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Chronic nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss

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  • Posted By: RachelBullets
  • August 30, 2008
  • 10:26 PM

I'm a 20 year old female who began having stomach pain and nausea a year ago. I also suffered severe back pain, to find out I had a kidney infection for more than 6 months. Now that's cleared up, but I continue to suffer from chronic nausea with attacks of chronic vomiting and severe diarrhea, sometimes with blood. Its always more severe when I am menstruating.

Now, because of never keeping food in my stomach, my athletic body is beginning to look emaciated...you can see my ribs in my back.

PLEASE HELP!

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  • You really need to get your doctor to refer you to a gastro specialist eg Gastroenterologist. You really need tests done!!! Go back to your doctor. It could be something serious. Dont mess about here asking what it could or could not be (none of us can tell you without tests), get necessary tests done.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • August 31, 2008
    • 03:17 AM
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  • Oh, I have been seeing doctor's the entire time, don't get me wrong. My upper endoscopy was normal, my HIDA wasn't even finished (helping me to lose faith in the medical system). All tests keep coming back normal, and I have yet to find an anti-nausea that works. I have a doctor's appointment on the 5th (I just moved from FL to OR) and I was more wondering about some input that may make my appointment more productive.
    RachelBullets 120 Replies
    • August 31, 2008
    • 04:41 PM
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  • possibily inflamatory bowel disease (IBD) of some type eg Crohn's disease http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohns_disease "Crohn’s disease affects men and women equally and seems to run in some families. About 20 percent of people with Crohn’s disease have a blood relative with some form of inflammatory bowel disease, most often a brother or sister and sometimes a parent or child. Crohn’s disease can occur in people of all age groups, but it is more often diagnosed in people between the ages of 20 and 30. " http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/crohns/
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 00:21 AM
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  • I'm pretty sure my mother has an IBD, maybe two. Maybe bringing that up to my doctor will promp proper tests.
    RachelBullets 120 Replies
    • September 1, 2008
    • 04:23 PM
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