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14 year old female with severe and random stomach pain for past two years

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 9, 2009
  • 00:00 AM

I've had abdominal and stomach pain for the last two years. Its completely random and it never stays in the same spot and moves around my stomach. It is usually accomponied with a headache and a fever, which points to an infection, but I've had blood work done in the middle of one of my episodes and it didn't show anything wrong. My brother thinks it might be something with my small intestine but we can't be sure. I'm a 14 year old female, and I've already had two ultra sounds and been to the emergency room once. I've seen multiple doctors but no one can see anything wrong with me. We have tried to find a pattern that the pain follows but have come up with nothing, it just hurts extremely randomly and has been occuring since I was in seventh grade. Any suggestions as to what I should do next? Thanks-Jordanne

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  • Is there any pattern to it, such as does it get worse around your period (if you have one)? What blood work has the doctor done?
    aquila 1,263 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 08:40 PM
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  • luck be it i have the same prob.... first was told was ibs than stomach cancer cause my blood cells than finally said it was chrons so u may wantr to get checked for chrons.... it sux very bad...painful as ***l. just keep complaining ok/...
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 09:52 PM
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  • Hi sweetheart, You have the very common symptoms of crohns disease. It is also quite common to have normal bloodwork. You do need to do fecal tests, blood tests for white blood cells, crp, and sed rate everytime you have symptoms. Sooner or later something might show. Also you should ask to have a colonscopy. This should also be done at a time where you are symptomatic. The ultrasound is no good here. My pain moves around as well, but if you try pressing on the part of the tummy that hurts, you might notice that it hurts more when you let go. That is typical of the pain assoisated with Crohns and Ulcerative Colitis. When I am asked about my pain I usually say I feel like my intestines are sore. Almost as if they are bruised real bad. Can you relate? Another thing you might want to ask the doctor about is Celiac disease. Sometimes it can be misdiagnosed as crohns. It only takes a simple blood test to diagnose. I have no diagose either tho, and they even found ulcers in my intestines, so try not to let it get to you. It will take time for them to find out what is going on, but they will in the end. Just keep going back every time you get sick. Hugs from Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 10, 2009
    • 08:44 PM
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