Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
My Problem
A year ago in September of 2011 to December of 2011 I had some explained weight loss(stress, not eating as much/regularly as I should have been) of about 15(from about 120 to 105 lbs, I am 5'5) pounds in 2 or 3 months(BEFORE this all happened). Around December I started noticing that when I ate, I would become very uncomfortable, feel very bloated with a distended abdomen, and felt as though my food was stuck in my intestines or not digesting correctly. It is now October and I still feel like this. At first I thought it might have something to do with the weight loss or hormones(I am a woman and OBGYN exams and hormone test have come back normal). In June I gained about 5 pounds back but it is very hard to gain more because I am so uncomfortable after I eat. I saw my primary care doctor who did a CBC, thyroid, and celiac blood test, which were all normal. She told me to try probiotics, which didn't help(I took them for a few weeks). I went to a GI doctor a few weeks ago and I had an upper right quadrant ultrasound(it came back normal). Then I had an upper endoscopy, where they found I have very mild inflammation in my esophagus and stomach(everything else I am assuming was normal). They prescribed me an acid/ppi inhibitor(which a nurse told me wasn't even really necessary since my inflammation is so mild). I haven't been taking this long enough to say I have noticed any changes, but I am confused about this though because I fail to see how my symptoms(bloating and discomfort) fit with what they are telling me is wrong with me(acid inflammation). I have never felt heart burn or any other symptoms of acid. I am also scheduled to have a gastric emptying test in 2 weeks(although i think it will be normal since I have no bowel issues). I feel no pain and never have with regards to my issues, but I feel my discomfort is just as unpleasant as pain, because I do get extreme discomfort, fullness, and bloating after my first meal of the day, which gets worse as a eat lunch, then even worse after dinner, which then gets even worse if I drink a glass of water. The only time I feel somewhat comfortable is in the morning after 12-15 hours of not eating. No food seems to affect the discomfort more than another and l have had no diarrhea or noteworthy constipation. One other thing to note is that I have had no relief from my symptoms, and have found nothing that reduces them once it happens, or prevent them in the first place. While I can't know for sure, I am convinced the weight loss is what triggered this, whether is was indirect or the cause of my problems. Could this be a gallbladder issue that requires a HIDA test? or Do I have enough/the right symptoms to ask my GI doctor to do a HIDA test and have him agree?
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
One thing I forgot to mention is that in March of 2012, after I had realized I needed to gain some weight, I ate a large muffin in the morning. I had my usual extreme discomfort, but about 30-60 minutes later then had a stomach ache, I felt nauseous, and felt I was going to throw up. As I got up to try to get to the bathroom, I fainted for just a second. I then laid down on the couch, I didn't feel nausea anymore, but I still felt even more uncomfortable than usual. It took me a few days to get back to my normal levels of discomfort. Nothing like this has happened since then, I just felt it was worth noting.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Avatar universal
Please respond
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
2827584 tn?1340583296
A HIDA would be reasonable. So would a gastric emptying study.
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Comment
Post Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Do you know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Answer
Post Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gallbladder Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers