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Category Archives: Abdominal pain
I recently wrote about how they are only now finding certain abdominal wall injections work for chronic abdominal pain in adults – confirming source is the abdominal wall – what already??? I suspect it is even worse with children in … Continue reading
Article starts by mentioning how up to 33% of cholecystectomy patients can have persistent abdominal pain so taking out Gallbladder (GB) is a serious decision. Indications however include frequent attacks, large stones, older age, inflamed GB attack(cholecystitis), and pancreatitis from … Continue reading
Chronic Severer Abdominal Pain – Why Has It taken So Long To Realize it’s Partly the Abdominal Wall and Treatable?
Early last year I wrote about my experience chronic severe abdominal pain as it being from the abdominal wall: Chronic Severe Abdominal Pain is a Skin Nerve Pain http://painmuse.org/?p=4840 Now, someone has taken it a step further by doing a … Continue reading
June 2017 Pain News: I put them up as short snaps because not going to blog note them – hope you like. You will probably not find many in news elsewhere.
European study found in RAP syndrome without any alarm features, 57% were found to have organic disease – and treatment of such lead to resolution of symptoms. Things found included: 19 (22.6%) lactose intolerance. 17 patients (20.2%) celiac disease. Two … Continue reading
Traditionally, an old antidepressant, amitriptyline, has been used for irritable bowel at doses far lower than its antidepressant level, as an aid to stimulating endophin system etc. Now it appears that more up to date SSRI’s work better. This was … Continue reading
70% showed clinical response, and “13 of the 30 (43.3%) patients achieved clinical and endoscopic remission.”
Two approaches to gallbladder advanced testing – use of fatty meal (FM) as a substitute for cholecystokinin (CCK) in pain reproduction during hepato-imino-diacetic acid (HIDA) scan in functional gallbladder disorder. – will miss 1/2 of cases
Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) can end up with such severe pain that they wish nephrectomy. I’m hoping this protocol reaches kidney societies that can lobby for aggressive pain treatment to keep things under control.
Spanish journal which I do not get but results seem clear enough – ketoralac 60 mg ?IM and Nifedipine XL 30 mg by mouth give best results.
Bacterial Overgrowth and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – What is the Hypothyroid/Levothyroxine Connection?
Hypothyroid victims on Levothyroxime have a 3 times relative risk to having bacterial overgrowth and the IBS connection that goes with it.
0.05% Methylene Blue oral rinse therapy was cheap and effective treatment for mucositis from chemotherapy or radiotherapy. Amazing result could be big help.
Reflux into throat has a something in throat “globus “feel, throat clearing and annoying cough. When ulcer “PPI”pills fail one author suggests injecting T5-6, 1 cm from spine, to influence sympathetic nerve trunks and gradually reset the nervous system – … Continue reading
Lidocaine freezing, administered rectally, can eliminate bowel pains temporarily. Having done that in a case of severe chronic abdominal pains, I found very tender nerve tracts from back to lower abdomen and pelvis on right side, explaining most of the … Continue reading
In seeing new pain patients, I became painfully aware that Celiac or at least gluten sensitivity has a definite presence- so much so that I always looked for it. Now, it looks like “anybody is fair game” now that even … Continue reading
Had patient in today with dark blood stools previously diagnosed with Irritable bowel but more much likely now colitis. Had another case recently worked up by a gastroenterologist with nothing organic found – yet fact subject eats a lot of … Continue reading
Blastocystis is a protozoan thought commensal (normal flora) but actually shown to cause disease in humans. Now a particular subtype is linked to urticaria/hives.
Hypnosis is a useful adjunct to IBS treatment.
1/10th of painful uterine scars will rupture; none in the non painful group. However all rupturing cases had other features – abnormal fetal monitor (4), peritoneal signs (2), high fetal station (2) or vomiting(1).
“The estimated prevalence of BAM is >90% in patients with resected Crohn disease (CD) and 11% to 52% of unresected CD patients (type 1); 33% in diarrhea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome (type 2); and is a frequent finding postcholecystectomy or postvagotomy … Continue reading
Patient with abdominal wall pain and no distinct triggers had bilateral pulse radiofrequency to T10 and 11. This brought pain levels down from 6/10 to 1/10 at 10 weeks by procedure and still relief after 10 months. Though their case … Continue reading
Some 6-11% of recurrent abdominal pains in children are protozoan infections. Those cases “did not show a characteristic presentation when compared with patients with other causes of abdominal pain” – so you can’t tell by looking at them.
Helicobacter pylori driven irritation is a prime cause of peptic/duodenal ulcers. Now in “functional dyspepsia” , particularly with stomach pain, it’s eradication shows benefit.
Chinese article claims sacral nerve stimulation cured 19/32 and improved 12/32 cases.
Persistent esophageal symptoms (heartburn, chest pain, and regurgitation) despite ulcer meds – could be the results of a spastic oversenstive esophagus that may respond to serotonergic agents – like antidepressant citalopram.