Posted by David
on September 28, 2000 at 10:48:04:
I've had stomach pain for several years now, but didn't decide to have it checked out by the doctor until
my father passed away with colon cancer a couple of years ago. I'm 29 years old and have already done
the colon tests (barium enima - YUK!) and also the pictures taken of my stomach (camera down the throat)
The only thing that ever showed up was the bacteria that causes ulcers, which has already been taken
care of. The problem is my stomach still hurts just like it always has. I've tried many prescription
pills including Prevacid, none of which seemed to work. How long should I have kept taking them before I gave up?
Now, I'm just living with the constant pain the best I can - the pain is centered in the lower part of my abdomen and
feels sharper if I gently press in on my stomach. Also, the pain is worse in the mornings and even disturbs my sleep.
The only trend I've noticed is that the pain reduces somewhat after a bowel movement, but still remains especially if
I gently press my stomach. I'm thinking of drinking the barium solution and having my intestines X-rayed
next (Maybe the problem is somewhere between "both ends"). Does ANYONE have any suggestions or similar symptoms???