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Chronic nausea, abdominal pain and vomiting!

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  • Posted By: little_one186
  • July 23, 2007
  • 02:52 PM

Hello,

For the past year I have been suffering from chronic nausua (I am nauseas about 80% of my day), I vomit at least once a day, and have severe sharp chest pain, that ranges from the top of my esophagus down to my stomach (but mostly down my stomach).

The first major episode I had sent me to the hospital where they were able to give me some pain medication, perform an abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. They were not able to find anything wrong with me.

I was then refered to a gasteroenterologist, who performed an endocopy (the results came back normal). He then sent me for a manometry and told me that it seems that I have Nutcracker Esophagus, and there isn't anything he can do to help me.

After about another month of vomiting and being in pain I went back to my GP who tried me on various drugs to help aleviate my symptoms. I have tried Nitroglycerine, Losec, High Blood Pressure Medication, Metacholopramide; all with no effect.

My GP at this point refered me to a Thorasic Surgeon to see if I was a good candidate for a myotomy. Upon arriving at her office she told me that a correct diagnosis of Nutcracker Esphagus couldn't be made without running addition testing. She has now sent me to a Barrium Swollowing Test, a Gastric Emptying Test, a 24H Ph study, and another manometry.

According to all of these tests there isn't anything wrong with me. I am reaching my witts end. There has to be something wrong, or I wouldn't feel this bad.

I am at a point now where I can't eat solid food without vomiting, I am in constant pain, and nausious.

If anyone has any idea's on what I can do, or where I can look for help, please let me know.

Thank you!

