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acute recurring lower right abdo pain

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  • Posted By: abdo pain
  • October 14, 2007
  • 09:35 AM

Help! My eleven year old daughter has been sick for 6 weeks and hospital dont want to know anymore. Have fobbed us off with a diagnosis of "functional abdo pain"... but I am left with a very sick child and no help. Started 6 weeks ago with a headache, sore throat and temp which quickly became acute severe lower right abdo pain (appendix area). She was hospitalised for a week and diagnosed with mesenteric lymphadenitis (ultrasound showed enlarged lymph nodes in appendix area). Only treatment was pain relief. We have been out of hospital now for 3 weeks and have had a few good days but mostly very bad. Past 7 days have been constant severe lower right abdo pain, nausea, anorexia, constipation, knee joint pain, fatigue. Pain becomes even more severe AS SOON as she has even one mouthful of food or water. All tests normal except for ANA 1:320 and slightly raised IgE. Can you help, I am desperate. She is living on pain killers and antiinflamms and even then can barely stand up let alone walk.

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  • Hi thereHas she had any tests for Crohn's disease? Most of her symptoms sounds very similar to Crohn's and although this usually presents with diarrohea, some patients get constipation due to bowel obstruction etc. I have CD myself in my ascending colon and terminal ileum. When I flare I get very bad pain in the lower right hand abdomen as you describe, nausea, am unable to eat, and have diarrohea, often with blood. I also get very sore knees and hips as arthritis is linked with CD. I am not sure about the links with the appendix, but it may be a good idea to rule out Crohn's as it sounds to me a real possibility.best wishesLucy
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    • October 15, 2007
    • 02:42 PM
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