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I have experienced these symptoms for several years and have seen local doctors. Most recently, I have had a colonoscopy, endoscopy, numerous blood and urine tests. All negative. Yet, I do have these severe pain issues.
The pain "simply said" comes on like a Kick in the Gut. Like a horse may kick you un-expectably. The only temporarily relief is to lie in bed in a fetal position. The pain, in my opinion, is gas related. It can last for up to 36 hours unrelieved. The gas gets stuck somewhere and can't move out. Please HELP!
I had gallbladder and pancreatic scans performed about 18 months ago. Results were negative. Do you think it is necessary to do them again?
Thanks for your responses. I have since had a CT Scan with contrast, followed with additional blood testing. Doctors here in this small beautiful Hill Country town of 60,000 in central Texas are reluctant to give you much info. Doctor seemed alarmed to find an inflammation on the top side of my pancreas, ordered more blood tests ... he stated that the blood tests were not as bad as he anticipated. All I get from this local Gastro specialist is that he needs to refer me to the Gastro Guru in San Antonio. However I can't get into see him for another three weeks. I have been almost pain free for two days now. Mostly on a liquid diet, such as Ensure, Yogurt and bananas, and occasional mini-muffin.. I have spent the majority of my time in bed for the last 3 months. I need a diet plan for this condition which can occur again at anytime.
Thanks for your advice. Upon the next "attack" I will have someone take me to the emergency room at UT Health Science Center where the "guru" practices. I have some reservations based on two emergency room visits previously for this same condition. One time I was sent home after 7 hours and an abdominal CT test. Gave me drip for dehydration.
I have not eaten fatty foods for years, and consume about two glasses of wine a week. Also had a gallbladder test (HIDA Scan??) 18 months ago.