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does any one know how 2 get a Dr. to look at my symptoms?
Here is some  info on me:
I am a 31 year old white female. I am in excellent health other than these unexplained  attacks. I have had three kids no c-sections. these started about 2 years ago and happen very iregularly. I have had xrays while they are happening and they saw nothing (i think they were checking for gull stones). I have kept food journals and could find nothing at all in common with each attack. when i first started getting them they were comming about 2 times a month but now only every couple months but has been 6 months inbetween the last 2.
have been to a couple doctors and a specialist and still have no answers. Here are my syptoms:
first I start to feel a severe pain in my UPPER stomach . . if you take your right hand and lay it flat on your stomach with your pinky finger laying just above your belly button.  .  the pain is all where your hand is covering. I have a pretty decent pain tolerence but this cripples me.
next I start shaking and sweating LOTS
I get diarreah and a nasea but I dont always throw up.
It usually happens in the middle of the night but not always and it lasts between 3 and 5 hours although I just had a  day where i got 3 of them in 24 hours.
This happens once every couple months but it has been 6 months between the last 2.
I have had a gullbladder efficiency test that turned out okay and I have had ultra sounds and x-rays. . no one knows. Please HELP
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Hello yatisme,

Abdominal pain is caused by inflammation (for example, appendicitis, diverticulitis, colitis ), by stretching or distention of an organ (for example, obstruction of the intestine, blockage of a bile duct by gallstones, swelling of the liver with hepatitis), or by loss of the supply of blood to an organ (for example, ischemic colitis).
To complicate matters, however, abdominal pain also can occur without inflammation, distention or loss of blood supply. An important example of this latter type of pain is the irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). It is not clear what causes the abdominal pain in IBS, but it is believed to be due either to abnormal contractions of the intestinal muscles (for example, spasm) or abnormally sensitive nerves within the intestines that give rise to painful sensations inappropriately (visceral hyper-sensitivity). These latter types of pain are often referred to as functional pain because no recognizable (visible) causes for the pain have been found - at least not yet.

    * The pain of IBS and constipation often is relieved temporarily by bowel movements and may be  associated with changes in bowel habit.

    * Pain due to obstruction of the stomach or upper small intestine may be relieved temporarily by vomiting which reduces the distention that is caused by the obstruction.

    * Eating or taking antacids may temporarily relieve the pain of ulcers of the stomach or duodenum because both food and antacids neutralize (counter) the acid that is responsible for irritating the ulcers and causing the pain.

    * Pain that awakens patients from sleep is more likely to be due to non-functional causes.

The important thing to remember is that it may take several trips to the doctor to determine why you are having this pain. Do not lose hope, and be very thorough with the information you provide to your doctor to help him/her diagnose you properly. If you want more information, check out this website and scroll down, there are about 7 pages that discuss all about the kind of pain you might be having. good luck!

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Thank you so much!  I will definatly check out that website
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i have the same things happening to me my doc told me it was stress and my ulsers i know how u feel u feel there something wrong but no ones listening let me know if u find anything out im sorry for ur pain and fustration
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