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Whats wrong with me?? Help please!!

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  • Posted By: sare444
  • March 24, 2009
  • 07:29 AM

Hey. So im an 18 year old female from Australia. Ive been reall sick for about 2 months now. I was suffering from severe chest pain and upper abdominal pain as well as nausea, and was diagnosed with gallstones. I had my gallbladder removed in an emergency laproscopic procedure 3weeks ago and everything seemed to go fine. Pathology results confirmed that my gallbladder was highly infected, so the doctor was certain that the problem had been fixed. 2 Days after the surgery i began to suffer from the same pains again, the chest and abdominal pain was unbearable and i was soon admitted back into hospital after 2more days, where i had not slept at all. In hospital they ran blood tests, chest x-rays, another ultra sound and did a gastroscopy which all came back saying that everything was fine. The pain was still unbearable and the only way i could get any sleep or pain relief was from high doses of morphine. They kept me in hospital for about 4nights and sent me home (still in the same condition as i came in) claiming that it was just pain from the surgery and it would go away soon. For about 2 days the pain eased up and i thought that i was starting to recover, but then it came back again even worse. This time not only was i having the chest and abdominal pain (which might i add are worse at night time and early morning - the attacks start at around 10pm) but i was suffering from severe nausea, constant vommitting and diorreah, and headaches and dizziness. We have called the doctor and he honestly did not seem to care. Im currently trying to do my HSC and i cannot do it because im so sick !! Im throwing up almost every 2 hours, and after i eat im throwing up and going to the bathroom within half an hour. Please if anyone knows what is wrong with me, or has suffered the same symptoms please let me know!! I really want to figure this out and no doctors ive spoken to seem to be helping!!

Thanks, SARAH!

