Abdominal Pain relieved by lying down?!?

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Well I have quite the story to tell you all! Hopefully one of you has a answer to my everlasting search for answers!!

To begin; my name is Luke and I am 17 years old 6”3 feet tall and 175 lbs.

Ever since I was 10 I have been experiencing abdominal pains/discomfort randomly.

Abdomen Pain Descritpion:

It begins with a slight pressure on lower abdomen then progresses to an actual pain... here’s what’s weird?!?

THE PAIN GOES AWAY WHEN I LYE DOWN! 

I mean: I could be kneeling over in pain and as soon as I lye down the pain stops. It’s almost like a immensive amount of pressure it relieved on my abdomen.

Recently other symptoms have appeared such as;

- Bloating(lots of gas)

- Blood in Stools occasionally

- Watery sound in abdomen when pushing on it (its LOUD)

- Mild Constipation 

Additionally, I have had 2 CT scans with and without contrast fluid (1 year apart). Both came back negative for anything except I was “backed up”

Blood tests were done which came back negative as well.

My question is;

WHY DOES MY PAIN RELIEVE ONCE I LYE DOWN?

And...

Is this symptoms of colon cancer? 

And...

What are some possible conclusions you can get from my symptoms, maybe you can help me and my doctor figure out what is going on

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  • Posted

    Colon cancer would be very rare at your age. If the blood is bright red, it could be from haemorrhoids or fissures which can result from constipation if you strain for a bowel movement.  However, I would keep going back to your doctor for answers.
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    • Posted

      Thank you for your response! Im just confused as to why standing makes the issue worse and lying down aids the pain.

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      I am confused by it too because I haven’t heard of this.  My trouble is IBS and I used to find it painful to lie down on.  Now my symptoms are in remission and lying down and standing up is fine.  Your doctor is the best person to ask. I have been told off for unknowingly getting information wrong and the person actually took the time to count the number of times I had made a mistake!  Obviously the individual must have very little to do in life.
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      I did explain to this person that few of us are doctors on this site, so we can be prone to unwitting mistakes and that I was only human.  She was not amused.  I think I am going to write a Limerick to have a good laugh at this so that I don’t get my intestines in a twist!  

      Good luck with getting a diagnosis!

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    Hello Luke, have you gotten any answers? I have the exact syptoms since I was in elementary school as well. I occasionally go online to find out what it is - all to no avail. Cheers 
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