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Severe Stomach Pain

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  • Posted By: jstarling1
  • February 9, 2008
  • 01:27 AM

My sister is 15 years old. For about 2 years now she has had severe stomach pain in a generalize area of the middle stomach, she just says it hurts, and no specific area. The following has been done: 4 Upper GI's, all results come back with gastro-intestinal infection but doctors are not sure where its coming from. The latest GI revealed ulcers. X-rays come back clean MRI come back clean CAT Scan come back clean She had her gall-bladder tested and it was only performing at 8% and she had surgery to have it removed. It helped with the pain for a while, but then it came back.

She is treated with different spasm medicenes which work for a few weeks with no pain, and then after a couple of weeks the pain comes back, they switch medicenes, pain goes away, but a few weeks later it comes back.

Now nothing seems to stop the pain. With this pain comes sweats, fatigue, she becomes pail. There is weight loss. She has been tested for all kinds of diseases but nothing concrete. Her white blood cell counted is always a little elevated, but nothing the doctors seem to concered about, they just point back to gi infection.

The pain comes sparadic, once or twice a day. Never at the same time. We changed her diet and everything.

Any suggestions, anyone out there know someone who has similar symptoms?

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  • Hereditary angioedema is a rare disease that can cause abdominal pain. I had ab pain with no other obvious symptoms. I had an unecessary appendectomy & gall bladder surgery before they diagnosed it.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 04:32 PM
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  • Another more common possibility is celiac disease.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • February 11, 2008
    • 04:33 PM
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