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Sudden Severe Upper Abdominal pain in teenager

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  • Posted By: Daisy19
  • August 11, 2012
  • 04:52 AM

16-year old female has had several severe abdominal pain incidents in the last month, ending up in the ER (a few times). They are stumped, as vitals seem OK and blood work looks normal. However, the abdominal pain has become much more frequent and debilitating.

The pain is rather sudden and has no pattern of triggers like eating or exercise. Her bowel movements are normal. No nausea or vomiting. She does have hot flashes and chills at the time, however. She could feel her heart beating through her abdomen recently.

The area of pain is between the belly button and bottom of diaphragm, in a horizontal strip.

She is not sexually active. She did have an issue with her Phrenic nerve one year ago.

An ultrasound and an upper GI scope is scheduled for over a week from now, but we cannot last that long with the rate things are going. The doctors seem to think it is IBS, but she has no indications of IBS. Does anyone have any ideas??? Thank you for your help! Daisy19

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