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Old 06-18-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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Gastroenterologist can't explain my stomach pain- help!

Here is my background:

I have had this odd dull nauseous feeling in my stomach for almost 6 months. If I press about 4 inches below my sternum, my stomach is very sore in that spot. I have no other symptoms other than those. Here are the tests I have had, all of which have been normal:

-Upper GI series
-Abdominal CT
-Right Upper Quadrant sonogram (to check gallbladder)
-H. pylori test
-Upper endoscopy

All the tests have been normal or negative and my gastroenterologist does not know where to go from here.

Does anyone have any input? I am thinking it could be parasites or something, although my symptoms are not completly consistent with that. Thanks!

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Old 06-18-2006, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Gastroenterologist can't explain my stomach pain- help!

Hi Piano Man,

Are you taking any medications for your gastro problems? Have you been coughing a lot? This can make you sore.

There is a possibility that you just have a very sensitive stomach and/or hiatal hernia.

The only other thing that I can figure out is except that you might want to get another gastro, for a second opinion.

I hope that you feel better soon...


Old 06-19-2006, 05:56 AM   #3
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Re: Gastroenterologist can't explain my stomach pain- help!

Thank you for your reply. I take no medication and have not been coughing. A hietal hernia was ruled out by my upper GI series. I also have nto noticed any correlation between what I eat and my condition. Basically, I have stumped the medical community.

Old 07-13-2006, 08:07 PM   #4
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Re: Gastroenterologist can't explain my stomach pain- help!

Hi. I have been feeling nauseous also for about almost 3 months now. and i got a abdominal ct scan so far and all the blood tests. i am going to a gastroenterologist to do other tests soon. I had this earlier in the year and it went away but then it came back. So we'll see if they find anything. keep in touch.

Old 07-14-2006, 12:36 PM   #5
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Re: Gastroenterologist can't explain my stomach pain- help!

Hey all,

Thanks for your replies! Everyone who is experiencing this, please please do what I did. Write down everything you eat in a journal. Then rate, on a scale of 0-10, your pain for that particular day. After a few weeks, see if you see any patterns. I did this and found that for some reason I have suddenly developed an "intolerance" for chicken of all things! For some reason, suddenly when I eat chicken I get nauseous and it lingers!

Try this and let me know if you find anything.

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