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15 yr old with stomach pain for over a year!!!

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  • Posted By: pascoehopkins
  • April 26, 2007
  • 09:16 PM

:( My daughter 13 months ago awoke one night with severe stomach pain on the lower right hand side of her stomach. She was taken to hospital and suspected appendicitis but was discharged as did not worsen. Five days later admitted again and discharged again. Since then we have seen several paediatricians who all agree she has severe pain in the ileum region but are unaware of the cause. Referred to another hospital for a second opinion. They referred my daughter to a paediatric gynaecologist as they thought she might have endometriosis. She has last week undergone a laparoscopy only to draw a blank. She has had blood tests, and urine tests that have showed nothing. her school work and social life are suffering. She is a dedicated ballet dancer and has been unable to dance at all for the last 6 weeks as the pain is much worse when exercising. The pain is always there, she has taken several medications to try and relieve the pain they include tramadol, colofac, dihydrocodeine and she takes paracetamol every 4 hours, even through the night. She is not sleeping, is pale and very unwell. :mad: I cannot get anyone to understand that this is ruining her life. My doctors have today decided to send her for a barium x ray to see if this shows any bowel problems. My daugher is becoming really down as we are getting nowhere after a year. Please can anyone help.

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  • My daughter also has this pain you are describing only with chronic sinus infections and diaheria. She has lost about 9 pounds since this started in October. We have just been told she is IgA deficience. They ran this test with a Celiac test (wheat allergy) and although she does not have the wheat allergy she was still IgA deficience. I wish you and your daughter the best of luck. I know first hand how hard this can be!!!!
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  • Thanks for your reply its nice to know someone else out their who is understanding. I have had allergy testing done on my daughter but it did not throw out anything significant. I hope your daughter recovers soon It can be a real battle and stressful for everyone involved. Best Wishes.:o
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  • :( My daughter 13 months ago awoke one night with severe stomach pain on the lower right hand side of her stomach. She was taken to hospital and suspected appendicitis but was discharged as did not worsen. Five days later admitted again and discharged again. Since then we have seen several paediatricians who all agree she has severe pain in the ileum region but are unaware of the cause. Referred to another hospital for a second opinion. They referred my daughter to a paediatric gynaecologist as they thought she might have endometriosis. She has last week undergone a laparoscopy only to draw a blank. She has had blood tests, and urine tests that have showed nothing. her school work and social life are suffering. She is a dedicated ballet dancer and has been unable to dance at all for the last 6 weeks as the pain is much worse when exercising. The pain is always there, she has taken several medications to try and relieve the pain they include tramadol, colofac, dihydrocodeine and she takes paracetamol every 4 hours, even through the night. She is not sleeping, is pale and very unwell. :mad: I cannot get anyone to understand that this is ruining her life. My doctors have today decided to send her for a barium x ray to see if this shows any bowel problems. My daugher is becoming really down as we are getting nowhere after a year. Please can anyone help.Dear Concerned Mother:I am familiar with this problem and have had a patient with the identical problem. There could be a problem with the vavles in the large intestine where they are not closing to allow the proper nutrients to be absorbed and the waste products to be discharged into the large intestine and fecal matter.
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  • Baruim swallow and follow thru should show something if it is a motility problem. Has she been checked for porpheria's have u notice a rash on lower legs or butocks then check for HSP. GOOD LUCK
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