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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: Not a Textbook case

 Astrid - Wed Aug 17, 2005 4:39 pm

What next ? Problem started in Feb 2004. Initial symptoms occurred when driving home suddenly pain near the umbilical , increase in heartbeat and breathing feeling faint and weak and nausea. Taken to hospital suspected Acute Cardiac Syndorme. Heart OK thank goodness. Thought nothing more of it, relieved I am still alive. Attacks started again and have became more frequent and more intense. Also had rebound pain touching the area gave me a desire to vomit and more pain.. Suggestions have been chronic appendicitis, ovarian cysts. " were found Dec 2004 but the symptoms do not fit. Blood tests show no infection or inflammation and liver and kidneys fine. I have had pain at night and minimum duration is half and hour to maximum of intermittent pain for 6 days.

Family history; one brother has Ulcerative Colitis. otherwise heart problems are rather rife in the family and my father died of kidney cancer.

Result of colonoscopy and ultrasound normal except for malignant tendancies in sessile polyp, this has been removed thank goodness. Feel OK inbetween attacks when these happen I want to just die I feel so bad and have fainted once now. I am tired and fed up, what is happening.

I am waiting for a CT scan appointment is this worth going for ? Will it go away I can't be imagining it all ! perhaps it is a virus. Almost passing out when driving isn't funny
 Astrid - Sat Aug 20, 2005 6:19 am

Is there anyone who can suggest a solution please ?

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