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Long term undiagnosed symptoms

I am a 28 yr old mother of one three yr old little boy who has been diagnosed as having Non-Specific Autism Disorder (NSASD). I also have another little boy due December 1st 09.

I am morbidly obese with bouts of upper-right abdominal pain that is crippling. Sipping milk can help this, immediately, sometimes. Other times, only vomitting helps. The only time I have gone to the hospital for this, my liver enzymes were elevated. When checked later, they were within normal ranges. A scope procedure revealed a slow moving digestive tract.

I have a med hx of Acute Asthma. Surgeries include tonsilectomy, gullbladder, a leep procedure, and a c-section.

Any help I could get with this is greatly appreciated as I am getting more concerned as time progresses. I have had these symptoms for over five yrs.
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351246 tn?1379682132
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hi
Welcome to the forum!
Upper right abdominal pain that is relieved by sipping milk (cold milk?) could be due to duodenal ulcer or peptic ulcer. Also pregnancy increases acidity and aggravates this problem. The treatment is to control the acidity by a combination of drugs and lifestyle changes. For treatment you would need to consult a specialist or a PCP. The life style changes you can make are: Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried and spicy food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Needless to say no smoking if you are a smoker.
A slow moving digestive tract or delayed gastric emptying is usually idiopathic (without any cause) or can be due to diabetes or hypothyroidism. Since you are obese please get these investigated.
I would strongly recommend you to see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system). Maybe your endoscopy missed the ulcer. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.  Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!



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Pancreatitis
The pain may start in the upper right abdomen and radiate to the sides and back. It may increase after a meal.
Gallstones
Gallstones form when the bile duct becomes obstructed, which then results in abdominal pain. The pain can become almost unbearable.
Mononucleosis
A person with a mono infection can experience abdominal pain that never goes away.
Hepatitis
Hepatitis can oftentimes cause abdominal pain, especially in people who suffer chronic symptoms of hepatitis. Due to cirrhosis of the liver, the pain felt is associated with this disease.
Intestinal Disorders
Intestinal issues such as irritable bowel syndrome, excessive gas or bloating can cause discomfort. Even an intestinal blockage can create chronic pain.
Considerations
If at any point you develop a pain in the upper abdomen that either subsides and comes back, or is difficult to alleviate, it is important to seek medical attention to make sure there is no serious condition.

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