I decided to come ask here because googling my symptoms was just making me paranoid.
Ok, here is some background.
In June08 i went to the ER because i was having excruciating right shoulder pain. I couldn't move or breath it hurt so bad. They did a CT scan and said that part of my intestine was inflamed and that was likely causing the problem. They gave me some pain killers and antibiotics and sent me on my way. It took about 4-5 days before i actually felt any better. Since then i've had a constant pain on my right side just under my ribs. It was more or less annoying so i never had it checked out. It was always just there. Then it started to get worse and would wake me up at night. I always had a dull pain but sometimes (usually after eating) it would get worse and the pain would radiate to my back and right shoulder. Sometimes during a "flare" up the pain would actually be below my sternum and it was very tender and sent shooting pain down my stomach when palpated. At the same time i was experiencing strange bowel symptoms. I'd have diarrhea for 2 days, then not be able to go for a week, then have diarrhea for a few days etc etc. Plus lots of painful bloating. At some point this all became too much and i finally went to see my Dr. She suspected my gallbladder and sent me for an ultrasound. That was normal so i had a HIDA scan last Thursday and am still awaiting the results of that test. My problem is that since initially going to see her 2 weeks ago my symptoms have become worse and i'm experiencing some new alarming symptoms and i'm not sure if i should call and let her know. I have no idea if they are even related.
For one, the bloating has been a lot worse so has the constant URQ pain. I've been extremely nauseated to the point i cant eat sometimes. Its pretty much all the time. Also my stomach always feels like its in my throat if that makes any sense. Almost like i'm so full my food is up to my throat, even after only a few bites of food or none at all. Another way to describe it is the nausea/fullness that you get when you drink too much water in one sitting. I've never had back problems but i've had off and on bad lower back pain as well.
So, my question is this could all of this be related? Should i call and let her know or am i just being paranoid? What does this all sound like? If my HIDA scan was normal she said the next step would be an endoscope and colonoscopy. Should i be asking for something else? I have insurance but it doesn't have the greatest coverage for diagnostic tests so i'd like to figure this out with as few tests as possible.
Sorry this turned into a novel, any input or advice would be greatly appreciate.
I guess i should mention that i'm a 23yr old otherwise healthy female