So for the past 2 weeks I have been having some tummy troubles. First, I had diarrhoea and nausea, with a burning sensation in my stomach. After about a week of that, the nausea went away and all I am left with is a slight burning sensation that gets worse with hunger, loud rumbling coming from my tummy and constant belching. I've been to the doctor about 5 times and did a stool test, haven't heard from them so I'm guessing nothing's been found.
I'm thinking I could have giardia, as my stomach feels quite bloated and burny-feeling, or maybe h pylori or something. I don't have a fever, haven't really lost any weight and don't feel dizzy or weak. My mum is kinda having the same symptoms with the burning tummy and rumbling, and I think my dad has a bit of rumbling and belching too. I've also been getting pains in the middle kind of band of my stomach, just below my ribs, particularly the right side, I don't think it's anything to do with my gallbladder, because my parents are coming down with the same sort of symptoms. Thoughts please? Very worried! Thanks :)
The only tests so far I've done is the stool test, doctor said to do the stool test, see how a go for a week or so, and if I'm not better then go and have bloods and maybe an endoscopy. Though I am convinced its some kind of stomach bacteria due to the fact that most of my family have the same symptoms. :/
Well, my doctor said that she would be testing the stools for parasites because she thought it was giardia or some other stomach parasite because I had alot of the symptoms. Not sure if she did a specific h pylori test or anything else...
And I haven't actually had any blood tests yet, and I'm not sure what kind of endoscopy, she hasn't gone into specifics.
Okay! Also lately I have been experiencing a bit of constipation, I had a bowel movement 2 days ago and it was a bit hard to push out, and yesterday a little bit came out, but it was not painful or anything. Not sure if this could have anything to do with it.
I've also got a bit of acid reflux (burping up stomach acid) with a tad of lower back pain and one of my close friends I spend alot of time with has been off sick for 2 days with "weird stomach feelings" so maybe I gave it to her as well? :/
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