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Stomach Pain and Sensitive to Touch

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  • Posted By: Catherine Marie
  • December 31, 2009
  • 08:58 PM

For the past couple months, I have not been a happy fifteen year old. Ever since the end of July, I have been having incredible pain in my stomach. The pain occurs after every single, meal, snack, whatever. It doesn't matter what I eat or how much, it's always there. The pain feels alot like a ripping and tearing feeling. It is located on the left side of my abdomen, right next to my twelfth rib. With the pain, I get really tired and weak. During an attack I barely have the energy to climb a flight of stairs. Every now and then, I'll get a low-grade fever (99.0-ish). I am seeing a gastroenterologist for this. I have done CT scans, x-rays, an endoscopy, and numerous blood and stool tests. Everything has come out negative (ruling out gallstones, peptic ulcers, bacterial infections, etc.)

Along with my digestive issues, recently, I have been experiencing a weird pain. From my shoulders, all the way down my back and abdomen, into my thighs, stopping at my knees, my skin is overly sensitive to touch. It almost feels like a sunburn, without the redness and the heat. A good way to describe it is that I feel like a porcupine, but instead of my spines going out, I feel like they are being driven into me. It hurts to move or to touch my skin, period. The attack lasts a day or two. I have not seen a doctor for this, as it doesn't happen but every couple months (starting when my stomach pains showed up).

Does anyone have any idea what might be wrong with me?

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