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Abdominal Pain, white coat's are clueless

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 7, 2011
  • 00:21 PM

Hi,

For the past month I have been having abdominal pain lower right aswell as upper right, that comes and goes. Sometimes it's briefly stabbing and then goes away. Some constipation, and sometimes diarrhea. I have seen several doctors but so and one said it might be an infection of the duodenum.

I was refered to a surgeon who also performs gastroscopy's. Upon inspection, (because I also get a very sharp stabbing sort of throbbing pain for a second when pressure is applied at some parts of the abdomen) he said I should go the hospital where he operates saying that he believes this is appendicitis. I stayed overnight but neither the blood work or ultrasound revealed anything pointing to appendicitis. So I got sent home again....

I did get a fever a few days back but it was gone the next day.

It's ******n me not to know what is goig on :( im male, 24, 180cm (5,10) 75kg

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  • Could be just irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Stabbing pains could be just bowel spasms of it. Get yourself some fibre supplements eg metamucil from your supermarket or pharmacy to regularly take. Probotics are also helpful for some.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please get a colonoscopy right away!!!I was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer at the age of 39. You are NEVER to young for colon cancer. I was misdiagnosed for three years. I had numerous CT, MRI, ultrasounds and the tumor was not found. A colonscopy is the only way to rule out colon cancer. Don't risk it and if you don't like a doctor's answer get a second or third opinion.Hi,For the past month I have been having abdominal pain lower right aswell as upper right, that comes and goes. Sometimes it's briefly stabbing and then goes away. Some constipation, and sometimes diarrhea. I have seen several doctors but so and one said it might be an infection of the duodenum. I was refered to a surgeon who also performs gastroscopy's. Upon inspection, (because I also get a very sharp stabbing sort of throbbing pain for a second when pressure is applied at some parts of the abdomen) he said I should go the hospital where he operates saying that he believes this is appendicitis. I stayed overnight but neither the blood work or ultrasound revealed anything pointing to appendicitis. So I got sent home again....I did get a fever a few days back but it was gone the next day. It's ******n me not to know what is goig on :( im male, 24, 180cm (5,10) 75kg
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • try to get checked for celiac disease you might be allergic to wheat
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  • He told me today that he still believes it's the appendix, and that I should come back if the pain gets worse. Im going to see my normal doc again and ask him for a coloscopy and whatnot. Thanks for the suggestions and advice.
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  • Had a coloscopy, (everything was OK, they checked the samples for all sorts of intolerances) and my appendix was removed, they claimed it's probably chronic appendicitis. However it turns out I stilll have the same pains.... the pain is mostly a few cm above the belly button but diagonally to the right. Ill try to get an MRI of the small intestines, all thats left to be looked at. Any other ideas are appreciated.
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  • Would just like to say that this appears to have gone about 4 weeks after my appendectomy. Just saying should anyone experience similar symptoms, to have this chronic appendicitis looked into.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 5, 2011
    • 06:57 PM
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