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Need Help on abdominal pain. How to proceed

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  • Posted By: manucet
  • December 2, 2006
  • 08:29 PM

Hi,
I am a 26 year old asian (Indian) male. I have been having upper abdominal pain for the past 1 year. It happens in the left side below the rib cage some times and sometimes on the right. Sometime it feels its at the centre. The pain is constantly present on some days but sometimes it disappears for a few hrs. Also there is a tenderness below my ribcage on the left when the pain starts. This pain started for me after I had a very serious bout of diarrhoea and vomiting. After that I kept having these periodically for a few months. Then it stopped. The pain continued though its symptoms reduced in the summer. Now since winter started it has increased
My stools are papery small and shapeless. They are dark brown. Sometimes the water in the toilet turns dark. Also there is mucous and white dots. About 7 months back I had an ultrasound and endoscopy which showed me to be normal. After this the doctor told me that I was just imagining this. But still I have pains and I feel tired.I also feel uncomfortable on eating a sizeable meal and sometimes the pain increases and spreads to my lower abdomen after eating. I also get Gas quite a lot now.
P.S. My stools smell bad/different and so does my urine. The water in my area is hard water and that is what I drink. This water is having nitride content

Please advise.

Thanks
Manu

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