I have been having these pains for the past few months now. It first started off on the upper left side of my abdomen, the pain would be very mild, mild enough to the point where I wouldn't notice it, then it would gradually get painful enough for me to notice it. I didn't think much of it and just ignored it.
Then the pain started to appear on the upper right side of my body, it would range from the bottom of my ribcage (where the galbladder would be located), then the pain would radiate a little bit higher (right behind the right breast/breastbone), move to the side where my arm is, and then eventually make its way to my back. The pain seems to happen almost every single day, at random times and have random range of attacks, I think the worst I have felt (if I rate from 1-10) would be a 6 so far. Most of the time, the pain seems to appear after I eat, and it doesnt matter WHAT I eat, I eat anything and the pain either appears very shortly afterwards, or a few hours after I eat, or rarely when I wake up in the morning.
I've been researching things online to see what this possibly could be. I see things ranging from Gallstones, to Hepatitis. One thing that did catch my attention is the stool colors, the light-colored or clay-colored stools. What would you consider Clay-colored?
my recent bowel movements for the last month and a half almost have never been the same, sometimes they would be this wierd, spongey-like dark green stool that would have these little white specks, sometimes i would have the same spongey-like or semi-soft light brown to what I would guess is a slight yellowish color stool, there will be rare moments where I would have normal looking stools. I would say sometimes my food doesnt look like it ever fully digested, but not always the case.
I have more gas than normal, everytime I eat my stomach seems to react to it a little more violently than normal. Sometimes I would have massive stomach pains (as if someone was stabbing me in the stomach). I know I have a slight intolerance for dairy, I rarely drink/eat dairy products, tho I admit I never cut that out of my diet. I have also sorta experienced a slight increase in Acid Reflux too.
My roommate told me I may have gallstones, others have told me I may have IBS.
I had a blood test done to see what was wrong and nothing appeared to be wrong. I however havent seen a doctor since. I do have an appointment with a doctor sometime in January (the soonest they could get me in).
So pretty much, the pain doesnt always happen in one spot, sometimes it would start mildly in the upper left, then migrate to the right, radiates to back, down to my ribs, etc. I did earlier today feel a slight pain down in my lower left abdomen, but I dont think that would have anything to do with what I'm currently experiencing. What do you think this may be? I hope this is enough information to at least give me a few ideas of what to look for when I visit my doctor in January. Thnx