Re: can it really be gas?
the one odd thing about when the gall bladder is being affected in some way, it can actually produce left sided pain. its gotta be the way the innervation actually is. but it IS true.
the one other possible here that i can think of off hand would be a possible pancreas issue like inflammation of(pancreatitis)? this can actually be checked out by doing some labs that check the levels of the pancreatic enzymes, the amylaise and lipase. you should also, just given the symptoms and the ongoing nature of this, obtain a referal for a simple ultrasound done on the abdominal. this would show ALOT about the many organs and the blood flow and size of certain things like the common bile duct too that runs to he head of that pancreas. your doc should just really have ordered this by now for you if this has been an ongoing problem of any kind. it really can give a ton of good info on your abdominal organs.
if i were you right now, i would simply go back to your primary and ask about simply testing the enzymes and also more importantly for you, getting that referral for the abdominal US. its just a needed test for you and your doc to just look at the inside of where your pain is being produced. this would also look into the gall bladder too. its also the cheapest of any of the more internal types of scans. hopefully whatever the actual underlying problem is will show itself upon US or even with bloodwork done. has he actually even checked out ANY blood labs on your overall organ functions yet? always make it a point to obtain copies of ALL testing results that ever get done on you. they do come in very handy for various issues along the way. **
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Last edited by feelbad; 09-04-2009 at 10:17 AM.