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  • Hi,Last year I went to a therapist for a similar problem (later diagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome) and I remember the therapist mentioning a client who had an illness called cyclic vomiting syndrome. The symptoms are virtually the same as yours (reccuring attacks of nausea, vomiting, and abnominal pain.) For more information, you may want to take a look at the CVS homepage:http://www.cvsaonline.orgHope I can be of some help!
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  • Facinating... Do you ahve any muscle cramps or spasms? It sounds like that's what you're decribing. Has anybody given any thought to celiacs disease?Hello, For the past year I have been suffering from chronic nausua (I am nauseas about 80% of my day), I vomit at least once a day, and have severe sharp chest pain, that ranges from the top of my esophagus down to my stomach (but mostly down my stomach). The first major episode I had sent me to the hospital where they were able to give me some pain medication, perform an abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. They were not able to find anything wrong with me. I was then refered to a gasteroenterologist, who performed an endocopy (the results came back normal). He then sent me for a manometry and told me that it seems that I have Nutcracker Esophagus, and there isn't anything he can do to help me. After about another month of vomiting and being in pain I went back to my GP who tried me on various drugs to help aleviate my symptoms. I have tried Nitroglycerine, Losec, High Blood Pressure Medication, Metacholopramide; all with no effect. My GP at this point refered me to a Thorasic Surgeon to see if I was a good candidate for a myotomy. Upon arriving at her office she told me that a correct diagnosis of Nutcracker Esphagus couldn't be made without running addition testing. She has now sent me to a Barrium Swollowing Test, a Gastric Emptying Test, a 24H Ph study, and another manometry. According to all of these tests there isn't anything wrong with me. I am reaching my witts end. There has to be something wrong, or I wouldn't feel this bad. I am at a point now where I can't eat solid food without vomiting, I am in constant pain, and nausious. If anyone has any idea's on what I can do, or where I can look for help, please let me know. Thank you!
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  • I have been having some of the same symptoms for several years now... abdominal pain, vomiting & nausea. Doctors are not too sure why. I do have catagory C reflux, but they dont know if that is what is causing these symptoms. But, they did give me medacine for the vomiting & nausea. I have to take it 3x's a day-- before meals. See if your doc. can prescribe this or something like it. It helps A LOT!! Mine is called "Promethazine". As for the pain-- I dont know, cause I am still having pain & dont know why.
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  • I have been going through the same thing...when it started out I went to the hospital and was diagnosed with a kidney infection (by ct scan) but my unrine sample did not grow any bacteria...I have nausea..side and back pain..vomiting..and have lost about 15 pounds in the last 6 months...I keep having the feeling that I have a urine infection and the quick tests shows bacteria..then they don't grow anything..antibotics don't help..since i have had mri's of adomonem, ct scans, gallbladder empty study..stomache empty study..X-rays..blood tests..everything..My doctor has given me zofran for the nausea and vomitting..it is the best stuff really though pretty expensive..insurance only pays for 20 pills a month and I take 2 a day..and ultram for the pain..this helps a lot..but I really would like to be normal again..or atleast know what is wrong..I am 28 years old and have 2 little girls..one is five the other three. It is hard when I am in to much pain to do all the things I used to. I am going to continue to go to the doctor, my primary doc is going to send me to the University (minnesota) I was going to the mayo and then my insurance changed so I could not go there anymore..It is too bad because that really seems to be the best place. So yeah..if anyone can relate or has these symptoms and knows what is wrong..that would be extremly helpful.
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  • I do hope you have found relief by now. But I have a nutcracker esophagus. When untreated, I had intermittent severe chest pain, constant pseudo-heartburn, and intermittent nausea (but no vomiting). It was absolutely wretched, and I was so thankful when the manometry found the problem. My condition is under excellent control with imipramine, and I see my gastroenterologist once a year. Some doctors also try patients on calcium channel blockers. Prior to the manometry, I had an ultrasound of the gall bladder and an upper GI series, both of which came back normal. My GI doctor does say that my upper GI series will eventually not come back normal, but at that time, it did. I also had an endoscopy, which found a gastric ulcer, unrelated to my symptoms. After my diagnosis, I had a 24-hour Ph test, which established definitely that I do not have reflux. Good luck.
