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Stomach spasms, stomach vibration, colitis, air hunger, weight loss

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 31, 2009
  • 00:12 AM

25 year old male.

All of my symptoms developed rapidly within a month. At the time I was under no stress, on a vacation in fact. I suspect I got an gastrointestinal infection from a girl that I dated at that time, she was from East Africa, Tanzania.

After I eat I get air hunger and a lot of phlegm. After meals I frequently get stomach spasms that I at first was mistaking for palpitations.

After I eat anything with SUGAR I get sharp pains between my stomach and my colon and sometimes (developed later) in my upper colon.

I lost around 10% of my body weight, from 150 to 135. I have dark circles under my eyes.

I start feeling lightheaded at times, especially after I am on my feet for a while to the point I feel I am about to pass out.

At night I feel dehydrated after about 4-5 hours and my stomach starts to vibrate. I drink some water and it stops. During the day I am always dehydrated too.

On a side note I think my dehydration is interfering with my heart, at night at times I wake up with my pinky and ring fingers going numb, especially if I am sleeping on the left side.


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Can't see a gastroenterologist, they kicked me out for not having insurance.

An asthma doctor said my air hunger was from my throat spasming, nothing to do with lungs & that it's acid from the stomach causing it after meals. Put me on protonix (PPI), not sure if it helped the air hunger or not.

In ER they did urine, blood (including artery) tests. Said thyroid is fine, liver enzymes are fine, no signs of infection, heart is fine, electrolytes normal. Everything else normal.

Tested negative for HIV, and other standard STDs. After contact with this woman I did have small red dots on my penis head for 1-2 days that went away and never reappeared. I also had a thick pimple-like spot in my pubic area for several days that never since reappeared. A similar thick pimple appeared around 6 months later in my armpit, unlikely it was an insect bite in my armpit, and it stayed there for around 2 weeks. Not sure if it's related to what happened before.

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What could this be?

How can I get this treated if insurance companies never cover pre-existing conditions? Will they consider this a pre-existing condition if I was never diagnosed with it but if symptoms resemble what I complained to a doctor about before I purchased insurance?

