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17 yr old w/ abdominal pain, nausea, and reflux to the point of vomiting

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  • Posted By: pernell134
  • February 22, 2007
  • 05:10 AM

17 yr old female with reflux to the point of voimiting, with severe epigastric pain and nausea.

Tests: H-Pylori, CT w/ oral and IV contrast of abd and pelvis, gastro, ultrasound of gallbladder, bloodwork, x-ray of abd, and the latest a CCK-HIDDA scan of the gallbladder all came back normal. The pain is located where the gallbladder is located and to the right side. Several Neg urine for preg (although has had two menstrual cycles within the illness time) and urine culture negative. Anyone know what it might be? Nexium, bentyl, etc. not helping. Any suggestions? Thank you.

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  • AT age 19 I had all those same pains and symptoms. Testing did not find anything. For years I've suffered abdominal pelvic pain. I've had to have a complete hysterectomy at age 35 due to polycystic ovary disease (testing did not reveal the extent of damage). This did not fix ab pain prob. Now at age 38 I am looking at the possiblity of having small bowel cancer. Currently awaiting scheduled appoint of PillCam test for complete diagnosis. I guess the point I'm trying to make is even though they might not find anything right now, stay vigilant. As you may know, when a person deals with chronic pain, they sometimes block out too much. Maybe consider a second opinion. If ANY Grandparent, Parent, Brother, Sister, Uncle or Aunt has had cancer or especially colon/bowel problems or cancers, continue seeking answers.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 07:01 AM
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  • Check for parasites. It is a long-shot, but worth the try.I hope she feels better not worse, and soon. How long has this been going on?Shula
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 26, 2007
    • 08:15 AM
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  • It sounds like we are experiencing the same problems. Im 21 and 2 weeks before halloween I began with the nausea then vomitting and the abdominal pain. Mostly the vomitting has stopped but i still get nauseous alot, experience pain and cant eat certain foods. I lost 15 lbs in 2 weeks and have been going to several DRs and all tests are negative. As of right now they still have no idea what it is and I will be going in for more tests tommorrow. Hopefully she feels better soon17 yr old female with reflux to the point of voimiting, with severe epigastric pain and nausea. Tests: H-Pylori, CT w/ oral and IV contrast of abd and pelvis, gastro, ultrasound of gallbladder, bloodwork, x-ray of abd, and the latest a CCK-HIDDA scan of the gallbladder all came back normal. The pain is located where the gallbladder is located and to the right side. Several Neg urine for preg (although has had two menstrual cycles within the illness time) and urine culture negative. Anyone know what it might be? Nexium, bentyl, etc. not helping. Any suggestions? Thank you.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 2, 2010
    • 08:05 PM
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  • I can relate I started having severe adbominal pain when I was 17 mine was all in the center of my upper stomach. IT would happen randomly and last all night usually for a total of 15 hours. It would happen every 3 to 6 months for a whole night. Felt like contraction pains it would get progressively worse as time went on and I would eventally throw up either food or acid. Never knew what caused it then at 21 I started developing on going symptoms. Nausea, some vomiting, constant belching, loss of appitite, feeling of fullness from all of the trapped air. Sometimes it would be so bad I would have to gag out some air for relief. I have had all of the tests you mentioned, x ray and ultrasound still found nothing. Its been over a year now and I finally got insurance and got to go to a gasterologist got an EGD done (where they put you to sleep and stick a tube down your throat to look inside your stomach) after I woke up they dignosed me with gasteritis and acid reflux. He said my stomach just produces to much acid. I have been taking acid reducers this whole time but he prescribed me Nexium but I still have to wait for my insurance to approve it. Acid reducers are suppose to heal gasteritis but mine hasn't went away and I have no idea what could of caused it but its horrible. Somedays I feel fine others I get really sick no matter what I what or drink. Im also not sure if its what caused my severe abdominal pain but it is possible it really is your gallbladder and their just not finding it or maybe you have something similar like gasteritis or acid reflux. Either way you will probably be better off going to a Gasterologist and getting an EGD done so they will have a better chance of figuring out what's causing you all these problems.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 4, 2010
    • 04:50 AM
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  • I have an 11 year old daughter with exactly the same thing. She has had stomach problems since birth, but now can't keep anything down and has almost constant epigastic pain. She also suffers from proctalgia. We have spent 8 years going to specialists, and had diagnoses ranging from candida to constipation to gastritis. Our next step is to do the endoscopy so that the specialist can have a look. The problem with GI disease is that all the research funding comes from pharmiceutical co's who have a vested interest in treating symptoms with drugs, but no interest in curing the disease. The long & short of it is that they really do not know an awful lot about the biochemistry of the digestive system. I wish you luck. Keep trying.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 4, 2011
    • 05:46 AM
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