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Abdominal Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • March 18, 2007
  • 08:20 PM

Last October, I had a couple of weeks of some mysterious abdominal pains. The pain felt like a menstrual cramp, although the pain was higher up in the area of my stomach rather than in my pelvis. I felt nauseated, but never vomited. I was constantly either constipated or had loose stools (... you know what I mean...). The pain radiated in to my back, causing my back to be sore. I felt very bloated, to the point where eating made my stomach feel very full after eating only a little. The pain will sometimes subside for a few moments every 20 minutes or so, then come back in painful waves. Lying down makes it feel slightly worse.

I went to the hospital three times, and nobody could find anything wrong with me. The only relief I had was a disgusting concotion called a GI Cocktail, which made the pain go away temporarily but not the bloating.
Eventually I had an endoscopy, and two conclusions were drawn from it: my stomach is very sensitive to gas and I had three small eroded spots at the bottom of my stomach.
The cure? They banned me off of colas and temporarily put me on some antacids.

Since then I have been vomiting about once a week, and my stomach has never been able to hold quite as much food.

Now the pain is back, five months later, and the symptoms are exactly the same. I do not think all of this pain is simply from a few tiny erosions in the bottom of stomach. So what COULD this be?

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