PLS Help Constant stomach pain and throwing up

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im looking for help from anyone that has anything similar- my son in law 26   about a month ago   started have terrible lower stomach pain   as well as pain in his right shoulder-     then the vomitting started every time he ate something-  2 hours later he would throw up after every meal regardless of the content of that meal.   He was admitted to the hospital and they did blood work and a scope and sent him home  after a few days  saying it was chronic acid reflux- they put him on pills for his stomach and said it would help.    two days later he was back in the hospital severly dehyrated with the symptons not changing-   extreme lower stomach pain and pain in his right shoulder and the pain was now moving to his lower back as well.    they sent him for a cat scan  and more blood work -    nothing came back wrong-  the only thing they saw was swollen lypnods around his appendix.  again sent him home-     nothing changed   same pain and vomitting but now the vomitting is worse - gets sick  after even drinking -    he is now back in the hospital again severly dehydrated-   nothing has changed  he cant hold down even water now-  they have done cat scans  blood work - scopes etc  and nothing shows up -   he is now fainting if stands for too long do to no food in his stomach-  the doctors are saying that his stomach is full of bile  and nothing seems to be reaching his stomach- lypnoids still swollen-   they sent him to another hospital and surgeon took out his appendix-    he came home after surgery and seemed better for exactly 3 days and then the symptoms all came back  and now  we will add massive headaches plus the vomitting and extreme pain in his stomach-  -  he was taken back to the hospital-   they have kept him now for a week  and nothing has changed  he throws up water after 15 min-  he is saying to me that he gets like a burping sensation as soon as he swallows anything-  they have done all the tests again  and even a colonoscopy and nothing has shown on anything-   they are telling him they are sending him home as he cant live there forever-  im at my wits end looking for answers as we are getting none.  he cant work,   eat   nothing and they are sending him home with no results  saying they dont no what is wrong-   ive asked for him to ask for a referral to a specialist for the stomach etc  but they are refusing  saying its not his liver, gallbladder  as they have tested those by xray and blood and cat scan-    anyone with any suggestions would be greatly appreciated

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    Hi kim21416

    What an awful time for all of you especially your nephew!....has he been tested for a hiatus hernia these are sometimes hard to detect....my grandad had similar symptoms for quite some time he was constantly in and out of hospital with severe pain and vomitting.....they eventually discovered the hiatus hernia for which he is now being treated and is much bettet....hope this helps and you get to the bottom of the problem very soon...my very best wishes for a speedy and definite diagnosis.....

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      thank u very much for your suggestion  i ve sent him a message to ask the doctor if they will test for this  but the problem we are having is the doctors  just keep saying  that there is nothing else they can do  and they wont send him to any other specialists- ive tried getting him into another doctor but no one is taking patients   sincerly  thank u
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      Hi kim21416,

      It is so frustrating ! Just as there is no smoke without fire...there is no pain without something causing it!! I really do hope ypu can get some closure to the problem......don't give up!...also has he been tested for h.pylori...helicobacter pylori it is a common stomach bacteria that lives and burrows into the gut wall and duodenum and causes dreadful stomach problems I.e. acid reflux, sickness and pain...the test is carried out via stool test or breath test if the test is positive for HPylori it is usually treated with antibiotics.....ask for this test aswel as test for lhiatus hernia as a process of elimination....best wishes...

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      Hi kim21416

      Ive been reading other comments on the forum regarding your 'son in law'.....I do apologise for thinking it was your 'nephew' who was unwell........there has to be an answer to your s.i.law's pain and sickness....keep pushing witjh the docs and hospitals...I cannot believe that the medical staff send him home when he is obviously so unwell......I do feel for all the family and sincerely hope you get an answer soon....my very best wishes to you all....

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      thats the wingham hospital in ontario     there are so many complaints about it- they just dont care-     he has to see a specialist on tues march 24 in london  so that is good news finally   i hope they find the solution    and thank u for caring
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      Hi kim21416

      At least your making some headway now!...please let us all know how your S.I.Law gets on....will be thinking about him and hoping for a positive result.....my very best wishes to all the fam.......Lilian0507......UK...

