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5 years no diagnosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2008
  • 02:06 AM

I'll make this as short as i can
5 years ago my 47 year old husband had emergency surgery for what they thoiught was internal bleeding. It ended up he has a kink in his stomach.
Ever since then he has had abdominal pain, abdominal distention, severe nausea,constipation, dehydration, drops in levels of potassium, iron, and red blood cells. He has had renal failure two to three times oxygen down to 90, and catheters.The only time he gets a little relief form the nausea is with 2 (25 mg) of pheregan and one small diarreah.
He has been in the hospital at least 100 times, majority for eight days. They have run just about every test imaginable. He has been to our hospital, Medical University of Charleston, and Shand's at Jacksonville Florida.
He has seen four specialists and i don't know how many ER or Teaching doctors, and regular doctors.
No two Drs. can agree on one diagnosis. They say it's his stomach, duodenum, jejunum, or small intestines. Multiple CT scan with and or without contrast, endoscopies, colonoscopies, upper and lower GI's.
If anyone has a suggestion of what to try or where to go please help me.

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