hi, i have been having stomache pain, nausea and heart burn for 6 months. I was diagnosed with a peptic ulcer years ago so i thought that was what it was. In Jan i lost my voice for 3 weeks. Went to an ear nose and throat doc. He look in with a scope and said my esouphagus was damaged from gerd. Started prilosec and raised my bed. The stomache pain ect... still cont.
I went to a gasto. doc. We have done and ultra sound. came back normal, upper endo. came back normal no ulcer anymore. now a hida scan 4 days ago..
I am now sicker than i was before this. I have pain in both sides under my ribs now. I can not eat. i am living on crackers and broth. this seems to be the only thing that doesn't make me vomit.
I called the doc. he said my gall badder is ok. the test was 68%. I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
Did they say on your ultrasound if you had any stones in your gallbladder? It sounds like a biliary kind of pain......I would research some biliary diseases like biliary dyskenesia and sphincter of oddi dysfunction.....suggest these to your doctors if you think the symptoms sound like what you're going through.....
I have sphincter of oddi dysfunction and have upper abdominal pain daily, predominently under the right ribs (don't have my gallbladder anymore) and also a narrow bile duct.....there are options and medications out there that might help you a lot.
I have had an ultra sound, no stones, everything is normal, a hida scan that made me extremely ill, everything is normal. (but now I have pain on my left side under my rib.) I have had a ct scan, everything is normal. After the hida scan I had extreme pain on the left under my rib. Nauseous, vomiting, diareaha and just did not feel well. I had a whole series of blood work everything is normal. I go see a specialist next week. So far all they have done is made me feel worse.
The pain could be due to other causes like hepatitis more so as you have symptoms of nausea and vomiting. Liver function tests and a hepatitis panel may help diagnose liver disorders. Appendicitis also causes nausea, vomiting and malaise. It may not be picked up by imaging modalities. The other causes for pain could be urinary tract infection, renal colic and sometimes bowel infections. It could also be due to diverticulitis, Chron's disease, ulcerative colitis and parasitic infections. If your blood test and ultrasonography do not reveal anything you may have to go for a colonoscopy and urine analysis. In colonoscopy the entire colon can be visualized and studies the inside lining of the intestines. Please discuss this with your doctor am sure he will provide further assistance.
I have commented on a study out of the Cleveland Clinic in other posts that demonstrated that the most important information to come out of a HIDA w/ CCK is whether or not the symptoms were reproduced. This was a better predictor of symptom resolution following gallbladder removal than the ejection fraction. I have found this to be true in my patients as approximately 90% have seen resolution of their symptoms after cholecystectomy if their misery was reproduced during the HIDA w/ CCK test irregardless of the ejection fraction.
I have had two gallbladder surg. both times the gallbladder had stones. gallbladder was removed both times. Also 22 stones stuck in the bile duct. Now I have an enlarged spleen and liver. Still have rt upper quad pain. Liver enz. are elevated. Been going to dr for many years. still no answer as to why I still have pain, enlarged liver and spleen and elev. liver enz.
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.