I have been diagnosed with SMA syndrome, also known as superior mesenteric artery syndrome. I suffer from severe abdo pain and back pain. I also vomit after many meals. I know that a gastric bypass surgery is an option for me, and this is what doctors seem to be suggesting, however I am a university student and only 18, therefore I'm not really in a position to be having surgery. I would also like to try some more conservative treatments. Does anybody know of anything that I can do in order to ease my symptoms? I have tried painkillers however the pain is too bad therefore they don't work. Any help would be really appreciated. Thanks.
My daughter is in the exact same position. She is also 18 and in college. Right now she has been an inpatient for 8 days with no end in sight. They have been using a feeding tube due to too much weight loss. So far she has gained not one pound. The tube is painful and the feeds are causing her unreal pain. This is the conservative method, but as of right now its not working and neither are any pain meds!!! Surgery is not even on the table for us at this point( i have no idea why). Good luck to you!! I hope you find something to ease your suffering soon.
I have had the surgery. They took 1/2 of my stomach, and 26 in intestens out. I have been throwing up sence I have had the surgery.Jan of the year I was 105. Now I am 81. No one seams to know what to do and I feel like I am starting to waste away to nothing. I dont know what to do at this point.I am so sorryfor all the hurt. Has your daughters had an Cat scan ? This is very serious.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.