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Old 08-17-2003, 01:30 PM   #1
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hello, i'm joe i'm 18 years old and male. for a while now at least two months I have been getting a lot of cramps and gas, and some times diarreah and chills. The cramps are mostly on my left right onder my ribs but moves around i'm also sometimes constupated. I'm compleatly a virgin, I got tested for hepatitis and didn't have it. What could it be? I've been to the Doc and she is clueless, but did refer me to a specialist in a month 1/2. PLASE HELP ME I'M WORRIED ABOUT IT!

 
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There are numerous things that it could be. It could be IBS, gallbladder, gas, infection, etc. As you can see, you need tests performed to rule out certain disorders and hopefully get a diagnosis.

 
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The worst part is having to wait so long to get any answers. So i guess i should justt hope it's nothing to sereous. can an anxiety dissorder cause the symptoms?

 
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Could be ibs ,have you been tested for h.pylori?

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I also tested for slightly elevated liver enzymes. Can the things mentioned cause elevated liver enzymes? I have never been tested for H. Pyroli, what is it?

 
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H.pylori is a bacterial infection.Its usually caused by contaminated water ,food or someone youve come in contact with thats infected also vomit.You can carry the infecton for a very long time and not show any symptoms.Or you can have it and it will cause gastritis or ulcers.

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Old 09-02-2003, 08:18 PM   #7
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I got an ultrasound done today, the results will be back in two days. I would also like to add that I think I have swollen lymph nodes or something, I have this bump on the back of my head, it's really small, but it hurts. Two or three weeks ago I had one on my neck. Does this make my condition more sereous? (I don't know what's wrong with me yet)

 
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I got my ultrasound back and it didn't find anything, would it have found an ulcer? or anything in my collon?

 
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I don't think an ultrasound can pick up an ulcer or problems with your colon. At least I have not heard of an ultrasound being used for those things. Here is some info on what it is primarily used for:

Ultrasound imaging is used extensively for evaluating the kidneys, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, and blood vessels of the abdomen. Because it provides real time images, it can also be used to:

Guide procedures such as needle biopsies, in which a needle is used to sample cells from an organ for laboratory testing.
Help a physician determine the source of many abdominal pains, such as stones in the gall bladder or kidney, or an inflamed appendix.
Help identify the cause for enlargement of an abdominal organ.
Doppler ultrasound is a special type of ultrasound study that examines major blood vessels. These images can help the physician to see and evaluate:

Blockages to blood flow, such as clots
Build-up of plaque inside the vessel
Congenital malformation

You may need an abdominal ct scan or MRI. Also, if ulcers or colon problems are susupected, you need to see a GI doctor and have an EGD & colonoscopy.

Hope that helps. Good luck!

 
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