FAIR WARNING: I am about to describe some gross symptoms...so if you're sensitive, read at your own risk!
Every month or so, I have these horrible stomach symptoms, and the doctors I've seen all have different theories. My symptoms are close to that of a gallbladder attack, but ultrasound was negative for stones.
So, no matter what I eat, I get these awful stomach-flu type symptoms that come on all of a sudden without warning. It starts with a bloated feeling in my abdomen, then I burp when I stand or shift position...and they taste awful! Next, I start to feel sick to my stomach and have the urge to use the restroom, but can't. Eventually, I have unbearable abdominal pain...an intense burning sensation from my ribs down to my pelvic area. Then I feel like I'm going to vomit, but again, I can't. After a few hours, I usually do manage to vomit, and it's like the food has gone bad in my stomach. During the pain and nausea, there is also diarrhea every 15 mins or so. After enduring this for 6-8 hours (always during the night), it goes away as suddenly as it came on...leaving me exhausted and confused.
One doctor said I may have had the stomach flu, but this has been going on for nearly 3 years now, and no one in my household has the symptoms but me. Another doctor said I may have acid reflux, and I think that's ridiculous. Acid reflux doesn't cause abdominal pain and diarrhea.
One other thing.... my dad lives over 2,000 miles away, and has started exhibiting these EXACT same symptoms over the past few months! Please tell me one of you has had this and knows what is wrong with me!!
Answer by nicolia at 11:22 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
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Answer by enaNianza at 11:40 PM on Apr. 2, 2011
I had the same thing happen..in 2007 I was in severe tummy pain..like in my upper ads ..tried everything over the counter ! I was going from constipation to diarrhea .. I was drinking gallons of water and nothing helped..I ended up in the ER vomiting yellow fluid and little blood so they drugged me up and sent me to ultrasound and it turned out I had gallbladder SAND..my body was trying to break it down but my gallbladder was too small and thin and that made the pain and pressure..so that week I got my gallbladder removed and I have had no heartburn or pain...just the normal PMS bloated feelings but not pain...hope that helps =]
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