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stress can cause many syjptoms... this is possibly the cause.
an Xray is generally worthless for abdominal pain complaints
the ultrasound, i hope, was of your gallbladder, and if so that is good to have had because it takes gallstones mostly off the list.
is the pain constant?
are you on any medicines?
any relief with the ranitidine? also, where is the pain exactly and do you have nausea or vomiting with it?
so at this point a walk in clinic is not going to be able to help as it seems that the obvious causes have been ruled out.
for how long have you been experiencing this?
okay... around the umbilicus.... thanks.
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that was not a mistake on their part... ranitidine treats reflux and since they looked for dangerous causes of your pain and didn't find any that's the most they can do.
to see how hard it is to get to the bottom of abdominal pain please see
the botXXXXX XXXXXne is this. if the ranitidine is not helping and you have had this for more than ten days or so it is likely you will need to be seen by a Gastroenterologist.
I think that the 'stress' theory is a diagnosis of exclusion, meaning, once ALL other possible causes are ruled out then we can maybe blame this on stress
things that have not been done that may need to be done...
CT Scan of abdomen and pelvie
and possible an endoscopy
wher ethe GI doctor looks inside your stomach with a camera to check for ulcers and similar conditions.
i definintely would not just wait on this but would be very aggressive in getting a diagnosis
that's what I'm telling you
chronic abdominal pain, which seems to be what you have at this point, is VERY difficult to assess
and well beyond the scope of a walk-in clinic
it's time to get with an expert
and that would be a gastroenterologist.
if you look at that link you will see thirty or forty possible causes
and there are lots more
since reflux and gallbladder disease are probably not the cause at this point
it's going to take some more specific testing to get the answer and the fix.
your pain and your age pretty much take aneurysm off the list
again, that is helpful, but was a year ago
so it is of no value to you in your current situation
the ER will likely be of no help because you do not have surgical abdominal pain, meaning, this is a chronic and not acute problem. they will likely simply refer you back to your doctor.
you need to press for a referral to a GI doctor.
SEE IF THIS SOUNDS LIKE WHAT YOU HAVE
this is a guess, but is quite common in women of your age, and difficult to diganose, but is manageable and is diagnosed by a GI doctor.
i would not increase the ranitidine
the dicatel is usually prescribed for irritable bowel syndrome
and is not used in the US
but there would be little harm in trying it, AND, it will either work or it will not. either way, it iill help your doctor to get to the real answer if you have tried this medicine.
I do not see a reason to go to the ER. Rather, pick up the phone and call your doctor and tell him/her that your abdominal pain is still there and ask for an appointment. you need to be referred to a GI doctor, or, your doctor may do more testing before the referral.
do you have any more questiosn for me?
the point is that your workup is not complete, and more needs to be done. you need to push for this to happen. in the mantime i would take your medicine and not increase the ranitidine. does this make sense?
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Given all that you discussed with 911 Doctor, it is probably anxiety. However, no one can provide a diagnosis online. It is not only impossible, it is illegal.
Anxiety can cause muscle tighness and spasm resulting in pain. Have you consulted a psychiatrist about the possibility of anxiety causing the physical symptoms you are having?
Controlling the anxiety with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and/or drugs can help with the painful symptoms if that is determined to be the diagnosis.