I suggest a endoscopy by a reputable gastroenterologist. This may be a gall bladder issue or a case of appendicitis. This is only a differential diagnosis. You should always seek the advice of your primary care physician. Being seen at a "teaching hospital" can be beneficial, as it would be linked to a medical school. As such, they would have access to the latest technology and information, not to mention, no shortage of physicians who can collaborate to come up with an answer and possible treatment options.
Remember, you're always entitled to a second opinion. You also have the right to see who you choose and hospital cannot deny you help regardless of your ability to pay. Best of luck, let me know if I can be of any further help.
maybe it is appendix acting up mine did several times before they ruptured
Isn't ur appendix on the right?!
I have had the endoscopy which was considered normal. I have questioned by gall bladder and appendix, but was told that ct was normal and they would not cause pain/discomfort on the left side of my abdomen.
I have been referred to a general surgeon for a diagnostic laparoscopy. Unfortunately, the earliest that I can get in to see him is another month away and I'm not sure if I can deal with the pain,nausea, lack of energy (prob from lack of food and sleep), for another month. I have tried having the apt moved closer with no luck. I have been in tears twice this week and dryheaving from being so bloated and nauseous. My husband and dad are ready to pack me up and take me to a university hospital about an hour away. I am ready to go, but am not sure that it will be a worthwhile trip. Being that I am already under doctors' care and nothing has changed, what else will they do? Do you think it's worthwhile or will it be another wasted trip just to say keep following up with my doctors?
BTW the pain is nagging all day everyday - but at times gets severe enough to bring me to tears. The nausea and bloated feeling is every time I eat anything more than jello. I would be content to NOT eat at all, as I'm not hungry, however, I am having to make myself eat a little something to keep my kids and family off my back and to keep some energy.
Gastroparesis was my diagnosis.