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stomach pains for years now seem to be getting worse

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Hello,

My mom has been having stomach pains for years now and it seems like things are getting worse, im hoping you can be of some help. Below is a overview of what has been done.

Symptoms:
Cramping - lower left side of abdomen
increase with activity
Fatigue
Nausea, night sweats,
Severe Depression/Anxiety
Sleep Insomnia
Tightness in the top part of stomach

Procedures:
Colonostrophy
Stool Samplings
EKG
Laprascopy
Endometrial Ablation

Diagnosis:
Diverticulitus
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Possibly - Chrohns Disease
Ulcerative Colitis


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replied May 7th, 2012
Abdominal Pain Answer A34650
Welcome to e health forum.

With the history of endometrial ablation, it is possible that most of your symptoms are due to complications associated with endometriosis.

Endometriosis is an often painful disorder in which tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus (endometrium) grows outside your uterus. Endometriosis most commonly involves your ovaries, bowel or the tissue lining your pelvis.

Common signs and symptoms of endometriosis may include: Painful periods, Pelvic pain and cramping, lower back and abdominal pain; Pain with bowel movements or urination; excessive bleeding; fatigue, diarrhea, constipation, bloating or nausea.

Treatment to stop the endometriosis from getting worse often involves using birth control pills continously for 6 - 9 months to stop you from having periods and create a pregnancy-like state. This is called pseudopregnancy. This therapy uses estrogen and progesterone birth control pills. It relieves most endometriosis symptoms. However, it does not prevent scarring or reverse physical changes that have already occured as the result of the endometriosis.

Surgery may be recommended if you have severe pain that does not get better with other treatments.


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