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HELP!!! severe abdominal pain for 2 years!

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  • Posted By: southernemg
  • October 27, 2006
  • 04:52 PM

I have been having chronic abdominal pain for the past 2 years. I have been to many different doctors (OBGYN, gastro, internist) and no one can figure it out. It hurt so bad one time that they took out my appendix (which wasn't causing the pain). When they took out the appendix they found blood in my abdomen that they said probably came from a cyst on my ovary that had ruptured. When the pain came back after the surgery I went to the OB and had an internal sonogram and she said that I didn't have any cysts.
Right now..today.. there is a sharp pain while I am sitting here. If I touch it or bend in a way that pinches my abdomen...it is so sharp a pain that it takes my breath away.
I go diarrhea everyday...usually about 3 times a day. It used to be about 8 times a day.
If I eat any wheat, grain product I cough/gag after I eat it...to the point where sometimes I have thrown up. It doesn't matter if I have 2 bites or a whole meal....I feel so full and feel like it is in my throat. I have to go to the bathroom within 20 min. of eating...everytime. That is when I have most of my diarrhea.
Through all of this I have had regular periods, but to date my last period was sept. 2nd. I am a 25 yr. old virgin who works as a youth director at a church, so there is no way I am pregnant.
I had many tests run and they discovered my gallbladder functions at 6%, but I don't have pain up there and there were no gallstones. I asked them not to remove it, so they didn't but didn't really do anything else to help. They also said my pancreas didn't look good.
I went to a natural food store and spoke to a "doctor" there. I did some tests and they said I had candida. I gave up eating yeast products for a long time, but the pain never went away. I don't eat them really at all now.
If anyone has some insight....I would greatly appreciate it.
Let me also add that I have a very high stress job and family life. I am actually quitting my job, due to the stress.
Thank you!!
southernemg

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  • You may have celiac disease - which is a gluten intolerance - have you been tested for this?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 01:58 AM
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  • I have been having chronic abdominal pain for the past 2 years. I have been to many different doctors (OBGYN, gastro, internist) and no one can figure it out. It hurt so bad one time that they took out my appendix (which wasn't causing the pain). When they took out the appendix they found blood in my abdomen that they said probably came from a cyst on my ovary that had ruptured. When the pain came back after the surgery I went to the OB and had an internal sonogram and she said that I didn't have any cysts. Right now..today.. there is a sharp pain while I am sitting here. If I touch it or bend in a way that pinches my abdomen...it is so sharp a pain that it takes my breath away. I go diarrhea everyday...usually about 3 times a day. It used to be about 8 times a day. If I eat any wheat, grain product I cough/gag after I eat it...to the point where sometimes I have thrown up. It doesn't matter if I have 2 bites or a whole meal....I feel so full and feel like it is in my throat. I have to go to the bathroom within 20 min. of eating...everytime. That is when I have most of my diarrhea. Through all of this I have had regular periods, but to date my last period was sept. 2nd. I am a 25 yr. old virgin who works as a youth director at a church, so there is no way I am pregnant. I had many tests run and they discovered my gallbladder functions at 6%, but I don't have pain up there and there were no gallstones. I asked them not to remove it, so they didn't but didn't really do anything else to help. They also said my pancreas didn't look good. I went to a natural food store and spoke to a "doctor" there. I did some tests and they said I had candida. I gave up eating yeast products for a long time, but the pain never went away. I don't eat them really at all now. If anyone has some insight....I would greatly appreciate it. Let me also add that I have a very high stress job and family life. I am actually quitting my job, due to the stress. Thank you!!southernemg I do not know about the blood found in your abdomen, although I have to say I am suprised the doctors did not want to follow that up when they found you did not have cysts, and continue to have pain.I also seem to have some type of wheat allergy, any time I eat anything with flour in it I become congested almost immediately,and more recently have begun to retain water after, you may just have an allergy. You may try to cut out all grains for about 3 days, drinking lots of water to get it all out of your system. If there is a change, then it could be, at least partially dietary. On the topic of your Gall Bladder, not functioning properly... I want to Note: I had diarrhea progressing from occasionally at age13 to everyday by age 24. Abdominal pain from a very young age progressing in severity and frequency. By the time I was thirty, I had been diagnosed with everything from hypochondria to an ulcer, or preulceric condition... I do tend to be high strung, but do not now, and never have had an ulcer. Only after prompting, by myself, did the doctor even check my gall bladder. My sister suggested they check it, as she had to have hers out at 30. However, this did not happen, until I had a few really terrible allergic reactions to medications for conditions I never actually had. When they finally took my gall bladder out, (I was 30)it was very diseased and full of gall stones. I had started running low grade temperatures on a regular basis. I was more susceptable to illness. ETC... Even though yours may not have gall stones, there must be some reason it is not functioning properly. You may want to reconsider, having yours taken out. Without my gall bladder, I do not have diarrhea, or pain or nausea on an empty stomach. Having mine out was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Hope this helps.
    mrshooks 1 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
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