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No diagnosis for lower abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: danifrani
  • February 18, 2007
  • 06:09 AM

I am a 24 yr old who has been in relatively good health until June 2005. I started becoming extremely dizzy and off balance. Blood work was done and everything was normal was adv probally the extremely hot weather. It became progrssively worse and was referred to an ENT who adv that I had labrythinitis and I would be fine in a week. Weeks went by had to leave work couldn't be vertical, nausea and vomiting. Saw Neuro and had Ct and MRI all negative and was adv Benign Positional Vertigo. Then in August 2005 extreme lower right abdominal pain went to ER and was told had stomach flu and was dehydrated CT and labs negative for apendicitis. Was referred to GYN who adv possible endomitirosis treated w/ various forms of birth control and had lap in November 2006 which was negative so was then referred to GI who did colonoscopy which was normal and he adv that there was nothing wrong. So since 2005 to now I have had boughts of dizziness, fell nausous everyday some days I cant even look at food. I vomit at least once a week especially after eating. It has gotten so bad that I just dont eat anymore because when I do I am in extreme pain or I vomit. I dont have an appetite anymore and I go thru boughts of loosing and gaing weight. I lost 12lbs in a week and then 3 weeks later I gained 15 but was not eating. I was adv by my GI that it cant be IBS or anything gastro because the pain is 24/7. My GP thinks its in my head and I am depressed. My GI will not do anymore tests and I fell like no one is listening. I have switched to a new GI who seems like he will help. If anyone has had anything similiar or can offer any adv it would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Ask your new GI to check out your gallbladder! I think it's called a HIDA scan. Good luck!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 07:32 PM
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  • Try an alternative practitioner to help you with your symptoms. When western docs throw up their hands and can't find a diagnosis, modalities like acupuncture, naturopathy, chiropractic can really offer some help. Acupuncture is wonderful for GI and gyno problems. Visit www.acufinder.com for more info and to find a practitioner near you. What meds are you currently taking? Have you been tested for celiac or lyme? These tests are hard to diagnose I understand. The gyno who diagnosed endo - did they do a full lower abdom and vaginal ultrasound? You should have had this to rule out cysts and fibroids. Keep getting tests done, but consider trying acupuncture or another alternative form of therapy to help you. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 20, 2007
    • 08:15 PM
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  • I had my gallbladder checked by HIDA scan and it came back at 6%. I am having it out on 3/27/07 and hopefully that will cure all or most of my problems.
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  • Danifrani:I have been sick with constant stomach pain/IBS/and recent severe vertigo symptoms. I've had CONSTANT severe stomach pain for 6 years now. I think you should check out Celiac Disease. It is a common disease with a wide variety of symptoms that hardly ANY doctors know exists because research has just recently been developed on this disease, though it's been around for ages! Start by doing a search engine for Celiac Symptoms. See if it sounds like you. I hope you get better soon.I, personally, have been on the fence of suicidal with the symptoms I've had for the last 7 months. I've lost my health, my job, then my home, and about to lose my daughter because I am unable to take care of her anymore. I PRAY that God with heal me soon . . . but that's another story . . . a sad one.I hope this helps in some way.
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  • perhaps Crones Disease... hard to diagnose as well. Even if you have the "test" done to find it sometimes doctor's miss it even when looking right at it. that's what happened to my mom. She had it for ten year and they checked for Crones on a regular basis and did MANY different tests and finally it was her OB gyne that opened her up for a different reason and with his own eyes saw it, sent his findings to her regular doctor who took a look and STILL denied it was crones but decided to go in for himself to see and sure enough she was SOOOOO far gone at that point - it just would NOT show up on any tests. Possibly that could explain the pain. and the lack of diagnosis.
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