Undiagnosed abdominal pain

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   Posted 1/1/2018 10:56 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am new to this post. For the last several months I have been dealing with constant pain right below my belly button. I have had colonoscopy, endoscopy, umbilical hernia repair, exploratory surgery, hysteeoscopy where they removed a uterine polyp and several blood tests and every comes back normal yet the pain persists. I have also had ekg and stress test. The pain feels as tho someone has put a Rubbermaid around me and pulled tight. I realize you cannot give medical advice but has anyone heard of this. I am being referred to physiatrist hopefully with appt soon. Any thing you can offer is appreciated. Thanks.

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   Posted 1/2/2018 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello & welcome to the forum. There is nothing more frustrating than to have drs come up empty handed & yet the patient still has the symptoms. I really don't think you have anything to lose by seeing the physiatrist & see how things go. Another thought would be to gather up copies of all of your testing & see about getting into a teaching hospital/university. A lot of times they are able to diagnose things that our main stream drs can't figure out.

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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:27 AM (GMT -6)   
It could be adhesions since you’ve had your belly operated on! I have severe adhesions from an emergency surgery when I was a child, so bad they’ve attached to my bowel & it’s stuck in a loop from not being able to move freely as intended.

Depending on how long your last surgery was & if you’re still in contact with said surgeon, i would ask if they saw any. Or, you can request your op report where any adhesions would have been annotated.

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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Just had the surgery because of the pain

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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Nearest teaching hospital is hours away and I have trouble l e sitting long

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   Posted 1/2/2018 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I drive 3hrs to Duke, but it's worth it. I usually go down the night before and stay in a hotel to help break up the drive. The drive is painful, but correct treatment might help prevent the pain in the future.
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