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chronic severe abdominal pain -- constantly in hospital.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2006
  • 08:12 AM

I've been in a hospital for most of this past month of November with excrutiating abdominal pain below my belly button. When it gets severe it shoots up my right side and radiates to my upper and lower back. The pain has caused me to throw up and to pass out. When I first went to the hospital I had a slight fever and an infection. Doctors gave me a broad array of iv antibiotics and my blood cell count turned normal. Noone can figure out what is causing the pain --- have had 3 catscans, 2 ultrasounds and a colonoscopy --- all with normal results --- I am living on painkillers to function and am still fighting the pain while going to specialists and referrals. I am bed ridden and staying on top of the pain so as to not have to go back into the hospital. Two doctors said that they believe I have functional pain that will last my whole life. I am such an active and athletic person by nature who loves to care for my family and friends. This is truly the most difficult experience of my life. :( Please help!!

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  • check for celiac disease
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 14, 2006
    • 09:15 PM
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  • thank you for your response --- it gives me hope
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 31, 2006
    • 07:32 AM
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  • Have you tried a gluten free diet? It's a long shot but worth a try
    vetgirl 4 Replies
    • January 1, 2007
    • 10:57 PM
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  • Is it possible you have adhesions?Have you had previous surgery or a ruptuured organ i.e appendicts ?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • January 2, 2007
    • 05:40 AM
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