Hi. I am new to this forum. I am a 49 year old female, who has been having recurring intestinal problems. About 3 1/2 years ago, I suddenly became chronically constipated. I would need to take Senokot twice a week for some relief. Last May, I had an attack which felt as if my abdomen were on fire. I wen to the ER, and CT scan without contrast showed two kidney stones and a mild wall thickening of my sigmoid. Since my mother died of lymphoma of the GI tract I was overly concerned and scared. My doctor sent me for a CT with contrast, and the same thing was identified. I had another Ct with contrast which revealed nothing, a colonoscopy, which was clean, no polyps or IBDs, stool FOBT tests, and guaiac all negative. I tested positive for the h. pylori infection in September, and I took a two week therapy of anitbiotics. Six weeks later, I had an upper endoscopy, which showed no evidence of infection. Small bowel biopsy was normal, no ulcers, everything clean. Blood tests immaculate. The good news is that the constipation has corrected itself. About three weeks ago, I started having horrible pains in middle of stomach, with a pressure like a ball in the right upper quadrant. My doctor told me to take Prilosec, but it gives me some pain and orange colored stools. It did help a little with the other pain. Have been on it for six days. Do you think I need more testing? I do not drink or smoke, diet good, no fast foods. But I am having a lot of anxiety about this and am really scared. I worry about pancreatic cancer. although my amylase was tested in November with a reading of 65. I have also had ultrasounds, which revealed nothing but a possible adenomyosis in uterus. I have another appointment with the gastroenterologist in May. The CT scans showed no problems with pancreas or gall bladder. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. My doctor has just chalked it up to IBS.
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