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  • I had been searching the web for weeks trying to figure out what was wrong with my mother (and praying that it was not cancer) after she had been having the symptoms seen here. After multiple tests she was put on phenergin to stop the vomitting but continued feeling pretty terrible. Well they finally figure out what it was after an endoscopy. It is called Helicobacter Pylori, which is basically a bacteria that affects the stomach and can actually withstand the acidity of stomach acid. It should be taken seriously because if untreated it can lead to ulcers, cancer and other ailments of the stomach. here is a link where you can find more info http://www.gicare.com/pated/ecdgs30.htm or you can do a google search and pull up some pretty good literature. I really suggest everyone having these symptoms, especially chronically, to look into this because it is easily overlooked and it took her around 4 tests before it was found. Good luck.
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  • Please keep me posted on what you find out. For six months I have vomit everything I eat and I am only keeping down tea. I have almost a constant feeling of nausea. I have lost 50lbs since this abruptly started. I no longer have my mentral cycle. I also have a intermitten pain in my left flank. I have been to a gastro team who has proformed multiple EUS, Endoscopies, Colonoscopies, CT Scan, Gastric Emptying Study, MRI of abdomen and brain, tons of blood work , 24hr urine study...all coming back normal. I have now been referred to a endocrinologist and allergist. (I have already been tested for celiac = negative). The endocronologist hast tested my cortisol levels which are normal but my estrogen is in the lowest range of normal. He is now sending me for a MRI of the pitutiary. I go back to the allergist Friday for results but I am not hopeful. I am too my wits end as is the rest of my family. I am 31yrs old with a 7 year old son.
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  • Hello, For the past year I have been suffering from chronic nausua (I am nauseas about 80% of my day), I vomit at least once a day, and have severe sharp chest pain, that ranges from the top of my esophagus down to my stomach (but mostly down my stomach). The first major episode I had sent me to the hospital where they were able to give me some pain medication, perform an abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. They were not able to find anything wrong with me. I was then refered to a gasteroenterologist, who performed an endocopy (the results came back normal). He then sent me for a manometry and told me that it seems that I have Nutcracker Esophagus, and there isn't anything he can do to help me. After about another month of vomiting and being in pain I went back to my GP who tried me on various drugs to help aleviate my symptoms. I have tried Nitroglycerine, Losec, High Blood Pressure Medication, Metacholopramide; all with no effect. My GP at this point refered me to a Thorasic Surgeon to see if I was a good candidate for a myotomy. Upon arriving at her office she told me that a correct diagnosis of Nutcracker Esphagus couldn't be made without running addition testing. She has now sent me to a Barrium Swollowing Test, a Gastric Emptying Test, a 24H Ph study, and another manometry. According to all of these tests there isn't anything wrong with me. I am reaching my witts end. There has to be something wrong, or I wouldn't feel this bad. I am at a point now where I can't eat solid food without vomiting, I am in constant pain, and nausious. If anyone has any idea's on what I can do, or where I can look for help, please let me know. Thank you!Have you been checked for parasites and had an mri for any tumours?
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  • My husband has been going through the same thing. For going on 5 months now we have been in and out of the hospital, test after test, everything comes back normal. He has had blood tests, bacteria and parasite tests, his organs have been tested for function, x-rays, ultrasound, scopes, more blood tests, seen a specialist and a gastroenterologist. Every test they run says he is fine but he keeps throwing up and has lost huge amounts of weight and is incredibly weak. He is nausious all day, every day. They have tried giving him all kinds of drugs (most for reflux - they don't work!!). They have no diagnosis and keep scratching their heads and starting over. We seem to get now where. Every 2 weeks he has to be readmitted to the hospital and put on IV because of severe dehidration....we are both ready to crack!!!
