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What could be going on???

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 8, 2008
  • 06:45 PM

My friend is back in the hospital for a mysterious condition her doctors have never seen before.

The beginning of April she went to the hospital complaining of abdominal/stomach pain. She was so bad she was screaming blood murder! The doctors found a cyst on one of her ovaries but were more concerned with a abnormality they found in her intestine.

A foot long section of her intestine had to be removed because it (best describing) telescoped in on it self. The doctors had no clue why but released her within a week and a half.

It has been about 5 weeks since. This past week she complained of pain in the lower abdomen (around belly button). There were quite a few spots that were hard and one area above the abdomen that was very warm to the touch. She went back in Tues. They did another surgery and found that it happened again. They don't want to take more intestine, so today they are giving her a tiny camera to swallow hoping to find some answers. If they cant they are going to send her to a university hospital where we still might not get answers. She is in so much pain that they are constantly giving her morphine and another pain med.(forgot name). Oh, and the part of intestine they took last time is still going through testing. They have no clue when they will find anything out.

I just don't get it. She just turned 24 and is a very healthy person. She has 2 little kids at home and cant be with them. It just drives me nuts! The docs have no clue at all of what is going on.

If u can please help!

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