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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 2, 2010
  • 04:37 AM

I have had severe abdo pain, distention of the stomach and back pain since May 09 (very suddenly/out of the blue). Most of the time I look at least 6 months pregnant and take tramadol for pain but only when I am desperate. I am also tender under my right ribcage.
I have not been able to tolerate food since this happened as I feel too bloated and if I do try to eat I suffer excruciating pain after. I had been prescribed protein drinks about 8 months ago but I cannot take any longer due to feeling full/sick. Whatever is wrong also makes my walking ver difficult/painful to the point that I can be housebound for weeks
I have had ultra-sound scans, x-rays, barium swallow throughs, endoscopy/colonoscopy and they found oesophagus hernia, diverticula and slow global transit, none of which would be the cause. They have found no infection or inflammatory markers in blood tests except my ferotin level is now 3 from malnutrition!
My gastro consultant has no diagnosis. My doctors and the hospital emergency dept. are getting really fed up with me now and are starting to think it is all in my head! Does anyone have any ideas please cos I dont know how long my body can keep going like this. I will give some background medical info incase it helps:-
4 yrs ago- 2 ops to remove large calcific defosit from shoulder, long use of morphine and strong painkillers before/after. 3 yrs ago - Endoscopy found peptic ulcer. 2 1/2 yrs ago - sludge in gallbladder and pneumonia together. I look forward to any suggestions/advice. Thanks for reading.

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