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

General Health Message Board

mystery illness

Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 11-27-2007, 10:16 AM   #1
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: va
Posts: 2
Stunnav81 HB User
mystery illness

My girlfriend has been ill for about three weeks her symptoms are abdominal pain, nausea (she has been put on a clear liquid diet but she can't keep that down either) and she is always exhuasted and sleepy, but the doctors cant figure it out....any ideas her bloodwork has been sent off several times and still no answer?

Sponsors Lightbulb
Old 11-27-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Williamsburg, VA
Posts: 293
Rita27 HB User
Re: mystery illness

I'm glad she went to the doctor. They are probably saying a *virus* which is what doctors always say when they don't know something.

I'm no doctor, but what about appendicitis, gallstones, colitis or something like that? I would take her to a gastroenterologist if she doesn't get better.

Old 11-28-2007, 03:04 PM   #3
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: va
Posts: 2
Stunnav81 HB User
Re: mystery illness

She has gone to see a GI Dr. However they have no definate answer either, they did mention the virus situation or the possibility of colon cancer. I'm worried however due to the long wait between visits almost a month for the next test then another month before the next visit, becuase the fact she can't eat anything and keep it down hardly besides water and broth type soup and the pain she is in. I've been reading alot an colon cancer seems to be extremly rare in persons of her age as she is 20. The Dr. did get her worried about the possibility of a virus that was as he explained eating away at her insides, she has been in contact with a person that had just returned from africa that was very ill that passed away from a mystery illness as well.

Old 11-28-2007, 04:41 PM   #4
Junior Member
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Gadsden,Alabama USA
Posts: 11
CattyID HB User
Re: mystery illness

Dr's beat all I have ever seen and I have seen plenty. IF your girlfriend cannot eat and is that sick you would think they would put her in the hospital to make sure she was hydrated at least . Insurance company's will not let the Dr's put you in the hospital now unless it is a dire emergency...if you can be treated as an outpatient then that is what the insurance co. want the Dr's to do.
She does need to keep herself hydrated. That is very important.
Can she drink something like Ensure or Boost or Gatorade?
Good luck to her!

Old 11-28-2007, 05:41 PM   #5
Senior Veteran
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: NJ, USA
Posts: 9,365
Blog Entries: 32
janewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB Userjanewhite1 HB User
Re: mystery illness

You know, there are doctors who specialize in illnesses originating abroad, "travel doctors" and whatnot. If her symptoms are similar to the dead African traveler's, that might be a useful option.

Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Mystery illness, extreme thirst, off and on for a year MongoosePie Open to All Other Health Topics 1 04-04-2010 10:03 AM
Mystery illness john802 Infectious Diseases 12 03-28-2009 08:48 PM
Mystery illness... number 81 Lyme Disease 3 02-03-2009 07:33 AM
Mystery Illness - just need peoples thoughts xpopupx General Health 2 05-20-2008 04:45 AM
Help mystery illness!!! tanamodessi General Health 5 01-10-2008 04:58 PM
Mystery Illness Curly_Joe Open to All Other Health Topics 15 01-03-2006 03:08 PM
Mystery illness see if you can help lildebye Digestive Disorders 7 10-20-2005 09:17 AM
Mystery illness :( Dargnabit Cancer: Colon 19 10-04-2005 05:19 AM
mystery cough! shammy Rare Disorders 1 01-15-2003 04:05 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 02:34 PM.

Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
© 1998-2018 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!