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
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.