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No One Can Figure Out My Severe Abdominal Pain

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  • Posted By: zippo22
  • October 12, 2008
  • 04:26 AM

I'm 22 years old, and need help figuring out whats wrong with me. Over the past 2-2.5 years I've had severe adominal pain (right above my belly button). It usually starts after taking my last bite of food. It begins with just not quite feeling right and keeps progressing for hours (like for 10-12 hours) until the pain is so unbearable I head to the ER to get morphine. Each time they tell me it's something different, but tests say its none of those things. (IBS, gallbladder, chrons, intestinal obstruction, etc.) If I start to feel not right and can go to bed immediatly and fall asleep, I wake up fine. I also feel the urge to poo and can't or to throw up which usually eventually will happen once. That relieves the pain for about 2 minutes. The only symptoms I have are the severe pain, and the urge to throw up or poo (Its just like when you are sick and know throwing up will make you feel better). No weird poos, doesn't hurt to push on it, no swelling, nothing except the pain. I can't lay still, I keep tossing and turning, no matter how I lay does not make the pain subside at all. It's been frustarting because it happens randomly, After the first time it happened like 6 months later, then 8 months, then 4 months, etc. The doctors keep telling me there is nothing inside me where I say the pain is. All the tests have shown nothing. I just basically sit around waiting for the next time to happen. Please help if you can.

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  • Have you swallowed the cam pill? If not you should ask to do so. The small intestine is very hard to see, and you do sound like you have something going on in small intestine. Also test for celiac disease if your doctor hasnt already... Keira
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 12, 2008
    • 08:47 PM
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  • Have they done a full stool exam over several days time to rule out parasites and other pathogens? I ask this because often they don't do this simple test, but instead do colonoscopies and other invasive exams. How often does this happen? You mention several months time...is it becoming more frequent? Can you think back to the foods you ate prior to these outbreaks? DOM
    acuann 3,080 Replies
    • October 13, 2008
    • 03:15 AM
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