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  • Posted By: Nikki13815
  • October 17, 2006
  • 00:34 PM

I am a 26 year old female with a problem that won't go away!! I noticed a lump (bulge) in my upper right abdominal area six months ago, my symptoms seem to be getting worse they include - abdominal pain, abdominal lump, nausea, abdominal swelling/ bloating, chronic diarrhea which is greasy with foul odor and pale yellow in color which turns the toilet water bright yellow, extreme flatulence, palpitations, weakness, very pale, feel full after eating OR drinking it almost feels as though the food has to come out as it does not belong in my stomach, and I have lost 9 lbs. this month....
I had the scope that went in my stomach and my doctor did a biopsy, she said and I do not have a hernia and the biopsy looked fine. I also had two hydoscans, and a ultrasound on my gallbladder. - Everything checked out fine. The doctor did say that she really didnt know what the lump was and that because of my age I should not worry about it being something too serious....
I come from an area where the health care is not the greatest so I am a little concerned with the fact that the doctors did not figure out what is going on with my body, expecially since my symptoms are getting worse as the days go by. If anyone has any clue as to what may be going on with my body please let me know. I appreciate any and all advice in this matter. Thank you!!!

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  • Have you had a baby by c-section? If you have it is scar tissue from the actual birth that may have formed into a hernia.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2006
    • 09:11 PM
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  • Get your liver checked
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 21, 2006
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  • I am a 26 year old female with a problem that won't go away!! I noticed a lump (bulge) in my upper right abdominal area six months ago, my symptoms seem to be getting worse they include - abdominal pain, abdominal lump, nausea, abdominal swelling/ bloating, chronic diarrhea which is greasy with foul odor and pale yellow in color which turns the toilet water bright yellow, extreme flatulence, palpitations, weakness, very pale, feel full after eating OR drinking it almost feels as though the food has to come out as it does not belong in my stomach, and I have lost 9 lbs. this month....I had the scope that went in my stomach and my doctor did a biopsy, she said and I do not have a hernia and the biopsy looked fine. I also had two hydoscans, and a ultrasound on my gallbladder. - Everything checked out fine. The doctor did say that she really didnt know what the lump was and that because of my age I should not worry about it being something too serious....I come from an area where the health care is not the greatest so I am a little concerned with the fact that the doctors did not figure out what is going on with my body, expecially since my symptoms are getting worse as the days go by. If anyone has any clue as to what may be going on with my body please let me know. I appreciate any and all advice in this matter. Thank you!!![/quote :confused: Good Gravy. you must live here in Oklahoma....that's the kind of healthcare we have here! You certainly need to see another doctor. If this is a small town doctor, go to the largest city you can get to and try to find a doctor that cares enough to help you. If not for the lump, I'd suggest learning if it is some sort of hepatitis. Whatever it is, the weakness and palpitations seem to indicate that you are having symptoms of dehydration, a disruption of electrolytes. Take care of the electrolyte problem as best you can. Definitely a digestive distress, and the lump is definitely a mystery (not your appendix?). Some people just should'nt be doctors, especially if they don't care....Me personally, I'd drink a half a bottle of Pepto Bismol in one gulp and wait 4 hrs and drink some more. I've done it, and it's helped. I'm sure a lot of people are going to disagree with me. But I swear by Pepto when you can't get any other help.
    flopsiemopsiegirl 4 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 03:35 AM
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  • Have you had a baby by c-section? If you have it is scar tissue from the actual birth that may have formed into a hernia.Thank you for your reply but no I have never had a c-section.
    Nikki13815 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 09:49 AM
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  • I am a 26 year old female with a problem that won't go away!! I noticed a lump (bulge) in my upper right abdominal area six months ago, my symptoms seem to be getting worse they include - abdominal pain, abdominal lump, nausea, abdominal swelling/ bloating, chronic diarrhea which is greasy with foul odor and pale yellow in color which turns the toilet water bright yellow, extreme flatulence, palpitations, weakness, very pale, feel full after eating OR drinking it almost feels as though the food has to come out as it does not belong in my stomach, and I have lost 9 lbs. this month....I had the scope that went in my stomach and my doctor did a biopsy, she said and I do not have a hernia and the biopsy looked fine. I also had two hydoscans, and a ultrasound on my gallbladder. - Everything checked out fine. The doctor did say that she really didnt know what the lump was and that because of my age I should not worry about it being something too serious....I come from an area where the health care is not the greatest so I am a little concerned with the fact that the doctors did not figure out what is going on with my body, expecially since my symptoms are getting worse as the days go by. If anyone has any clue as to what may be going on with my body please let me know. I appreciate any and all advice in this matter. Thank you!!! Thank you for your reply, the doctor did tests and she said as far as they could tell it was not my appendix (Honestly I thought this was the problem as both my brother and father had to have thiers removed) Anyway who knows.... Thanks again for the reply!!
