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17213106 tn?1456525991

Weird Abdominal Pain

Hello!!! I'm new to this site, but in desperate need of some kind of help.
Ok heerrreee we go: I'm 35 years old, I've never had a health issue, no surgery, no chronic conditions, or allergies. Starting around January 13th I began experiencing nausea and stomach bloating. I was fine for a few days, and then bam!! I've been sick ever since. My stomach feels full, bloated, and heavy. There is dull pain that starts right where my ribs meets and radiates down both sides of my stomach. The dull pain is also in my back. I can't eat due to extreme nausea(I have a weird phobia, so I refuse to get sick). I burp and my stomach rumbles and flutters a lot. This is worse at night, and no matter what, I usually wake up around 2am feeling sick..I jump out of bed grab a Sprite or water until the feeling subsides. I can't lay flat on my back or stomach. When I try sleeping on my side, my stomach rumbles and I start feeling queasy. I am usually able to catch a few hours of sleep while propped straight up on the couch. My stomach is tender to touch. If I place my hand on it, it will start hurting in that spot.I can sometimes get a little relief, If I put pressure on the spot where my ribs meet. I went to the ER..they did a CT scan and Ultrasound. Ultrasound shows no issues(they couldn't see my pancreas due to bowel gas..TMI but I need help). The CT shows everything normal except a uterine fibroid(which I've had for years) and small nodes in my lower right quadrant that could represent Mesenteric Adentitis. Has anyone else experienced these symptoms, and what was the outcome??
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6543835 tn?1468844035
i hate to say it, but those are common symptoms for numerous ailments. Could just be some kind of stomach bug, or something more than that.
How are your bowel movements? What do you eat on a normal day?
As weird as it sounds, if you are constipated, it can cause all the symptoms you describe. This is why I asked about the BMs
17213106 tn?1456525991
Well I usually don't have a problem with my bowel movements. I haven't eaten anything out of the ordinary, which  pretty much a chicken a fish. Do you think a stomach bug would last this long?
6543835 tn?1468844035
stomach bugs usually last maybe 10 days at the most. Have you taken any medication before this started? Been to a foreign country? Eaten exotic foods? Im asking because maybe its some sort of parasite. Or if you were on an antibiotic that could be the cause.
Do you take a probiotic? If not, I suggest getting one, somewhere in the 15-30 billion live culture range.
17213106 tn?1456525991
No, I haven't been out of the country, or on any medication. I'm not adventurous when it comes to food either.I am glad you mentioned probiotics,  I just picked up the One A Day Trubiotic.
6543835 tn?1468844035
im going to be honest, all those probiotics you see in commercials arent really strong enough. Not sure which one you got, but if its less than 10 billion cultures, i doubt it will do you any good.
17213106 tn?1456525991
Update: after a colonoscopy/endoscopy, I was diagnosed with H Pylori, gastritis, and a hiatal hernia. Now I'm searching for an alternative treatment besides the 2000 mg of antibiotics.
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