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    I really feel for you and especially your nephew. It is too easy for drs to send patients home when in honesty they dont know what to do. I have first hand experience of this with my son who is 11. His gastro dr discharged him on the basis he didnt have coeliac (seemed to forget he'd been his patient for the previous 6 years). I hope that something gets sorted as your nephew obviously cant go on like this....
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    Kim I'm so so sorry to hear what your son in law is going through. Doctors don't always get it right I was told about 20 years ago that all my 21 month old daughter had was laryngitis after having to phone a Dr out one night. 3 weeks later that laryngitis turned out to be a kidney Cancer. Which thankfully after removal of her kidney and several months of chemotherapy she has now been in remission for 19 years. I can't be of much help right at this moment but as I was reading your story it straight away made me think of a man that my mum and dad know. He was in his 30's and very fit he worked out regularly and was well built you would say. I remember my mum telling me he was really ill but they couldn't find out what was wrong with him. Everything you've described about your son in laws symptoms are exactly what he was suffering too. I saw him about a year after I'd heard he was ill and I couldn't believe it was the same guy. It's not nice thing to say but he looked like a terminally ill cancer patient. A shadow of his former self and had that horrible sunken hollow look about his eyes. His wife told my mum that the worst part was they weren't getting any answers. Same as your son in law they'd done all sorts of tests but had come up with nothing. I spoke to him myself about 2 years ago and he said that he is still not back to the way he was but at least he can live some kind of normal life now and is not constantly sick and bedridden. I never asked him what conclusion or treatment Drs had come up with in the end I wish I had now. Unfortunately my mum died 5 years ago kim because she'd have been the best person to give me information about the man as my mum was incredibly caring and I remember she felt so sorry for him and his wife. My dad unfortunately is not the best for taking things in but I'll ask him if he can remember. I'll try and find out as much as I can about his diagnosis (if there was one) and treatment. I wish I had their phone number but I don't. His wife is lovely and I know she'd want to give you as much info as possible. I do bump into her when I'm in our local shopping centre sometimes but I'll definitely try to find out as much as I can as soon as possible. Sorry I can't be of much help just now. What he's going through sounds horrendous and must be awful for your daughter too. I'll get back to you as soon as I find anything out but I hope he gets some kind of answers before I do. I can remember the man I'm talking about had said to my mum that he actually started hoping he did have cancer because at least he'd know what was wrong and they could start treating it. Which you can understand as he got that desperate.

    Sorry this is so long x

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      thank u for reading my story  as  now today they are sending him home from the hospital again with no results of whats wrong with him-   he is throwing up 700 cc every time he drinks water and they think he should go home-    but  luckily  after reading all your answers   they have decided to send him to see a gastrologist in london in two weeks-    and do some more stomach tests - however i feel it cant be his stomach but his esophagus  as nothing is getting to his stomach-   but im not a doctor what do i no  - i feel helpless and upset over doctors in our area- 
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      That is awful Kim. I find it incredible that they're sending him home when he is so obviously still very unwell.

      I hope he gets the help he needs from gastrologist but I do get what you're saying about the problem looking like its further up. You'd think it was a blockage or something in his oesophagus. You do end up trying to diagnose things yourself when you're not getting any answers from doctors. I'm afraid some seem to have the attitude that if they can't find anything then there's nothing wrong. A friend of mine who's 8 year old son was really ill was told to take him to a psychologist after hospital had done tests and couldn't get to bottom of what was wrong. They came to conclusion it must be in his mind. It was only because she kept pushing that they agreed to do more in depth tests and finally found out what was wrong.

      I really hope your son in law gets answers soon and if gastrologist can't help that he at least sends him to someone who can. This must be soul destroying for you and your family to see him like this. It must be such a worry.

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    could be alergic  to something i hope you find a cure soon so sorry you our going through this and my prayers are with you now hope you find out soon.

     

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    i dont think its an allergy as he throws up everything   even just water   but thank u for your support
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