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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@cim37343

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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@cim37343 oh no…. hopefully these days there is an additional test if still pain yet white blood cell test ok…. my daughter and her boyfriend at the time, not sure how long before, maybe 6 months, cant remember, got food poisoning from canned clams. I did read a few years later that sometimes food poisoning does something to the bowel, or can do. The exboyfriend also got Crohns but did not have any bowel removed. Also even a few years after that there was a notice in our local paper about claims $$ for people who had eaten those clams, but by then other things going on and she was in Ottawa so we didnt proceed, but should have just to ensure it didnt happen again. Anyway, she was on strong meds for about a year and then went off them and now is 51. She wonders if it turned out for the good that she had the diseased bowel taken out (semi hemi coloscopy or something) because the exboyfriend who she remained a friend of, suffered terribly with his Crohns. At the start she went to a meeting of people with Crohns and hadnt realized the seriousness of it and also how ill some people were and burst into tears. Only thing now is she has a b.m. about once maybe twice a week since. Gosh now I think of it, that was about 30 yrs ago… cant remember all the details.

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I was in pain in my early 20s for 6 weeks . It turned out I had to have exploratory lap surgery. Endometrioses was everywhere. They also took out my appendix . You should be seen by a top surgeon. For his opinion. You're so young , I hope your parents are helping you.

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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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I think my blood cells were okay, but I might talk to my parents about a ultra sound

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@mj953

I was in pain in my early 20s for 6 weeks . It turned out I had to have exploratory lap surgery. Endometrioses was everywhere. They also took out my appendix . You should be seen by a top surgeon. For his opinion. You're so young , I hope your parents are helping you.

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ahh, very scary when so young to have these issues….. husband just reminded me….. i have also had appendix out. was almost 40 and went into hospital for day surgery, keyhole, 'tubes to be tied" and d&c and GYNAECOLOGIST punctured uterus and when opened me up decided to take out my appendix while open… and this is a true story…. I was to be off work supposedly for 2 days, woke up in hospital room and he never told me what happened… he said oh you must have been having problems down there. (no i wasnt). Also got infection in one of the stitches, back to emerge, the other gyno pulled the plastic off my wound and said; Plastic Man, as stitches covered in see through plastic. Have a horizontal scar to show for it.
Well, I can say that the pain from that infected stitch was worse that everything else and I was off work quite a while. Also I only found out one year later from another doctor….can you believe it. They say Canadians in particular do not sue, well we have about 4 instances in our family when I think we could have or should have, but our way of thinking is what will it do besides cause a lot of stress… and we understand, doctors make mistakes like the rest of us, but to actually lie and not tell me what happened…. he eventually retired and sad to say he has now passed away! This is a true story I wish I had forgotten about!!!

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@lacy2

ahh, very scary when so young to have these issues….. husband just reminded me….. i have also had appendix out. was almost 40 and went into hospital for day surgery, keyhole, 'tubes to be tied" and d&c and GYNAECOLOGIST punctured uterus and when opened me up decided to take out my appendix while open… and this is a true story…. I was to be off work supposedly for 2 days, woke up in hospital room and he never told me what happened… he said oh you must have been having problems down there. (no i wasnt). Also got infection in one of the stitches, back to emerge, the other gyno pulled the plastic off my wound and said; Plastic Man, as stitches covered in see through plastic. Have a horizontal scar to show for it.
Well, I can say that the pain from that infected stitch was worse that everything else and I was off work quite a while. Also I only found out one year later from another doctor….can you believe it. They say Canadians in particular do not sue, well we have about 4 instances in our family when I think we could have or should have, but our way of thinking is what will it do besides cause a lot of stress… and we understand, doctors make mistakes like the rest of us, but to actually lie and not tell me what happened…. he eventually retired and sad to say he has now passed away! This is a true story I wish I had forgotten about!!!

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Wow that’s scary, I feel like if my appendix burst I’d be in excruciating pain. Right now it’s constant nausea and grumbling with a bit of soreness. They seem to really think it’s a stomach flu but Once again I’ve never felt this shitty with any flu.

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@rashida

@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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It doesn’t hurt, it’s more of a soreness about where my belly button is.

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@nikkicxncel

Wow that’s scary, I feel like if my appendix burst I’d be in excruciating pain. Right now it’s constant nausea and grumbling with a bit of soreness. They seem to really think it’s a stomach flu but Once again I’ve never felt this shitty with any flu.

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They should probably take a stool sample and test it. Have they not done this?

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@nikkicxncel

Wow that’s scary, I feel like if my appendix burst I’d be in excruciating pain. Right now it’s constant nausea and grumbling with a bit of soreness. They seem to really think it’s a stomach flu but Once again I’ve never felt this shitty with any flu.

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@nikkicxncel sorry dear forgot you could see this reply, didnt mean to scare you, hope i didnt. i talk too much. but when i look back at many of the medical issues i have had, many of them were not handled correctly so this is why its so good to have a site like this and have so many suggestions from others …. didnt have computers in those days and relied one hundred per cent on what a doctor said, or didnt say. 🌷

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@mj953

I was in pain in my early 20s for 6 weeks . It turned out I had to have exploratory lap surgery. Endometrioses was everywhere. They also took out my appendix . You should be seen by a top surgeon. For his opinion. You're so young , I hope your parents are helping you.

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I have endometriosis & had surgery & my endo from all the past surgeries turned into adhesions. The adhesions were so bad they were all twisted & knotted & the dr. could not get to all of it & in the mean time there was a small tear in small bowel. I am ok but now I have neuropathy .

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@nikkicxncel

Wow that’s scary, I feel like if my appendix burst I’d be in excruciating pain. Right now it’s constant nausea and grumbling with a bit of soreness. They seem to really think it’s a stomach flu but Once again I’ve never felt this shitty with any flu.

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@nikkicxncel you’ve mentioned grumbling in your stomach which makes me suspect appendicitis even more. Apparently there is something called a grumbling appendix which is another name for chronic appendicitis so you may be headed for acute appendicitis. It could become acute anytime.

Have you mentioned the grumbling in your bowel to the ER doctors? If you haven’t please do, and ask if you might have a grumbling appendix! I really feel you should insist they investigate appendicitis and insist on that ultrasound of your lower right quadrant. Yes, it might be chronic appendicitis but it could become acute very quickly and could rupture before you can get to a hospital.

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