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Do I have Familial Mediterranean Fever?

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  • Posted By: imagine
  • June 17, 2008
  • 04:56 AM

Hi everyone, here is my case:

- I have had many episodes of abdominal pain; they occur around 3 month apart, and always last around 48 hours. This has been the case for more than 4 years if not more.

- The pain center seems to be in the lower abdomen (that area feels tender when touched) but the pain is also present in the belly area.

- Last doctor I saw diagnosed constipation and indicated something might be wrong in the bowel movement leading to stool staying inside (although I do have a relatively regular bowel movement during the episode).

- Couple of years ago, I had 2 consecutive episodes of Pericarditis (was diagnosed as Idiopathic then) that were around 4 months apart.

- I am from middle eastern origin, but as far as I know there isnt anyone in my immediate family who suffers from these symptoms.

So, do I have Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) and how can i definitely diagnose it?

Thanks for helping!

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