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I am sorry you are having these bad abdominal pains
who old are you?
do you have occasional constipation or hard stools?
you could be suffering from severe diverticulosis pain where small bits of hard stool or partiallyl digested food get caught in the bowel wall and this causes severe abdominal pains which can come on suddenly and go suddenly as well.
a colonoscopy can look on the inside of your colon and check for weak pouches in the colon wall which can cause diverticulosis pains
you could all have had diverticulosis bowel issues which can turn into diverticulitis if the diverticulosis gets infected which can cause severe pain.
I asked you about constipation and hard stools?
the way to prevent diverticulosis is to eat much much more fiber in your diet to bulk up your stools to avoid small hard constipation stools.
have you ever had a colonoscopy before? you should get one after age 50.
diverticulosis can often be missed on xrays of the abdomen or CT scans of the abdomen as well.
I would be happy to review your sisters colonoscopy report.
do you have constipation symptoms? passing hard stools? small pebble stools?
some patients can develop excessive scar tissue or adhesions in the bowels which can cause severe abdominal pains
these adhesions can be worse in patients who have had prior abdominal surgeries before, but can also occur in patients who have never had abdominal surgery.
severe abdominal adhesions can cause partial or complete small bowel obstruction and can cause severe abdominal pains and even vomiting.