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I am having bad pain in my stomach area but the pain goes

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I am having bad pain in my stomach area but the pain goes right up under my breats.
i have seen a doctor and he told me to eat white rice and drink boiled water. i have been doing this and nothing has changed if not getting worse. i feel like my inside in brused with occasianol stabbing pain. I need a second opinion. can you help?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

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

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Pain started last wednsday night, no dirreha or nausia, i do feel bloated. i had a urine infection a few weeks ago that went for about 2weeks and 4 yrs.ago i went to hospital with a kiddny infection.
Expert:  Dr. Arun Phophalia replied 5 years ago.

Hello Zoe,

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) Ultrasound
2) CT scan
3) Complete blood count
4) Comprehensive metabolic panel
5) Urine routine and culture.

6) Chest x-ray

These 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.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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