It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Digestive Disorders Message Board

  • mysterious abdominal pain?

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 09-16-2004, 09:43 PM   #1
    Junior Member
    vankay's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: southfield,mi,usa
    Posts: 34
    vankay HB User
    Unhappy mysterious abdominal pain?

    Hi F0lks,

    I am having lower abdominal pain near my navel area. It gets so bad that I cannot work for a day. No one seems to know what I have! I have had this for 5 years.

    The attacks come once every month and my symptoms are as follows:

    severe abdominal attack near navel and spreads\
    chill and fever never exxceeding 101 occasionally not always
    break a sweeat and feel better after a day

    I had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, ct scan and ultrasound they found nothing except one note: A large single diverticulum in the sigmoid colon.

    5 years later I did something that I have never done. I decided to take a fiber supplelment.And for the first time in five years I prolonged my attacks instead from once a month to once every three months! BUT>>>

    I am truely clueless! My doc thinks it is a "funky" kind of IBS. But IBS does not have Fever every now and then!

    Any help will be greatly appreaciated!

    PS I am a 39 year old male in otherwise good condition

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 09-17-2004, 07:15 PM   #2
    Senior Veteran
    actudan's Avatar
    Join Date: May 2003
    Posts: 787
    actudan HB User
    Re: mysterious abdominal pain?

    Well due to your tests and response to fiber, i have to say that your doc MAY be right and I would follow a course of adding fiber to your diet keep tabs on your results. Fiber helps a lot of people with IBS and you may fall in that category. I start my day with a heavy dose of bran cereal with benefiber and followup the day with fiber caps. It seems to help my problems some (which I have been told that I too have a mysterious case of IBS and I am having a hard time accepting) but I am trying all the conventional IBS treatments just to see if it helps. I will say one thing and that is my pipes stay clean!!

    Old 09-17-2004, 07:27 PM   #3
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Posts: 1,657
    Losec20mg HB User
    Re: mysterious abdominal pain?

    IBS is a symptom of celiac..i had IBS before for many years..and, know I have regular bowels twice a day..once in the morning and, a second time in the day..and, its always the same everyday...the gluten free diet is what helped me...i strongly believe that too many people have celiacs but, are never diagnosed...

    Old 09-17-2004, 09:46 PM   #4
    Junior Member
    vankay's Avatar
    Join Date: Aug 2003
    Location: southfield,mi,usa
    Posts: 34
    vankay HB User
    Re: mysterious abdominal pain?

    I appreciate your responses!

    I am just wondering why do I get a small fever with this?

    AND is it possible that 5 years ago when they discovered " a single large diverticulum in the sigmoid colon", also cause my problem???


    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Abdominal Pain, Gall Bladder Polyp & Blood test results ooSTEVEoo Gallbladder 10 08-25-2010 02:26 PM
    Cronic pain TAnthony21 Chronic Pain 0 04-19-2010 08:12 AM
    Mysterious illness, possible autoimmune Lizardwoman85 Immune Disorders 14 02-24-2010 07:04 PM
    mysterious serious bowel symptoms faithinwholenes Bowel Disorders 0 01-28-2008 09:59 PM
    Mysterious abdominal and back pain hurtsallthetime Open to All Other Health Topics 2 09-18-2005 10:09 PM
    Mysterious pain in abdominal area littlegal Women's Health 1 10-05-2004 04:41 PM
    Chronic abdominal pain, polyps and more Beethoven_00 Digestive Disorders 7 12-02-2003 04:37 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:01 AM.

    © 2022 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!