I've had stomach pain for 2 years, the doctors won't listen to me

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I had bunion surgery back in 2015/16 on both feet, well after the surgery, I started having pain in my stomach.

I've had the severe stomach pain and migraines for 2+years also ive recently since last year started having these symptoms: nausea,vomiting,blood in stool,nosebleeds, and diarrhea.

I've been to the doctor countless times, it's always the same questions. I tell them every time what's going on the doctors just say "okay" and send me one my way. in the past I've had MRIs,ct scans,eeg, endoscopy tests done, they always come back negative, I've had test to see if im allergic to any foods, the gerd diet, blah blah nothing helped.

the stomach pain and migraines are contentious 24/7, the doctors don't provide any medicine, since its just "mild stomach pain" after all, right?

every time I visit the doctors I've told them "it's the metal in my feet I thinks its poisoning me" the answer is usually"okay we'll look into it" they never do,two of the nurses I've told had said " oh I had knee surgery 30 yrs ago and I don't have any symptoms" , "my daughter had the same surgery, and she's just fine" and " there's Noway you have that, it only effects 10%-15% of people"

hmm, I've search every thing about metal poisoning and i have all the symptoms, they've tested for everything under the sun all the test come back negative, why are they being so stubborn? can't they just believe me? I mean its not that difficult the listen to a patient.

I always say " by the time they listen to what I'm saying I'll only have 3 years to live probably" I know that's grim but its difficult to be positive when you're not being heard or believed.

thanks to anyone who might have an idea on what this illness is.

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    Have they done a colonoscopy?  Blood in stool is usually a red flag that something is going on in the colon or intestine.  Have you taken in a sample for them to see?
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      I've asked if I needed to have one, but they never said anything about it. also I have given them a sample and they never call back that was last year in October.

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    Sorry to hear your situation. I don’t know what you have.  Only suggestion is to try going to new doctors because there is definitely something wrong.  A friend was having fainting spells for the longest time.  Doctors couldn’t figure out what was wrong.  She finally ended up going to Stanford where a doctor diagnosed her with Moya Moya disease.  Has something to do with narrowing arteries in the brain.  I guess what I’m saying is don’t give up.  Be assertive with the doctors.

     

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      sorry to hear about your friend, I will be more assertive with the doctors in future visits. I don't know if my age has anything to do with the doctors not believing me, I'm 16 so they probably just want to say its a stomach virus.

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    I think you need your mother or father or some adult relative to go with you to your doctors visits since you’re only 16.  Someone that can give you support and help with the situation in dealing with doctors.  Write down your questions beforehand so you don’t forget.  Since you’ve been through all these tests and they can’t find anything ask them what specialist you need to see.  Sorry to hear you’re going through something like this at such a young age.  

     

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    Hi toastdurr

    Wy did you have metal in your feet?... I've had a bunion op but no metal in my feet!??🤔🙂

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      Hi toastdurr

      Do you know what metal was used? It is usually a metal that is safe which i have in my knee cos had a knee replacement aswell bunion removed and i'v e had no problems with the metal they used. Have you had your vits and minerals checked?... Vit D deficiency and Vit B12 deficiency and Magnesium deficiency can cause digestion problems. Ask your doctor to check for you....

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    I am a big believer, that 'every test under the sun' is impossible.

    Even if you had one or two MRI scans, this is not checking 'everything' in the vicinity of the scanned area.

    My girl's vascular and duodenal compressions were missed on a one off MRenterography!

    I had to see the blown up left renal vein and from there dig my head into nutcracker, median acruate ligament syndrome/Dunbar, SMAS/Wilkie, loin pain haematuria syndrome or even obturator hernia without bowl structure having fallen into it.

    Some vascular compressions either cutting off renal artery or renal vein causing adrenal gland into overdrive = high blood pressure.

    Be sure those things are not just checked in 'every test'.

    There are things like 'autonomic dysautonomia' or 'Chiari'.

    If all of those things ring a bell and have been checked for, fine, but I highly doubt it.

    Do not give up looking!

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    I don't have any answers for you, sadly. I just wanted you to know that I have stomach problems, too. Different, obviously - but also ignored by every specialist I've been to..about 10 of them.

    I'm sick of doctors and am doing my best to deal with all this myself but I'm a wreck. This just wears people down. I wish us both luck.

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    I too has severe stomach pain can't find any answers until they put me on Elavil at bedtime and it has helped ease up the stomach pain it is used for depression but a lot of times they use it for pain so you might check with your doctor start out at a low dosage as it does make you very sleepy I had to cut my dose in half I was taking 25 and I slept all the time it just relaxes the nerve endings so that you don't have the pain

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