I have been suffering with pain and discomfort on the upper right side of the abdomin for more than two years. I have been to a gastroenterologist and also to a general physician. They have done an endoscopy, an ultrasound, and an X-ray, but nothing was found through those tests. I have been taking medicines but I have gotten no relief from it. I feel as if something is bulging in my abdomen. Is this IBS or IBD or some other disease? The doctors don't seem to care for me when I go to see them. They just tell me that I have to live with it and then go and change my medications. I'm very underweight - is that because of this pain?
Abdominal pain is definitely debilitating. I'm not surprised it affected your job performance. Also, going to the doctor can be frustrating if they can't figure out how to help you. If I were in your shoes, I'd spend some time doing reading and research on my own. There are a lot of books that may help. Go to your library (or Amazon, if you don't mind spending a little money...it may be worth it) and research digestive issues. You might look up irritable bowel syndrome, intestinal discomfort, food allergies, etc. With some more knowledge, you'll be better prepared to find the right doctor, diet, therapy or medication that will help you.
Do you have friends or family who can help you and be supportive? At this point you are probably worn down from your illness and a fresh perspective might help. Let them guide you a bit, you could use it right now.
Here are some links that might be helpful to you. All the best!
5 Ways Your Gut Affects Your Health
10 IBD Terms You Should Know
hey thanks for the response....I read your about me...you seems to have gone through a lot....I hope every thing is fine with you now....
I have gone through various websites about the adbominal problems....but cant find anything helpful...
I'm taking rabiprozole and Fenoverine capsules for more than a year now....but still I'm facing this problem.....I have my relative who had gone through similar kind of problem and know she is feeling better....For her too the doctor said that she was suffring from IBS....i think in my case they are unable to find the exact problem and they are calling it an IBS....this really irritating me :(......I'm looking for marriage...will this affact my sex life?
I am having this exact same problem. My right abdomen has a chronic pain. It feels like something is in there. If I lay on my right side on a soft bed the pain gets worse. Stretching offers some relief. I have had a CT, Contrast MRI, ultrasound, Endoscopy, Colonoscopy, capsule endoscopy, hydrogen breath test, and seen about a dozen specalists. None of which can diagnose this. The pain sometimes travels from my lower right abdomen to just below my rib cage. I have taken bentyl, hyomax, antibiotics, etc trying to remedy the problem. Vicodin sometimes helps relieve the pain but not the discomfort. I have a nerve condition called brachial neuritis in my right shoulder and am wondering if the nerves throughout my abdomen are also inflicted with this problem as well.
I am ready for any diagnosis, even if it's a bad one only to know what is going on.
This has effected my work life, my social life, and my marriage life (sex life is almost shot). Luckily my wife understands.
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