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Old 01-24-2004, 09:05 PM   #1
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Unhappy Mid Left Abdomen Pain. Help?

I HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS ON AGAIN, OFF AGAIN PAIN IN MY LEFT ABDOMEN. ABOUT 1 INCH BENEATH MY BELLY BUTTON & TO THE LEFT ABOUT 4 INCHES. ( AMLOST NEXT TO THE BELLLY BUTTON BUT ABOUT 3-4 INCHES AWAY) I HAVE HAD A PELVIC ULTRASOUND THAT WAS NEG. IT DOESN'T STAY ALL THE TIME, BUT WHEN IT DOES IT ALMOST FEELS LIKE THE BURNING WHEN YOU GET A SHOT. IT STAYS FOR A DAY OR TWO AND THEN GOES AWAY. MY DR. THINKS IT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYMDROME. I DON'T KNOW. IT'S SCARY. I DON'T HAVE AN APPENDIX ANYMORE, AND AM TERRIFIED OF COLON CANCER OR SOME UNKNOWN TERRIBLE DISEASE OF THE BOWELS. ! YIKES!. ANY SUGGESTIONS?
P.S. I AM A VERY NERVIOUS PERSON ON MEDS FOR ANXIETY/PANIC DISORDER. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE NICE. I DID HAVE A COLONOSCOPY ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO THAT HAD NOTHING AS WELL. THANKS!

 
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Old 01-25-2004, 10:13 PM   #2
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Re: Mid Left Abdomen Pain. Help?

It sounds like trapped gas that is causing cramping or spasms?? Keep us posted on any developments??

 
Old 01-26-2004, 12:45 AM   #3
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Re: Mid Left Abdomen Pain. Help?

Hi,

If you're female, it could also be endometriosis. I don't think ultrasound will show it. How does it compare to your monthly cycle?

Again, if you're female, have you had a tubal ligation? It could be adhesions.

It could be ovulation.....some women ovulate more than once a month.

I would have suggested as Harry's of gas or active bowel.

Just by chance, is it at any particular time of the day that it happens? Have you considered keeping a food diary?

If you have IBS, one can be quite bothered by worry and stress. Many people find that just by changing the foods they eat at a particular time of the day can lessen some symptoms.

I have U Colitis as well as IBS. I'm somewhat lactose intolerant, and by adjusting foods depending on my daily schedule, my discomfort is much less.

I also use a medication called Bentylol (Bentyl in the US) which is used for stomach/gut cramping. It works well for me.

Also, I've added acidophillus with bifidus to my regimen....it helps also with discomfort.

I hope you get some relief soon. I can certainly relate to the endless cycle of testing.

Best to you,
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Old 01-28-2004, 05:17 AM   #4
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Hello I know how you feel as I get the same problem. I have suffered cronic constipation all my life and found no help from the doctor or hospital. I go for weeks without going to the loo and have to take stuff to make me go. That is when I get those pains on the left side. It is like a knife pushing inside me. I don't get the pains when my bowel is full, only when I have been.I do think that peppermint herbal teas help a bit. Like you I am nervy and panic sometimes.I think that if only doctors could be more sympathetic I would feel that they cared.Sorry I couldn't be of more help to you. Hairrazor

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