Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Cause


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Comment from: Geri, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

Eating fish was the cause of my abdominal pain.

Comment from: Lisa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

My diarrhea was caused by taking more than 1 powerful antibiotic at the same time. I have severe stomach pain and bloating along with a slightly elevated fever.

Comment from: jjones8379, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 07

I have abdominal pains quite often. They feel like cramps, but since I"ve had a hysterectomy they have continued. I have a history on endometriosis and cysts but my obstetrician/gynecologist doesn"t think it’s related. I had a colonoscopy and they didn"t find anything. The gastroenterologist seems to still think it’s endometriosis but since they can"t find anything the obstetrician/gynecologist won"t operate to make sure. I"m all out of thoughts on what it can be.

Comment from: cozmicdreamer, 45-54 Female Published: October 01

I thought it was just an intestinal bug, but my abdominal pain kept getting worse and at one point I almost passed out, the pain was that bad. That's when I figured it was time to head to the E.R. I knew I had diverticular disease. That was top on my list of causes and sure enough after a C.T. scan that is what it turned out to be.

Comment from: ej, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: March 26

I have had bad pains in my stomach now for 6 to 9 months. I have had every test that I know of and can’t find any problems, I have taken tramadol and it has helped. I’m out of medication and can’t get any more for a week and the pain is bad. I need help to find out what this is so I can get on with my life.

Comment from: Help, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 23

A girl palmed me in the chest which caused my abdominal pain.

Comment from: Shanmughan cattilapa, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 24

I have irritable bowel syndrome. It is not clear what causes the abdominal pain and also pain inside the anus.

Comment from: Soumen Choudhury , 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: June 05

I have felt pain last two days in my right upper abdomen near where the gallbladder is located, but when I do jogging and walking hard pain is not there for long periods, it goes after sometime. I don’t know the reason for my pain.

Comment from: ashish, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 03

Last week I found that my fasting sugar is 348 and my HbA1c test report is 13.

Comment from: Eliza, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 04

Since I had my last ovary removed I have had severe abdominal pain just before my bowels move. This does not happen each time. I mentioned it to my doctor on my last visit. She said it could be adhesions.

Comment from: ruthie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I have Liver Cancer due to Hemachromotosis and lately I have had severe abdominal and back pain. I have been taking Nexavar for the cancer and Hydrocodone for the pain. The cancer is so small it can hardly be detected and there is something by the head of the Pancreas but don't know what and surgery is out of the question.

Comment from: Krust, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 01

I have had a constant moderate to fairly intense dull throbbing pain in my lower left abdomen for the past eleven weeks. My Doctor thought it might be diverticulitis, so I had a contrast-non contrast abdominal and pelvic CT. The CT found no evidence of diverticulits, but it did find kidney cysts, an enlarged prostate, a non-obstructing kidney stone and some possible boney islands in the pelvis. My Prostate Specific Antigen result is extremely low, the prostate is enlarged but doesn't seem to exhibit intense prostatis symptoms. I had a colonoscopy to rule out cancer, it came back clean with a very minor polyp. But the pain is continuing and doesn't seem to let up. My Internist told me that it can't be from the kidney stone because it's still in the kidney. Anyway off to a urologist next week, but I swear this pain still seems to be gastrologic. Anyway, I guess if anyone out there has experienced this same thing and maybe found out what is causing this, I would appreciate they share what it is with me.


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Comment from: Mybestdadever, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: October 01

My Dad had abdominal pain for a year off and on. He went to the doctor's office a couple of times, and acute care once when his abdominal pain was too much to drive. The doctors just gave him antacid medication. After 1-year of enduring this pain, a gallstone blocked the duct to the pancreas. Inflammation of the pancreas, and surrounding area occurred leading to infection to sepsis. By the time he got to ER, his blood pressure was low, he was very fatigued. He was showing early signs of sepsis. He was in the hospital where they gave him IV fluids, which his heart couldn't take. He ended up dying of sepsis.

Comment from: Jonezess, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 01

I have had abdominal pain for over 30 years. It gets worse as I get older and is more frequent. The pain is like spasms and cramping and extreme soreness. It can cause shortness of breath from my upper ab to my chest. I have been to the ER several times because I thought it was a heart problem. I have had CT scans, colonoscopies, endoscopies and GI series. My gastro said I just have a "bad gut" (esophageal and colon spasms, brought on my stress). I recently had an MRI and nothing was found but a sebatious cyst which is harmless and painless. I have very bad fibro in my rib cage and chest and my gastro doctor has determined that my stomach pain is from my Fibromyalgia. When my stomach is sore and cramping I cannot lift anything mildly heavy and it sometimes makes it hard for me to breathe. Fibro is no fun. I tend to believe that it might be the root of my stomach pain but not sure.

