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HElp! Mesenteric Adenitis :(

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  • Posted By: hyperfreezer
  • March 8, 2009
  • 10:40 PM

Hello, I am a 22 year old male. I have been extremely healthy my whole life, no ER visits, no appendicitus, nothing more than strep throat and the stomach flu. On january 22nd, after 5 days of constant pain (felt like there was a golf ball stuck in my intestine) in the lower right hand quadrant of my stomach, I went to the ER in fear of appendicitus. They performed a Lower CT scan. The result was that i had a bacterial infection of my smaller intestine which caused Mesenteric Adenitis. I was perscribed Metronidazole and Ciproflaxin simultaneously. I finished my antibiotics and waited to get better, but as the days passed nothing improved. In fact i had felt worse, so i went to check up with my personal doctor. He concluded that i still had diffusal swelling and perscribed Aciphex and Florastor. He feared i had a duodenal Ulcer which is why im now on Aciphex. The florastor was the biggest sigh of reliefe i have had since i got sick. Within days the pain had subsided and the swelling dissapeared. I continued to have abnormal stool size (its not round, but more flat and oval and a lot smaller in size compared to my normal stool). As soon as my Florastor ran out I decided to wait a few days to see how I felt. Needless to say, 3 days later my symptoms had returned.

Please, someone out there must have an answer to my problem. Im not lactose intollerant from what i can think of (i love milk and have been drinking/eating dairy daily in heavy amounts my whole life without any problems). I was smoking marijuana earlier when this problem started and have since then quit for good in fear that it is the main reason for my disease. I am back on florastor now and im feeling somewhat better, but I am seeking a long term solution. My mom said it might be Gastritis? but then again my mom is definately NOT a doctor.

If any1 can shed some insight on this problem, or possibly provide some working treatments, I would be more than grateful. I am simply tired of being confined to my house because of a stomach problem. I haven't gone to my GI because I've been reading online that there is nothing the GI can do to help me.

Please please please help! :(

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  • I don't know if I can be of any help to you but what I'm going to tell you certainly couldn't hurt. In August 2006 my stomach was much like your symptoms but with a gnarling kind of feel to it also. I went to my Gastro Dr. they found out I had H-Pylori. I did the rounds of antibiotics, but still I hurt so bad I felt I could die. I was re-checked and told the H-Pylori test was negitive. Had the colonoscopy and endocopy done and was told I had gastritis....take Protonix..I done this also and on some days it wouldn't hurt as bad as on other days. I continued to go to my Gastro Dr. telling him...I couldn't eat anything except baby food, chicken broth things that didn't really have to be digested. He kept telling me to take PROTONIX...I went to my Urologist to have my routine check-up on my kidney in Dec 2007, he did the routine CT on my abdomen area as well as my kidney's. The CT scan came back to show Superior Mesenteric Artery and Celiac Artery were both blocked almost 100%...Needless to say I had to get to a Vascular Dr. who had to knowledge of the SMA and Celiac to do a bypass. I ended up seeing Dr. Kasirajan at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta Georgia. He performed the LIFE SAVING bypass on Feb. 28, 2008 and all is well. If you haven't already done so, please go to a Vascular Dr. and ask that they do the deep ultra sound and maybe even the SMA angiogram to ither rule in or rule out SMA blockage. It's very rare to have a blockage there but no one is excluded from it. Please let me know what happens, you can write me at southrnthunder54@hotmail.com...my name is Judi. I wish you very much good luck and great health.
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