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Unable to diagnose abdominal pain.

By November 2, 2011 - 2:17pm
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I have been having severe abdominal pain in my lower right side radiating to my navel, diarrhea, vomiting, nausea ( for 6 months), and extreme weight loss, (70 lbs in 4 months). The doctors ran all the tests they can think of, such as...cat scans, ultra sounds, blood work and x-rays. All the tests come back normal. I just got out of the hospital and all the doctors say there is nothing wrong. I know there is something wrong, but the doctors make me feel like it's all in my head.
Is there any medical problem that has these symptoms?

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I talked to my gastroenterologist and he finally told me I have diverticulosis and there is nothing they can do for that.
I am so frustrated. Today the pain is worse and when I called the doctor all they said to do is to go to the ER. The pain gets worse when I walk, sneeze or cough. I can't walk because of this. If I go to the ER I will be there for 6 hours and all they do is blood, and urine tests. Then when all the tests are done they tell me nothing is wrong.
I am to the point where I wish I would never wake up in the morning. I wish I knew what else to do.

November 3, 2011 - 6:52pm

Luckily, my husband, who is a gastroenterologist, is helping me with your post, He is thinking you might have Meckel's diverticulum. See if your gastroenterologist can do a Meckel's scan. This is so dependent upon where you live.

November 2, 2011 - 6:26pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

I live in Ohio.
Thank you so much. I will give my doctor a call in the morning and ask him about running the scan. I will keep you informed.

November 2, 2011 - 8:19pm

It must be frustrating to have so many diagnostic procedures done and a hospitalization but no diagnosis.

This may sound silly, but were you evaluated by a gastroenterologist? Among the myriad of tests, was a colonoscopy or endoscopy performed?
Your symptoms match some of the symptoms associated with Crohn's disease.

Crohn's disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease . It usually affects the intestines, but may occur anywhere from the mouth to the end of the rectum.
The main symptoms of Crohn's disease are
crampy abdominal or belly area pain
loss of appetite
unintentional weight loss
pain with passing stool
persistent watery diarrhea

I do hope your doctors find the cause of your symptoms so you can get the proper treatment and relief.


November 2, 2011 - 2:59pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Hi Maryann. I did see a gastroenterologist. I did have a colonoscopy and everything is normal. Unfortunately, I don't have pain when passing stool. At first, the doctors thought it was an appendicitis because of all the symptoms. Now they say everything is normal.

November 2, 2011 - 3:40pm
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