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severe lower stomach pain, vomiting

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 1, 2008
  • 07:32 AM

i am writing on behalf of my 23 year old boyfriend who has suffered with abdominal pain for about 6 months now, in the last 2 months or so the pain became worse. about a week before we took him to a doctor his symptons reached a high, he had uncontrolable nausia, vomiting multiple times daily(sometimes with blood) and gag reflex, some fresh blood in stool, fevers daily and severe lower back pain, with normal bowel movements without diarrhea or constipation. the pain began about 6 months ago in his middle upper abs and lower ribs but eventually migrated to his lower left side where it developed into more severe pain that he described as shards of glass in his stomach and similiar to a double hernia he had when he was around 5 years old, however the upper abdominal pain remained. we took him to a gastroenterologist and even while being examined he nearly threw up from the doctor touching his stomach. he has had a ct scan performed, organs tested, a rectal/oral colostomy, blood tests, biopsy and a "lower bowel examination" which all came out normal. this entire time the doctor has seemed to rule out possibilities due to his age and made comments such as "there was nothing in the ct scan worth noting", "he has some swollen lymph nodes but that should be fine", "he has ulcers in his esophagus" and "he has a lot of processed food on his right side of his stomach". his entire lower stomach is visually swollen, he is still in pain although not as severe due to a prescribed pain medication which has been the only thing that has helped. the doctor diagnosed him with ibs and prescribed citrucel(to stop spasms),a anti-anxiety medication(thinking it may be stress related even though we both disaree),nexium (for acid reflux) and 1 pain medication that he stopped taking due to dizzyness as well as a another pain medication. he recommended a psychiatrist and yoga. my boyfriend noticed weeks later that he still hurts were he believes they took the biopsy. we really think he may have been misdiagnosed, he never notices a difference after any foods that he eats, he has not lost any weight, has no drug history and a few months before the pain became very severe he had recurring migraines daily that he took aspirin for daily. i have tried to give as much information as possible and would really appreciate any opinions, if there are any questions i could answer please let me know.

tyvm for your time,
heather

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