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angellover29
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   Posted 8/21/2006 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I am new here and was wondering if any one knows what would cause me to have a halo of pain around the lower part of my tummy? Also I have lost a lot of weight and have pains , sick, dizzy,missed my peroid ? iIf any one can help please I am in need of answers and I am not getting them. I have been dealing with this for about 2 months and my doc doesn't know what it is or what to do.

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/21/2006 10:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Your symptoms are all pretty typical of IBS. Unfortunately they are typical of other problems as well. For insance, given that you've missed a period, have you been checked by your gyno? There are a variety of "female problems" that can also cause bowel problems. Ovarian cysts, for instance, can make you sick and hurt. So can fybroid tumors and endometreosis. Unfortunately so can ovarian cancer. That's how they caught it in my aunt; she was having bowel problelms and pain and so they gave her an ultrasound, thought something looked not quite right in there and went in to check. Her ovary was covered in cancer, but luckily none of it had spread so they were able to take it out and she's fine. Thankfully, though, ovarian cancer is not very common in young women (my aunt's getting near 60).

Given that you hurt down low, has your appendix been looked at? That can cause pain, weight loss and sickness and it's very important that it's caught quickly as they can rupture and make you exceedingly and even life-threatening sick.

If your gyno tests and appendix come back clean, I would suggest you get a colonoscopy to look at your colon and see how it looks. If it looks fine, then you probably "just" have IBS. But you need to get scoped to make sure that you don't have an Infalmmatory Bowel Disease. It pretty much acts the same as IBS, but it inflames the interior of your colon and you have to take meds for it to keep it under control and try to keep it from damaging your colon.

Also, you should get a stool test done if you have been to any second or third world countries lately, if you live or work on a farm or with a lot of animals, or if you camp or hike and have drunk unfiltered water (like from a creek); these are all ways you can get an intestinal parasite.

If your doctor doesn't want to order these tests or refer you to a G.I. who will perform them, then you need to find a more able doctor. IBS is a disease of exclusion; when you've checked for everything else and have come up blank, then you can be sure you have IBS. Luckily, IBS is a lot, lot more common than worse things, like cancer or Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Chances are you have IBS, but better to rule out everything else first because everything else needs to be treated before it gets worse; you only have to learn to live with your IBS.

angellover29
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   Posted 8/21/2006 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
They said that it may be pnemonia of the uterus I have never heard of that. Or may be kidney stones.They are not for sure.
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Keriamon
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   Posted 8/21/2006 1:23 PM (GMT -7)   
I have to admit, I have never heard of pneumonia of the uterus. Proper pneumonia is fluid in the lungs. I wonder what kind of fluid they think you have in your uterus? Kidney stones are a possibility, but they should be able to detect those with an ultrasound. Is your doctor just throwing a lot of "maybes" out on the table, or has he/she actually tested you for any of these possibilities? Even if you have some sort of fluid in or around your uterus, that ought to be detectable by an ultrasound and/or hormone blood tests. Saying it might be this and then not checking to see if it is, makes for a very bad doctor.

7Lil
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   Posted 8/21/2006 1:53 PM (GMT -7)   
An easy and quick way to detect kidney stones is to jump up and down. If you can and the pain doesn't kill you, you have no stones.
I've never heard of pneumonia of the uterus either. Strange. I will have to Google it.
What's the next step? Your doc says what you "might" have... but what is s/he doing to find out? If you're not happy with your doc maybe you could seek out another - or get a 2nd opinion. By law everyone is entiled to a 2nd opinion.


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angellover29
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   Posted 8/21/2006 2:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I don't think that they know what they are doing.. I am just tired of this nonsence . I am tired of hurting and losing all this weight. I just want to know if there is some thing wronge or find out what this is. I use to weight 220 and now I bet I weight 140-150 This is just in month and a half.

Thank you every one for your help..
angellover


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/21/2006 11:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I think you need new Doctors and quickly. No one loses that kind of weight unless something is wrong. I had friend once that did and it did turn out to be her kidneys. A blood test can pretty much tell them that and if not they do a pylegram, CT scan or any number of things. Please get to another Doctor. I don't want to scare you but in all the googling I just did I didn't see anything about pneumonia of the uterus. I did see lymphoma of the uterus though which is very serious and you should be seen by gynocologist. Please see a new specialist in gastroenterology or gynocology. If you have to borrow the money to do it. I assume they did blood works, etc.

angellover29
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   Posted 8/22/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
They have not done any thing on blood work. They did stuff like dips and ultra scans nothing else. My girl friend went with me to day and now the dr is sending me for a ct, cystogram, and then to a urologyist.The ulta sound came back normal and so now she wants to do some thing else. She now thinks that it has to do with the kidneys..I have no clue.I do know one thing send my girl friend to my drs .They don't want to mess with her. I think it is funny how that works..LOL
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schmoo
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   Posted 8/22/2006 3:50 PM (GMT -7)   
i have to say that this post relates a lot to me in everyway...i get crampoing in the lower abdomin..like where i get my period cramps...when im not on my peroiod though..it feels gasy almost pinches..pricks..and hurts...this has been for the past few months...on and off..sometimes for days on end..sometimes for a day or less..sometimes not for a week...my period also has been wacky in a snese that i spot a lot! before and after my actual preiod..and i get that pain too during that all..my doc wont even get tests on me!!

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/22/2006 10:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you saying that you have lost all that weight and no blood tests were done? If so you REALLY need a new set of Doctors. Seems to me they are putting the cart before the horse. Sending you for expensive tests and skipping the routine ones.

angellover29
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   Posted 8/23/2006 5:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep no blood test just stuff that isn't needed. I am going to change drs if I can find one. I will keep you all informed.. Thanks for all your help .
angellover


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/23/2006 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Blood tests are usually the first thing a doctor will do with weight loss. You have to rule out diabetes, thyroid, blood diseases of all kinds, kidney,etc. They usually do that as soon as you get into ER where I live but then I haven't been there for stomach problems.

Keriamon
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   Posted 8/24/2006 2:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Schmoo, you need to see your gyno, or get another gyno. Spotting between periods and cramping can be a sign of endometreosis, among other things. Some birth control products can cause problems too. And some birth control products can help control that if it's happening naturally.
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