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24/7 Lower Abdominal Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • June 28, 2007
  • 06:01 AM

I am a 23 yr. old male that has had lower abdominal pain since around age 15. It started out with a light dull pain on both sides of my lower stomach, particularly the area right above my hip bones. At around the age of 19 it started getting worse and more noticeable. In fact I would feel it 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Although the pain would go up and down from day to day and week to week. At around the age of 22 it started getting more frequent as far as the pain increasing. It has also led to new symptoms like nausea. I also want to mention I have had loose stool and sometimes diarrhea with the pain. Also recently I have developed a weird never-ending hunger feeling in my upper stomach that even growls as if I am hungery. The only thing is eating does not make it subside. The worst part though about my condition is the frequent lower stomach pain. It feels like my guts are on fire or they are getting squeezed by a clamp. Sometimes it flares up so bad that I could barely function. It is happening more frequently too. I have had blood and stool tests as well as a colonoscopy and they were all negative. Celiac disease was negative as well. The only thing the doc's could come up with was Irritable Bowel Syndrome. The only thing is I don't respond to any form of drugs they have given me. I also don't experience all the symptoms or relief periods of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I am due to get a bowel cat scan next and then possibly an edoscopy. Does anyone know what this is? I don't have any other symptoms such as blood in stool, or anything else.

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