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Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
for the whole of my life i've had a dodgy tum, but for the past month it's been really bad...really painfull and horrible.

so, i went to the doctors, who in turn sent me to the specialist, who then sent me to the radiologist, who sent me back to the specialist when my scans came back all clear...so he's sent me for one more test (which seems to be a EGD not sure what that is)....but he still can't see a reason for the pain i'm exsperiancing...i said stress, which he said was silly because of my age...personaly i think thats likely to be the problem but is there anything that the doctors could have overlooked...it's not my diet...i eat plenty of fibre and fruit and veg, it could be stress but if it is i'm gonna just have to live with it for the rest of my life...

any light on this would be great....

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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Where in your tummy is the pain? Is it associated with any other symptoms, like nausea, heartburn, frequent bowel movements?
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    is it constant pain or does it come and go? also how old are u?
    i think your doc is a bit out of order to say u are too young to be suffering from stress,i've been stressed since the age of 7! i'm guessing he has ruled out irritable bowel syndrome?. ask to have an endoscopy ( thats where they stick a camera up yer bum!) because this will rule out things like colitis and chrones and may show something that the scans etc haven't.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    pain in the colon area, infrequent bowel movements, nausea, tension, spasms, backpain, tiredness, disorientation, panic attacks, joint pain and stiffness, spacing out, fluctation weight, scars becoming more visable, headaches....and i think thats about it...oh and my last blood test was about a year ago and came back all fine..

    and to add, it comes and goes, i'm 15 and i can't remember what the other question was.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    An EGD is an [wait for it] Esophagogastroduodenoscopy , which basically means a camera is put down the throat and looks at the lining from the top of the throat all the way down to the start of the small intestine.

    You have a mish-mash of symptoms there....?? Maybe the EGD will find the cause.... Pester your doc again, thats the only way you'll know.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    pain in the colon area
    :confused: The colon is about 2 metres long. Where exactly is the pain (in relation to your belly button)?

    Could be IBS (or another functional bowel disease), triggered by stress/anxiety. Have you tried the little Yakult or Danone drinks?

    EGD = OGD in the UK because we spell oesophagus with an o on the front.

    IBS

    EGD/OGD Info
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well. I know you must be really anxious about what is causing this, but we really can't diagnose you here. Of course it's worth researching different things, but try to have faith in your docs to find the answers - hopefully you'll get there eventually.
    Good luck
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm really not keen on the idea of having a camera stuck down my throat, i have a phobia of choking...and my pains are so mixed up...but usualy always below my tummy button.

    and sorry spanner, just since having 2 doctors laugh in my face about my stress and stuff i have pretty much no faith in medical profesionals. i'm not wanting anyone to diagnose me just give me some more insights because the doctors are at loose ends as it is..
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    EGD = OGD in the UK because we spell oesophagus with an o on the front.

    Now who is being the pedant. :p
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    i'm really not keen on the idea of having a camera stuck down my throat, i have a phobia of choking..

    Yeah, don't have this if you can help it, its horrible! But not as bad as up your nose. I had a miniature camera fibre optic thing shoved up my nose to look at my throat it was sooo uncomfortable. It's over quite quickly but is a nasty experience.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Pink Soda wrote:
    Yeah, don't have this if you can help it, its horrible!

    aye, it's not great, but they don't do them for the fun of it, and if they think you need it, it's probably a good idea to have it done.

    having said that, the guy who sent me for a simliar test said it's a great way of weeding out the hypochondriacs. apparently a lot of people magically get better when there's talk of sticking a camera up their orifices :shocking: :lol:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Panthro wrote:
    Now who is being the pedant. :p
    Just clarifying a point of potential confusion my nursey colleague. ;)

    Americanisms do irritate me though. :yes:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    kaffrin wrote:
    having said that, the guy who sent me for a simliar test said it's a great way of weeding out the hypochondriacs. apparently a lot of people magically get better when there's talk of sticking a camera up their orifices :shocking: :lol:

    Yeah I know what you're saying but I'm still building up the courage to have a cystoscopy but definately still have the symptoms :crying:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    hey ive had exactly the same, could b ibs or may be ur allergic to wheat gluten they can give u symptoms like that
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    BumbleBee wrote:
    Yeah I know what you're saying but I'm still building up the courage to have a cystoscopy but definately still have the symptoms :crying:


    i bet you wouldn't even consider having it done unless there was a bloody good reason though...
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Americanisms annoy me so much, but since her specialist called it a EGD, I thought I was spell it out that way.

    [What are americans like, randomly dropping vowels willy-nilly]

    Sorry for hijacking the thread
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,324 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well, my mum's desided now don't need this. yeah it's most likely stress, but how do i sort that...my mum doesn't believe anything i say and now a whole load of other stuff has hit the fan

    all i can do i just sit it out...
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