i have a son age 22 for about 18 months every time he drank alchol 2 days later he was rolling in pain it used to come and go now its gotten to the stage when hes eats food after about a hour hes getting terrible stomach pain we took him to a&e they done a x-ray and a cat scan said he had a inflamed bowel and said they think its crohnes diseases ? but hes no diarrhea they gave him steroids and other medication thats hes been taking for 3 weeks with no improvement hes waiting for a colonoscopy in 3 weeks i cut advised him to cut all wheat out for a few days he said he was feeling a little better than last night he had eaten a piece if steak and he was rolling around all night again in pain ? i would be greatful on any comments to what this might be would a stomach ulcer show up on a cat scan ??
It sounds like you are on the right track with coming to a diagnosis.
This time is good because it's making him realize there is something wrong.
The intensity is also getting him ready to make whatever lifestyle changes are necessary.
Pancreatitis causes severe abdominal pain - right upper quadrant. It may be somewhat relieved by leaning forward or laying on floor on his side with knees bent. The pain may go through to the back and up around the shoulders.
Alcohol or carbohydrates can bring it on.
- Cholecystitis also is RUQ pain and possibly to back. You mentioned "after eating a piece of steak". High fatty foods cause the gall bladder to work harder by producing bile to break down the fat. If there are gall stones present in the duct, it will cause a lot of pain.
-Crohns disease can be tolerated a long time before the person recognizes something is wrong.
-Food Intolerance causes pain after eating.
Gluten Intolerance the same.
IBS is another inflammatory bowel disease.
Diverticulitis can cause eventual scarring.
While he is waiting for the tests, he should start a diary.
What he ate and how soon the pain started.
What he did to relieve it or attempted to relieve it. Ex: Rolling on the floor,rocking.
Have him keep track of his BMs w/ description. Increased gas?
Rate the pain 0-no pain.#10 -the worst possible pain. Do hourly levels so the doc knows how long it took to go away.
I hope this helps and best wishes.
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