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  • 25 year old male.All of my symptoms developed rapidly within a month. At the time I was under no stress, on a vacation in fact. I suspect I got an gastrointestinal infection from a girl that I dated at that time, she was from East Africa, Tanzania.After I eat I get air hunger and a lot of phlegm. After meals I frequently get stomach spasms that I at first was mistaking for palpitations.After I eat anything with SUGAR I get sharp pains between my stomach and my colon and sometimes (developed later) in my upper colon.I lost around 10% of my body weight, from 150 to 135. I have dark circles under my eyes.I start feeling lightheaded at times, especially after I am on my feet for a while to the point I feel I am about to pass out.At night I feel dehydrated after about 4-5 hours and my stomach starts to vibrate. I drink some water and it stops. During the day I am always dehydrated too.On a side note I think my dehydration is interfering with my heart, at night at times I wake up with my pinky and ring fingers going numb, especially if I am sleeping on the left side.-------------------Can't see a gastroenterologist, they kicked me out for not having insurance.An asthma doctor said my air hunger was from my throat spasming, nothing to do with lungs & that it's acid from the stomach causing it after meals. Put me on protonix (PPI), not sure if it helped the air hunger or not.In ER they did urine, blood (including artery) tests. Said thyroid is fine, liver enzymes are fine, no signs of infection, heart is fine, electrolytes normal. Everything else normal.Tested negative for HIV, and other standard STDs. After contact with this woman I did have small red dots on my penis head for 1-2 days that went away and never reappeared. I also had a thick pimple-like spot in my pubic area for several days that never since reappeared. A similar thick pimple appeared around 6 months later in my armpit, unlikely it was an insect bite in my armpit, and it stayed there for around 2 weeks. Not sure if it's related to what happened before.--------------------What could this be?How can I get this treated if insurance companies never cover pre-existing conditions? Will they consider this a pre-existing condition if I was never diagnosed with it but if symptoms resemble what I complained to a doctor about before I purchased insurance?Check out SIBO symptoms and see if they match up at all.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 1, 2009
    • 00:57 AM
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  • sounds like worms or a tapewormor side effects of having a tapeworm
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  • sounds like worms or a tapewormor side effects of having a tapewormI thought the same: some parasite, which should be checked by stool test. I hear not all labs will have it done accurately.
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  • 25 year old male.All of my symptoms developed rapidly within a month. At the time I was under no stress, on a vacation in fact. I suspect I got an gastrointestinal infection from a girl that I dated at that time, she was from East Africa, Tanzania.After I eat I get air hunger and a lot of phlegm. After meals I frequently get stomach spasms that I at first was mistaking for palpitations.After I eat anything with SUGAR I get sharp pains between my stomach and my colon and sometimes (developed later) in my upper colon.I lost around 10% of my body weight, from 150 to 135. I have dark circles under my eyes.I start feeling lightheaded at times, especially after I am on my feet for a while to the point I feel I am about to pass out.At night I feel dehydrated after about 4-5 hours and my stomach starts to vibrate. I drink some water and it stops. During the day I am always dehydrated too.On a side note I think my dehydration is interfering with my heart, at night at times I wake up with my pinky and ring fingers going numb, especially if I am sleeping on the left side.-------------------Can't see a gastroenterologist, they kicked me out for not having insurance.An asthma doctor said my air hunger was from my throat spasming, nothing to do with lungs & that it's acid from the stomach causing it after meals. Put me on protonix (PPI), not sure if it helped the air hunger or not.In ER they did urine, blood (including artery) tests. Said thyroid is fine, liver enzymes are fine, no signs of infection, heart is fine, electrolytes normal. Everything else normal.Tested negative for HIV, and other standard STDs. After contact with this woman I did have small red dots on my penis head for 1-2 days that went away and never reappeared. I also had a thick pimple-like spot in my pubic area for several days that never since reappeared. A similar thick pimple appeared around 6 months later in my armpit, unlikely it was an insect bite in my armpit, and it stayed there for around 2 weeks. Not sure if it's related to what happened before.--------------------What could this be?How can I get this treated if insurance companies never cover pre-existing conditions? Will they consider this a pre-existing condition if I was never diagnosed with it but if symptoms resemble what I complained to a doctor about before I purchased insurance?Did you every figure out what was wrong with you?
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  • I would think of a parasite or syphilis, depending on if the red spots you noticed were painful or not. Weight loss and weakness, including loss of appetite, can happen with syphilis. Usually it begins with a painless lesion that goes away after 4-6 weeks. About 6-8 weeks later is when all those other weird things can happen, including what you describe. The test should have been done if they checked for STDs, but just check, as it's simple penicillin you would need, and untreated, it can get worse.Good luck to you.
    Med Student 64 Replies Flag this Response
  • 25 year old male. All of my symptoms developed rapidly within a month. At the time I was under no stress, on a vacation in fact. I suspect I got an gastrointestinal infection from a girl that I dated at that time, she was from East Africa, Tanzania. After I eat I get air hunger and a lot of phlegm. After meals I frequently get stomach spasms that I at first was mistaking for palpitations. After I eat anything with SUGAR I get sharp pains between my stomach and my colon and sometimes (developed later) in my upper colon. I lost around 10% of my body weight, from 150 to 135. I have dark circles under my eyes. I start feeling lightheaded at times, especially after I am on my feet for a while to the point I feel I am about to pass out. At night I feel dehydrated after about 4-5 hours and my stomach starts to vibrate. I drink some water and it stops. During the day I am always dehydrated too. On a side note I think my dehydration is interfering with my heart, at night at times I wake up with my pinky and ring fingers going numb, especially if I am sleeping on the left side. -------------------Can't see a gastroenterologist, they kicked me out for not having insurance. An asthma doctor said my air hunger was from my throat spasming, nothing to do with lungs & that it's acid from the stomach causing it after meals. Put me on protonix (PPI), not sure if it helped the air hunger or not. In ER they did urine, blood (including artery) tests. Said thyroid is fine, liver enzymes are fine, no signs of infection, heart is fine, electrolytes normal. Everything else normal. Tested negative for HIV, and other standard STDs. After contact with this woman I did have small red dots on my penis head for 1-2 days that went away and never reappeared. I also had a thick pimple-like spot in my pubic area for several days that never since reappeared. A similar thick pimple appeared around 6 months later in my armpit, unlikely it was an insect bite in my armpit, and it stayed there for around 2 weeks. Not sure if it's related to what happened before. -------------------- What could this be? How can I get this treated if insurance companies never cover pre-existing conditions? Will they consider this a pre-existing condition if I was never diagnosed with it but if symptoms resemble what I complained to a doctor about before I purchased insurance? I had the thick like pimple in my public area several times yet the doctor had me wash it with a product called Phisoderm and it went away. Then it would reappear after a year or two so I would use some Phisoderm. I looked for the Phisoderm again when this same tiny lump appeared under my arm but they told me it is not made any more. The under arm lump went away for another year then back times two. Then a few years later a few more that just goes away. Then I had one in my face that was getting huge and the doctor said they are cycsts. And that is how they start. I had to have the huge one cut out of my face and the ones that came under my arm were left alone.
    Carmen Rose 1 Replies
    • September 30, 2010
    • 06:53 AM
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  • hey . i have had almost the same exact issues. i have had a pimple in my pubic area then it moved to my armpit region. it was very painful and last almost a week. i have had this stomach vibration for quite some time now. it has been on and off but i am actually suffering from it right now. also i devolped a uticaria which is a hyper sensitive skin disorder. any pressure or scratch will flare up my skin almost like hives. sounds pretty serious but it only lasts 5-10 mins then subsides. i have a feeling all these symptoms are linked. ANY HELP! could it be a parasite. ive been going to medical school in the caribbean for 3 years now. if you know anything about it or maybe `have anyideas reply !
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  • Did you ever find out what was wrong? I have similar symptoms as you described.
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 17, 2014
    • 04:50 PM
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  • Did you ever find out what's wro you
    Anonymous 1 Replies
    • October 17, 2014
    • 04:53 PM
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