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Stomach issues

First I am 26 year old female. This started 2 months ago. I started feeling really nauseated and my upper right side would have a weird feeling in it. Well about 3 weeks ago I went to dinner and about 2 hours later I was crying in pain from right under my ribs. I started vomiting but it didn't help do anything. I haven't had the pain too much since because all I have been able to eat is applesauce, turkey, bread and milk. My stomach also bloats out so big I look pregnant. It will go away after a couple of hours. I've lost 10lbs in less than 3 weeks. I went and had an ultrasound done to check for gallstones. Nothing showed up. The pain started to increase even though I haven't been eating hardly anything. They sent me for a HIDA scan yesterday, the doc called and said it came back normal. She wants to send me to a colon/rectal doctor. I told her I don't have any problems with stuff coming out it just everything going in. She also is sending for blood work tomorrow. Does anyone know what this could be? Everything pointed to the gallbladder and I guess that isn't it. It's driving me crazy. I have 3 kids and it's hard to do anything anymore because I never feel good. I am up for any suggestions that might help.
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558468 tn?1216750822
I think you should consult a GI ..
Sounds alot like your digestive system is the cause. have you any other symptoms?
are you under stress or in a stressful environment?
did you eat anyting that could have caused this?
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your  doctor maybr right , about seeing a colon doctor because your digestive system relies heavily on your colon. changes in there would reflect mostly in your upper Gi.
hope this helps.
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I have a lot of belching and I feel hungry all of the time but when I eat I feel full really fast. I feel worse at night. It's like clockwork. Around 10pm my stomach bloats, and the nausea gets really bad. I toss and turn all night long. I haven't a good nights sleep in awhile. Thank you for your reply. It just freaked me out when the doc said I need to see a colon specialist. I just don't want to have to go through this forever. The more I look into this the more people I find with the same thing but no one can figure out why. I'm trying to be patient waiting for all the tests but I am miserable.
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So I got really sick the other day and had to go to the ER. I was having a lot of pain on my upper left side close to the middle. They did a CAT scan and it came back okay. They are thinking I may have ulcers but they also said that they want me to see a GI. I called a different GI and they got me an appointment for Tuesday. My doc also called and said make sure I tell the GI about possible removal of my gallbladder. I'm confused. I thought the test had came back normal. I just know that the nausea is still here and the achy feeling in my upper right side is not going away. Can't wait until Tuesday to find out whats going on.
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558468 tn?1216750822
I still think you should check your colon checked out...it sounds to me like its the culprit..if you dont have regular bowel movement , it can bring mutiple complications.. also se gastroentorologist just so they can do a proper diagnosis..if it is your colon , the number of reasons may vary ..I know waht you are going through.. and dont think you should remove your gall bladder just before they have ruled out every other option. I think strongly that this is Gasrtic issue .. in the mean time try to reduce stress and drink alot of water... the pain you decribe is it dull and lacalised or sharp and spread?
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I haven't had any problems with my bowels as of yet. They have stayed the same. As far as the pain up until the day before I went to the hospital I only had a dull cramping type pain feeling on my upper right side. Then I started having sharp pains on the upper left towards the middle but still had the achy part on the right. When the doc was pushing on my abdomen it hurt at my belly button and just above and on the upper right but not where the sharp pain was happening. The sharp pain is gone now on the left but I still feel sick all of the time. They said that depending on the results of the upper GI tomorrow they may do a ERCP. They said they will tell me more about it tomorrow.
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Well I'm in a similar boat as you...after the birth of my second child three months ago I started having a sharp pain around my right rib cage that sounds not unlike your symptoms.  I've has an ultrasound, HIDA scan, CT scan, MRI of the pancreas, blood work for pancreas and liver function, urine culture and...nothing.
The gastro says while it seems like a gall bladder by the sounds of it, it's not.  He said that over 20% of removed gall bladders soon lead to returned symptoms because it's not the problem in the first place.
I wish you luck.  I know that, at least for myself, the last three months have been pretty frightening, not knowing what is wrong yet knowing that it is real pain.
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I completely agree. It's the hardest thing to go through especially if you have kids. I have 3 all under 6 and it's been really difficult. I just wish that they could find what is wrong and be done with it. I think this has been worse than child birth. It's awful. I'm praying that they will find out tomorrow so I can go on with my life. I'm miserable all of the time. I guess I'm just tired of being sick and tired. I hope whatever is going on with you they will find soon.
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558468 tn?1216750822
lets see what the GI test result reveal...I still dontg think its the Gall bladder...sounds like a mild case of gastritis. I wish you the best of luck and quick recovery ..let me know what the Gi says..
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Well I had the test done this morning. He said he didn't see any ulcers and everything looked good. He said I do have a little acid reflux and he thinks I might have IBS. I was quite coherent at the time when he was talking to my and my aunt so I didn't get a chance to ask questions. I thought with IBS you have diarrhea or constipation or both. I don't have those problems. I go about the same time everyday. He gave me a couple of prescriptions to take and told me to call his office in a few days and let him know if it's helping or not. I hope that's what it is that way I can be done and there is medicine for it, I just don't understand.
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558468 tn?1216750822
the reflux and IBS sound about right.
IBS manifests in different forms, and doesnt necesarily have to be loose stool. the constipation for one is a symptom but the gas can be compressed in yor bowels rather than being release which can result in a series of symptoms like you have been experiencing.. my friend was  prescribed Zelmac because it works better with females. you have change alot of things in your diet in order to beter manage the IBS. if its not very progressed the sypmtoms will dissipate gradualy and sometimes completely . the reflux also needs alot of  changes in your diet and environment. Read online about how to cope with reflux , what sort of foods to avoid etc. sleep with your bed raised atleast 6 to 8 inches at the head with books or under the matress. also try  a diet your that will cleanse your system .good lucjk and i hope this helps.
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you should also consider doing a clonic irrigation

