Please help me. I had three major surgeries on March 25th. I was in the hospital for a week. I had a fundiplication, removal of my gallbladder and both ovaries and both tubes removed. Surgeon announced several days post-op that I had developed and ilius. He then sent me home with no idea how long this may take to resolve. I am also constantly nauseous. Not now and then, but ALL the time. He called in a prescription for nausea meds, but no help. (I found it ironic that one of the side effects of the nausea med is NAUSEA! I have lost almost 20 pound in 2 weeks. When the nausea gets the best of me and I start heaving, the only ting that comes up is slimy clear liquid. I also feel as though something is stuck in my throat. I am at wit's end and I need to know this is going to end. I am trying to get as much nutrition as I can, but I can't seem to get anything much past the nausea/gagging. Hubby is near frantic, as I am I. Please tell me this will end soon, or if not what can be done to fix it.
I have similar GI symptoms, lots of gas/gurgling in my intestines, which is not normal for me. Also had alternating constipation/loose stools and it seems like maybe malabsorbtion but not sure (I don't keep track of my weight quantitatively). I also have some unusual bumps on my forehead that look similar to acne but haven't gone away. One bump I squeezed very hard and it contained an unusual "puss" that was yellow and greasy, not the usual pimple puss. Also I have some subtle neurological symptoms: one day my right eyelids started spasming briefly and now I have had episodes of this every day since then. Also I sometimes get a tingling sensation in my right fingers. I also just have a wierd feeling of subtle mental status change. No seizures. No fever. Very subtle "headaches" but nothing severe. I feel like I have a systemic bacterial infection something like Syphilis or Lyme or Whipple's disease. Tested neg. for Syphilis and I don't think Lyme is a possiblity for me and Whipples is extremely rare. Also tested neg. for HIV, and doctor ran metabolic bloodwork/bloodcount/urinalysis and all normal. He doesn't think I have an infection. But this has been long-lasting (6 months). I will go to another Dr. but what further tests should I be asking for? Do you have any other ideas of what it could be?
Direct observation during upper endoscopy is the best way to discover if one has GERD, esophagitis, gastritis or duodenitis. It's reassuring that this was normal. When someone feels like things get stuck in the esophagus, it's a good idea to ask for esophageal motility studies to see if the esophagus moves normally. This is not noted on EGD.
Enoch Choi, MD
Hi my name is amy i havent had any ops or anything but i feel as if something is constantly stuck in my throat i went to the docs as it was stopping me from breathing and they put it down to anxiety i have also got back pain that gets worse everyday its so scary and having anxiety only makes it worse i always think i have cancer and i will die i keep going back to the docs and my boyfriend is getting sick of me worrying but i cant help it :( i feel like i have no energy and get poimts where i feel so sick if this is how you feel then maybe its anxiety just try and relax listen to nice musis wstch your favourite film i tend to think goimg out makes me worse just do something to take your mind off it like short exercise i hope this helps xx
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