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so about 3 years ago my boyfriend got a pain in his right side and went to the hospital and was sent home with no explanations. fast forward, hes now been to the hospital 7 times for the same pain and no one knows whats wrong has seen a urologist, appendix doctor and gi doctor and everything looks "normal" but hes still in a lot of pain and its getting worse. we've been told he has kidney stones by one hospital and then another hospital says he dont have kidney stones and then they said his appendix was enflamed gave him antibiotics to get it down and sent him home. Then they said his appendix was enlarged but they didnt wanna remove it and then they said it was normal. hes had 3 ct scans in the last week. i know thats bad but we are desperately trying to figure out whats wrong. He says it feels like a small chefs knife is stabbing him. The pain goes and comes and it throbs when he has it. the other night we came to the hospital yet again where they tell us "everything looks normal" but he had what looked like blood in his stool and when he was in pain i could feel it swollen right where he said it was hurting and a little discoloration and a vein popping out. He was able to circle the exact spot and how big the pain ranges from. The pain radiates to his lower back and sometimes his left side. Hes lost a lot of weight and has a hard time eating due to nausea. Hes been up sometimes through the night vomiting and says its because it hurts so bad it makes him sick. He hardly sleeps because he cant get comfortable. Im very worried about him and every hospital we have been to says they dont see nothing wrong. They want us to do outpatient follow ups but Im afraid those may take too long. I believe he may have chronic appendicitis because ive been researching and in my research it says chronic appendicitis can go and come and hurts in your right side and where he drew the diagram for the doctors in my opinion and no in not a professional but have done studying in the medical field his diagram looks exactly how the appendix would look to me. in the exact spot id think the appendix would be and in my research it says chronic appendicitis could be hard to diagnose until it becomes acute appendicitis. This has been a nightmare. He already has a hard time eating and every time we come to the hospital they starve him just in case he needs a surgery or procedure. Today they are doing an endoscopy looking for stomach ulcers but i dont think its stomach ulcers. hes had so much blood work and urine and ct scans and even a colonoscopy yet no one can find anything wrong with him. Please someone give me some good advice I can present to the drs.
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You are doing as much as you can do to help your boyfriend. The best you can do to wait to see what the endoscopy shows since that would show up ulcers and other gastric complaints. Try not to assume what could be wrong; leave that to the doctors who are the experts. They have to rule in/ out all sorts of causes and cannot exclude anything. If ulcers have not been considered before, this is why they are checking for this as a possibility. Don't research anything because google isn't an accurate method for diagnosing. It is too general.
The specialists will have all his previous notes on the tests he has already had each time he has been in hospital. None of us here can tell you what to look out for because it could be any number of things.
endoscopy turned out normal. No one can figure anything out.
Try seeing a different doctor and ask to have all the tests again to see if anything was missed.
If You are talking about his appendix and he has all the symptoms of appendicitis. They won't do a surgery until you are inflamed and ready to burst. I had this problem also. Pain in my stomach and sharp pain lower right side of bellybutton but lower by my privates. Test yourself. Simply put your hand on right side of stomach palm down. Put your thumb on bellybutton and your little finger on your hip. Now with your index finger should be where your appendix is. Push index finger down and push hard. If you feel stabbing pain then you are a candidate for surgery. Hope you get help it is serious. Nausea and vomiting and your pain is a sign of appendicitis. Good Luck. I don't want to scare you but it's reality.
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