    Nikki13815 3 Replies
    • October 23, 2006
    • 09:53 AM
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  • Nikki,I am so sorry to hear about what your going through. I had a very similar, experience about 5 years ago (same age as you are now actually). In fact your story looks like a repeat of mine! My doctor was also at a loss to explain the symptoms, but luckily she really cared and was not afraid to keep looking. Eventually I was diagnosed with Crohns disease, but by the time they finally started looking for Crohns symptoms I already had permanent memory damage from a B-12 difficiency. I was also told a liver transplant was a likely possibility because my biliary system had been inflammed for so long! In the end I didn't need the transplant, and although I can't remember much of a few years of my life, the B-12 injections have made a world of difference, and not just to my memory, also to my energy levels and sense of wellbeing.The palpitations and dizzyness could very well be from an electrolyte imbalance. When you have the runs so often, and are not reabsorbing your bile salts (that's the yellow stuff) stuff like salt and potassium can get really low in your body. This will also effect your energy and pain levels. Try a sports drink, or pediolyte (it's a drink for babies who are really sick).Your doctor will likely start with a special type of x-ray called a barium follow through, and then may do a colonoscopy to help determine if anything is wrong. They don't always find anything right away, so be aware of that. In the mean time try to stay away from fatty foods, as your obviously not digesting fat right now. Also avoid anything hard to digest such as raw veggies and high levels of course fibre, no bran flakes for you! Since your not eating much it is important to get your vitamins, so add a nutritional drink such as Boost or Ensure, these also have the type of available calories that are easily digestible and that your body is desperate for.Crohns is not a curable disease, but it can be treated. Good luck! Hope you feel better soon
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 27, 2006
    • 05:32 PM
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  • I am a 26 year old female with a problem that won't go away!! I noticed a lump (bulge) in my upper right abdominal area six months ago, my symptoms seem to be getting worse they include - abdominal pain, abdominal lump, nausea, abdominal swelling/ bloating, chronic diarrhea which is greasy with foul odor and pale yellow in color which turns the toilet water bright yellow, extreme flatulence, palpitations, weakness, very pale, feel full after eating OR drinking it almost feels as though the food has to come out as it does not belong in my stomach, and I have lost 9 lbs. this month....I had the scope that went in my stomach and my doctor did a biopsy, she said and I do not have a hernia and the biopsy looked fine. I also had two hydoscans, and a ultrasound on my gallbladder. - Everything checked out fine. The doctor did say that she really didnt know what the lump was and that because of my age I should not worry about it being something too serious....I come from an area where the health care is not the greatest so I am a little concerned with the fact that the doctors did not figure out what is going on with my body, expecially since my symptoms are getting worse as the days go by. If anyone has any clue as to what may be going on with my body please let me know. I appreciate any and all advice in this matter. Thank you!!! Hello Nikki; http://www.ccfa.org/Symptoms:The most common symptoms of Crohn’s disease are abdominal pain, often in the lower right area, and diarrhea. Rectal bleeding, weight loss, arthritis, skin problems, and fever may also occur. Bleeding may be serious and persistent, leading to anemia. Children with Crohn’s disease may suffer delayed development and stunted growth. The range and severity of symptoms varies. Complications of Crohn's disease?The most common complication is blockage of the intestine. Blockage occurs because the disease tends to thicken the intestinal wall with swelling and scar tissue, narrowing the passage. You need to check this out and by all means do not put it in the back seat, keep searching because what you are describing is anything but trivial.Good Luck~
    furbz_1 5 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 02:05 AM
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  • Hi Nikki, I may not have any helpful info or anything you haven't heard before, but if anything please go elsewhere for medical treatment, My guess would have been gallbladder. About two years ago my appendix ruptured and I had Cat Scans done and Blood work done while in the hospital, everything was perfect according to them. But the pain was unbearable, finally the doctors came rushing in and done an emergency surgery, and it was my appendix. I could have died, and they also told me my gallbladder was diseased and that U had to schedule another appt. to get it removed and I also had a lump in my abdomen, so keep insisting on MRI's or Ultrasounds!Also, get your uterus checked, it might me enlarged. After you have children that happens so I'm wondering if it's your uterus.Anyhow, keep insisting on tests.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 02:20 AM
