I am brand new to this forum. I have been having stomach problems for years but htey are more like flare ups. I had pelvic pain for over 5 years before having a hysterectomy and discovering I had a painful condition called adenomyosis. I though after my hyster in 2006 my problems were solved. But then I had a severe attack of terrible right side pain and went ti urgent care. Along with the aweful pain I felt the urgent need to have a bowel movement and lots of gas. After a CT scan and some blood work the ruled out appendicits. I had 5 more bouts of this over the last 3 years. I willhave weeks or months where anytime I eat I hear a lot of noise and I get gas and feel the urge to have a bowel movemnet even when I do not need to. Here are some more symtpoms:
~rapid heart beat
~sores in my mouth (like canker sores)
~pulsing cramp-like pain in lower right side (a surgeon told me the tender spot is where my appendix is but it was not my appendix)
~occasional diahrrea (as in 3 times in the past 6 weeks)
~mucus in stool
~itchy bottom (sorry if too graphic) usually after a bad day of side pain
~tons of gas
Then there are weeks or months that I feel fine. In my quest to fix my stomach issues I have cut out all caffeine, no soda, no fast food, no frozen foods or foods with a lot of perservatives or MSG. I even went on a gluten free diet once but rheumatologist ruled out Celiac disease. I cut out meat at one time, I also went dairy-free for a spell. Now I eat all organic and only meat that is free range; all to no avail as it keeps flaring up.
For years I thought it was my ovary which they left in tact after hysterectomy. So 7 months ago I finally gave into my gyno and took birth control, but now I am having the worst flare up ever. I see the gastroeneterologist next Tuesday.
It's been 6 weeks of sickness. I initially thought I had the stomach flu. It has subsided some but food going in is uncomfortable and food going out is not fun either. Just very uncomfortable inside.
Any advice? Anyone else have these weird symtpoms?
p.s. for 5 years I had doctor's telling me my pelvic pain was all in my head because they couldn't find anything. I started to think I was crazy. I was vindicated after surgery when they found the problem in my uterus, so now I trust what I feel and know that something is wrong in my body!