I had URQ pain for 2 years. They did ultrasound with CCK injection- normal, CT scan- normal, MRI - normal, blood tests - normal. HIDA scan after 2yrs - 3% ejection rate for gallbladder (severe dysfunction) Surgery to remove GB - pain gone. I hope you get your answer
I hope you are doing better. I have had the same pain for 8 years and this has given me some hope in finding out what the heck is going on with this chronic pain in my upper stomach. God speed to you. Keep us posted.
go to a gastroenterologist who knows about sphincter of oddi dysfunction. You can treat medically, with Amitriptyline for the pain and an anti-spasmodic like Buscopan daily, which is what I've done. That takes care of daily pain. When I get a bad pain attack at night, I have dihydrocodeine or oxycodone (morphine) tablets to take. My bad attacks have petered out now, after18 months on amitriptyline and I have no day to day pain at all. There is also a surgical option. http://www.muschealth.com/multimedia/Podcasts/displayPod.aspx?podid=808&autostart=false&action=rate# follow this link to hear about a trial in the USA investigating the best surgical options. If the link doesn't work google Dr Peter Cotton at Medical University of South Carolina. Good luck!
Just a quick note to say hi! Rachel, see another gastro-intestinal doctor. You can take a drug called Amitriptyline at low dose to relieve the pain, it takes several weeks to work fully. Also take Buscopan daily, it's available on prescription or OTC. You can take dihydrocodeine or oxycodone for the bad pain attacks. There is no need to suffer. It is even possible to have a surgical procedure by endoscope to test if SOD is the problem and snip the sphincter to make it stay open (sphincterotomy). Good luck
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