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Awful abdominal pain for over 6 months - what could it be?

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  • Posted By: hornsa
  • June 25, 2007
  • 04:59 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm a 17 year old girl with a healthy height, weight, and diet. In early October, I awoke with a terrible pain in the lower right side of my abdomen and was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection at the doctor's the next day. Now, 8 months later, I still feel it. It usually happens after eating (or if I haven't eaten in awhile). The doctors have tested both my blood and urine with no positive results. I've had ultrasounds on my gallbladder and currently take Yaz (the birth control; I was referred to an OB/GYN because I get terrible cramps during my period that only make my abdominal pain worse). The Yaz has made the pain occur less frequently, but now when it comes it is even more intense. On a scale of 1-10, I would give it a 7 or 8.

I have been tested for IBS, Celiac Disease, Gallstones, Endometriosis, and am currently on a lactose-free diet to see if I am lactose intolerant (this was suggested because I get terrible diarrhea and sometimes vomit after eating a lot of dairy)

Recently, I've acquired some new symptoms, and I don't know how they relate to my abdominal pain. First of all, I have a strange, tingling pain on the underside of my left arm, near the armpit. Sometimes, I will be walking in the mall and it will hurt so badly and make me so dizzy that I'll have to sit down for a few minutes or eat something. The other night at my high school graduation, I could barely concentrate on what was going on because my arm felt so strange. This morning, I awoke with the arm pain, terrible chest pain, and the abdominal pain and just lay in my bed sobbing because it hurt so much.

Does anyone have any ideas about this? My doctor basically told me he had no clue, which makes me feel pretty hopeless...

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