Have c/o constant epigastric pain, that has gradually increased in severity, to my doctors for around 18 months. Had (2) HIDDA scans and a CAT scan done last summer. HIDDA scans showed a gradual decrease in Gallbladder function so I had it removed and an EGD done last March 7th and 8th. I actually feel worse since having these procedures done. My constant epigastric pain is still slowly increasing in severity. The surgeon noticed that my liver looked like sandpaper with tiny nodules and took a liver biopsy. The biopsy came back normal:confused:. I do have a long history of alcohol consumption. The pain is mainly located right behind and slightly lower then my Xiphoid Process. There is slight pain just below my ribs on my right side, but not nearly as pronounced as the epigastric pain! I have a little malaise, but not enough to slow me down. Any help with diagnosis would be greatly appreciated.
Also, my bowel movements have been irregular. Either I'm constipated or I have diarrhea. My appetite is great and I am very active. The epigastric pain is a constant deep pain, but not sharp. Palpation intensifies the pain and does add some sharpness too it. Exercise makes me feel a little sicker and causes some discomfort when lifting weights. Eating seems to make me feel better momentarily.
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