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Question: Intermittent Abdominal Pains, Nausea/Vomiting


 jdeluca - Thu Mar 29, 2007 5:50 pm

I am 25 year old Male with exceptional prior health. No medications, allergies, or prior hospitalizations. Typically high-stressed and a perfectionist by nature.

Experiencing intermittent abdominal pains once every 6-8 weeks. Can find no correlation to diet.

Resulting effects include nausea, vomiting, cold sweats. No relief via standard over the counter antacids. Relief typically after expulsion of all stomach contents via vomiting periodically for 4-6 hours. Other avenues of temporary relief through gas and passing of stool, although ability to do so is minimal often times.

Visited ER this week, normal blood work, normal x-rays, normal ultrasound (stool in colon only observation).

Use of anti-nausea agent "pherogen" resulted in relief of symptoms.

Visit to Gastroenterologist prompted upcoming CT Scan and Colonoscopy as no diagnosis could be established given previous results. Physician alluded to a difficult diagnosis due to symptoms.
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:53 pm

User avatar Abdominal pain/nausea can be quite difficult to diagnose. Often, endoscopy and biopsies are necessary.

Possiblities include gastritis and reflux, recurrent pancreatitis, gallstones (these typically would be seen on ultrasound), food allergies (less likely given the periodicity), Acute intermittent porphyria, and irritable bowel disease.

These are the ones I can come up with right away but the list is quite a bit longer. Seeing a GI specialist is the right step.

Best wishes.

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