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    Old 01-21-2017, 03:12 PM   #1
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    Question Constant Abdominal Pain for 3 Months

    I was at a sporting event (watching), when all of the sudden, I felt like 5 people were stabbing me, I couldn't sit, stand or lay to find any comfort. I called my mom to come pick me up (I am 15 and do not have my license yet). I got into the car and started screaming. I didn't know what was happening, but there was a sharp pain in the center of my abdomen. My mom wanted to take me to the ER right then, but I told her I wanted to wait and see if the pain went away. It didn't leave, but it did move it's way over to the right side of my abdomen, and I kept feeling extremely nauseous. A day later at 4 in the morning, I finally let my mom take me to the ER. The first ER doctor told me I had "textbook appendicitis" and all we would need was a CT scan and the surgeons would take it out as soon as possible. They gave me a CT and they saw a small appenicolith and enlarged lymph nodes, but... they decided to wait until the next morning to make the ultimate decision and run a few tests to see if things got worse. So, they admitted me into the hospital, and I stayed the night. The next morning, they didn't see anything strange in my labs, so they really had no reason to take it out. No fever, no weird blood cell counts, and they honestly didn't know what to do with me. So, again, they had me spend the night. The next morning, I was feeling a little better, and they told me that it could be a number of things; ovarian cyst, mesenteric adnitis, and a few other things. They said that if it was mesenteric adnitis, that it would go away in less than 2 weeks. That day they sent me home. The day after that, I had the same sharp pain in my lower right abdomen, and since then, it hasn't gone away. I would go to appointments with my pediatrician and she would ask if things had gotten better, and each time, my answer was no. Every morning, I wake up sick and lean over the toilet and gag for around 15 minutes, and I'm always in pain, but some days it's a lot worse than others, and around 4 times a week, I will have a massive amount of pain for a few hours straight, then it dies down. A few weeks ago I had my first appointment with a GI specialist where he told me that he wanted another CT scan, and brought up a few things he thought it could be (mesenteric adnitis being one of them). I then was confused, saying that the doctors in the ER had told us mesenteric adnitis would last 2 weeks at most, and it has been A LOT longer than 2 weeks. He then told me he has seen it last up to a year and a half, and that it was a possibility that I had it. A day or so after that appointment, I was having really bad extreme pain, and I thought it would die down in an hour or so, but it didn't. It had been 2 days of the extreme pain with no relief, when I told my mom I needed to go to the ER. I went. They preformed another CT scan, and this time found nothing wrong with the appendix, but still enlarged lymph nodes. It's been a few weeks since the ER visit, and since then I have taken a serious turn for the worse. I also had a colonoscopy (that I should be getting the results back any day from). My doctor who did it, said that he didn't think he saw anything, but he sent it in to the labs to get it looked at. If nothing is found in the scope, they told me I would be diagnosed with mesenteric adnitis. I don't know what to do, I can barley function at school and haven't been able to go to a full day in 2 weeks (since I got worse). Does anybody have any ideas on what this is?

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