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Next step towards a diagnosis

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  • Posted By: mexigaf
  • December 1, 2007
  • 08:14 AM

I know all this may sound a bit redundant after reading through some of the posts in this forum but i figured id give it a try anyway. :)

im a 24 year old male
about a year and a half ago I had stomach issues that began with a feeling of fullness after little ingested food or drink. ( i also began to have ecsema on my hand around this time..dont know if there could be a correlation).

Eventually this became more of a complete problem of my stomach meaning that i had pain in different areas. Gas pain right by my bladder, Regurgitation, feeling of fulness-bloating, feeling "not right" , depression, pain on the right side as if i cant relax the muscle under my right lower ribs.....As you can see tons of different symptoms

Now....The tests
2-endoscopies = Hiatal hernia - treated with aciphex
(first endo showed high eosinophils..2nd did not
1-colonoscopy = normal
1-gastric emptying study = normal
multiple blood tests. Normal
skin allergy patch test = cats, dustmites, shrimpz
abdominal ultrasound = normal
abdominal mri = normal
hida scan with gallbladder secretion enzyme = normal

I have taken...
aciphex = little to no effect
zantac = nothing
singulair = *suspected eosinophilic esophagitis = nothing
reglan = some confort but i think it was because I changed diet slightly...havent tried again. Doctor doesnt like the drug.

Basically hes at his wits end. Hes suggesting i might be swallowing too much air while I eat. Im pretty sure that is not the problem based on the number of symptoms i have.

This is my second gastroenterologist and im not sure what kind of doctor i should proceed to next. Could it be some kind of food intolerance. If so who could i see?

Anyways thanks for reading my incredibly long boring story. Any advice is greatly appreciated

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