626316 tn?1221977378

Stomach Pain

I have had stomach pain since i was 15 years old. I am 25 years old now.  My stomach hurts on a daily basis ranges from mild to severe.  I have no blood in my stool and i have controlled my diet to see if the pain is related, but it can happen with any food that i eat. I've lost about 25lbs in the last year.  I have no idea how to get help.  Do you have any ideas how to help diagnose my problem?
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626316 tn?1221977378
I have also gone to a clinic to ask for a referral. The receptionist would not let me see the doctor b/c she said if my family doctor would not issue one, the doctor at the clinic would not be able to.  Basically saying the doctor wouldn't want to **** off the other doctor and go against his word.
Should I just go to a clinic and say that I have no family doctor.  I don't know what to do.
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626316 tn?1221977378
It's actually a funny story. Well maybe not entirely.  A long time ago - I could remember eating dinner with my family and immediately afterward throwing my self on the floor rolling back and forth holding my stomach.  I learned how to do deep breathing exercises to control the pain.  The pain would last from anywhere from 1 to 10 minutes.  Eventually it just started to happen more and more and everyday.  
I was visiting an aunt of mine, and one day while lying in bed in pain. She came to me with a shot of zambuca and sat down and asked me about the pain. I said to her "oh it's ok, it always happens, it's normal". Her immediate reaction was "NO, THIS IS NOT NORMAL, if we were all in pain after we ate food, nobody would eat".  So then it dawned on me, get some help.
When i moved to my new city my problems continued to get worse and yes, My bowels were getting worse to. I'm never regular and never the same, constipation, diarrhea.  So i saw a doctor and he referred me to a gastroenterologist.  Finally we were making head way.  When i seen the gastro I had a series of tests including blood work. But nothing would come up.  During my colonoscopy the doctor removed 3 polyps. and as he approached a section of my colon with the scope i began to cry in pain and it was inflammed and you could see pressure on my colon.   He diagnosed me with IBS, but said he wasn't certain.  He wanted to rule out other possibilities.  So he scheduled me to have a cat scan.  However, I became pregnant and had to cancel.
After having the baby, the pain became worse and worse and i had just found a new family doctor, so i went to go see him and i asked him for a referral to see my gastro.  HE WOULD NOT GIVE ME ONE!  Telling me that he wanted to find out what was wrong with me.  So I complied and did what he had ordered.  Unfortunately, he put me on metamucil. I said come on.  but i did so anyway.  When i went back to see him. I told him, that my problems were much worse than fiber intake, but i'll continue to take the metamucil, i'm going to the bathroom more frequently and my bowels are more active actually making it more painful.  He offered me some pills, and i told him I had already taken them so then he said "well then i guess there's nothing i can do".  I said "yes, you can refer me back to my gastro" and the doctor said "NO".  I aslo asked him to issue me another colonoscopy b/c having had polyps, which are susceptable to cancer growth I should stay on top of that.  He said no again.  I don't feel as though he believes me. It's very hard and the pain is very real.  Every day.  There have been many times when I've wanted to go to the hospital, but I won't, because I don't feel like they believe me. I'm at a loss of what i should do.
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547368 tn?1440541785
Hi Mander1983,

Welcome to MedHelp. I am glad you found us on the Pain Management Forum. We also have a Gastroenterology Forum that you may find helpful.

My biggest concern is with your weight loss. Whenever you lose this type of weight the cause must be thoroughly investigated. I am assuming you have seen a gastroenterologist. If you have not than you should make an appt asap. If you have been seeing one and they are unable to come up with an acceptable diagnosis than you need to see another gastroenterologist. Sometimes a fresh set of eyes are needed to take another look at the entire picture to uncover the medical issue.

You do not mention any bowel problems which always accompany conditions of Inflammatory Bowel Disease which include Chrones Disease or Ulcerative Colitis so they are most likely eliminated. Therefore you are probably looking at some issues or condition in your upper GI tract. There are a variety of tests that can be performed to pinpoint the cause of your stomach pain.

Please keep us posted and let us know how you are doing. I will look forward to your next update. Please see someone asap and in the meantime, take care, Tuck
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356518 tn?1322263642
You could have a host of different problems from ulcers to IBS so I can't really be sure but I suggest seeing a gastro specialist to find out what the problem is. Anytime we have pain it is our bodies telling us something is wrong so you really need to find a good specialist and find out whats wrong so you can be treated properly for what ever you may have going on. This has been going on for way too long now ad losing that amount of weight from an illness is not good!
Please see your Dr and have him/her refer you to the specialist you need:)
We are all here for you and will hep and support you any way we can. Being in pain effects every aspect of your life and dealing with it as long as you have has had a huge impact on you I ma sure.
I will do some research and get back to you in awhile:)
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