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    Old 11-02-2019, 09:33 PM   #1
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    Stomach issues

    For the past 11 years my husband has had stomach pain and seen many many drs. He's had colonoscopy, endoscopy, MRI,x-ray, cat scan, blood tests. Anything you can think of he's done it. They have only run common blood tests.

    His stomach pain is sharp and constant. Sometimes it isn't as bad as others. He eats every few hours and it helps the pain some. He usually eats a piece of ham. Because of the stomach problems a ton of other problems have started. Anxiety, because he doesn't know what's going on and is afraid it'll kill him. His Dr now just says he doesn't know. He has given up on finding it and refuses to see new drs. So I Google and make posts hoping someone out there may know. His Dr hates me because I call him up and ask him to run a new test. If anyone has ideas I would love to hear them.

     
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    Old 11-03-2019, 05:16 AM   #2
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    Re: Stomach issues

    Hi Redwolf31,

    Ham is not a health food. Ham is pork that contains a great deal of added salt. It seems that he may be addicted to salt. If he refuses to change his diet because he has a taste for that much salt may be why the doctors stopped trying to help. If I ate ham regularly I would have a problem with my digestive system, too. Ham is not easy to digest.

    He should stop the ham for awhile to allow his body to recover and re-balance. We all need to regularly be eating a variety of dark colored (LIGHTLY or UNsalted) steamed vegetables and fruits.

    Has be been seen by endocrinologists and other types of specialists? Constant stomach pain is not normal. If he is really afraid, he needs to change his diet for a few months to find out and eliminate whatever is distressing his body. A solution could be just to eat more steamed high fiber fruits and vegetables.

    However, nothing will change if he refuses to change hs diet. At some point you may need to tell him to not tell you about the pain if he refuses to make any changes. In my opinion he also should be seen by a new doctor that is in a completely different medical group. All doctors are not the same, and he needs a fresh medical perspective. If you have not been going with him to appointments, I think you need to hear what doctors say to him. We can't help if one refuses to make any changes.

     
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    Old 11-03-2019, 09:47 AM   #3
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    Re: Stomach issues

    What other health issues does your husband have? Could he have a hiatial hernia?


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    Old 11-03-2019, 10:38 AM   #4
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    Re: Stomach issues

    You didn't list ultrasound nor HIDA scan. Has he had either?

     
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    Old 11-03-2019, 07:01 PM   #5
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    Re: Stomach issues

    Could it be his gallbladder? A HIDA scan would tell if that is the problem. Gallbladders are affected by diet..the fattier the food, the worse the pain can be.
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    Old 11-04-2019, 01:17 PM   #6
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    Re: Stomach issues

    HI Redwolf,

    I think he needs to find another doctor. Some of these doctors think they know it all. I would be seeking health care somewhere else. He needs a doctor that is caring and easy to communicate with. You don't need a docotor that 'hates' you for asking important questions. May you and your husband have good health and strength to deal with his stomach problems.

     
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