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Question: Distended tummy, nauseous, dizzy, constipation

 Mandymo - Sat Feb 25, 2006 8:53 am


Spet last year I did have a stressful time lost job after sexual harrassment, lost flat coz lost job..was very fatigued with stress went to the gym and trained strained my tri cep, then my calf..

next morning I had a swollen tummy, rock hard and fely a bit fizzy inside..went to docs he said striaght away IBS!

I have had IBS before but not like this so took the fibregel he gave me and then started swelling up til I couldnt eat anymore due to pain from swelling. Went A & E they said I had impacted feaces eat more fruit & veg...did that started swelling again..
went back impacted again..gave me movicol taht worked then thye refered me to Gastro.

I had ultrasound - was ok
had endoscopy - hiatal heria and gastritis
flexible sindoscopy - ok showed lazy bowel

this has been going on since sept and they continued to pump me with laxative until 2 weeks ago..

Last time saw consultant she said to refer me to see hernia appointment for Monday 27th feb..

I was very stressed but not now new job to start happy where I am living etc..but still constant swelling like rock hard belly , no real pain sometimes colicky pain..

Friend of mine said praps it is IBS so tried to just think will go when probs do but it hasnt. stopped laxatives as thought maybe they were cuasing swelling going every morning ..but going without laxatives which is good..

A few days ago started feeling dizzy, light headed, nauseous..

I have been told that not all hernias have pain do you think it could be a Ventral Hernia, I've read about a Spigelean hernia!! I am not stressed now I am tiny with a bulge in my tummy constant since that day after the gym..

Also been trying to go to gym to get back normal life..when I do certain stomach excersise I feel a pain in my tummy..

I am seeing a general surgeon is this correct for hernias?

Thank you so much for your time

 Theresa Jones, RN - Thu Apr 13, 2006 6:39 am

User avatar Hi Mandymo,
Yes, a general surgeon repairs hernias.
Theresa Jones, RN

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