Comment from: Mikeel, 35-44 Male Published: October 01

I live in Dubai and have had lower left abdominal pain for the past 3 years. I have done all the tests including, colonoscopy, endoscopy, MRI and CT scan of the abdomen and Barium Enema without any clear diagnosis. The first endoscopy established a duodenal ulcer which was treated but the pain remained. The second colonoscopy and all other tests established nothing wrong until the doctor said I had irritable bowel syndrome. This pain is now persistent and is getting worse as I can feel stabbing pain on my shoulder blade, left leg and lower back. My stomach occasionally makes a lot of noise but there is no tenderness on touching or squeezing any part of it. My back quickly gets tired and painful if I walk or stand or bend for only 30 minutes. I am told the irritable bowel does not get worse but mine is proving not to be one hence I am thinking of starting the test all over again. I wish I could get an answer to my problem.

Comment from: Mattos, 55-64 Female Published: October 01

I was having abdominal pain for 30 years, was told I had IBS, the first test I had was in my 20's, had a sigmoidoscopy, a few years later had a barium enema, colonoscopies, endoscopies. Now that I am in my late 50's I was diagnosed with celiac disease. I have been off gluten for 4 months, I am better, but still having some pain. I think it will take some time for my symptoms to subside, and not sure if I can ever eat any grain again, I've tried gluten-free breads, and flours, (make my own bread now), but I can still have issues. I wonder if my gut can tell the difference between gluten free flour and regular wheat flour. It will be trial and error for a long time. If you are having abdominal pain all of the time and get all the tests and the dr.'s tell you, you have IBS, go gluten free.

Comment from: laheyglen, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 20

I have been having a bad stomach for 10 days now. Started with a cramp in the lower right side with a pain in the right testicular which was there (the pain in the testical) about 2 weeks before. Then the same day I am working and my stomach start getting severely cold. I go to the hospital and get sent to another for a CT scan and nothing shows up, nothing on my blood work and my X-Rays show that I had a little blockage in my stomach. So now I am taking pills for cramps, stool softener and antibiotics. Just wondering what you think this could be because they "THINK" it could be IBS. but they also can’t explain why my stomach being cold or the pain in my testical. I got no fever and no problems using the washroom.

Comment from: kemsun, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

My first two (2) caudal epidural injections worked perfect last year. I just had the 2nd in the series of caudal epidural injections; the first one did not work (two weeks ago). At that time I was taking doxycycline after being diagnose with Epididymitis at the E.R. (strange, since I haven't had sex in about three years). The following day I had my first shot of caudal epidural injection in the series. Excruciating pain ever since. Have been bedridden in extreme pain for two (2) weeks. Went back to the E.R. a week ago. Was told that there is no infection in the body. To be on the safe side, I have been taking Cipro 250mg twice a day. This morning had the 2nd round of caudal epidural injection. At first felt better, now pain is back. It starts in the lower right abdomen into my right groin down my right thigh. So painful, I don’t know what to do next.

Comment from: debbie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I all of a sudden started to experience serious abdominal pain over the top of my right rib cage, about waist high. I had taken codeine about an hour before that. The pain was so severe, I had to call an ambulance and go to the hospital. I was begging for pain medication. The doctor could not find anything wrong with me. Someone cannot be in that kind of pain and have no reason why. I personally think my pain was due to some kind of blockage. My gallbladder is removed and I read on-line that this can sometimes happen after gall bladder removal.

Comment from: zorro, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 25

I have sharp pains in my stomach, and I am constipated.

Comment from: Doruss, Female (Caregiver) Published: July 10

DEAR LAHEYGLEN! I don't know if you're still reading this, but I want to let you know that kidney stones in the kidney or moving down the ureter can cause pain in the testicles. I think you should have this checked. I wish you relief!

Comment from: kate, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

I had surgery several years ago to repair a large parastomal hernia. A mesh was used to repair the hernia. I have frequent infections and am convinced my abdominal pain has something to do with my prior surgery.

Comment from: cottoncandy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 21

I have pain in my lower back that moves to my lower abdomen on my right side and down my legs. I have a hard time moving around and nothing relieves the pain. I have acute angina and don’t really want to be put on any more pills. I can’t take the pain and it makes me feel helpless. I tried to find out what might be wrong by reading articles. I don’t have medical insurance and can’t really afford to go to the doctor.

Comment from: Jen1966, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 25

I have dealt with IBS since childhood, but now I fear something worse. Maybe it's my gall bladder because my pain is on my upper right side below my ribs. I keep getting a gnawing pain and it does move some to left at times. Antacids and Simethicone help make the pain tolerable, but I can still feel it. Both eating a meal and not eating make it worse. I've never been much of a gas producer, but lately have had bad gas. I thought at first it may be GERD, which if it's something, I hope it's that since I don't want to remove my gall bladder.

Comment from: Feeling Poorly, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have this severe stomach ache and I keep coughing. I have a lot of secretion from my stomach, bubbly white and phlegm like. I was diagnosed with GERD a while ago but this is much worse. Everything I eat seems to affect me and I vomit frequently. I am at my wits end, my doctor is not much help. The last few days have been almost unbearable, between the stomach problems and the cough.

Comment from: Jenny32, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I have been diagnosed with IBS caused by fructose intolerance. The doctors said I would be fine once I cut the fructose out of my diet. I did, yet I still have stomach pains. On a scale of one to 10, it's usually above a five, usually two to seven days a week.

