Stomach pain, edema, loss of periods

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Hi there,

Please bear with me as this may be long but I am desperate.

At Christmas I woke one morning with a severely distended and bloated stomach. I had heartburn but no acid reflux and also became constipated. I went to the doctor and he said it was likely dyspepsia - gave me a course of lanzoprazole. It eased a tiny bit but remained. 

I changed my diet to remove tomatoes and spice. The pain continued and I was booked for an endescopy which I'm still waiting on - gp now thinking possible tummy ulcer. It gets worse. I can barely eat and I get depressed. 

In the meantime, I haven't had a period since December. I had a brief bleed during which time I passed heavy clots and it ended abruptly. I noticed swelling in my legs just above my knees, it looks like two lumps, but I put it down to standing all day for my job. 

The stomach issues increase to the point where I don't know what to do; I have headaches and feel ill. So, after no help from gp I decide to remove gluten and dairy from my diet - the upper abdominal pain reduces. I'm having withdrawals from it but nothing I can't handle.

The swelling in my legs however has increased to the point that my knees feel like they're being pressed on - there's no pitting but they don't look like my legs. I am really, really scared now. I have veins showing in the backs of my knees but they're not rope-like.

I'm chronically constipated and this makes me feel worse. I can feel a lump beside my hip-bone on the left and don't know if this is to do with my bowel or my ovaries? I just don't know what to do. A light period started tonight.

My job is in catering and it stresses me out badly, so I don't know if this could be playing a role.

I'm going to check myself into A&E tomorrow because I'm now getting severely worried. Can anyone shed any light on this? Please?

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  • Posted

    Also - I'm a 25 year old female, pescatarian, smoking only e-cigs, and only drink maybe 3/4 bottle of wine of a weekend. In good health originally, thin/slender, 5'2".
    • Posted

      It sounds obvious, but is there any possibility that you could be pregnant?
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      Hi monaD

      Yes! go to A & E.... you need and ultrasound scan or a ct scan to see what is going on with your uterus, ovaries and bowel. Your doc sounds useless so override him/her..

      In the meantime when you have a chance to sit put your legs up as high as your chest with cushions under your knees this will reduce the fluid build are your feet and ankles are they swollen? Don't leave anything to chance there are a lot of things going on here that need attention.......especially the lump in your side and the cessation of your periods and clotting. Go to A & E wishes keep us posted....

    • Posted

      Hi monaD

      Suzy Q21 msy posdibly be tight about a this possible?....because the lump you are feeling on the left could be presenting an ectopic pregnancy which is serious and dangerous!...on the other

    • Posted

      hand could be an ovarian cyst or your bowel...go to A & E as suggested you need to be wishes and keep us posted....
  • Posted

    Sounds obvious, but is there any possibility that you could be pregnant?

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