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  • How is your stress level?Stress can cause all sorts of things,including chest pain,abdominal pain,and diarrhea.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • Where is your abdominal pain and how does it feel?Where is your chest pain and how does it feel?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • My chest pain is across the top of my chest - the type of pain changes. Its constantly tight (pretty much all day) and when the pain gets bad it is sometimes a stabbing pain and at other times it just feels like its gettin alot tighter until i feel like i cant breathe. The abdominal pain is stomach cramps, as well as pain just under my sternum & breast bones (much the same as the gallbladder attacks). Its also a tight and stabbing pain. I also am experiencing burning sensations in both these areas. My stress levels are fine. Ive been sitting at home doing nothing for 2months and im not worried about a thing lol. Hope that helps!!
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • But how is your stress level?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • my stress level is fine
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • I know of nothing organic that could cause chest pain like yours.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies Flag this Response
  • Oh ok, pretty much the same answer im getting from every doctor "im not sure why your still in so much pain"Lol. Thanks for your help anyways!!I really appreciate it.
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • When they readmitted you, were you given an Xray.It is possible that a bit of gauze (which might not be seen on a radiograph) or some surgical instrument was left inside you.You can look up on the internet all the tales of people who had things inside them after operations.I am sure there are lots of possible organic reasons for your pain apart from those caused by an absent minded surgeon.:cool: Best wishes for good health
    chrismia 159 Replies Flag this Response
  • I was given a chest xray which they said seemed fine. If there was something still there would they have seen it during the gastroscopy?? Should i wait longer before i get in contact with a doctor again?Is there every chance it may just be after-surgery pain still??Thanks again, Sarah.
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • Tell your doctors about -http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallstone#Symptomshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Postcholecystectomy_syndromehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pancreatitis#Symptoms_and_signsI recommend a Chinese traditional doctor, especially now:www.acupuncture.org.auwww.naturaltherapypages.com.au/natural_medicine/Traditional_Chinese_Medicine
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • Please stay on top of these doctors. I am in the same position. I had my gullbladder out since 2003, and started with pretty much the same issues you are having. At one point the doctor did a procedure called ercp, and said that my bile duct was closing,2004 (which does happen after your gullbladder is removed). Now since april of last year i have been to 5 docotrs with the pain(sometimes radiating up into my chest), nausea, vomiting, headaches,swollen abdomen, and exteme fatigue. And no one seems to be able to find the problem. Please share answers with me if you find them.
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  • Okay, So last night my pain got really bad again, and like always i headed down to Emergency to try and get some pain relief. They did some tests and found nothing, however the doctor (who was quite young but very efficient, asked me every possible question) requested that they did some more blood tests but testing for things that hadnt previously been tested because every doctor was trying to relate it to the gallbladder problem. Im not sure which tests she did, but she said that she was testing for bacterial and viral infections unrelated and that were more common in teenage girls. Anyways, about 10minutes ago i got a call from my local GP telling me that he had just recieved my blood results from last night and it appears that i have some degree of pnemonia. This hadent been tested at all before because i didnt have a cough. They arent entirely sure if this is what has been the problem but they are going to start treating it and see how it goes. I will let you know if anything improves (or if it doesnt!). If anyone else has these problems maybe they should try getting tested for this also? Hope that helps !!
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • Celiac disease? ? ?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • They have tested for celiac disease, but the results are still not back yet.The doctor seems to think that although the pnemonia is obviously making me sick, he thinks there is a lot more to it and there are other causes in addition the the pnemonia !
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
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    HerbsWork 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • well can you share the kind of pain? is it burning type or constricting type?and also tell us weather you have been taking pain killer or not and if yes which one?have you taken any medicine like omeprazole/lansaprazole/rabeprazole or any medicine of this group
    ashishkumarrastogi 14 Replies Flag this Response
  • i am a doctor and i wish you send ur blood tests by e-mail.please tell me what you eat and if you have any pets in your house or if you live in a farm .
    clinic 10 Replies Flag this Response
  • well can you share the kind of pain? is it burning type or constricting type? and also tell us weather you have been taking pain killer or not and if yes which one? have you taken any medicine like omeprazole/lansaprazole/rabeprazole or any medicine of this group Hi there. The type of pain changes. It begins with a feeling of having a tight chest and then suddenly it will become really tight and extremely painfull, other times it goes from being tight to a sudden stabbing pain which is also very painful. I have been taking digesic for the pain, and am taking maxolan to try and help the nausea and to keep my food down (which is working maybe 50% of the time), as well as panadol and nurofen when the pain gets really bad. I also am on antibiotics for the pneumonia.
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • i am a doctor and i wish you send ur blood tests by e-mail.please tell me what you eat and if you have any pets in your house or if you live in a farm . I dont know how to contact you other than through these posts...I have not got a copy of any of the bood tests.Im eating pretty much anything when/if i eat at all ( i havent been eating much because i dont like the thought of throwing it up ) and when i do eat i eat just usual foods that i would eat normally.I have 2 pet dogs but they live outside and i rarely am around them, and i do not live on a farm.
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
  • well can you share the kind of pain? is it burning type or constricting type? and also tell us weather you have been taking pain killer or not and if yes which one? have you taken any medicine like omeprazole/lansaprazole/rabeprazole or any medicine of this group The pain changes depending on the time etc.Throughout the day i suffer from a tight chest & upper abdominal but its only an annoying pain, not a severe pain. At night time from around 10pm until 5am the tightness becomes worse (probably pain level of 3 out of 10). I will then have sudden "attacks" for anywhere from 10seconds to 3minutes. There are 2 different types of attacks - one is where the pain suddenly becomes a lot tighter and is a strong pulling pain (7 out of 10) and other times it is a sharp/stabbing pain (8 out of 10). After the attacks my headaches become really bad and i begin to feel very dizzy - sometimes i am blacking out for a few seconds. As for pain relief and medications im currently taking the following.Digesic, Nurofen and Panadol for painMaxalon to help with the nausea and try to keep foods down after eatingAntibiotics (Roxar 150) for the pneumonia thankyou, sarah.
    sare444 12 Replies Flag this Response
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