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chronic back pain and abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Rync11
  • July 11, 2011
  • 00:49 AM

I'm a 25 yo male and have been suffering from chronic back pain for the past

two years ;also I haved had abdominal problems. I started having reoccuring

abdominal pain in 2007 and after losing about 15 pounds I saw a GI who ran

some blood tests and the only thing out of range was my amylase

which was about 10unit above what would be considered normal(cant

remember the#) however my lipase was normal. The dr then asked me to do

an abdominal ultrasound and later abdominal CT scan with and

without contrast to check the panceras and other organs and it turned out

normal. The dr put me on Aciphex and said if i dont get better he

would do an upper GI endoscopy. My stomach pain went away after using the

aciphex for a few months and after that I stopped taking it. My back pain

started a few month later and I started having backpain. It has gradually

gotten worse to the point that I always feel sore and have hard time sitting.

The pain seems to be center around a few points that my massage therapist

calls trigger points. I also feel these in my butt which makes sitting

anywhere hard. I feel the pain from when i wake up and I feel it until i fall

asleep. The pain is mostly on the right side and the muscles on the right side

seem to be always tense. I had a MRI of thoracic spine which was

normal and the doctor just sat there like it looks normal I dont know what you

want me to do for you. My thoracic X-ray showed mild

dextroscoliosis A few days ago my hip started to have the pain too. I

looked at my right and left leg and my right left seems to be about 5cm

shorter than the left leg. To make things better my stomach pain has

come back and after doing a test they found occult blood in stool. I

have pain on backside of ribcage. At the bottom part of the actual rib cage

too on both side now and feat that it may be getting worse.

Since 2006 I have lost more than 20 lbs.I am in pain everyday and so

frustrated with the doctors I have seen. Please help me figure out what this is

and what dr i need to go to.

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