blood in stool, plus pain in entire body, also toothaches and headaches
I'm 20 years of age and i have pain all over including my head and face sometimes, It's kind of painful. I was wondering what could that be from, I also lately been passing blood in my stool, plus stomach cramps and stabbing pains in my pelvic, I went to the er and they said it was nothing, but this stuff really is starting to hurt, I have been tired lately.
First off you need to see a dr if you have blood in you stool. Is it bright red? I only mention this because the higher the sourse of the blood in your intestines the darker it will be. If it is almost black in color it is higher up than if it is bright red. Most likely it is just a tear from straining but you need to see a dr. Any change in bowl habits need to be checked out.
Now my opinion on the headaches and toothaches. Did they do a MRI or CT scan when you were at the ER? Do you suffer from sinus problems or allergies? Sinus problems can cause headaches and the pain in your head/face and toothaches. You may want to see a ENT specialist for these symptoms.
I posted to you the other day when you asked about the pain you are experiencing. I just went to that post and copied and pasted it here for you. There was a person by the name of Sarah that also responded to you. I think the last post date was 7/23.
Please get to a doctor to have this checked out. If it is what I say below then it probably wont get any better, mine has only gotten worse over the years.
Heres my copied and pasted post from 7/23...hope it helps.
I agree with Sarah, it definatly sounds like fibromyalgia. Trust me its no fun for I have it myself. I know exactly what you mean by 'your whole body hurting' I have the same thing happening to me, and I am 27. Mine started at the age of about 21 though. It took the doctors years to figure out what it was since there is no test for it and there is no cure either. There is only treatment, and everyone is different. I seem to have fibromyalgia worse than most.It effects my legs and arms more than the rest of my body. I can not remember the last time I was able to go a day without being in extreme pain. I have to take pain meds daily and my quality of life sucks!!
If you do think it may be fibromyalgia, please visit the site www.fibrohugs.com. You will also need to see a rhumatologist (sp?) they are the type of doctor who diagnosed me. Fibrohugs is an online support group that will help you understand this illness. I highly recommend it!!! My ID there is aurora2779 if you ever want to talk to me just drop me a line and I will help you as much as I can. The people there are great and they understand what you are going through.
What meds are you currently taking for the pain? Does the pain feel like you have the flu,that type of aching,or do you have specific spots on your body which hurt more than others? It feels like muscle cramping and knots, and hurts like hell especially when pressed or touched or both?
If so, those are called trigger, or tender points and they are very painful. There is a way to relieve them somewhat but again, it is VERY painful. You have to put hard pressure on the knot or area that is tight. If you are like me and cant reach it (when its in my shoulder blades), then ask someone to put pressure on it for you to try to work it out. My boyfriend does this for me and he uses his nuckles. It will hurt and seem like its not worth it, but if you are able to loosen up the knot it feels alot better.
One thing I do suggest though is that if you have fibromyalgia, study up on it. Many doctors don't know much about it and they don't believe its a real illness, so therefore they don't know how to treat it. It is a hard illness to except and live with. I really hope for you and your family that it is not fibromyalgia, but maybe something else that has a cure. Good Luck either way though!! and please keep us posted on what you find out.
Thanks i really found alot of info from that website, thanks alot, because when i went to the er they took all kinds of tests and everything came back normal, so i guess thats what i have, but i'm going to make me an appointment to see a specialist real soon, so thank you.
Hi Trello & Amythist:
I agree that it does sound like Fibromyalgia. Unfortunately Amythist is correct, it can be extremely painful. Everyone can differ in symp's and levels of pain, and also everyone has different responses to treatments. However, there are some very big steps being taken, I've suggested "The Marshall Protocol" (or MP) in earlier posts (at marshallprotocol.com), I haven't been on the treatment very long, but I still recommend checking into it. The site is confusing to navigate at first, but well worth the time to search all its information. It's a "curative treatment" for autoimmune diseases including FMS/CFS, not just a treatment of symptoms. The treatment involves combo of med's and avoidance of Vit D/sun & bright lights. Sounds odd, I know, but look up the "Essential Information about the MP" link, and also look at their list of symptoms on "Hypervitaminosis-D". Its a fairly new treatment, so less doc's know about it then even about FMS. But don't let the chemistry of it all scare you off, the site has some really good links and articles that can explain it much better then I can, and they have a great staff, including Dr. Marshall who created the MP & successfully treated his own disease: "Sarcoidosis." There are also MANY patients who have been on the MP and can attest to its success. I think it's important to mention that no one on the MP site is getting profit or royalties, not even Dr. Marshall. No one is trying to sell anything either, its just a good group of people who are assisting other sick people. What other doctors do this? I've been sick with FMS since I was 23, I'm 38 now, and have been bedridden for the last 6 months until starting the MP. So I understand COMPLETLY what you are going through. I think the MP is an answer that many sick people have been waiting for. Trello, though I do think it sounds a lot like FMS, it could also be related to other problems, i.e. thyroid, liver, Lyme and even diet. I hope you get the answers you need, if the MP isn't something for you, there are some great support groups out there for FMS sufferers, like fibrohugs as Amy mentioned. Also Fibromyalgia Network at: fmnetnews.com. The MP offers excellent support as well.
Feel better guys! :)
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