after reading through the 'intense abdonminal pain' thread I want to see if anyone has any insight on my own situation. so heres my story...
Iam a 20 year old male otherwise healthy and have no other medical history. I do not smoke or drink and my diet is very healthy. My pain is directly in the middle of my stomach right below my sternum and travels right through to my back. It is the most extreme pain I have ever felt and brings me to my knees every time I have one of these "attacks" It started when I awoke one night, I thought maybe it was a cramp from sleeping awkwardly or something, I watched some tv then went back to bed. Ever since then it has been off an on. It can come everyday for a week or just a few times a month. Food does not affect the pain in anyway. I feel as though I can eat constantly without feeling full. When I have the attacks I become constipated and my bowl movements are formed like pellets. I just had a crippling attack yesterday it was the first one Ive had in a few months. During that time of no attacks I had numerous tests, Ive had 3 ultra sounds all of which showed some minimal 'sludge' in the gallbladder, they suspected gallstones. I went in for a scope procedure (camera down my throat to my gallbladder) and they came up with nothing. The only test showing any abnormality was elevated liver enzymes in my blood work. Ive been to the ER and they told me it was suspected biliary colic which was ruled out from the scope test. I have also had yellow eyes and skin at times showing that Iam in fact jaundice. Iam very frusterated with this as it is extremely painful I have had broken bones and nothing even comes close to this. Is it odd that it can be 2-3 months without any feeling of this at all then out of no where comes the constipation and pain? Is it possible my doctors are overlooking some oddball disease? I have been told to ask my doctors about Crohns among others.. I hope I have given enough detail to my situation as maybe somebody out there has some answers. Thank you for any help
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