• ibddiscomfort ibddiscomfort
    June 02, 2009
    Upper right abdominal pain?
    ibddiscomfort ibddiscomfort
    June 02, 2009

    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?

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  • Shelly Rondeau Heller
    Health Guide
    June 03, 2009
    Shelly Rondeau Heller
    Health Guide
    June 03, 2009

    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

     

    • ibddiscomfort
      June 11, 2009
      ibddiscomfort
      June 11, 2009

      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?

       

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    • Steve
      July 10, 2009
      Steve
      July 10, 2009

      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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    • Priscilla Collette
      May 16, 2012
      Priscilla Collette
      May 16, 2012

      looking for a Telephone number to talk to you for in home and cant find any telephone number to talk to the Center Harbor Care Givers. Please give me a call @279-5541 or send me the number to cill@metrocast.net Priscilla Collette

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