I have a pain which seems to be working its way round my stomach very slowly which actually feels like the pain atter someone pulls your hair on your head. I have felt slightly sick but not vommited. The pain feels like surface pain but can also feel like it is further inside.
This seems to coincide with a smail rash that has appeared om my back about 3 days ago. Which is painful to touch, it was very itchy but has seemed to have gotten less angry. There are about 6 or 7 bumps to this rash and they and the surrounding area are a deep red.
I seem to have lost a lot of weight off mt stomach in these 3 days, about an inch, I don't really have a large frame as I weigh only 160 pounds. I am male and about 5' 71/2" tall age 35 nearly 36. And quite fit.
I have been feeling occasionally very hot, but I do not know if that is because it is warm outside and may not be related.
I took my temperature which came out at 95.7f
Can anyone possible assess what it is.
I cannot see a doctor as I have no insurance, and cannot afford treatment.
A rash can accompany a couple of different conditions, but it could also be entirely unrelated, sorry to say. Can you give a better description of your pain and 'where' it's located - some people use the word stomach to mean lower abdomen, etc. So specific locations might help.
Any history of food intolerance issues in your family like celiac disease? That disease can bring on non-specific discomfort and rashes. It can also have other symptoms like headache, brain-fog, etc.
Any changes in bowel habits? Any underlying GI issues or medical issues at all? On any medications?
Gary, it's difficult to tell you anything about the rash based upon the picture. From the size and shape it could be due to a number of things including shingles which follows the dermatome of that area. But I believe you'd be experiencing more pain with that condition.
At this point in time your symptoms are unfortunately a bit vague. But you may want to try keeping your diet very simple by staying away from fats and greasy foods as well as any soda or alcohol. Pain under the ribs on the left can be the result of stomach problem, and when it's a couple of inches below where the ribs join in the front it could be at the connection from the stomach to the duodenum.
That location, and the fact that you have pain and are displaying a rash would typically suggest (to me) that you might want to consider being checked for celiac disease. It's a condition that present in a lot of different forms and have a number of non-specific symptoms - it's a great mimic of a lot of GI issues. If you wanted to try to rule that out, you'd need to stay away from all wheat, rye, barley, malt and possibly oat products. For many that are tested and turn out negative, an elimination diet is the only way to finally figure out what's going on.
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