extreme pain on his left side, just about 1-2 inches above navel
I'm very worried about my son who just turned 18. For several months he's been having extreme pain on his left side, just about 1-2 inches above navel.
I've taken him to 3 doctors.....he's had an ultrasound that didn't show anything, but I can see it when it hurts him. It swells slightly, feels pulsating, and hurts him!
He can sometimes make strange noises with it too. I feared it may be a hernia, but wouldn't that show in an ultrasound?
He's been to GP, hematologist and surgeon...Surgeon treated him for H Pylori without testing him for it, but wanted to treat him for a peptic ulcer in case that's what it is...He did a strong regime of antibiotics, with no effects.
He has a small navel hernia which surgeon said he could operate on and take a look inside up higher where the pain is. I thought that sounded rather invasive at the time........but I am really worried and don't know what to do to help him now.
He's extremely thin and very tall.....which happened rapidly.
What would you suggest? If it is a rare occurence of a sort, what kind of doctor could diagnosis that?