Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Causes

What do you think was the cause of your abdominal pain?

Comment from: Jen1966, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

I have dealt with IBS since childhood, but now I fear something worse. Maybe it's my gall bladder because my pain is on my upper right side below my ribs. I keep getting a gnawing pain and it does move some to left at times. Antacids and Simethicone help make the pain tolerable, but I can still feel it. Both eating a meal and not eating make it worse. I've never been much of a gas producer, but lately have had bad gas. I thought at first it may be GERD, which if it's something, I hope it's that since I don't want to remove my gall bladder.

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Comment from: jenny, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 11

My 12 year old daughter had a constant stomachache for 12 months. She had all the tests and saw a number of doctors with no results. I took her to a naturopath and I was told to keep her off yeast. Within a week her pain had finally gone.

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Comment from: Feeling Poorly, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have this severe stomach ache and I keep coughing. I have a lot of secretion from my stomach, bubbly white and phlegm like. I was diagnosed with GERD a while ago but this is much worse. Everything I eat seems to affect me and I vomit frequently. I am at my wits end, my doctor is not much help. The last few days have been almost unbearable, between the stomach problems and the cough.

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Comment from: Jenny32, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I have been diagnosed with IBS caused by fructose intolerance. The doctors said I would be fine once I cut the fructose out of my diet. I did, yet I still have stomach pains. On a scale of one to 10, it's usually above a five, usually two to seven days a week.

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Comment from: mom, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 08

To writer of 13 year old boy - look at your son's blood pressure. Some of the symptoms you listed are symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Something to look into.

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Comment from: Llamapalooze, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I have an appointment with my PCP on Monday but I found this site and thought I'd post my symptoms. The pain and "weirdness" is in my right abdominal area, below my rib cage, above the pelvic region. It feels like a muscle spasm, sometimes it feels like there's something in there twisting itselt up. I call it my "alien" for lack of better description. When I get the "twisting" pain it about takes my breath away. I take chronic opiates (Vicodin or Percocet) because I have degenerative disc disease in my back (just had a third spine surgery two months ago) so I have chronic constipation from the opiates. Now I take Metamucil regularly every day just to keep my bowels moving. I'm not sure how better to describe the episodes and the pain. I'm sure she'll (my primary care doc) probably schedule a CT and then I'll have to be referred to a GI doc. Not sure what's going on but it kind of scares me because my phycologist/therapist started having abdominal pain which she ignored and by the time she ended up in surgery to see what was happening, she was full of cancer and she died six weeks later. This will sound weird but I feel like she's tapping my shoulder telling me to stop ignoring this. I know, sounds like I'm a nut job but that's what I feel. I'm mind boggled about this. Hopefully we'll find some answer for it and a solution as well.

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Comment from: Jean, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 22

Have been taking Suprax for a throat infection. I had a lot of abdominal pain during the course of treatment (10 days) and also diarrhea. I finished the medication 3 days ago and the pain is still quite severe. I have no idea what to take to reduce what is obviously intestinal inflammation.

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Comment from: essjay, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 11

I have been plagued with abdominal pains for a while and nearly always wake up in the morning aching in stomach. I am quite restless and tense in my sleep and think my recent escalation is partly due to this happening over a long period of time. I recently saw my GP because of severe cramp like pains around the naval/midriff area. Sneezing and coughing doesnt agitate this though. The pains are at their worst when I sleep, especially when moving side to side.

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