Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Length Symptoms Lasted

How long did the symptoms of your abdominal pain last? Was there anything in particular that helped with pain/symptom relief?

Comment from: shelly, 13-18 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 04

My 13 year old son has had abdominal pain (severe at times) for 2 months. All blood tests come back negative. Stomach x rays said moderate stool in colon. I was cleaned out. Still having problems. Dr.'s seem to have no clue. Also gets lightheaded, dizzy and blurred vision when standing up. Very, very concerning to everyone in my family, Doctors are not being proactive. Do not know where to turn for help.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 01

I have been to the emergency room twice with this crampy, painful stomach. Both times I was given antibiotics. As soon as I used up the medications, the pain was back. I don't know how people put up with the pain. I can't go out for a meal as the pain starts as soon as I eat. I'm now only taking Maalox and Tylenol as needed.

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Published: July 08

My wife has had abdominal pain for weeks. Pain continues about 2 to 4 inches below the navel and it never seems to let up. Her physician treated her for nerves, but I beg to differ and would like more advice. She has hypertension 140/90. Hypothyroid activity and is experiencing hot flashes symptoms of menopause. Electrolytes loss is frequent and she consumes Gatorade and other G.H.S.

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Published: June 20

My husband experienced intense, debilitating abdominal pain that sent him to the ER. They did a cat scan, bloodwork, physical exam, fecal exam, etc., and they all showed no cause. Pain relief was administered, and he was sent home on a soft, bland diet for a week. During this time, he stopped eating "diet" foods made with Splenda, and all his symptoms abated. As long as he stayed away from Splenda, he felt fine.

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Published: June 17

My pain comes on suddenly and makes me look as if I have a football in my belly its also very hard and I find it difficult to walk. I have had the problem for a few years now and not much relieves it fully. My abdomen is painful to the touch as if bruised. Nothing specific triggers it and the most severe pain has lasted for many hours with a duller pain most of the time every day.

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Published: June 17

I have been in pain for at least one year, maybe longer. I cannot stand much more. It feels like I am carrying a bowling ball, and I always have to pee, so tired, feel like crap all the time. Menstrual bleeding is a lot and long.

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Published: June 17

My stomach hurts in the center/upper. I have severe pain that comes for about ten seconds and then goes away. Sometimes the pain is two or three times, then goes away for thirty minutes or more. It almost seems as if my entire stomach area is now sore, to the touch.

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Published: June 13

Attacks of abdominal pain lasts 15-20 minutes several times a week, been going on for at least 5 years after two colon polyps removed in a colonoscopy pain was gone.

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Published: June 09

For the last twenty years I have had occurrences of severe abdominal pain. It may hurt for several days, in the middle of the top of my stomach (at the ribs cage) and there will be mild nausea with it. When I eat something, it will subside for a while, then return. After day or two, I will develop severe stomach cramps at one point, so severe that I feel as if I need to have a bowel movement, but I will break out in a cold sweat and have thought I was blacking out twice when this happened. My husband says that my face turns totally white at this point. After I fight off the feeling of blacking out, I will have a runny stool, then be weak the rest of the day (or night)....very frightening.

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