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right/middle epigastric pain and strange nerve sensations

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  • Posted By: goingoutofmymind
  • December 11, 2008
  • 07:13 PM

About six years ago I had my gallbladder removed. About a year later I started having gastric pains that would come on suddenly and sharply and would last five minutes to 20 minutes or even longer once. Occasionally I will get right epigastria pain also. It will usually last for about four or five days and can be annoying to very painful at times (where I have trouble walking). I have been checked for hepatitis B and all kinds of things. I don’t know if I was giver a liver function panel or not, but I was given an ultrasound about one or two weeks after the pain occurred and they found nothing. I had abdominal surgery for endometriosis at the beginning of October this year and about a week later I started feeling very itchy in one area on the top of my thigh. It then went numb and then for about three days or so was extremely painful when it was touched in anyway. It felt like someone was poking me with a needle from the inside after I touched (but the reaction was slightly delayed). I was told that it was due to a muscle that was putting pressure on the nerve (but my surgery was only 40 minutes and my surgeon said that I was positioned very well (so they say); however, she didn’t think that it was the cause. Nonetheless I was told to give it time and if by thanksgiving it wasn’t better to go to physical therapy. Nothing else hurts in this area but the numbness is still there in about a 3 square inch area and occasionally I will get prickly sensations and it will feel very sensitive (hurt a little) if my leg is touched in a rough manner (it doesn’t feel like a muscle, achy, just sensory). For the last few days now I have noticed more prickly sensations down the same leg and sometimes in my toes but it’s not great. Should I worry? Also I have been having increased pain in my knees and feet. I have noticed that my feed seem a “little” swollen in the morning but it quickly goes away. I have also been feeling nauseous throughout the day; however, I am pregnant. Although, I am now 13 weeks pregnant and have not been feeling sick for the past few weeks. Do you have any ideas what could be going on? Are my symptoms related, or not? Please help….It stinks when everyone thinks that it all in your head…I know something is wrong!

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