Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Cause

What was the cause(s) of your case of abdominal pain?

Comment from: smith jones, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I collapsed with excruciating abdominal pain at a conference. From an "I need to go to the loo" feeling to collapsed within 10 minutes. I couldn't move, speak, periods of unconsciousness, pulse of 155, fluctuating blood pressure, and then absolutely uncontrollable bloody diarrhea. Colonoscopy showed severe ulceration. Suspected C. Difficile bacterial colitis but no bacteria was found in repeated tests - proved to be Ischemic Colitis by histology. Very rare in a 39 year old apparently, but obviously does happen. Complete recovery thankfully and no recurrence!

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Comment from: cozmicdreamer, 45-54 Female Published: October 01

I thought it was just an intestinal bug, but my abdominal pain kept getting worse and at one point I almost passed out, the pain was that bad. That's when I figured it was time to head to the E.R. I knew I had diverticular disease. That was top on my list of causes and sure enough after a C.T. scan that is what it turned out to be.

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Comment from: ej, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I have had bad pains in my stomach now for 6 to 9 months. I have had every test that I know of and can't find any problems, I have taken tramadol and it has helped. I'm out of medication and can't get any more for a week and the pain is bad. I need help to find out what this is so I can get on with my life.

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Comment from: Eliza, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 04

Since I had my last ovary removed I have had severe abdominal pain just before my bowels move. This does not happen each time. I mentioned it to my doctor on my last visit. She said it could be adhesions.

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Comment from: ruthie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I have Liver Cancer due to Hemachromotosis and lately I have had severe abdominal and back pain. I have been taking Nexavar for the cancer and Hydrocodone for the pain. The cancer is so small it can hardly be detected and there is something by the head of the Pancreas but don't know what and surgery is out of the question.

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Comment from: Krust, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 01

I have had a constant moderate to fairly intense dull throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen for the past eleven weeks. My Doctor thought it might be diverticulitis, so I had a contrast-non contrast abdominal and pelvic CT. The CT found no evidence of diverticulits, but it did find kidney cysts, an enlarged prostate, a non-obstructing kidney stone and some possible boney islands in the pelvis. My Prostate Specific Antigen result is extremely low, the prostate is enlarged but doesn't seem to exhibit intense prostatis symptoms. I had a colonoscopy to rule out cancer, it came back clean with a very minor polyp. But the pain is continuing and doesn't seem to let up. My Internist told me that it can't be from the kidney stone because it's still in the kidney. Anyway off to a urologist next week, but I swear this pain still seems to be gastrologic. Anyway, I guess if anyone out there has experienced this same thing and maybe found out what is causing this, I would appreciate they share what it is with me.

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Comment from: Mybestdadever, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 01

My Dad had abdominal pain for a year off and on. He went to the doctor's office a couple of times, and acute care once when his abdominal pain was too much to drive. The doctors just gave him antacid medication. After 1-year of enduring this pain, a gallstone blocked the duct to the pancreas. Inflammation of the pancreas, and surrounding area occurred leading to infection to sepsis. By the time he got to ER, his blood pressure was low, he was very fatigued. He was showing early signs of sepsis. He was in the hospital where they gave him IV fluids, which his heart couldn't take. He ended up dying of sepsis.

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