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chronic abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 21, 2008
  • 07:01 PM

I’ve been dealing with some very strange symptoms for the past four years. The most prevalent symptom is pain and fullness in the upper right side of by abdomen, underneath my ribcage, that occasionally radiates to by back. The pain is constant, lasting for months at time. It sometimes stops for a month or two, and then returns for another extended period. I also have occasional nausea, extreme bloating and occasionally irregular bowel movements. Oddly, I also have a strange, intermittent feeling of weakness in my right arm and leg.

I’ve had comprehensive testing, all of which was normal: Gallbladder ultrasound, HIDA Scan and endoscopy. Blood tests to evaluate for liver function, pancreatic function and celiac disease. I’ve also had a chest CT to rule out a lung problem.

So now, I don’t know what to do. My symptoms seem to match so many different diseases that I’m driving myself nuts looking on the internet for what might be happening. If anyone could shed some light on this, I’d appreciated it.

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  • Celiac can be missed by blood tests. I'd try a gluten free diet for awhile. Has anyone thought about lactose intolerance?
    aquila 1,263 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi - Often abdominal pain and the symptoms you describe that can't be diagnosed is a candida yeast overgrowth.. This is rampant in modern society (because of environmental and lifestyle stress, poor food quality, etc.) and not easy to identify medically. It has about 100 smptoms and can be the underlying cause of many illnesses and conditions. It's pretty easy to get rid of in about a month with a specific diet and a couple of basic supplements you can get in any health food store. I wrote an article for my clients on it, and a short one for a couple of papers here.. If you want them I'll email them to you.. freehelp99@yahoo.comregards, Karen
    Kinesiologist 62 Replies Flag this Response
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