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Old 02-16-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Unhappy Abdominal/Bowel Nightmare

I am a 49-y.o. female who has enjoyed good health up until 7/2012 when my nightmare started. I have been to the e.r. five times due to abdominal pain with no results.. CT scans, US's, Endoscopy, B.E. are all normal except for diverticulosis. Colonoscopy failed due to a twisted colon which according to the g.i. specialist is not a problem. He had me do the B.E. which was normal. Liver was fatty and enlarged in CT scans but not a cause for concern.

In 7/2012 I started having abdominal discomfort similar to indigestion. After several days of this, a pain developed. The focus of the pain is on the right, close to my side and in line with my navel. The pain is disabling and at times, spreads across my entire abdomen, and radiates to my lower back. The focus of the pain feels like there is a hole there, boring through to my back. It can throb, stab or shoot but mostly feels "searing". Sometimes, it is bearable but other times, I roll around in bed screaming from the pain. I went to the e.r. after a week of this and when my stools became black and tarry. I know there was blood in my stool because I saw it and when I let it sit in the toilet, the water became red. The e.r. took a stool sample, the doctor said they did not find blood in the stool. When I called to pick up the results, I was told the stool sample was sent to the lab but not tested for whatever reason.
In 8/2012 I went to my doctor who ordered Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. By the time the exams came around in 9/2012. All the pain and symptoms were gone. The colonoscopy failed due to a twisted colon. So BE was done and showed nothing. Endoscopy was normal. G.I. doc said some people imagine pain.
In 10/2012 the pain along with all the signs and symptoms returned but no blood in stool. Now yellow diarreah, sometimes looking like cornmeal. I went back to G.I. specialist who told me again about psychological pain, etc. and if this continues into April 2013, come see him then. This episode continued for three weeks and I had to resign from my job as the pain and discomfort is disabling. Never any pain meds except from one sympathetic e.r.doc who said it sounded like an intestinal obstruction and to followup with a surgeon. I never did.
I have been okay up until 10 days ago when this current episode began. THIS TIME, my diarreah is all yellow and sometimes streaked with a white, milky substance. It was very much like cornmeal until today. Now, it has the formation of normal stool but is like putty and a pale yellow. Anything I eat, is immediately pushed through my stomach with the loudest gurgling, wooshing noises, like water going down the tub drain. As the food (which is now just broth and tea) passes, it hurts that focus of the pain on my right side. The pain and cramping is even more disabling than before. Gallbladder US was normal.
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with me?

Last edited by minniej3; 02-16-2013 at 08:32 AM. Reason: Never had a fever but some nausea.

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:41 PM   #2
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Re: Abdominal/Bowel Nightmare

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I am a 49-y.o. female who has enjoyed good health up until 7/2012 when my nightmare started. I have been to the e.r. five times due to abdominal pain with no results.. CT scans, US's, Endoscopy, B.E. are all normal except for diverticulosis. Colonoscopy failed due to a twisted colon which according to the g.i. specialist is not a problem. He had me do the B.E. which was normal. Liver was fatty and enlarged in CT scans but not a cause for concern.

