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Greetings Zoe.Since when is the pain?Do you have bloating, gas, diarrhea / constipation, heartburn, nausea, urinary burning?Any significant past medical illness or surgery?Dr. Arun
It seems that your doctor suspected of viral intestinal infection. But in the absence o diarrhea, this may be something else.Your symptoms are suggestive of;1) Gall bladder pain; this can be due to gall stones of poorly functioning gall bladder.2) Hiatal hernia or gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)3) Peptic ulcer 4) A kidney infection or a kidney stone.
5) Pleurisy; it can cause upper abdominal and pain in chest / breast region.You need following investigative work up for the ascertainment of the cause;1) Ultrasound2) CT scan3) Complete blood count4) Comprehensive metabolic panel5) Urine routine and culture.
6) Chest x-rayThese would provide the diagnosis. Since your symptoms had been going on for 5 days, it is high time that further work up and re-examination by your doctor is done.Please feel free for your follow up questions.
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