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Frustrated, Tired, ...at 9 months.

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  • Posted By: Jenner
  • May 20, 2011
  • 00:25 AM

38 yr old female was healthy and very active. September 2010, admitted to the hospital for an intussusception and "thickening" on the intestine wall. I was shocked thinking it was my appendix or an ovarian cyst.

Anyhow, it resolved itself and I was dismissed after four days. A few days pass and I get the same pain and vomiting. Again, CT scan shows the same issue. A surgeon and GI do an exploratory laparoscope and find nothing. The vomiting continues and pain continues. A second scope that includes an Oncologist, search and find nothing..again. During this time I've been in/out of the hospital for pain and dehydration.

Time passes with no answers and I'm sent to the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale. A Md travels with me because I'm so ill and need help. We have a very bad experience and return home without any answers. I continue to be admitted 6 more times from Sept 2010 to March 2011.

During this time I develop several UTI all with high WBC count but no culture growths? In March, I had a complete hysterectomy due to severe Endometriosis. The thought was that it might be the cause of my pain.

May 2011, now, I've developed chest pain and difficulty swallowing. I've done a chest ct and manometry to find out why. As of today, I do not have those results. The abd pain and nausea continue as well as UTI issues.

I'm giving my local doctors a few more months to figure out a diagnosis and treatment. I'm tired and just worried that there won't be an answer. Everything is gone...my work, my active life, and my families frustrations are breaking my heart. I don't want to give up, but this would be easier if I knew what I was fighting.

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