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03 Mar 2004

Stomach/bowel pains
I am a largely healthy 49year old male but have a problem with pains in my bowel area.Three years ago I had a very severe/stressful divorce which resulted in extreme pains in the area immediately below the chest ie stomach.After a gastroscopy it was discovered I had severe ulcers inside my stomach.After taking controloc for 3mths it was fine again.
I again experienced an extremely stressful time over the last 4 mths of 2003.I have again started with these pains.I have had a colonoscopy and a gastroscopy but nothing significant was found this time.
However I am on controloc, 40g per day.
The difference this time is that I get pains on my left side as well.(colon area I would say)
I am not overweight,don't smoke and hardly drink alcohol.My diet is also reasonably good.
These pains sometimes develop into the middle of the back pain.
The very strange thing is that when I participate in sport the pain is worsened.
I can describe the pain as almost severe "wind" pain.The pain in the stomach area sometimes extends into the chest itself.
I do have more winds than usual but would not say it is that bad.
I had a normal annual medical check up a week back,which included a urine and stool test,blood tests and a chest x-ray.Everything was normal including the ECG.
Can anyone associate with this at all and if so what is your diagnosis.Going back to a specialist is so expensive that I really do not want to unless it is absolutely necessary.
Could this simply be a case of "delayed" stress manifesting itself in this way??
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01 Jan 0001

Cyclist, it sounds like you have been examined fairly thoroughly already, so it would be a bit pretentious to think that I can add anything without examining you first. The best would be to see a gastroenterologist and have it sorted out because it doesn’t sound normal. Good luck.
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