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stomach nausea, morning stomach pain...so many tests done and nothing showing up!!!

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  • Posted By: stoobie88
  • November 14, 2008
  • 01:57 AM

im 19 years old and i have been having an ongoing mysterious stomach problem for the past year. it started out in the mornings where i would feel really sick and then progressed to a daily nausea all the time. I never actually get sick but i feel like im going to. Now it has gotten pretty regular that in the morning have some abdominal tightness and then nausea through the rest of the day. The odd thing is some days its bad and others its not. I have been tested with an endoscopy, upper gi, gastric emptying scan, ultrasounds, blood work and many other tests but nothing shows up. the doctors have run out of options and dont know what else to search for.. please help...ill take any advice!! thanks so much

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  • I would suggest a pregnancy test but seeing as its been going on for a year could be an endocrine tumor.
    gungwane 62 Replies
    • November 14, 2008
    • 02:47 PM
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  • It might be acid reflux...that is what i have and sounds like the same symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 00:05 AM
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  • I would suggest talking to your doctor about possible acid reflux conditions. It could explain the pain and nausea that you are experiencing in the morning as build up of acid in your stomach without having any food to digest. Do your symptoms decrease after eating or drinking? A possible medication for nausea that you could take would be Zofran (ondanestron).
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 16, 2008
    • 10:39 PM
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  • The fact that you *and* your child have this seems suspicious of either an infection of some kind or perhaps celiac disease.
    aquila 1263 Replies
    • November 17, 2008
    • 05:43 PM
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  • I had the same problem when I was living in a major city in China. After about a year and a half, my health had deteriorated the point where I felt it would be terminal for me to continue to live there. I bought a ticket back to the States and within a few days was diagnosed with an acute C. Diff infection. This is a common bacteria. The statistic I heard was that roughly one in five people that stay overnight in a hospital will contract it. It can be treated with simple rounds of antibiotics. I was lucky to go so long with it, as it can be fatal. After the diagnosis and treatment, I returned to China only to encounter the same symptoms. I went to local hospitals with the antibiotic and literature on the bacteria, but was not able to find any help. At that point I decided to head stateside again. Two years since, I still have digestive troubles that can range from simple indigestion to sharp stomach pains. If this has gone on for a while, I would highly recommend that you get tested for C. Diff. Some people have immunities to it, while some are more susceptible to it, such as myself.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 17, 2008
    • 07:16 PM
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  • ive been tested for celiacs disease before and came back negative..no im not pregnant and they have said it was a slight acid reflux before but i cant imagine that acid reflux wud cause THIS much nausea and pain all the time..i dont eat foods high in acid anyways so im not sure
    stoobie88 1 Replies
    • November 18, 2008
    • 02:54 AM
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  • The fact that you *and* your child have this seems suspicious of either an infection of some kind or perhaps celiac disease.id say yes bc i have it!and i feel for yall it hurts:(
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  • im 19 years old and i have been having an ongoing mysterious stomach problem for the past year. it started out in the mornings where i would feel really sick and then progressed to a daily nausea all the time. I never actually get sick but i feel like im going to. Now it has gotten pretty regular that in the morning have some abdominal tightness and then nausea through the rest of the day. The odd thing is some days its bad and others its not. I have been tested with an endoscopy, upper gi, gastric emptying scan, ultrasounds, blood work and many other tests but nothing shows up. the doctors have run out of options and dont know what else to search for.. please help...ill take any advice!! thanks so muchDid you ever find the cause of your nausea? I have a very similar condition. I have also had an ultrasound, endoscopy with biopsy, H. Pylori blood test, etc. I have been taking Zegerid for 6 weeks, so I don't think it is acid related. I took Zofran also, but it did not help.Before this started, I believe that I had travel's diarrhea. I took antibiotics for 6 days, and that went away. Then a short time later the nausea started.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 11, 2010
    • 07:50 PM
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  • My daughter has been suffering from something that very similar to this. She was recently tested to see if she was hypoglycemic which actually covered all her symptoms, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, etc. The test came back as Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Difficult to imagine that just having her blood sugar out of whack could have been causing so much trouble but we're hoping we've found the answer. It's something you could have checked if you haven't yet.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2011
    • 08:22 PM
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  • There is a bug I call the Devil Bug which is called microsporidia. It causes these same symptoms but is usually only found in immunocompromised persons. Since I am not, I had a hard time getting a doctor to check for it. The trick is, you have to specifically ask for the test. A regular stool or blood test does not test for it unless you say "Check for microsporidia". I think there is now a blood test for it. There are treatments, nasty ones but treatments, and by the time I found out about it I was ready for anything. Supposedly the incident of it is growing rapidly among non-immunocompromised persons also Anyway, worth a try.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2011
    • 00:53 PM
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