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Chronic abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Alice538
  • June 15, 2008
  • 01:58 PM

Hello-
I am writing to ask for help on behalf of my fiance. He has received numerous testing over the past eight months for his symptoms and the doctors are still not sure what he has. It all started after he passed two kidney stones. His main symptoms now are chronic pain of the right upper quadrant of his abdomen. He also has had severe diarrhea for the past eight months. He has some blood and mucous in his stool. He has anemia and a persistant low grade fever.
He has recevied an abdominal ultrasound, CT scan, barium x-ray, upper GI, colonoscopy, and a capsule endoscopy. And only "minor abnormalities" have shown up. The found h pylori, grade 2 espophagitis, and a hiatal hernia. He also had an HIV test and that was negative.
He has had testicular microlithiasis which was non-cancerous. And he had a non-cancerous lump on his breast removed. He is only 29. He smokes a lot, at least a pack a day, sometimes more. I just think somehow all these things have to be connected. The doctor's said that they don't see any signs of crohn's (which is what i thought it was) and they believe it's IBS. They said that there is no exact diagnosing tool to diagnose IBS, it is just matter of ruling out all other causes. I am not so sure. I am very worried, because he doesn't seem to be getting any better and I've read that people with IBS do not have persistant fevers nor do they have anemia. Please help! I appreciate any advice.:)
Alice

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