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I've been having a dull ache ten years now on my right upper

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I've been having a dull ache for probably ten years now on my right upper quadrant. I'm 28 years old. I had all symptoms of a gallbladder: running to the bathroom after a meal, the pain, stomach issues. After removal of my gallbladder the symptoms never went away. Now, I'm beginning to have a bad breath odor, like fecal. I'm starting to think there's something really wrong my insides. Maybe my intestines? Maybe I have ibs or crohns? I don't get severe stomach pain though. I do believe I have endometriosis that I have suffered with since I began my period. Sometimes my rectum hurts badly when having a BM.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

you need to see your doctor for more testing for your symptoms.

bad breath odor can come from a bacterial H Pylori infection of your stomach. this H Pylori produces urea gas which can cause severe bad breath.

you could have bad gingivitis which can cause bad breath. or severe dry mouth which can cause bad breath.

you can also get breath hydrogen testing to check for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth causing your symptoms

you might need a colonoscopy to look into your colon.

a colonoscopy can look for crohns or colitis.

a GI doctor can help you do these tests

let me know if you have questions.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have never had a cavity and I go to the dentist every 6 months, so it's not gingivitis.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

that is good you don't have gingivitis.

you need to get testing for H Pylori bacteria in your bowels and also hydrogen breath test to check for small intestinal bacterial overgrowth

you need to consult with a GI doctor

you might need a colonoscopy.

you might benefit from probiotics into your diet to help add good bacteria into your bowels

let me know if you have other questions.

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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

do you have other questions?