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I am a 21 year old caucasian female. I have had non specific abdonimal pain for 5 years. I have seen a gastroenterologist, a gynocologist, and many more doctors in the ER and walk-in than I can remember. I have had many abdominal, external and internal pelvic ultrasounds. I have had a gastroscopy with negative biopsy, colonoscopy, CT scan with contrast, xrays, and all were "fine". My doctor is going to be suggesting exploratory surgery soon...
My symptoms: sharp, stabbing pain in the lower left and right quadrants. The pain is intermittent. Episodes usually last anwhere between 5 minutes to a few hours. They happen at least 1-2 times a week. Abdomen is slightly rigid and pain worsens with touch (even when an episode isn't happening, pain with touch/pressure). Severe menstrual cramps, but it is a different pain from the abdomen. Tired all the time. Bruise easily. Overly sensitive to external pain. Joint pain in the hips and knees (can be severe at times), neck pain, upper back pain. Low B12 levels.
The symptoms continue to get worse at time goes on. I have been to the ER more than 5 times for the abdominal pain and each time they tell me nothing is wrong.
Something is wrong and I need answers. Thoughts?
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