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  • Posted By: Babiedink
  • May 16, 2008
  • 04:24 PM

A week ago I started vomiting everytime that I eat. I was diagnosed with vertigo, and given antivert for this. The antivert helped a little bit with nausea, but I still throw up when I each more than a few bites of food. I was then put on a strictly liquid diet for 2 days and ttold to start eating normal, bland food again on the 3rd day. I have thrown up everything other than water and gingerale that I have eaten or drank. Then, about 3 days ago, I started having a pain in my abdomen, right by my navel and a little bit to the right side. The pain is worse when someone pushes and lets go, and worse when I walk. It is a constant pain though, even when I am sitting or laying down, I feel it. Its only really sharp pain when someone pushes on my stomach. I went back to the doctor, and she performd blood tests, urinalysis, x-rays, and a CT scan of my abdomen and pelvis, thinking that I might have appendicitis or an ovarian cyst. All of the tests that were done came back normal. My appendix apparently looks pretty healthy, and I have no cyst on any of my organs, and all of my other organs seem to look okay as well. I had to go to the emergency room last night because the pain got so bad. The emergency room doctor said that all of the important tests have already been done, and that I appear healthy enough to go home, so I went home with nothing more than pain medicine, but no real treatment and I was told to go back to my regular doctor. I am starting to feel like I am crazy. My doctor says that all of my symptoms point to appendicitis, but my WBC is good and my appendix looks okay in the CT scan. What can this be? :confused:

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  • did they check your gall bladder? With mine, it felt like an appendicitis but I had to go to the emergency room three times before they figured it out... eating was impossible! My pain was up a little high- closer to the stomach, no where near my gall bladder & hurt worse when someone pushed on it (even though that isn't where my gall baldder was!)
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  • I am not a doctor but it sounds to me that you could have something that hinders the passage of the food in your intestines. As I said I’m not a doctor but I know that CT is not good at showing this. I think a better examination would be gastroscopy or an x-ray examination of the intestines with a contrast medium to show the peristaltic movements. Since your problem is vomiting and not diarrhea it shows that the problem is somewhere “up” in the system. Maybe you should suggest it to your doctor and see what he/she thinks. I keep my fingers crossed that they can help you; I understand what ***l you’re going through. S
    Felsen 510 Replies Flag this Response
  • The pain you described is typical with any kind of inflammation in the intestines. It is called rebound tenderness and is very common in both Crohns and Ulcerative colitis. The spot you are describing is also a common place for Crohns to start. The pain could be due to an obstruction in the intestine and the obstruction could be what is making you nauseus. You should ask for a colonscopy or at the very least a barrium x-ray of your intestines. Also you can find alot of good support at www.healingwell.com Hope this helps...Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It may sound simplistic, but have the doctors check your gall bladder. I had the same symptoms but had to go to the emergency room 3 times (including one where they gave me a CT scan) before they figured it out.
    MelanieMac 8 Replies Flag this Response
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