My boyfriend has been suffering from a severly debilitating stomach illness for about 5 years now. Every time he eats anything his stomach cramps up so severly that he can bearly stand. If he is not constipated for days on end he is on the toilet up to 40 times a day with bloody stool. He has had several exploritory surgeries and a surgery to wrap his stomach around his esophagus to stop him from constantly vomiting. When he does manage to throw up it is almost always bloody. About two years ago he had an infecton in his colon that nearly killed him. To me it sounds like it could be chrons disease, but he has been tested 3 times for it and nothing came back positive. Could these symptoms be caused by diverticulitus? All of the pills the doctors prescibe only seem to help temorarily, if at all. He has had hundreds of tests done and they can't find a reason for his symptoms. If any one has a diagnosis for these symptoms please let me know. I am at a loss as to what to do for him. Anymore when I take him to the emergency room in pain they act like he is just trying to get drugs, so they give him pain killers and send him on his way but that doesn't really help in the long run. Is there any releif out there for an illness like this. I am very concerned that this has been going on for so long. Any helpful advice would be very much appriciated.
Thanks in advance