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What is wrong with my stomach?

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 :)

P.S: I am fifteen and female :)
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Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  I would recommend calling your doctor and asking about those stool tests that he did.  What other tests did you doctor do?
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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. :/
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What specific stool tests did he do?  What do you mean by bloods?  By endoscopy, do you mean an upper endoscopy or a lower endoscopy (also called a colonoscopy)?
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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.
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And she also only took ONE stool for testing,
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Next time you talk to her, I would recommend asking her what exact tests she ran.  Also, ask her what type of endoscopy she wanted.
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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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Yes, all of your symptoms could be related.
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Hopefully going back to the doctor sometime this week, she gets a lot of patients in so may have to wait until the end of the week.
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Okay good, keep us updated.
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