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Constant Stomach Pain - Going on 2+ Years With No Diagnoses

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  • Posted By: couchy1208
  • October 1, 2013
  • 01:16 PM

I am a 24 year old male that has been dealing with constant stomach pains for just over 2 years now. When I say constant, I mean that in the last 2 years my stomach has never stopped hurting, not even for a second. I am on my sixth doctor, while none the closer to having it diagnosed. I know stomach issues can be very difficult to determine the cause, so I will be as specific as possible with the symptoms...Symptoms: Constant stomach pain in the abdominal area, only known thing that causes the pain to greatly increase is alcohol consumption (pain will be terrible the next day, slightly better the next, and usually around the third day is back to "normal" pain level), greasy foods such as pizza can cause a slight increase in pain, pain is a little worse in the morning. Some symptoms that may or may not be related are frequent urination (10-20 times a day) and frequent sore throats. Tests: Doctor's have given me multiple tests and examinations, with everything coming back negative. I've had many blood tests, urine samples taken, stool test for H. Pylori and Pancreatic Elastase, a breath test, cat scan of abdomen, cat scan of abdomen with contrast, colonoscopy, upper endoscopy, celiac disease test, gastric emptying study, and small bowel series test (to name the ones I can remember).The breath test came back slightly high for H. Pylori, but medication and a strict diet did nothing to reduce the pain, so the Doctor assumed it was an inaccurate reading.Does anyone have any thoughts as to what this could possibly be or have any advice for where to go next as I am feeling helpless with so many doctors trying to diagnose the pain, but none being able to. I've done hours and hours of searching online for any answers or any other cases that are similar, but am having no luck. Anyone who has had similar symptoms? Any input is greatly appreciated!!

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  • Hi,Consider having a comprehensive gastrointestinal markers test by a private laboratory.It is informative,however quite expensive.There are numerous things that could cause your symptoms-eg errors of metabolism,chronic pancreatitis, lactose intolerance etc...?Is your weight ok?Have you been checked for gallstones?The exacerbation of pain after fatty meals indicates possible gallstones or liver etiology.
    rozellelily 21 Replies
    • October 16, 2013
    • 02:49 AM
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  • I dont have any clue as to what it could be but it breaks my heart to hear that you are in constant pain.I wish I could help. I am so sorry, I will pray that it goes away. You shouldnt have to live in pain day and night.Good Luck to you and be very persistant. Im sure they did but did they do thorough x-rays?Have they went in thru your navel with the camera?. Or down thru your throat? Maybe something was in some food that you ate and is stuck and they dont see it ( something sharp)and its causing you pain, although I am sure you have thought of everything.Again, I am so sorry. :(Pray
    lavail 4 Replies
    • October 18, 2013
    • 05:36 AM
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  • Appreciate the responses. I have not heard of the comprehensive gastrointestinal markers test. The price doesn't bother me as it is worth the money if an answer is found. The pancreas has been thoroughly examined and the doctors ruled it out as a possible source of the pain. Weight has not changed any. All tests for stones have come back negative. The upper endoscopy is a test that runs a camera down the throat into the digestive system, and nothing was found during this. In my helplessness I recently started an "IBS" diet that eliminates a lot of food to determine if they may be causing the pain. There are two more weeks left on this diet before results will show (if they are going to that is). Last week I went to a doctor at a renown hospital in the states and he essentially said that there is no cure and I must just live with this pain. That is an unacceptable diagnosis and I will continue on with my 7th doctor, hoping that the next one is "the one."
    couchy1208 2 Replies
    • October 30, 2013
    • 00:30 AM
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  • •Appreciate the responses. I have not heard of the comprehensive gastrointestinal markers test. The price doesn't bother me as it is worth the money if an answer is found. The pancreas has been thoroughly examined and the doctors ruled it out as a possible source of the pain. Weight has not changed any. All tests for stones have come back negative. The upper endoscopy is a test that runs a camera down the throat into the digestive system, and nothing was found during this. In my helplessness I recently started an "IBS" diet that eliminates a lot of food to determine if they may be causing the pain. There are two more weeks left on this diet before results will show (if they are going to that is). Last week I went to a doctor at a renown hospital in the states and he essentially said that there is no cure and I must just live with this pain. That is an unacceptable diagnosis and I will continue on with my 7th doctor, hoping that the next one is "the one."
    couchy1208 2 Replies
    • October 30, 2013
    • 01:04 AM
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  • Chack for parasites like blast cysts huminus. Its a fecal matter in water and food. Lots of people have it but are not tested nor do they have symptoms. If you have this they will treat it with an antibiotic(metronidazole) terrible stuff. I have it and it seems to be helping. I had all your symptoms and more. its a stool sample and make sure boxes are check for parasites.Good Luck I hope this is it. I have had the pains for four yrs and all the same tests, I reaserched and demanded this test viola.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • December 5, 2013
    • 05:24 PM
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