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Severe Upper Abdominal Pain (docters say nothing is wrong)

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  • Posted By: Dorkylemon101
  • October 20, 2008
  • 11:18 PM

I'm 16, female and generally healthy.

I've been sick since the end of July. One night after dinner I got severe stomach pains and then I vomitted 6 times that night. It's been over two months and i still am not feeling any better. That day I had volleyball conditioning in the morning (from 9am-12pm) and then played volleyball that night (from 6pm-8.45pm). I came home and ate dinner, and that's when it all started.

My symptoms are:
severe upper abdominal pain (especially after eating, no matter what i eat)
vomitting
nausea (most of the time, never really goes away)
headache
dizziness (mostly in the beginning, but still get if sometimes)

For the record:
I am not constipated.
I do not have diarreha.

I have been admitted to the hospital twice for testing and all of the tests have come back normal. I've had 2 Gallbladder function tests, 2 ultrasounds, 2 endoscopies, a colonoscopy, numerous blood tests, test for parasites and a Barium x-ray. They have also done stool tests. All the tests have come back normal. In the beginning the docters thought it was Pancreatitus, but a second ultrasound dispproved that.

I've seen three GI docters, the first said it was all in my head, the second said that I had Non-ulcerous Dyspepsia (which is basically the symptoms of an ulcer without an ulcer), and the third thinks it's IBS. The third docter thought i might have Chron's disease because my cousin was diagnosed with it earlier this year. So i had the colonoscopy and the docter found bumps on my ilium, so the docter took a biopsy, but that came back normal.

Medicines I've been on:
Pepcid
Nexium
Prilose
Carafate
Reglan
Bentyl (for the IBS)
None of the medicines seem to lessen the pain or make me feel any better.

I am in pain 24/7 and I have not been to school but 2 days.

Can someone please help me?

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  • How is the headache related? And the dizziness? Is it like.. you feel sick and then get these associated with it, or is it separate? I'm just thinking, migraine often has sickness with it.Have you been tested for allergies? Have you done food exclusion diets? Unlikely to be this because of no changed bowel movements, but still worth a try..I also have upper abdominal pain with no cause found, but I have other symptoms too. I don't know what to suggest really!Have you had your liver checked?
    .emily. 2 Replies
    • October 22, 2008
    • 00:57 PM
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  • I'm going to an allergist soon. So, we'll see what they say. Becaue this year i recent;y developed allergies to dogs and cats and they think i might have developed a food allergy too. I think they have checked my liver. So...
    Dorkylemon101 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2008
    • 03:23 PM
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  • hii am a 15 year old female and i am experiencing nearly the same symtoms as you. Last November, i had one of the same "episodes" that you are describing. then another one occured a month later. ever since i feel daily sickness, like i think im going to vomit. i havent gone to a gasrtointernologist yet, just my pediatrician, and she said as far as she know, nothing is wrong. i am afraid something is wrong, but my mom doesnt agree, and hasnt made an appointment yet to see another doctor. where do i start? should i push her to go? (you seem like you would know a lot about what they can do for me)thanks, asp23
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2008
    • 11:24 PM
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  • asp23,I would go see another docter, only to rule out anything serious. But, i think you need a docter's approval to see a GI docter, since a GI docter is a specialist. (But i'm not completly sure.) If the pain gets worse, defentley see another docter. Sorry that I couldn't help you more, but I hope this helps.
    Dorkylemon101 3 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 03:55 PM
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  • thanks =] i went to the pediatrician again.....shes told me to journal my food....and told me to buy lactaid.....its not helping, so i guess i will be getting tests done soon good luck to you though too =]
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 30, 2008
    • 09:11 PM
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  • I'm 16, female and generally healthy. I've been sick since the end of July. One night after dinner I got severe stomach pains and then I vomitted 6 times that night. It's been over two months and i still am not feeling any better. That day I had volleyball conditioning in the morning (from 9am-12pm) and then played volleyball that night (from 6pm-8.45pm). I came home and ate dinner, and that's when it all started. My symptoms are:severe upper abdominal pain (especially after eating, no matter what i eat)vomittingnausea (most of the time, never really goes away)headachedizziness (mostly in the beginning, but still get if sometimes) For the record:I am not constipated.I do not have diarreha. I have been admitted to the hospital twice for testing and all of the tests have come back normal. I've had 2 Gallbladder function tests, 2 ultrasounds, 2 endoscopies, a colonoscopy, numerous blood tests, test for parasites and a Barium x-ray. They have also done stool tests. All the tests have come back normal. In the beginning the docters thought it was Pancreatitus, but a second ultrasound dispproved that. I've seen three GI docters, the first said it was all in my head, the second said that I had Non-ulcerous Dyspepsia (which is basically the symptoms of an ulcer without an ulcer), and the third thinks it's IBS. The third docter thought i might have Chron's disease because my cousin was diagnosed with it earlier this year. So i had the colonoscopy and the docter found bumps on my ilium, so the docter took a biopsy, but that came back normal. Medicines I've been on:PepcidNexiumPriloseCarafateReglanBentyl (for the IBS)None of the medicines seem to lessen the pain or make me feel any better. I am in pain 24/7 and I have not been to school but 2 days. Can someone please help me?My 15 year old daughter suffers from all of the pains in the sterum area, chronic fatigue, sickness giddiness,diarreah, brain fog etc. She has been diagnosed as Severely Insulin Resistant (a prediabetic state). Her body is over producing insulin so it spills over into the skin making it go dark (a condition called Acanthosis Nigricans). Many people are insulin resistant and dont even know it, though many dont develop Acanthosis Nigicans.. (Dark patches to the armpits, back of neck, inner elbows etc - Symptoms are obesity, pain, fatigue (chronic at times) Polycistic Ovaries .. basically all of the above complaints described here... My daughter had a glucose intolerance test which detected her insulin resistance and now she is on Metaformin to improve her bodies ability to absorb insulin. The fatigue is caused by the bodies inability to absorb the insulin so it stores it as fat - as the body isnt able to use the insulin it gets no fuel so has no energy (hence fatigue & more weight gain). To rule out you being affected by the same problem as my daughter, you all need to see an Endocrinologist who will arrange for you to have a Glucose tolerance test. Most GP's are not trained to recognise this condition, so it goes undetected almost all the time. Having a simple finger ****k blood test is not sufficent either as it will not pick up raised sugars at all (as is the case with my daughter)..... Testing has to be done from fasting over a 2 hour period every 30 mins....I can not endorse this, but my daughter has cut out carbohydrates and is following a very low carbohydrate diet / Zero Carbs diet (like Atkins) and her pains have totally vanished, she has an abundance of energy and no longer sleeps all day and night, which she has done since May 09 this year up until the 29th October 2009 when she started this dietary plan). What is more she has now lost 15½ lbs !!!!We are under a professor Endocrinologist at Birmingham Childrens Hospital in ENGLAND and await his response to this way of eating, this Friday the 27th November 2009! Clearly my daughter cant live on meat for the rest of her life but it does throw to light the fact that something about carbohydrates whether its Wheat/gluten that is causing her so many complications, probably not. Either way she hasnt been to school since May 09 this year due to all the pain/fatigue problems you all describe so well... Try cutting out carbs and see if your pains go too. Then maybe it will highlight allergies or other intolerances like were discovering here.....Feel like mailing me for further info then Im on sharon.ryan@sky.comThankyou for reading this.....
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 25, 2009
    • 08:34 PM
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