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Someone please help...The Dr's cant!

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  • Posted By: wlsuggs
  • October 7, 2008
  • 01:40 AM

*Just a note*
I am not some idiot who is searching here FIRST for medical advise. I have already been to the ER and a gastro-interologist.

A week ago, I had a stomach virus where I experienced vomiting and diarrhea. Ever since I have had abdominal swelling, abdominal pain and nausea.

My Tests Show:
Abdominal Cat scan: inflamation of small intestine, wall of small intestine is abnormally thick, enlarged ducts on liver, liver inflammation.
Ultrasound of abdomen: comfirms the above, nothing wrong with Gallbladder
Blood and urine work = normal
MRI - i'll get results tomorrow

Everytime I eat, (or even drink) my abdomen swells up and I have emmense pain and nausea. The nausea is a constant - w/ or w/out food.

Does anyone have a clue?
I Have had normal BM's and am passing gas.

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  • Have you been checked for parasites? Giardia? What about h. pylori (bacteria which causes ulcers)? You can have parasites with a normal stool.
    marionstar 228 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 04:02 AM
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  • I remember about a couple years or so ago, I got this stomach virus where I wouldn't stop throwing up. I threw up about 12 times that day, and maybe this relates to you or not, but after you throw up you feel fine and dandy, then you go to eat, about five minutes after that, you feel sick and throw up some more. Even if you don't eat, you still end up throwing up. The only bonus of not eating, was that you didn't throw up after five minutes, you threw up after ten. I went to the ER and they just simply put this medication up your butt (sounds weird, but it works). I asked them why and their explaination was, "well anything that entered your stomach through your mouth is going to be thrown up. This way, there's no possible chance that you're going to throw this up." Hope this helps!
    vira101 3 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 08:46 PM
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  • If you still have symptoms for after 4-6 weeks, then it is chronic and most likely crohns disease. Crohns disease can cause inflammation anywhere in the digestive system (mouth to anus) and it tends to come in flares. The inflammation causes thickening of the intestinal walls when it heals. The thickening can cause abdominal pain and/or narrow stool. Also, you could have had crohns for a long time without even knowing it. Some people actually get joint pain years prior to any crohns symptoms. Liver inflammation is also quite often seen with crohns as well. You could try joining www.healingwell.com. They have a very active crohns board there and should be able to answer all your questions. This is a very good link as well: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ddiseases/pubs/crohns/ Hope you feel better soon... Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 7, 2008
    • 10:18 PM
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  • Your symptoms are consistent with gallbladder functioning. Has your Doctor mentioned a Hida Scan? A Hida Scan checks the functioning of your gallbladder whereas the ultrasound is checking for stones/blockage.:oDee
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2008
    • 01:37 AM
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  • Have allergies to dairy and wheat been ruled out? Hope you can feel better soon.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 8, 2008
    • 09:49 AM
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