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I have been having stabbing pain in the upper-middle region of my abdominal. It usually only lasts a few minutes and goes away for a few minutes and so on and so forth. I have GERD so it is a possibility that it is because of that. I discovered I had GERD and Barrett's Esophagus and a slight Hiatal Hernia at the end of May after several tests including an pelvic ultrasound, abdominal ultrasound, abdominal CT Scan, a HIDA Scan, and an Endoscopy. I know take the PPI Aciphex daily I am also on Birth Control pills. My mother who also has GERD in addition to Crohn's disease and has had Gallbladder issues in the past was concerned that I might be having a gallbladder attack or something wrong with my gallbladder... Basically I just want to know if that is even possible since all of those tests that I took 7 months ago or so showed no signs of that...
It sounds like you had a fairly complete workup. Generally, pain that only lasts a minute or two would be more consistent with spasm such as esophageal or pyloric. Pain of gallbladder origin usually lasts at least 15-30 minutes. Your description would be consistent with the problem that you have been diagnosed with. If the current treatment regimen is not working it would be worth seeing your gastroenterologist.
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