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Pain in upper right corner of abdomen

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  • Posted By: shyam_maj
  • March 3, 2009
  • 01:37 AM


I started with a dull ache about 1 and half years ago in my upper right corner of the abdomen. I underwent HIDA scan with CCK and it came out negative. It got worse to the point I was unable to eat normal food. I sustained on milk, cereal and bananas. I went to the Gastroenterologist who at first diagnosed me with gastric motility problem and prescribed Reglan. It did not help. The pain now became a sharp stabbing pain especially if the stomach was empty or I ate anything spicy. I went back to the doctor who performed endoscopy as well as a CT scan. All came out normal. Ultra sound too was normal. The doctor decided to try Nexium. About 2 months of Nexium and bland diet as mentioned above made my pain better. I stopped Nexium b summer and the stomach was nearly OK. But now there were sporadic episodes of the pain especially if I overate or ate anything greasy or spicy. Recently (about 3-4 days) the pain has started again. I am at loss. The only changes in the last few days have been that I was taking Naproxen sodium for a neck sprain along with muscle relaxants. I am back to normal diet which is a bit spicy owing to the fact that I am an Indian and Indian food can be a bit spicy. The doctor was never able to completely diagnose my problem. Please help. This pain is making life difficult for me. I dont know if it is reflux problem or a motility issue or a liver problem (liver enzyme tests were normal so were tests for H.pylori and Hepatitis B tests). I have undergone a battery of tests none of which revealed anything out of the ordinary. Please please help me.

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