i wondered what other people have experienced in regards to abdominal pain.
i have Rheumatoid arthritis and endometriosis. I have been given a vague diagnosis of gluten sensitivity and lactose intolerance after a gastroscopy and tests showed I wasn’t caleiac (I can never spell it) or had any condition like chrohns.
I avoid gluten mostly and lactose I can tolerate small amounts of hard cheeses that are low lactose but mostly avoid it too.
Despite avoiding these things I have a constant abdominal discomfort, feeling of fullness and pressure on my lower stomach. My endo is fairly well controlled and I can notice when I am bloated or sore from endo and it’s a different feeling.
I do have a large surgical scar from when I was born with an Exomphalos hernia (a weakness of the baby's abdominal wall where the umbilical cord joins it. This weakness allows the abdominal contents, mainly the bowel and the liver to protrude outside the abdominal cavity where they are contained in a loose sac that surrounds the umbilical cord.) which I am wondering more and more of this has an impact on my abdominal area.
i have also been made aware of peripheral neuropathy impacting the stomach and as I have a few other symptoms of neuropathy this may be the next route I start investigating.
just wondered anyone else out there with unknown cause of abdominal pain that doctors seem to brush off as it’s not acute.