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Since how long this has been going on?
Which acid reflux medication you are on and for how long?
Do you feel this more after fatty meal?
I have had this condition for several months. I was taking omneprazole every day which helped any esophageal pain which I also had. Don't notice any difference after fatty meal. Two years ago I had h pylori infection for which I took antibiotics. That was checked out again & was cured.l
Have they evaluated your gall bladder?
I had abdominal ultrasound to check gall bladder.
Is there any pain on pressing at that site?
Any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, acid taste in mouth, stool colour changes etc?
Sometimes slight nausea. Nausea also sometimes when I am hungry.
Which specialist have you seen so far?
Upper GI endoscopy done?
Sorry for all these questions but i need to give you best advise.
I just need the info i have asked above and then i will give my opinion.
Have been to gastroenterologist. Had an endoscopy two years ago. My primary doctor ordered abdominal ultrasound. She is on vacation now so I do not have any response from her.
Thank you so much for your patience.
I am sorry to hear about your problem. There can be few causes for your problem. Yes this can be acid reflux or can be pain related to gall bladder. Sometime conditions like biliary colic can occur without gall stones.
This is called acalculous biliary colic.
You need further investigations.
after seeing your gastro doc again.
Like HIDA scan, CT scan and may be endoscopy again (only if gastro doc feel like).
Thank you. What is HIDA scan please?
In case it is acid reflux, your doctor can add tab domperidone which is a pro kinetic drug and reduces the time for which food stays in the stomach and resultantly reduces acid reflux.
HIDA scan is a scan in which function of the gall bladder is assessed.
It is checked that how efficiently it is releasing the bile.
It's improper functioning can cause such pain.
Thanks so much for your time and expert opinion.
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