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Severe Stomach pain with bloating - Doctors Cluesless -Help!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 7, 2009
  • 04:35 AM

Hello all, I'd like some advice or comments on this issue please!

Recently my girlfriend has been having extreme stomach pain at her upper abdomen, to the point where she screams and yells and jumps around. She was fine one night, then the pain woke her up at 5:30am, suddenly. We went to the ER, did blood work, ultrasound, and even cat scans. The doctor could not find anything wrong and suggests its stomach flu and gave her something for pain and let us go. The drugs are useless.

That very night at home, she got worse. The pain has grew to include her entire abdomen plus she now has bloating, like gas. She can't walk straight or lay down without hurting and hasn't ate anything for 3 days. She starts to burp a lot and her belly is getting bigger. We return to the ER within 12 hours, this time seeing a new doctor. Still can't find anything wrong, even with new ultrasound, cat scan and blood work, although the doctor suspects its a blockage in her lower intestines. Doctor sends her to spend the night and consider surgery tomorrow.

I am writing this in her Hospital room right now. She is on morphine and still hurts, just not as much. She can't even lay down all the way. She has no other health issues and is only 28. I'm beginning to think the doctors are clueless.

Symptoms:

Severe, extreme, tremendous stomach pain, with bloating like gas or liquid.
Muscles ache, lower back pain.
Can't eat anything and wants to vomit at the smell of food.
Can barely drink water.
Went from normal to this in 2 days.





Any thought or comments would be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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  • Hello all, I'd like some advice or comments on this issue please!Recently my girlfriend has been having extreme stomach pain at her upper abdomen, to the point where she screams and yells and jumps around. She was fine one night, then the pain woke her up at 5:30am, suddenly. We went to the ER, did blood work, ultrasound, and even cat scans. The doctor could not find anything wrong and suggests its stomach flu and gave her something for pain and let us go. The drugs are useless.That very night at home, she got worse. The pain has grew to include her entire abdomen plus she now has bloating, like gas. She can't walk straight or lay down without hurting and hasn't ate anything for 3 days. She starts to burp a lot and her belly is getting bigger. We return to the ER within 12 hours, this time seeing a new doctor. Still can't find anything wrong, even with new ultrasound, cat scan and blood work, although the doctor suspects its a blockage in her lower intestines. Doctor sends her to spend the night and consider surgery tomorrow.I am writing this in her Hospital room right now. She is on morphine and still hurts, just not as much. She can't even lay down all the way. She has no other health issues and is only 28. I'm beginning to think the doctors are clueless. Symptoms:Severe, extreme, tremendous stomach pain, with bloating like gas or liquid.Muscles ache, lower back pain.Can't eat anything and wants to vomit at the smell of food.Can barely drink water.Went from normal to this in 2 days. Any thought or comments would be highly appreciated. Thanks.It turned out to be twisted lower intestines. The doctor had to cut off the dead part, about 7 inches, and stitch together the two ends.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 13, 2009
    • 10:42 PM
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  • It turned out to be twisted lower intestines. The doctor had to cut off the dead part, about 7 inches, and stitch together the two ends. Thank goodness she went back, once the colon has been messed with, she may get problems with it now, see what happened to me at www.kerrymaidmentinfo.co.uk and this is what happens when you go misdiagnosed for so long, if she has anymore bowel problems make sure she goes straight back to her GP, I wish her a full happy recovery
    crunchiejoe 61 Replies
    • August 17, 2009
    • 04:25 PM
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