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Lower right abdominal no answers and still in pain, daily

Hi, I have a serious concern for my dad. He has had pain in his lower left abdomin for 4 months. Starting out it was not as severe of a pain and slowly over time it has continued to become dull, sharp,and continuous and at one point so painful that he had to be taken to the ER. He cant eat much now. The pain will flare with more food, so he has lowered the intake of food each day. Now coffee (three sips) and he feels extremely nauseated. He has to stop before he throws up. He has seen 7 doctors! Each time, they cannot tell him what he has or how he can be treated. They tell him to get another opinion. In all of this, with all of the tests he has taken, they found fatty tumor, in the same location of the pain. He consulted a surgeon about the tumor and the surgeon said that there was no need for concern, that was not the issue here. A second surgeon was consulted as well and the same answer came as a result. At this point, the guy has no answers and he is still in pain, daily! Is there anyone out there that could help me, please. Any insight would be great. Here are a list of his symptoms: dull/sharp pain in the lower left abdomen, nausea (after eating certain foods), headaches (from not being able to eat very much), all stool and pee is normal.
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replied March 13th, 2015
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Nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain are symptoms indicative of either a Gastro-intestinal disorder [like Gastritis, Enteritis, food poisoning (usually associated with diarrhea), Irritable bowel syndrome, etc].

Other possible cause of acute abdominal pain in the left side of the abdomen can be due to Diverticulitis.

Presence of blood in stool or in vomitus, fever, history of loss of weight and episodes of acute abdominal pain can indicate conditions like Diverticulitis, Intestinal obstruction , ischemic bowel disorder, etc.

If your father has been evaluated and tests including lower Gastrointestinal endoscopy or Imaging studies like CT have been done, and no pathology has been detected then the cause the symptoms could be functional disorders like IBS.

Irritable bowel syndrome IBS, is a chronic functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal pain or discomfort with alterations in bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and diarrhea).

IBS does not cause any permanent damage or any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress affecting an individuals work, ability to travel and attend social events.

Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications (laxatives, antidiarrheal, antispasmodics, or antidepressants).

Medications like pepto-bismol, Prilosec or gelusil can help provide some relief to your father from abdominal pain.

It would be recommended that you and your father consult a gastroenterologist and seek proper medical opinion and help.
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