Possible GI causes of the symptoms could include GERD, an ulcer, inflammation of the upper digestive tract, or gastroparesis.
I would consider an upper GI series or upper endoscopy to comprehensively evaluate the stomach, esophagus and small bowel. A blood test for H Pylori can be considered as well - this is a bacteria that is associated with ulcers or inflammation.
If negative, a gastric emptying scan can be considered to rule out gastroparesis. Blood tests for diabetes or thyroid function can also be done.
Regarding the blood in the urine, I agree with the cystoscopy. An ultrasound of the kidneys can also be done to exclude intrinsic kidney disease.
These options can be discussed with your personal physician. Appropriate referrals to a GI physician or urologist can also be considered.
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
nancy, you might have an infected gallbladder, I re- read your post and thats kind of how I felt prior to having it removed. Get on an antibiotic and go see a GI specialist, All I could eat was yogurt, chicken broth and weak juice. They will need to do an ultrasound to measure to see if your gallbladder walls have thickened, a sign of infection. You need to get this taken care of ASAP because this could be potentially life threatening. I was ill for a month prior to my urgent surgery. I hope this helps you!
I have very similar symptoms and I have googled these two other illnesses which could be what you and I are experiencing-I had a endoscopy, ct scan, ultrasound, stool and all looked normal yet I feel anything but normal! Do you still have your gallbladder? This might be gallstones but in my case I had mine removed 9 months ago. Some possibilities which had similar symptoms on one of the web checkers were -hepatitis A and pancreatitis, so you might want to check those out too. I've had ulcers before and this isn't even close to ulcer pain. This is a dull constant pain in my case and I'm tired of it.
good luck to you.
When I posted my first thread I didn't inclue the fact that I've also experienced some lower back ache, right across the area of my tail bone. When I walk a lot of just stand awhile my back gets achey and "tired". I don't know if that is associationed with my rib and side discomfort or not. Also, I am female,65 and have four children. I was dignosed with depression about 25 yrs. ago and treated for it off and on since then.
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