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  • I am a 26 year old female with a problem that won't go away!! I noticed a lump (bulge) in my upper right abdominal area six months ago, my symptoms seem to be getting worse they include - abdominal pain, abdominal lump, nausea, abdominal swelling/ bloating, chronic diarrhea which is greasy with foul odor and pale yellow in color which turns the toilet water bright yellow, extreme flatulence, palpitations, weakness, very pale, feel full after eating OR drinking it almost feels as though the food has to come out as it does not belong in my stomach, and I have lost 9 lbs. this month....I had the scope that went in my stomach and my doctor did a biopsy, she said and I do not have a hernia and the biopsy looked fine. I also had two hydoscans, and a ultrasound on my gallbladder. - Everything checked out fine. The doctor did say that she really didnt know what the lump was and that because of my age I should not worry about it being something too serious....I come from an area where the health care is not the greatest so I am a little concerned with the fact that the doctors did not figure out what is going on with my body, expecially since my symptoms are getting worse as the days go by. If anyone has any clue as to what may be going on with my body please let me know. I appreciate any and all advice in this matter. Thank you!!!I would also look at crohns disease, although I am not sure what the abdominal lump could be. They can start the IBD (crohns and colitis) workup with some simple blood tests. Ask for a CBC, ESR, and Prometheus lab tests. Make sure you see a gastroenterologist as they are the specialist in GI issues.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
    • 03:29 AM
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  • Hi Nikki- Sorry for the health problems you are having. I am 47 years old, female, going thru it also. Just had an ultrasound & the hida scan with kinevac. I have gallstones & my gallbladder is functioning at 5%. Sounds like your gallbladder as well. Did you receive the kinevac (makes your gallbladder contract) with the hida scan? If not, that's the test you need. I knew about because my sister had her gallbladder out 2 years ago, went to Dr. after Dr. for 8 years, all checked her gallbladder, but none ever did the test w/the kinevac until 2 years ago. The bad news is she is still have pain & symptoms like gallbladder attacks, same symptoms as mine. Now Dr. says I may also have celiac disease. I am scheduled for an endoscopy on Halloween. I see a surgeon on Nov. 7th to schedule surgery to remove the gallbladder. Good Luck!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2006
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  • Celiac Disease is when certain foods are not digested. If you feel your food is going right through your system. I might take a look at that. Olcerated Colitis also consist of greesy stools might want to check that out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 5, 2006
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  • Get your liver checked ASAP!! The lump you feel is either a distended liver, or your gall bladder is swollen. I am currently on a liver transplant list and my symptoms were very similar to yours. When the liver is damaged it may have trouble processing protien. This is why you feel "full" so quickly. I could eat all the carbs I wanted, but, when it came to anything with protien forget it. This is also why you may be losing weight. I got to the point where my body wasn't getting enough protien, so in turn, it started taking protein from my muscles and I lost quite a bit of muscle. Now, your heart is nothing but a muscle, start losing some of that muscle and thats where the palpitations come in. As others have said, keep up on your electrolytes. GET YOUR LIVER CHECKED, NOW, BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING ELSE!!!!!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 15, 2007
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  • Common bile duct blockage could cause you lots of grief. Look it up here.
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  • check out this site ahummingbirdsguide.com see how many sx you have. I have suffered abdominal cramps, the same diarrhea you explained, severe facial flushing, stroke like sx, vomiting and almost fainting for the past 4 years. Yesterday I found this site and think I may have figured out my problem. The scary thing is that I've been on the computer less than 1 hour and already I have given this info to several people due to the fact that we all have similar sx...check it out and let me know what happens...mommy cat
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  • i'm 30 and was diagnosed early last year with polycystic ovaries as i hadn't had a menstrual period for about 2 years though i always knew when i ovulated, due to this problem my breast size grew to 32M, i find it hard to get bras now. well, my period started off about 4 months ago and i've been having it non stop, so for about 4 months now, i've been bleeding. i went to my gp who sent me off for a blood test and it came back normal and he said that it could be that i'm shedding all the blood incubated for about 2 years. well now, i'm constantly itching around my vaginal area and back passage and now having palpitations in my stomach (it fills like when a baby's kicking and no i haven't had a boyfriend or sex in about 2 years) i'v lost confidence in my gp but i don't know what to do. any suggestions?
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