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  • Hi Everyone:I am in desperate need of help, suggestion or remedy for the Chronic stomach pains, associated with aggressive nausea and vomiting problem that I am suffering from. My symptoms started Jan 2008, and to date I am still suffering from the unpredictable attacks. At first the attacks were associated with hives, but after seeing an Allergist and going through allergy therapy, I am now cleared of hives but I still have the continuous stomach attacks. I have been in and out of ER about 8 times in 2008 and to date I have seen 5 specialist, 3 x Gastroenterologists, 1 x Gall Bladder Surgeon, 1 x Allergies and 1 x OBGYN and they still can not figure out what is causing my stomach pains and the nausea and vomiting. I have done all the tests associated with stomach problems 2 x Endoscopies, 1 x Ultrasound Endoscopy, I’ve done the Barium Drink Test, I have had stomach x-rays, Cat Scans and have had a Colonoscopy and all comes back normal. My symptom starts where my stomach feels sour and upset, which causes me to burp aggressively, my mouth starts discharging fluids and at the same time, the stomach pains and the nausea feeling gradually builds and before I know it I am bending over a toilet bowl vomiting my guts out. While this is happening I feel the urge pass my bowels, and when this happens my stools are either soft runny or constipated. These attacks are unpredictable and it happens anytime. The worst is when my stomach is empty, because I’m dry wrenching and gagging to vomit, but there is nothing to vomit. These attacks go on for a span of 2 – 6 hours. When it first started it was occurring every 5 days, and then 3 days and then it was every day. On the 8th visit to the ER, they decided to admit me over xmas 2008 because of the ongoing attacks which causes the visit to the ER. They kept me in hospital for 2 weeks undergoing many tests and all tests came back normal. The only abnormality found was that my Eiosiniphils blood count was always very high. Eiosiniphil blood count is done through a blood test study which confirms there is some kind of an infection or allergy going on in the body. The Ultrasound Endoscopy test confirmed I had sludge in my Gall bladder and a hiatal hernia. The Doctors then geared their concentration on my symptoms being Gall Bladder issues, they then referred me to a Gall Bladder Specialist for pre-operation consultation. My Gall Bladder refused the procedure after he received the tests results he performed on me. Instead he confirmed again my Eiosiniphils Blood Count is very high, and that indicates there is a infection or allergy in my body, but can not diagnose me of it been Gall Bladder problems. He suggested I look into the field of Rheumatoid associated with stomach problems. Currently I am on Protonix 2 x a day for the hiatal hernia, Reglan (Metroclopromide) for management of nausea and regular movements of my bowels (issued by my Gasterentorologists), Dilardid (Morphine by the hospital) for pain management. No codine or vicodine can help with the pain, the only pain medication that gives me relief is morphin when I go to ER. So rather than going every other day to ER, they have prescribed me with it to take when I have my attacks. I really don’t want to be on these medications for life, as these both have side affects if taken long term. I really am really in need of help, because this sickness is really weighing me down and making me feel hopeless and that no one can help me. Please feel free to share any information that you may have to help me. Thank you.
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  • Hi Everyone: I am in desperate need of help, suggestion or remedy for the Chronic stomach pains, associated with aggressive nausea and vomiting that I am suffering from. My symptoms started Jan 2008, and to date I am still suffering from the unpredictable attacks. At first the attacks associated with hives, but after seeing an Allergist and going through allergy therapy, I am now cleared of hives but I still have the continuous stomach attacks. I have been in and out of ER about 8 times in 2008 and to date I have seen 5 specialist, 3 x Gastroenterologists, 1 x Gall Bladder Surgeon, 1 x Allergies and 1 x OBGYN and they still can not figure out what is causing my stomach pains and the nausea and vomiting. I have done all the tests associated with stomach problems 2 x Endoscopies, 1 x Ultrasound Endoscopy, I’ve done the Barium Drink Test, I have had stomach x-rays, Cat Scans and have had a Colonoscopy and all comes back normal. My symptom starts where my stomach feels sour and upset, which causes me to burp aggressively, then the pain gradually builds at the same time, the nausea feeling builds up and before I know it I am bending over a toilet bowl vomiting my guts out. While this is happening I feel the urge that I want to pass my bowels, and when this happens my stools are either soft runny or constipated. These attacks are unpredictable and it happens anytime. The worst is when my stomach is empty, because I’m dry wrenching and gagging to vomit, but there is nothing to vomit. These attacks go on for a span of 2 – 6 hours. When it first started it was occurring every 5 days, and then 3 days and then it was every day. On the 8th visit to the ER, they decided to admit me over xmas 2008 because of the ongoing attacks which causes the visit to the ER. They kept me in hospital for 2 weeks undergoing many tests and all tests came back normal and the only abnormality they found was that my Eiosiniphils blood count was always very high. Eiosiniphil count is done through a blood test study which confirms there is some kind of an infection or allergies going on in the body. The Ultrasound Endoscopy test confirmed I had sludge in my Gall bladder which they basically concluded what was causing me to have these attacks and that I should have my Gall Bladder removed. So they sent me to a Gall Bladder Specialist, who in turns refuses the procedure to remove my Gall Bladder as he felts that there is nothing wrong with my Gall Bladder and suggests I look into the field of Rheumatoid associated with stomach problems. I have been currently diagnosed by my physician that I have hiatal hernia which I take protonix for 2 x a day, but I don’t have any other serious conditions, other than these stomach problems. Currently I am taking Reglan (Metroclopromide) for management of nausea and regular movements of my bowels, Dilardid (Morphine) for pain management. I really don’t want to be on these medications for life, as these both have side affects if taken long term. I really am really in need of help, because this sickness is really weighing me down and making me feel hopeless and that no one can help me. Please feel free to share any information that you may have to help me. Thank you.