Also, forgot to mention that this seems to happen about every six weeks like clockwork
Pls elaborate on the side of abdomen where she is having pain.First of all ectopic pregnancy and ovarian cysts have to be ruled out.
Then appendicitis,pancreatitis ,diverticulitis and GI malignancy can cause such kinds of pain.Other causes may include cyclic vomiting syndrome(unexplained disorder characterized by recurrent, prolonged attacks of sever nausea, vomiting and prostration with no apparent cause) and food allergy.
Ask your girlfriend’s cousin to discuss these possibilities with her gastroenterologist.
Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep us posted on how she isdoing.
Here is more information that she has given me. When the pain starts it is not localized in any one area. Also, when she has been examined during an episode they can press anywhere on her abdomen and it is not tender to the touch. She has had multiple blood tests. Other tests include Crohn’s disease, pancreatitis, ultra sounds, x-rays, CT scanning, 24 hour urine analysis, colonoscopy, small bowl series, upper GI scope, Meckel scan, gastric stomach emptying, gallbladder nuclear medicine scan. We can rule out her gallbladder, as I have already stated she had it removed. She has been tested for ovarian cysts, and ectopic pregnancy is not an issue.
She is scheduling an appointment with a third gastroenterologist next week. I have look up CVS an it is interesting, and something she was unaware of so she is going to bring it up with her doctor. I am not sure but I think a Meckel scan would catch diverticulitis, but then again I am not a doctor.
Thank you for your quick response and the added insight.