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Chronic constipation, dizziness large mass on right side

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 5, 2007
  • 04:07 PM

My symptoms don't give me cause for optimism but my GP isn't helping much at all

I have had some symptoms for years, but this year they became worse. The forst noticable one was the chronic constipation. I get an overpowering feeling I'm going to faint (though I never have) and my BP is high and apparently showing little sign of improving with medication. I also have a terrible thirst which, if I don't satisfy it with water, I lose the ability to think straight. I have been getting weaker and more and more lethargic with time, and now rarely go out at all. I have no appetite and rarely eat.

Eating makes me feel faint and gives me terrible feelings in my stomach, pains coming from variable sources. The worst thing was when, even after a medical examination, I was the one who found a large unexplained firm mass under my rib cage on the right front side, as my Doctor said, where my liver would be.

I was put down for an urgent referral, which got lost (I am in the UK if you hadn't guessed) and am now starting the process all over again.

I have had checks for diabetes many times which always come back as negative, even though many symptoms I have are classic diabetes.

I hadn't realised the importance of keeping myself hydrated (I am now drinking 2.5 to 3 litres a day) but am concerned about the feelings I get that I am going to pass out. I'll try eating something again now I have started drinking fluids again but am worried this will bring back that sensation.

At the moment my only recourse will be to Accident & Emergency - at what stage should I go. I live on my own, so I'm concerned that waiting until I pass out could be too late.

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