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Question: chronic stomach pains


 ricslik71 - Sun Sep 19, 2004 2:54 pm

hi, my friend is pretty hard-headed. she refuses to see a doctor about her stomach pains, so i thought id try and find out her diagnosis. for maybe 1-2 weeks she has had stomach pains. supposably they only happen after she eats and they are sharp stabbing pains that last for maybe a couple of hours. this results in her wanting to like throw up and not eat. she may go a whole day with one small meal. for a background check, she doesnt eat ANY vegetables or fruits and doesnt take vitamins. she doesnt drink anywhere near the amount of water a person should drink in a day(drinks maybe like a half a glass a day). she lives on pop. even with the food she does eat, she doesnt eat enough of it. she knows that her health problems come from her diet, but doesnt do anything about it. she gets tons of headaches and everything. anyways, i think its an ulcer....please reply with your opinion on the stomach pains. also, how much would taking vitamins help her health? thank you very much.
 Dr. Russell M - Fri Sep 24, 2004 3:24 am

User avatar Hi!

How old is your friend? Has she ever had any bleeding via vomiting or bowels? Your description of the problem seems like ulcer disease.

bill

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