I have chronic abdominal pain located in my mid epigastric and upper right quadrant area of my abdomen. I have been seen by numerous GI doctors and even a surgeon. I have had multiple studies, including a HIDA scan, all normal. I was diagnosed with a sphincter of oddi dysfunction and have had two sphinterotomies but still have pain. I have had pancreatitis a couple of times and one of the diagnoses is chronic pancreatitis. My labs are normal, lipase, amylase, cbc (although they show a slightly elevated monocyte level @ 1.1), chemistry profile, ESR, C-reactive protien. US doesn't show stones in my gallbladder. The Doctors say they cant do anything for me and I have pretty much given up on getting any relief. I also notice my stools to be oily and yellowish and often are like malt o meal in consistency. I don't take any medications, although Doctors did have me on pain medications for a while, but I value my mental clarity more than I do pain control thus choose not to take them. I even asked a surgeon to just remove my gallbladder to see if that would make me better, but he refused. I need help, what is being missed here? What should be my next step? I am so tired of the pain.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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