Comment from: bea, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 25

The pain is on my left side near the bottom of my rib cage. When I bend to get something and pressure is applied to my left side, it hurts all the way down my left side. I have had diarrhea a lot ever since my gall bladder was removed. I had a colonoscopy in December. I am taking Nexium, kelp and thyroid medication.

Comment from: mom, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 08

To writer of 13 year old boy - look at your son's blood pressure. Some of the symptoms you listed are symptoms of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome. Something to look into.

Comment from: Llamapalooze, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 12

I have an appointment with my PCP on Monday but I found this site and thought I'd post my symptoms. The pain and "weirdness" is in my right abdominal area, below my rib cage, above the pelvic region. It feels like a muscle spasm, sometimes it feels like there's something in there twisting itselt up. I call it my "alien" for lack of better description. When I get the "twisting" pain it about takes my breath away. I take chronic opiates (Vicodin or Percocet) because I have degenerative disc disease in my back (just had a third spine surgery two months ago) so I have chronic constipation from the opiates. Now I take Metamucil regularly every day just to keep my bowels moving. I'm not sure how better to describe the episodes and the pain. I'm sure she'll (my primary care doc) probably schedule a CT and then I'll have to be referred to a GI doc. Not sure what's going on but it kind of scares me because my phycologist/therapist started having abdominal pain which she ignored and by the time she ended up in surgery to see what was happening, she was full of cancer and she died six weeks later. This will sound weird but I feel like she's tapping my shoulder telling me to stop ignoring this. I know, sounds like I'm a nut job but that's what I feel. I'm mind boggled about this. Hopefully we'll find some answer for it and a solution as well.

Comment from: Jean, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: March 22

Have been taking Suprax for a throat infection. I had a lot of abdominal pain during the course of treatment (10 days) and also diarrhea. I finished the medication 3 days ago and the pain is still quite severe. I have no idea what to take to reduce what is obviously intestinal inflammation.

Comment from: essjay, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 11

I have been plagued with abdominal pains for a while and nearly always wake up in the morning aching in stomach. I am quite restless and tense in my sleep and think my recent escalation is partly due to this happening over a long period of time. I recently saw my GP because of severe cramp like pains around the naval/midriff area. Sneezing and coughing doesnt agitate this though. The pains are at their worst when I sleep, especially when moving side to side.

Comment from: urs, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 16

I have been getting sever painful attacks right between my ribcage. It feels like a muscle spasm that intensifies to the point where I vomit from the pain and run a fever. Only pain medications give me some relief. The pain intensifies when I lay down. I have to sleep sitting up when I am able to even sleep since the pain is so sever. These attacks last about 3-4 days and stop without any warning. I have had them 4 times in the past 9 months. Doctors did several tests and have not found any stones, gallbladder looked ok, upper and lower GI did not find anything. I have no clue what is causing these attacks, but the pain is so sever during them that I can't sleep, work, eat, I don't even want to talk to anyone I just want to be left alone to ride out the attack. A tightening between my ribcage, burning, like a muscle cramping feeling.

Comment from: 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 15

I have had irritable bowel syndrome for the past 15 years. I am now taking medication to relieve the spasms. Before that I would all of a sudden have severe stomche pain. It would last for 2 to 3 hours. It would get so bad I almost faint and sometimes I throw up because of the pain. Once everthing in my bowls is emptied the spasms stop but I still will have some pain and feel very exhausted and weak. The medication really helps me. I also have to watch what I eat and drink.

Comment from: 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 11

after I had my first abortion,i had been experiencing severe abdominal pains especially during sex.had done series of scan&they think I have an ovarian cycst. The doctors think I should do an operation,am yet to tell the doctors what caused the pains. I fear my parents,they will kill me if they find out

Comment from: go for it, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I have been having Diarrhea, gas and bloating along with stomach pains. My left side and lower back hurts from time to time. I have not been eating well the last 8 months and I am 50 lbs. overweight. I have just recently started to eat healthier and exercise.

Comment from: lydia, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: January 04

I think that the change in my diet started my stomach pain. I first hurt where my gallbladder is. The Doctors did every test known and they said that I have stomach problems. I have had heartburn. Right now my stomach does hurt very much and I don't know how to stop it. When I stopped dieting and started eating starches in my diet is when the problem started and I gained a tremendous amount of weight. The Doctor thinks I always been heavy. I haven’t. I watch everything I eat because I do gain weight easily, but this is odd.

Comment from: Dallas, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I have been experiencing pain in the center of my chest about 2 hours after I go to sleep. The pain lasts about 2 hours and then gradually subsides. I cannot lay flat on my back, but manage the pain best if on my side or sitting up.

Comment from: jenny, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: June 11

My 12 year old daughter had a constant stomachache for 12 months. She had all the tests and saw a number of doctors with no results. I took her to a naturopath and I was told to keep her off yeast. Within a week her pain had finally gone.

Comment from: Tanner0210, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 20

My abdominal pain was caused by a tumor in my large intestine.

Comment from: peter, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 08

I think the cause of my abdominal pain is that I mixed 1 or 2 pills of ibuprofen 800 mg with 5 regular beers.