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Rushed to hospital! Upper Abdominal pain

So I have been suffering with a few problems recently.  But yesterday I had a onset of severe pain to my upper abdoman in the middle.  That came with the shakes, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea and clammy feeling.  This pain was definately 10/10 the only way to describe it was it was like contractions.  I could hardly stand at one point and felt like I would pass out.  I was rushed to A&E.  They took a few tests.  They all came back normal, except for my liver function which came back slightly abnormal.  These pains lasted for about 45 minutes, but had 2 smaller attacks at the hospital.  I have had them before and always feel a tenderness to that area.

Bit of background.  I have had my Appendix out (was only slightly swollen though), have had pancreatitis, also had my gall bladder removed about 3 years ago (they say it looked abnormal and think it was cause of pancreatitis).  I am also suffering with itchy bottom at the moment, only a few internal small piles.  I had a bleed last week from my bottom which was a lot of blood.  I had not strained in fact I had just woken up!  So bleed was for no reason.  I do get some small amounts of blood caused by piles but this was a lot!  Have a lump to the back of my groin, upper of my thigh, think it a cyst, it the size of a pea.  Suffering with knee aches and pains at the moment too also getting constipation.  Get the odd lower stomach cramps but this upper one frightened me.

So wondering if it is all connected to the really severe pain I had yesterday.  I did take 10mg of morphine for lower cramps that morning, I did have slight pain to upper abdominal then, but it got worse after morphine, although the lower cramps got better.

Thank you for any light shed on this, it is depressing me
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I have read that kidney stones are sometimes a source of excruciating pain.  Did the hospital check for them?

Do seek further medical advice for the rectal bleeding which is never normal.  Unless the doctors can positively state that the cause is minor (such as haemorrhoids or anal fissure) I suggest that you request a colonoscopy.

regards
Morecambe
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Yes I was told in hospital yesterday that I would recieve a colonoscopy within 2 weeks so we will see what that shows.  Still concerned about the upper abdominal pain.  Thinking maybe I also need an endoscopy also :(

Thank you for your input

Regards
Snowfly
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As an afterthought you might like to type in rectal bleeding to google or yahoo and look up all possible causes.  The Medicinenet site is particularly informative.  Generally bleeding from the upper GI causes blackish tarry motions.  The medicial name is melena.  You might like to look that up as well as rectal bleeding so that you are fully informed for your next visit to the specialist.

regards
Morecambe
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Thank you.  It was bright to little darker red so it has come from pretty close to the anus I think.  Just strange the amount I had.  Told I have small internal piles.  But wonder if that could cause such a large bleed without a bowel movement.

regards
snowfly
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parasitic worms?
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