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right abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2007
  • 10:20 PM

I have had an on and off sharp pain in my upper right abdomen, right under my ribs for over 4 year now. (My gallbladder was removed 22 years ago. I DO have low iron and I was checked for fibroids about a year ago. Doctors found one big fibroid about the size of a grapefruit and lots of polyps. My uterus had some growth too and was subsequently taken out.) Every day the pain gets worse and worse. Now the back of my ribcage is starting to feel pain. I am losing my appetite, and feel nauseous. Every time I eat I feel pain as well. I DO NOT have any issues moving my bowels, but my bowels are dark green. I currently take ACID REFLUX MEDICINE, but this has done nothing for me. I've had 2 MRIs done, CT Scan, bile duct blockage test, endoscopy, gastric emptying (which resulted in digestive system slow and was told to eat six small meals instead of 3 big ones), small bowel test, Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and now scheduled for an Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Now, I currently cant even eat without feeling pain.. weigh 98 pounds..please, I need help. I don't know what is going on and how long I can take this.

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  • I have had an on and off sharp pain in my upper right abdomen, right under my ribs for over 4 year now. (My gallbladder was removed 22 years ago. I DO have low iron and I was checked for fibroids about a year ago. Doctors found one big fibroid about the size of a grapefruit and lots of polyps. My uterus had some growth too and was subsequently taken out.) Every day the pain gets worse and worse. Now the back of my ribcage is starting to feel pain. I am losing my appetite, and feel nauseous. Every time I eat I feel pain as well. I DO NOT have any issues moving my bowels, but my bowels are dark green. I currently take ACID REFLUX MEDICINE, but this has done nothing for me. I've had 2 MRIs done, CT Scan, bile duct blockage test, endoscopy, gastric emptying (which resulted in digestive system slow and was told to eat six small meals instead of 3 big ones), small bowel test, Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), and now scheduled for an Endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP). Now, I currently cant even eat without feeling pain.. weigh 98 pounds..please, I need help. I don't know what is going on and how long I can take this. I am so sorry you are going through this ! I too feel your pain.. I weigh 100 lbs and deal with the same sort of pain ! I was also diagnosed with a slowed digestive system but thats all they seem to be able to find except blood in my urine and cysts on my ovarys... The ercp from what I have read can sometimes cause pancretiatis (sp) just so you know.. But I am looking into that as well... I just want to get rid of the pain as I am sure you do too ! Keep us updated on your condition and I wish you the best of luck !If you ever need to talk im here... I suffer with this pain on a daily basis so I know what your going through !
    Brooklea 15 Replies
    • December 15, 2007
    • 01:01 AM
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  • the doctors have said i have gastroparesis (slowed digestive system), i have medication for it but my pain still persists. i just got my ercp done last week. the doctors could not get into the common bile duct. they made an incision which opened the duct. they thought that would solve the problem, but after the test, i feel the same way and still feel pain in my upper right abdominal area. while eating (just a litte), i feel like the food is not even absorbing into my body. :( does anyone know what other options i could try?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 12, 2008
    • 09:06 PM
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