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    Old 04-23-2020, 01:22 PM   #1
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    Question questions about stomach pain

    First I want to say, DON'T get sick during a pandemic!! About 3 1/2 weeks ago I started feeling nauseous for no apparent reason. Then I was feeling UPPER abdominal pain. I am 67 yrs old. I have had GERD for about 10 years & take 80mg's of protonix. I also was told to take metamucil each day for chronic constipation but didn't like the gritty texture so I switched to Miralax. I had no issues with this, at least I think I didn't. I called my gastro dr after dealing with this stomach issue & he says I should have an ultrasound done on my gallbladder, blood work & gave me sucralfate to take four times per day. Also, I had a mild stroke in 2017 & was put on 325mg of aspirin per day. I also had H Pylori in 2005 & was treated for 2 weeks with antibiotics. So, my mind is going this way & that way & I'm leaning towards an ulcer, but of course you always think the worst (stomach, pancreatic cancer). I can't say I am losing weight b/c before this I was losing weight by working out & going to the gym 5 days per week for two years & managed to lose 45lbs, so its hard to say if I am unintentionally losing it. I haven't gone to the gym since the pandemic but have occasionally jumped on my treadmill & worked out with resistance ropes, so in a months time I lost two pounds. I have no pain in the back at all. No vomiting, yet. So I also think gastritis? Anyone have ideas or have felt this way?

     
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    Old 04-23-2020, 01:29 PM   #2
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    Re: questions about stomach pain

    Your age, being female and the pain does sound like it could be gallbladder. Does it hurt more after a fatty meal?

     
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    Old 04-23-2020, 02:04 PM   #3
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    TY for replying. Since this began I have stopped eating pizza, hamburgers, fries, etc. I am eating chicken, turkey, maybe mashed, but not french fries.

     
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    Old 04-23-2020, 03:40 PM   #4
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    Re: questions about stomach pain

    Good deal. That's a plan till you find out what's what

     
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    Old 04-24-2020, 03:29 PM   #5
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    Re: questions about stomach pain

    Anything can be causing this- it definitely could be gallbladder related, but it can also be the flu (not Covid19), something you ate, or even Covid... unfortunately one of the lesser known side effects is gastro pain and it usually includes diarrhea. I had it..its awful.

    But, that being said, it could just as easily be stress...living the way we are can cause anyone to have stress, which affects the Gastro tract, causing unknown pains.

    Your best bet is getting that US done, and having a doctor start ruling out issues...I do not think you need to be jumping to worst case scenario- its tummy issues, not life threatening until someone tells you differently. Hopefully, no one will.

    Did you schedule the test? Please let us know what you find out!
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    Old 07-18-2020, 09:21 PM   #6
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    Its months later & I have had an US, an endo, colonoscopy & an abdominal CT scan done. Pretty normal except for a few benign cysts in the liver & kidney & mild diverticulosis. I am still in pain everyday. I just don't know where to turn. As I type this I am suffering. Dr said esopagitis which I have NO symptoms of. Don't know if I should seek a second opinion. But I'm guessing the doctor is relying on the test results. Miserable.

     
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    Old 07-19-2020, 04:44 AM   #7
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    Re: questions about stomach pain

    Exactly what kind of pain (stabbing, burning, etc.) and where is it located (actual stomach, under rib cage, colon, etc.)? I don't see a HIDA Scan listed nor H Pylori testing listed is why I'm asking

     
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    Old 07-20-2020, 11:29 AM   #8
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    Re: questions about stomach pain

    It is epigastric (upper stomach) and its a gnawing discomfort with nausea. My s tomach also does VERY LOUD rumbling. I had H pylori in 2005. Treated with antibiotics for two weeks. I was found to be neg in 2017 by an endo. My doctor did an endo last month & said nothing about H pylori so I figured he didn't suspect it.

     
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    Old 07-20-2020, 11:34 AM   #9
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    Its months later & I have had an US, an endo, colonoscopy & an abdominal CT scan done. Pretty normal except for a few benign cysts in the liver & kidney & mild diverticulosis. I am still in pain everyday. I just don't know where to turn. As I type this I am suffering. Dr said esopagitis which I have NO symptoms of. Don't know if I should seek a second opinion. But I'm guessing the doctor is relying on the test results. Miserable.

     
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    Old 07-20-2020, 11:46 AM   #10
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    Re: questions about stomach pain

    Just received my ct scan results.

    ests: (1) CT ABD & PELVIS WITH CNTR (LCT75011924)

    ! LCT1192GDT LCT1192GDT

    Date of Exam: 07/15/2020 11:30AM Accession #: 15344921

    IMPRESSION:

    1. No acute findings.
    2. Colonic diverticulosis without CT evidence of acute
    diverticulitis.


    COMMENT:
    HISTORY: Epigastric pain


    TECHNIQUE: CT of the abdomen and pelvis with intravenous contrast.

    COMPARISON: None.


    FINDINGS

    IMAGED THORAX: Normal.

    LIVER: There are multiple hepatic cysts. The liver is normal in
    size.

    GALLBLADDER: Normal.
    BILE DUCTS: Normal.
    PANCREAS: Normal.
    SPLEEN: Normal.

    BOWEL
    Stomach: Normal.
    Small Bowel: Normal.
    Colon: There is colonic diverticulosis without CT evidence of acute
    diverticulitis.
    Appendix: Normal.

    MESENTERY/PERITONEUM: Normal.

    ADRENAL GLANDS: Normal.

    KIDNEYS AND URETERS: Multiple right-sided renal cysts. No
    suspicious renal mass. No hydroureteronephrosis.

    URINARY BLADDER: Normal.

    PELVIC ORGANS: Normal.

    AORTA/VASCULAR: There is mild atherosclerotic disease of the
    abdominal aorta without aneurysm. The celiac artery, SMA, and IMA
    are patent. The portal vein is patent.
    RETROPERITONEUM: Normal.
    ABDOMINAL WALL/SOFT TISSUES: Normal. No hernia.
    BONES: No acute findings.

     
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