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Abdominal pain, green and foul smelling feces, family history of colon cancer, history of opiate addiction. What should I do?

I have been addicted to opiates for over 2 years now (following a full term pregnancy that ended with complications, I lost my son yet retained the placenta and was rushed into an emergency d&c ) I felt like I needed to add that medical history, that emotional trauma has been too much to handle without the self medicating. I now suffer from severe abdominal pain , and a wide variety of inconsistant bowel charictaristics. I just passed lime green, slimey, very fowl smelling feces. Recently, I have seen clay colored, black tar like, marblely, hard to pass, blood mixed inside, white mucous, well, you get the idea. Colon cancer runs in my family. The pain is becoming more than I can medicate away on my own, I do not know what is wrong with me or what I should do but I fear that if I do not seek help soon I will have autopsy results instead of a treatment plan. Please help me. Thank you for listening. -H.M.L
Asked On : Sun, 12 Aug 2012
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Your symptoms associated together are significant for acute pancreatic inflammation. And morphine intake doesn't help as morphine can sometimes cause this disease. Your symptoms may be also caused by severe constipations caused by morphine as well. It can also make your gallbladder overfilled as it caused gallbladder muscle spasmed.
I suggest you to have abdomen ultrasound and blood tests, liver enzymes tests and pancreatic enzymes test as well.
You cannot get rid of acute pancreatitis by yourself as it is very urgent state and needs immediate medical attention.
Take care
Answered: Tue, 14 Aug 2012
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