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Diarrhea, Swollen upper(left) abdomen and acute pain around the gallbladder

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 23, 2010
  • 11:09 PM

I am a female woman 18 y/o.
From the beginning my issues where not nearly as severe as they are now. It started with me having diarrhea after drinking milk or eating fat food. My attacks always come in the evening.
I didn't think much of it since I have celiac disease and I've always had a sensitive stomach.
Over time my problems became worse and I started losing weight. I also noticed a swelling of my upper abdomen around the gallbladder, and I also had some pain around that area.
About a year in, the pain around my gallbladder had increased into being almost ridiculous. I writhe, cry and scream in pain during these attacks that lasts about an hour. I noticed that the pain in my abdomen usually came when I ate fruit and vegetables, especially cucumber and green apples. I also have some fever during the attacks and a day after.
During one of these attacks, (they come about once a month, depending on how I have eaten) a particularly vicious one, I went to the emergency room. They took several tests on me and concluded that I had pancreatitis. Next day the redid the test and told me the first test had been incorrect, there was nothing wrong with me. They sent me home.
At the time i weighed about 45 kilos and was 165cm long.
I'm not always this ill, sometimes I can eat gravy with my food without getting ill. When I'm at my worst the only things I can eat are rice with some boiled ham. My current weight is 48 kilos, but at my worst I was 38.
I have had several different tests taken. Amongst these:

Stool sample (found nothing.)
MRI of my abdomen (found nothing)
EGD (nothing)
Colonoscopy (small irritation and a bunch of hemorrhoids)
Several different bloodsamples. (nothing)

My doctor prescribed me morphine suppositories for the pain. It helps for about 15 minutes.

My doctors have eliminated Crohns, IBD, Cancer, IBS.

I have no energy. I don't know what will happen if I don't get well soon. I've already lost my teen years.

Forgive my poor English, I'm from Sweden.

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