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Does anyone out there know about the disease Porphyria?

I know quite a bit because I have it, but my doctors (even the one who finally diagnosed it) don’t listen to me when I talk about symptoms such as severe abdominal pain, muscle pain and weakness, and severe numbness in my feet and ankles. I have read about a drug called “heme”. Can anyone tell me what they know or have experienced? I am getting sicker and desperate.

Porphyria is not a single disease but a group of at least eight disorders that differ considerably from each other. A common feature in all porphyrias is the accumulation in the body of “porphyrins” or “porphyrin precursors.” Although these are normal body chemicals, they normally do not accumulate. Precisely which of these chemicals builds up depends upon the type of porphyria.

The clinical manifestations of the different types of porphyria are not the same. Forms of treatment also depend on the type of porphyria. Therefore, it is difficult to make general statements that apply to all these disorders.

The symptoms arise mostly from effects on the nervous system or the skin. Effects on the nervous system occur in the acute porphyrias. Proper diagnosis is often delayed because the symptoms are nonspecific. Skin manifestations can include burning, blistering, and scarring of sun-exposed areas.

The terms “porphyrin” and “porphyria” are derived from the Greek word “porphyrus” meaning purple. Urine from some porphyria patients may be reddish in color due to the presence of excess porphyrins and related substances in the urine, and the urine may darken after exposure to light.

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“Maintain Your Optimal Health by Keeping Tabs on Stomach Pain Concerns”

Q: Can Stomach Pain be related to Colitis, Depression, Mesothelioma, Hernia or even STD’s ?

A: Yes, possibly.  The answer lies within your symptoms. So, do your research.

From time to time we will all experience stomach pain of some sort.  However, when your abdomen pain gets too severe and it starts to be sharp abdominal pain, then you will have to take action!

Good Rule of Thumb: The Internet can provide valuable information. Research leads to knowledge and knowledge could mean less visits to the doctor!  Be informed before seeing your Doctor…

First, Do a Self Abdominal Pain Exam:

1. Knowing how to describe and locate the pain is the first step in diagnosing the problem. Lie on your back and push firmly on your stomach where you think you feel pain. Use the tips of your fingers to do this. Breathe normally while pushing with one hand in areas where you feel tenderness or anything out of the ordinary, such as a …Read More

2. If you are experiencing discomfort when urinating, or tenderness in your bladder area, this could be either a bladder infection, a urinary tract infection (UTI) or possibly a sexually transmitted disease (STD). You should…Read More

3. Record how often you are experiencing symptoms, the duration and the exact locations of these abdominal discomforts. If you experience sharp pains, bleeding, or numbness, you should…Read More

4. It would also be a good idea to bring any medications that you are taking when you see your physician. Sometimes, certain medications could cause cramping, and could be a side-effect of some of your pain. Don’t assume that it is just your medication, or an allergy to a food. Always get checked out by a physician if these symptoms persist, or to just make sure everything is OK.

Ways of describing pain in your sharp abdominal pain may include (but not limited too):

  • Pain may be generalized, meaning that it is present in more than half of your belly. This is more typical for a stomach virus, indigestion, or gas. If the pain becomes more severe, it may be caused by a blockage of the intestines.
  • Pain that is localized is found in only one area of your belly. This type of pain is more likely to be a sign of a problem in one of your organs, such as the appendix, gallbladder, or stomach (ulcers).
  • Cramp-like pain is usually not serious, and is more likely to be due to gas and bloating. It is often followed by diarrhea. More worrisome signs include pain that occurs more often, lasts longer (more than 24 hours), or has a fever with it.
  • Colicky pain is pain that comes in waves, usually starts and ends suddenly, and is often severe. Kidney stones and gallstones are common causes of this type of belly pain.

What Symptoms of Abdominal Pain Are Cause for Concern?

If your abdominal pain is severe or if it is accompanied by any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor as soon as possible:

  • Fever
  • Inability to keep food down for several days
  • Inability to pass stool, especially if you are also vomiting
  • Vomiting blood
  • Bloody stools
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Painful or unusually frequent urination
  • The pain occurs during pregnancy
  • The abdomen is tender to the touch
  • The pain is the result of an injury to the abdomen in the previous days
  • The pain lasts for several days

These symptoms can be an indication of an internal problem that requires treatment as soon as possible.

How Is Sharp Abdominal Pain Treated?

Treating abdominal pain depends on its cause. This can range from medications for inflammation, GERD or ulcers, to antibiotics for infections, to changes in personal behavior for abdominal pain caused by certain foods or beverages. In some cases such as appendicitis and hernia, surgery is necessary.

Relieve stomach pain at home:

1. Activated Charcoal is a good way to relieve an upset stomach. If you don’t have charcoal on hand…Read More

2. Drop a mint into any type of hot tea and let it do it’s work on the tea for at least 45 seconds. Read More

Warning! Please keep in mind that the information contained within this site is not professional medical
advice, and should not be used as a substitute for such information. If you are concerned about Abdominal Pain Causes or the potential risk(s) they pose, or the other medical situation(s) mentioned, then contact someone who is qualified in this area, such as a licensed doctor or other medical professional(s).

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Self Abdominal Pain Exam

First, Do a Self Abdominal Pain Exam:

1. Knowing how to describe and locate the pain is the first step in diagnosing the problem. Lie on your back and push firmly on your stomach where you think you feel pain. Use the tips of your fingers to do this. Breathe normally while pushing with one hand in areas where you feel tenderness or anything out of the ordinary, such as a lump or hardened area. If you feel an abnormality, make sure to let your doctor know.

2. If you are experiencing discomfort when urinating, or tenderness in your bladder area, this could be either a bladder infection, a urinary tract infection (UTI) or possibly a sexually transmitted disease (STD). You should consult your doctor right away if you are feeling pain or burning while urinating. Pain and tenderness around your naval could mean that you have appendicitis. Pain in the upper abdomen, usually occurring after eating, could mean that you have an ulcer. These conditions are serious and must be treated by a physician to prevent further health problems.

3. Record how often you are experiencing symptoms, the duration and the exact locations of these abdominal discomforts. If you experience sharp pains, bleeding, or numbness, you should see a doctor immediately. Explain to your physician everything that you have been experiencing, and be sure to show him the locations of the pain. Let him know how long you have had the problems, and how often they occur.

4. It would also be a good idea to bring any medications that you are taking when you see your physician. Sometimes, certain medications could cause cramping, and could be a side-effect of some of your pain. Don’t assume that it is just your medication, or an allergy to a food. Always get checked out by a physician if these symptoms persist, or to just make sure everything is OK.

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