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left side abdominal pain and pale stools

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 24, 2010
  • 10:29 PM

I have told every dr that I see that I have pain that comes and goes on the left side of my abdomen. I usually will get nauseated and will sometimes have pale stools. They never listen. In fact one dr told me that there isn't anything on your left side ????? I just had a colonoscopy and that was normal. I had a 6 hour surgery 4 years ago because of adhesions, and they were wrapped around my liver and colon, could they be back ? My dad died from pancreatic cancer, is there some kind of testing they should be doing? I am so tired of them saying, we can't find anything, so it must just be stress. I also have severe cramping of the abdominal muscles, just like getting a cramp in a leg, if i move wrong the pain doubles me over. I have to stretch them out just like a cramp in your foot, when that is the only thing that will stop it.

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  • Pale StoolStool that is pale or grey may be caused by insufficient bile output due to conditions such as cholecystitis, gallstones, giardia parasitic infection, hepatitis, chronic pancreatitis, or cirrhosis. Bile salts from the liver give stool its brownish color. If there is decreased bile output, stool is much lighter in color.Other causes of pale stool is the use of antacids that contain aluminum hydroxide. Stool may also temporarily become pale after a barium enema test.Pale stool may also be shiny or greasy, float, and be foul smelling, due to undigested fat in the stool (see soft and smelly stool). the above quote is from http://altmedicine.about.com/od/gettingdiagnosed/a/stools.htm
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