In 7/2012 I started having abdominal discomfort similar to indigestion. After several days of this, a pain developed. The focus of the pain is on the right, close to my side and in line with my navel. The pain is disabling and at times, spreads across my entire abdomen, and radiates to my lower back. The focus of the pain feels like there is a hole there, boring through to my back. It can throb, stab or shoot but mostly feels "searing". Sometimes, it is bearable but other times, I roll around in bed screaming from the pain. I went to the e.r. after a week of this and when my stools became black and tarry. I know there was blood in my stool because I saw it and when I let it sit in the toilet, the water became red. The e.r. took a stool sample, the doctor said they did not find blood in the stool. When I called to pick up the results, I was told the stool sample was sent to the lab but not tested for whatever reason.
In 8/2012 I went to my doctor who ordered Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. By the time the exams came around in 9/2012. All the pain and symptoms were gone. The colonoscopy failed due to a twisted colon. So BE was done and showed nothing. Endoscopy was normal. G.I. doc said some people imagine pain.
In 10/2012 the pain along with all the signs and symptoms returned but no blood in stool. Now yellow diarreah, sometimes looking like cornmeal. I went back to G.I. specialist who told me again about psychological pain, etc. and if this continues into April 2013, come see him then. This episode continued for three weeks and I had to resign from my job as the pain and discomfort is disabling. Never any pain meds except from one sympathetic e.r.doc who said it sounded like an intestinal obstruction and to followup with a surgeon. I never did.
I have been okay up until 10 days ago when this current episode began. THIS TIME, my diarreah is all yellow and sometimes streaked with a white, milky substance. It was very much like cornmeal until today. Now, it has the formation of normal stool but is like putty and a pale yellow. Anything I eat, is immediately pushed through my stomach with the loudest gurgling, wooshing noises, like water going down the tub drain. As the food (which is now just broth and tea) passes, it hurts that focus of the pain on my right side. The pain and cramping is even more disabling than before. Gallbladder US was normal.
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with me?

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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Re: Abdominal/Bowel Nightmare

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I am a 49-y.o. female who has enjoyed good health up until 7/2012 when my nightmare started. I have been to the e.r. five times due to abdominal pain with no results.. CT scans, US's, Endoscopy, B.E. are all normal except for diverticulosis. Colonoscopy failed due to a twisted colon which according to the g.i. specialist is not a problem. He had me do the B.E. which was normal. Liver was fatty and enlarged in CT scans but not a cause for concern

In 7/2012 I started having abdominal discomfort similar to indigestion. After several days of this, a pain developed. The focus of the pain is on the right, close to my side and in line with my navel. The pain is disabling and at times, spreads across my entire abdomen, and radiates to my lower back. The focus of the pain feels like there is a hole there, boring through to my back. It can throb, stab or shoot but mostly feels "searing". Sometimes, it is bearable but other times, I roll around in bed screaming from the pain. I went to the e.r. after a week of this and when my stools became black and tarry. I know there was blood in my stool because I saw it and when I let it sit in the toilet, the water became red. The e.r. took a stool sample, the doctor said they did not find blood in the stool. When I called to pick up the results, I was told the stool sample was sent to the lab but not tested for whatever reason.
In 8/2012 I went to my doctor who ordered Colonoscopy and Endoscopy. By the time the exams came around in 9/2012. All the pain and symptoms were gone. The colonoscopy failed due to a twisted colon. So BE was done and showed nothing. Endoscopy was normal. G.I. doc said some people imagine pain.
In 10/2012 the pain along with all the signs and symptoms returned but no blood in stool. Now yellow diarreah, sometimes looking like cornmeal. I went back to G.I. specialist who told me again about psychological pain, etc. and if this continues into April 2013, come see him then. This episode continued for three weeks and I had to resign from my job as the pain and discomfort is disabling. Never any pain meds except from one sympathetic e.r.doc who said it sounded like an intestinal obstruction and to followup with a surgeon. I never did.
I have been okay up until 10 days ago when this current episode began. THIS TIME, my diarreah is all yellow and sometimes streaked with a white, milky substance. It was very much like cornmeal until today. Now, it has the formation of normal stool but is like putty and a pale yellow. Anything I eat, is immediately pushed through my stomach with the loudest gurgling, wooshing noises, like water going down the tub drain. As the food (which is now just broth and tea) passes, it hurts that focus of the pain on my right side. The pain and cramping is even more disabling than before. Gallbladder US was normal.
Does anyone have any idea what is wrong with me?
do you have problem passing stool? And do you get relief after going? My gastro says uncoordinated rectum sphincter muscles causeing incomplete evacuation, but I still have abdominal pain all the time.

 
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