My husband is 33 years old and has been in the hospital for the past 5 days. He is in severe pain and we can't figure out why. So far he has been diagnosed with Pancreatitis and Duodenitis. Initial xray done in ER showed possible bowel obstruction. He can't eat and is progressively getting worse. He has a hard mass in the upper right quadrant but it hasn't shown on any films to date. Any ideas on next steps or do any of these things put together bring to mind a specific diagnosis? He had more blood work, xrays and CT scan done STAT at midnight last night. We dont know the results of these and we are waiting on a surgical consultation. He has a long history of bowel pain - he would eat and need to go to the bathroom immediately but this was before we changed our diet to lean proteins, veggies and fruits low on the glycemic index and no sugar, caffeine, alcohol or carbs. On this new diet he has lost 40lbs in the last 9 weeks. Additionally he had severe rectal bleeding a couple months ago. Colonoscopy found polyps which were benign.
I am just so lost and looking for some answers.