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Abodminal Pain

By Anonymous August 17, 2010 - 9:14pm
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My doctor diagnosed me with IBS. I also tested for celiac and the blood test was positive but not on the upper endoscopy and have done a biopsy and it was normal. i never had any abdominal pain in my life but after the first test of upper endoscopy i suddenly have abdominal pain that doctors doesn't know why? what can i do?

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I have a pain on the left side where the belly button is. I had the pain since january 2010. and also have pain in the middle of the stomach. it's really hard for me to sleep at night because when i lie down and sleep on the side it really hurts. it doesn't matter what position i sleep. I sometimes vomit and feel nauseous. every time i eat food, i have pain. i feel like i don't want to eat anything. my doctor diagnosed me with IBS but i don't think that's the only problem.

August 18, 2010 - 7:09am
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Are you seeing a gastroenterologist, or a general practitioner? What does your doctor say when you tell him or her about the symptoms?

I'm also wondering if you've seen a gynecologist?

August 19, 2010 - 6:23am
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Anonymous (reply to Cary Cook BSN RN)

i see both primary doctor and gastroenterologist and both of my doctor told me that i have IBS. i never seen a gynecologist. the doctor doesn't say much.

August 19, 2010 - 8:03am
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I agree that those symptoms sound pretty specific and localized for IBS. If the gastro doesn't know what it is, I suggest seeing a gynecologist in case you have a gynecological issue as well. If that checks out, I would either light a fire under that gastro to do some more investigating, or find a new one for a second opinion. Clearly something isn't right. But remember that is where your reproductive organs are too, and sometimes gastro illnesses affect them, particularly if you have adhesions.

Good luck. Be persistent. Sometimes you have to be the annoying patient to get what you need, and that's okay.

August 20, 2010 - 6:54am

Hi Anonymous

You don't say exactly where the pain is or how long you've had it, so it's harder to try and answer your question. Also, did you have an EGD or ERCP? That might make a difference.

Generally speaking, if it hasn't been long, it could be gas. During endoscopy they put air in front of the scope to help see everything, and sometimes it takes a while to dissipate. While gas doesn't sound like much, it can be really painful.

Are you having symptoms other than pain, like vomiting or anything? If you'd like to discuss this further, please write back with a little more detail and we'll try to help you find some resources. In the meantime, keep pushing your doctor to give you an answer.

Good luck.

August 18, 2010 - 6:47am
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