of wheat/gluten intolerence, but the Anglo-Saxon bloodline is more continental, and only the Italians show the same rates as the Irish/Nordic. MSG is often made from gluten and occurs naturally in gluten so its a link definately worth asking about when you talk to the DRs.
    Azaral 152 Replies
    • December 2, 2006
    • 06:06 PM
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