I am posting here because I don't know what to do. My husband has been having severe stomach troubles for the past 8 months. In December 2011, he had severe stomach pain (stabbing pain, on the left side under his rib). He went to the ER, and they said his white cells were elevated, so they removed his appendix. In January, the pain came back, coupled with severe diarrhea. The pain has been a constant in our lives, going away for a week or two, then returning, along with the diarrhea with blood, since January. To date, he has had 2 colonoscopies, an endoscopy, a capsule endoscopy, a HIDA scan, ultrasounds, CT scans, visits with three different GI doctors, and three hospital stays. Every doctor we see says that it is nothing- not Celiac, not Crohn's, not ulcerative colitis. My husband has lost 45 pounds, and our lives are ruled by this- he is miserable, and it is ruining any chance at a normal life. Any advice on where to turn would be appreciated- we are desperate! Thank you for reading this.View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.