hello, im a 16 year old female. i have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain under ribs for the past 8 months. I have the pain at least twice everyday. it feels like pressure under my ribs with occasional sharp pains, that also travel to my right shoulder/blade.i also have bad bouts of nausea that last for up to 12 hours and for the first 3 months i had a decline in my appetitie.
i have had an ultrasound that showed nothing abnormal and my gp has tried me on gaviscon for 2 weeks. after 5 months with no change he referred me to a gastroenterologist. she concluded that because i am 16 there couldn't be anything serious wrong and that i should ignore the pain for a further 2 months. she also stated that any tests would be pointless.
i should be happy with a clear bill of health, but im not because im still in pain every day.what could it be?
the 2 months of waiting are almost up and here has been no improvement, actually i think the pain may be slightly worse. the specialist has given me another appiontment but it is not for another 4 months. I dont think i can keep going like this.
does anyone else have any simular experiences or have any idea what could be causing my pain? the specialist said that i cant have gallstones as the ultrasound was clear, but are there other gallbladder problems that could cause these symptoms??
thank you x x