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IBS? Not at all. Abdominal mass

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 25, 2007
  • 02:43 AM

Symptoms
Growing abdominal mass present fro at least 4 years
Blood tests, abdominal ultrasound, pap and every other test have not produced significant findings
painful joints
fatigue
bloating and heavyness in the lower and mid abdomin
bloated abdomin
Solid abdomin
No bowell issues
irregular period (history of irregular periods)
history of tubal ligation
small patch of hair loss in the center of my head
intermittant discomfort of the abdomin
Serious discomfort in the abdomin in stressful situations
Normal appetite

My doctor is heading toward diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome but I don't have anyof the symptoms of that. I think that this may be very uncommon as my doctor seems unsure of the diagnosis but wants to try to list it anyhow. Please help.

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  • I have a few questions, where exactly is your hair loss located and does it look more like a odd calic that developed? Does your stomach (intestines make a lot a noises? How long has this been going on? And last but not least do you have a sometimes a dry mouth or thick saliva?
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  • SymptomsGrowing abdominal mass present fro at least 4 yearsBlood tests, abdominal ultrasound, pap and every other test have not produced significant findingspainful jointsfatiguebloating and heavyness in the lower and mid abdominbloated abdominSolid abdominNo bowell issuesirregular period (history of irregular periods)history of tubal ligationsmall patch of hair loss in the center of my headintermittant discomfort of the abdominSerious discomfort in the abdomin in stressful situationsNormal appetiteMy doctor is heading toward diagnosing irritable bowel syndrome but I don't have anyof the symptoms of that. I think that this may be very uncommon as my doctor seems unsure of the diagnosis but wants to try to list it anyhow. Please help.Jeez! I have exactly the same symptoms for over 7 years now! Hairloss (but not just in one spot) too. As well as period-problems (if I have one it's very painful too, much more so than it ever used to be).Very severe abdominal pains, twitching musces, jointpains and I have had all the - horrible -tests. Nothing found. Tried therapy, anti-depressants etc. Nothing unusual found again.. In the meantime I wasn't able to work anymore, my mind was a fog and stomach bloathed all the time. Stomachpain is supposedly way too severe for IBS.. and no IBS-medication worked (and I tried all of them..) so what the ***l can this possibly be?I would be very interested to hear any comments too!
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  • Wow. I have had the same symptoms also for 3 years now. Muscle pain, hair loss (over 50%) at one time, at first I was diagnosed with lupus, but I started seeing another doctor and he says I don't have lupus. I don't know what is going on but would like to see what you find out. I have had major menstrual pain since my tubal ligation 4 years ago.
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