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi Everyone: I am in desperate need of help, suggestion or remedy for the Chronic stomach pains, associated with aggressive nausea and vomiting that I am suffering from. My symptoms started Jan 2008, and to date I am still suffering from the unpredictable attacks. At first the attacks associated with hives, but after seeing an Allergist and going through allergy therapy, I am now cleared of hives but I still have the continuous stomach attacks. I have been in and out of ER about 8 times in 2008 and to date I have seen 5 specialist, 3 x Gastroenterologists, 1 x Gall Bladder Surgeon, 1 x Allergies and 1 x OBGYN and they still can not figure out what is causing my stomach pains and the nausea and vomiting. I have done all the tests associated with stomach problems 2 x Endoscopies, 1 x Ultrasound Endoscopy, I’ve done the Barium Drink Test, I have had stomach x-rays, Cat Scans and have had a Colonoscopy and all comes back normal. My symptom starts where my stomach feels sour and upset, which causes me to burp aggressively, then the pain gradually builds at the same time, the nausea feeling builds up and before I know it I am bending over a toilet bowl vomiting my guts out. While this is happening I feel the urge that I want to pass my bowels, and when this happens my stools are either soft runny or constipated. These attacks are unpredictable and it happens anytime. The worst is when my stomach is empty, because I’m dry wrenching and gagging to vomit, but there is nothing to vomit. These attacks go on for a span of 2 – 6 hours. When it first started it was occurring every 5 days, and then 3 days and then it was every day. On the 8th visit to the ER, they decided to admit me over xmas 2008 because of the ongoing attacks which causes the visit to the ER. They kept me in hospital for 2 weeks undergoing many tests and all tests came back normal and the only abnormality they found was that my Eiosiniphils blood count was always very high. Eiosiniphil count is done through a blood test study which confirms there is some kind of an infection or allergies going on in the body. The Ultrasound Endoscopy test confirmed I had sludge in my Gall bladder which they basically concluded what was causing me to have these attacks and that I should have my Gall Bladder removed. So they sent me to a Gall Bladder Specialist, who in turns refuses the procedure to remove my Gall Bladder as he felts that there is nothing wrong with my Gall Bladder and suggests I look into the field of Rheumatoid associated with stomach problems. I have been currently diagnosed by my physician that I have hiatal hernia which I take protonix for 2 x a day, but I don’t have any other serious conditions, other than these stomach problems. Currently I am taking Reglan (Metroclopromide) for management of nausea and regular movements of my bowels, Dilardid (Morphine) for pain management. I really don’t want to be on these medications for life, as these both have side affects if taken long term. I really am really in need of help, because this sickness is really weighing me down and making me feel hopeless and that no one can help me. Please feel free to share any information that you may have to help me. Thank you.
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  • hi I have seen your describtion which not surprising at all, and all u written is similar to my "stomach pain" the only differance is time , i have suffred since my teens years up untill now, I can see doctor seek and tired from seeing me again and again, I learnt not to think about it at all and things start changing .1- my uncle says all the topics about the stomach is two chapter in medicine 2- my doctor said " the science havent discovered yet many things about that "tube".3-all doctors can say: irritible bowl syndrome to close he case4-used triple treament many time tono success5-used herbal, used prayer, used positive thinking6- the way to better living is keep hands clean, keep food clean, keep water clean.stay away from harsh food or harsh uneasy to digest food, minimum fibres intake,good source of youghurt . less acid intake helps, cold water,keep away from soft drinks pepper , and spices food management is mustany new advance in this area will try to re post my answerAdam adams
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  • Hi I have much the same, the Dr say it MAYBE my liver, one doctor has given me Prochiorperazine for the nausea one Metoclopramide does anyone use either or suggest which to use with the fewest side effects, Thanks, Ian
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 10, 2009
    • 01:37 PM
