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Abdominal Pain - Inflammation - Gass

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 14, 2008
  • 07:40 PM

My girlfriend has hyperthyroid problem, and about several months ago she started getting severe abdomen inflammation. I observed she had 2 lumps, one in his upper abdomen and another in his lower abdomen. We discarded pregnancy. She has severe constipation (has vowel movements like every 3rd of 4th day). We've been doing lots of exercise lately, and her legs and arms started getting thinner, but her abdomen is bloating allot (she is thin, but her stomach looks quite big). She is a very nervous person, and is most of the time she is worrying about everything (we think she might be producing lots of cortisol for her stress). Her stomach sometimes releases some acid to the esophagus, and she complaints sometimes about stomachache. She has bad breath (even after washing her mouth).
Several weeks ago, she started having some acute abdominal pain just right below he ribs, on her right side. She has troubles being on the bed or sitting down.
We've tried eating only vegetables and seems won't help.
I've searched through the web, but there are many diseases which in which the symptoms are similar to hers.
Any idea what she might be suffering?

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  • Ya know, I just got discharged from the hospital with a problem similar to this. My abdomen started swelling over a week ago, and seems to get bigger each day, despite limited oral intake. I have been chronically constipated for several months, after I suffered some sort of nerve damage in an auto accident. I generally have to use either an enema or colyte once or twice a week in order to have bowel movements. My belly is HUGE... I'm talking I gained ten pounds last week, and all of it in my belly. My legs, arms and face look fine. Saturday afternoon I started getting dark and tarry stools, so I got in the car went down to the hospital for a checkup. I was admitted through the emergency room, but apparently all the diagnostics they did on me normal. (I have had an abdominal and pelvic CT, Upper GI and lower GI endoscopy, abdominal x-ray, and lower abdominal and transvaginal ultrasound, plus bloodwork, stool samples and urine dipstick. The gastroenterologist said he saw some signs of possible gastritis, but that he didn't see anything else. My PCP has decided to send me home, yet my belly is still just as distended and painful. So, it appears I will be looking for a new doctor. Anyhow, I hope you get your answers soon. This is just so frustrating, I can't even begin to explain. Writing about it seems to help a bit, as well knowing that I'm not alone in my frustration. The forums are great!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • With hyperthyroidism you are burning up a lot of energy. Not a slug like the hypothyroidism. At least usually. There may be exceptions to anything. What concerns me is you are doing what sounds like intense exercises and eating only salads with no or low proteins. Make sure you are eating enough so are not damaging brain, heart, and liver. If constipated, take natural supplements to assist with movement. Just increasing bulk may not help, you have to address movement if have IBS. I ended up having to take an RX to stop spasms. Juicing will help the constipation issue. Mix beet, celery, apple, carrot, parsley together and juice. Will help keep clean and help liver. Please measure your protein levels. Verify you are getting 30 -to 30 grams a day and if you have no metabolic disorder maybe more.
    Abbydoodle 138 Replies Flag this Response
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