Help- stomach pain

Posted by nikkicxncel @nikkicxncel, Mar 25, 2021

I had really bad stomach pain, can’t eat couldn’t drink so I went to the ER they ran tests on me and said I was medically fine. But I was very dehydrated. They gave me a iv and anti nausea. Today I can’t eat still, I can drink a little and I made a doctors appointment on zoom. The doctor said I most likely have a stomach infection. I feel like it’s not that because I’ve had the stomach flu and it never felt like this. I’m in constant pain my stomach aches and I get waves of intense nausea and discomfort. I’m only 17 and I’m very scared. Please give me advice.

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@ken82

@nikkicxncel When you write about "stomach," where is that, (near the bottom of your rib cage or is the pain in your lower intestinal area)? Is the pain in the center of your body or to the right or left side? … If you are dehydrated, have you tried drinking Pedialyte (an electrolyte solution with more minerals than water).. Sports drinks have more minerals than water too, but Pedialyte or Drug Store Electrolyte Solution can help a lot to get you hydration back where it belongs…

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I would say center of stomach, probably belly button. And I’ve drank some pedialyte but not that much. I’m drinking about 16.9 FL a day, pretty much a water bottle a day. I don’t know if that’s enough but that’s all I can currently do. I have finally ate, I ate two toasted bread and I kept it down. I do still feel nauseous but I’m yet to throw up. Had diarrhea for a total of probably 2 days. Haven’t had diarrhea yet so hopefully it stays that way. My doctor says it’s really hard to become dehydrated since I’m 17. I’ve probably lost about 4-5 lbs in 4-5 days. Hopefully I get over this soon and get back to normal. I’m also having hot sweats when I wake up but no fever.

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@ken82

@nikkicxncel When you write about "stomach," where is that, (near the bottom of your rib cage or is the pain in your lower intestinal area)? Is the pain in the center of your body or to the right or left side? … If you are dehydrated, have you tried drinking Pedialyte (an electrolyte solution with more minerals than water).. Sports drinks have more minerals than water too, but Pedialyte or Drug Store Electrolyte Solution can help a lot to get you hydration back where it belongs…

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And it’s not exactly pain in my stomach, I’d probably describe it as a soreness or aching, discomfort? I don’t know but it’s not like sharp pains, only when my stomach grumbles and you get mild pain due to the grumbling.

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Sounds like gallbladder or appendix

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Or hernia
Get a new doctor
Gastrology

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Could be pancreatitis. Just a guess.

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@nikkicxncel lie down, press firmly down into the lower right side of your stomach (just above your right groin) with the four fingers of your right hand and let go quickly. If that hurts it’s a sign you could have appendicitis. Go back to ER and tell them to check you for appendicitis! If they they insist there is nothing wrong, go to another ER and insist on checking you for appendicitis! If the second ER doctor still can’t find anything wrong with you, ask him/her to get you an appointment with a gastroenterologist (GI) as soon as possible.

Do you live with your parents, or are they living near you? Could you get one of them to go with you and talk to the ER doctor?

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@nikkicxncel There is a white cell blood test … when the appendix starts leaking that's real trouble.. an Ultrasound of that area is easy for the ER to do..

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@ken82

@nikkicxncel There is a white cell blood test … when the appendix starts leaking that's real trouble.. an Ultrasound of that area is easy for the ER to do..

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@nikkicxncel I agree with @ken82 – insist on that white cell blood count and the ultrasound.

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…dont want to scare anyone but many years ago daughter in her 20s then stomach pain, went to emerge here and cos her white blood count , or such, said not appendix and sent her home; boyfriend bundled her up as she was lying on floor in pain, drove back to Ottawa – same thing, blood count ok. sent her home. He took her back, 3rd emerge visit and he phoned that night she had 10 inches bowel removed, Crohn's …. am hoping this not that serious, but true story and not sure how they finally discovered – maybe exploratory surgery I cant recall…. but everything has to be taken seriously and proper tests done and because one test comes back ok, then look for something else? Good luck my dear!

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@lacy2

…dont want to scare anyone but many years ago daughter in her 20s then stomach pain, went to emerge here and cos her white blood count , or such, said not appendix and sent her home; boyfriend bundled her up as she was lying on floor in pain, drove back to Ottawa – same thing, blood count ok. sent her home. He took her back, 3rd emerge visit and he phoned that night she had 10 inches bowel removed, Crohn's …. am hoping this not that serious, but true story and not sure how they finally discovered – maybe exploratory surgery I cant recall…. but everything has to be taken seriously and proper tests done and because one test comes back ok, then look for something else? Good luck my dear!

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I went to ER for abdominal pain in my 30s had a negative white blood cell test and was sent home. My appendix ruptured the next day.

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