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  • Hello all, Some ideas of things to look into.... I suffer from chronic nausea and pain and found the following to be helpful:Get tested, by a naturopathic doctor, for food intolerances (a lot of food intolerances to things like eggs, dairy, soy, wheat, ect can cause pain, nausea and vomiting). If you are a women on hormonal birth control, stop and see if your symptoms subside.Check out N.A.E.T treatment... its an acupuncture/acupressure treatment that I have found more helpful than any western medicine. It sounds hard to believe, and I was skeptical at first, but it is really worth a try. Hope this can help some of you!
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    • August 10, 2009
    • 10:44 PM
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  • i have the same symptoms and my doctor has mention gastritis a few times, which is the inflammation of the stomach. but we havent done any testing yet. if you look it up on webmd it mentions more symptoms, so you could look it up and ask your doctor about it.
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    • November 6, 2009
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  • has your doc checked your sphincter of oddi?
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  • I have also suffered the same problem as you and have had all of the same symptoms. I am in my mid twenties and can no longer work due to this problem. I have seen countless doctors, have had several tests, my gallbladder removed and taken several medications to no avail. The doctors just seem to put me on all kinds of medication that in turn have additional side effects and do not relieve my symptoms. I sympathize with what you are going through as I am in the same boat. The doctors just keep saying it is IBS.Hello, For the past year I have been suffering from chronic nausua (I am nauseas about 80% of my day), I vomit at least once a day, and have severe sharp chest pain, that ranges from the top of my esophagus down to my stomach (but mostly down my stomach). The first major episode I had sent me to the hospital where they were able to give me some pain medication, perform an abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. They were not able to find anything wrong with me. I was then refered to a gasteroenterologist, who performed an endocopy (the results came back normal). He then sent me for a manometry and told me that it seems that I have Nutcracker Esophagus, and there isn't anything he can do to help me. After about another month of vomiting and being in pain I went back to my GP who tried me on various drugs to help aleviate my symptoms. I have tried Nitroglycerine, Losec, High Blood Pressure Medication, Metacholopramide; all with no effect. My GP at this point refered me to a Thorasic Surgeon to see if I was a good candidate for a myotomy. Upon arriving at her office she told me that a correct diagnosis of Nutcracker Esphagus couldn't be made without running addition testing. She has now sent me to a Barrium Swollowing Test, a Gastric Emptying Test, a 24H Ph study, and another manometry. According to all of these tests there isn't anything wrong with me. I am reaching my witts end. There has to be something wrong, or I wouldn't feel this bad. I am at a point now where I can't eat solid food without vomiting, I am in constant pain, and nausious. If anyone has any idea's on what I can do, or where I can look for help, please let me know. Thank you!
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  • Hello, For the past year I have been suffering from chronic nausua (I am nauseas about 80% of my day), I vomit at least once a day, and have severe sharp chest pain, that ranges from the top of my esophagus down to my stomach (but mostly down my stomach). The first major episode I had sent me to the hospital where they were able to give me some pain medication, perform an abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan. They were not able to find anything wrong with me. I was then refered to a gasteroenterologist, who performed an endocopy (the results came back normal). He then sent me for a manometry and told me that it seems that I have Nutcracker Esophagus, and there isn't anything he can do to help me. After about another month of vomiting and being in pain I went back to my GP who tried me on various drugs to help aleviate my symptoms. I have tried Nitroglycerine, Losec, High Blood Pressure Medication, Metacholopramide; all with no effect. My GP at this point refered me to a Thorasic Surgeon to see if I was a good candidate for a myotomy. Upon arriving at her office she told me that a correct diagnosis of Nutcracker Esphagus couldn't be made without running addition testing. She has now sent me to a Barrium Swollowing Test, a Gastric Emptying Test, a 24H Ph study, and another manometry. According to all of these tests there isn't anything wrong with me. I am reaching my witts end. There has to be something wrong, or I wouldn't feel this bad. I am at a point now where I can't eat solid food without vomiting, I am in constant pain, and nausious. If anyone has any idea's on what I can do, or where I can look for help, please let me know. Thank you! you could also have some reflux or GERDs thats irritation the NE, try taking some accid recicers, like Zantac, or Prevacid, or Prilosec.
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