The colon is a tube approximately 5 feet long and 2 1/5 inches in diameter. A healthy colon has uniform size and tone and its functions are:

The final digestion of food
The elimination of digestive residue
The discharge of toxins and wastes from your body

When the colon is congested and stagnant with waste, poisons backup into our bodies and pollute the inner environment making it ripe for diseaseand sickness. The colon is the largest contibutor to disease of any organ in the body. It is said to be the initiator of 80% of all critical illnesses.  
When a colon is unhealthy, the inner diameter is reduced like a water pipe blocked by mineral deposits, and eventually the opening becomes so narrow that it is most difficult and even impossible to pass waste. Since the walls of the bowel which normally absorb nutrients from your food, are so encrusted, your absorption rate becomes dramatically reduced. This gives way to poor health and diminished lifestyle.
Of all the excretory organs, the colon is the most abused and overloaded. Believe it or not, the average Western male today carries about 5-6 kg of dense, rubbery, mucoid material (a thick toxic sludge) imbedded in his bowels. that resuslts in complications like IBS etc..
it should improve the effetcts of IBS dramaticaly and help with the general functions of your digestive system.
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I'm hoping that the meds that they gave me will work. I started taking the Bentyl Tuesday night. I don't know if this is a normal thing or not but I never feel hungry since I started this. I went all day yesterday without eating until I realized I hadn't ate and made a sandwich but even then couldn't eat the whole thing because I was so full. The pain/ache in my side has gone away a little and so has some of the nausea.
I got really shaky yesterday afternoon in my right arm and hand and I got a heartburn like feeling in the right side of my chest. (I already ate at this point) It lasted about 3 hours and then went away. This morning when I got up I feel like I have lifted 500 lbs with this arm.
My doc said to give the meds a few days to work to see how everything is going. As of right now I'm on the fence. I am beginning to feel better but I don't want to starve because I'm not hungry. Thank you so much for all of your feedback comments.
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I just wanted to give an update. I'm am doing much better now. I feel good. I still can't eat anything greasy without making my stomach turn but I am glad I can eat more than applesauce so I'm not complaining. Thank you all for you messages. Have a good day! God Bless
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