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Slipped on back. Started having severe stomach pain. Are they related?

my mother fell backwards almost a year ago. since then she has had sever stomach pains and thinks it may be somehow related. she has been to several doctors, had colonoscopy , xrays, bloodwork, checked her gall bladder etc. is it possible for the fall to have done something? she has lost aprx. 60 lbs. and at first they thought it was gastritis but nothing is helping her.
Asked On : Thu, 8 Nov 2012
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Thank you for the query.

It is possible that such trauma could cause severe abdominal pain. In some cases back trauma causes extraperitoneal heamatoma which can stay there for a very long time if not infected. Usually it appears around the kidneys. Usually it gives abdominal pain and back pain. Fever or burning when urinating can be present as well.
Such significant weight lost should be also explained with cancer. It can be stomach cancer or pancreas cancer. To have it diagnosed upper GI should be performed and abdominal CT with oral contrast. Such CT will also answer if there is any heamatoma caused by mentioned trauma.

Hope this will help.
Answered: Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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