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So the pains from last week are not there as much starting yesterday though I did have some pain on right side of stomach today before I passed bowels in morning and then felt mostly good through the day. I am fine right now and occasionally get a little pain on left or right side of stomach. Have also been a little gassy today.
The other thing I wanted to talk to you about is I can't seem to shake the metallic taste in left side of my mouth. It seems concentrated near where I got a filling last week.
well the taste thing has been going on for 3, 4 weeks...so well before the filling happened.
Like a cramp like pain or feeling when constipated, like a sudden jolt of discomfort is what i mean in the stomach
Sorry I think we are miscommunicating on the metallic taste. What I meant to say is that I have had it for 4 weeks or so. The filling I just got last week so I dont think the filling is the cause.
Regarding stomach, could it be like a stomach cancer or am I too young for that?
The taste is continuous certain days then is kind of nonexistant other days. Very strange.
Could an X-Ray or CT Scan find stomach cancer? What are the symptoms to look for ?
Whats difference between a ct scan and an xray? Is one better for this?
What also the procedure where they make you drink this pink dye to illuminate your insides?
Thanks. Is a GI Series a type of ct scan/xray?
Got it thanks. Can these procedures be done in the ER? If so, would it cost a lot more to have it done in ER then scheduling an appointment with a radiologist? I have relatively pretty good insurance, Blue Shield PPO.
So I saw my doc yesteday. He did all these excercises where he pushed different areas of my abdomen with his hand to see if i feel any pain and then stretched my legs as well while i was lying down. Oddly I felt no pain during those excercises.
He scheduled me for an ultrasound of the whole abdomen for this Friday.
I am still puzzled what I have. My relative GI Doc thinks I may have IBS but I have only been going to the bathroom for bowel movememnts once a day and the bowels appear normal?
Well I thhought the stomach would be tender in certain areas that the doc applied pressure on because of all my stomach problems in past 10, 11 days. That makes sense right?
GI thinks IBS based on all the symptoms I told him: on and off pains on both sides of stomach, occasional gassiness, no loss of appetitie, no fever, no real nausea, able to sleep fine at night, the pain isnt causing me to interrupt my life or job, etc..
Haha you are funny Doc but to some extent he has. I wil be more convinced (knock on wood) if the ultrasound comes out ok on Friday. I will let you know later in the day Friday how that goes.
On a side topic, I have had some weird on and off tingling in my hand since 2 nights ago...my doc said it might be due to my keyboard use becuase i am on computer a lot including at night in bed when i kind of lay on my side with my right elbow dug into the mattress and typing at an odd angle for my right hand...this normal to happen?
right hand. It tingled if i moved my fingers around or hit them on table etc. Hard for me to say if just the fingers or whole hand...
ok, is this anything serious?
Doc, is colon cancer also a possibility for me?
We did? Maybe I forgot. WHat are symotoms again?
Pencil thin??? That's possible? wow.
Here were the results of the ultrasound:
1) Fatty liver with mild focal fatty sparing
2) no evidence of gallstones or cjloecustitis
3) peripelvic left renal cyst
Pancreas, spleen appendix stomach gallbladder all were fine
But Doc, fatty liver??? :-(
Seems like I am doomed later on in life...
Do you think the fatty liver is also the culprit for my stomach issues lately?
Ok how come my Doctor never really mentions Hepatitis as a possibility?
It's related to abnormalities in liver right?
I just wish I could get to the bottom of the stomach issues. It sounds like fatty liver probably shouldn't be related to the stomach problems
Ok and it seems you are confident based on everything i told you last few months that i dont display the typical symptoms of my worst fear like an std?
Sorry I meant this last bit as a question
Ok yea I just have felt off these past few weeks with the stomach stuff and and constantly paranoid about why the tinea had not 100% cleared yet..I do have a thought though that perhaps my jeans are too tight in crotch area (I am 25 pound overweight) and I should get bigger jeans as I think some chafing is occuring there due to me being overweight
Ok how about johnston and johnston baby powder?
Doc the ultra sound that I had done this past Friday...how at ease can my mind be off the findings from it? Should I no longer worry about getting a endoscopy/colonoscopy, Upper GI Series etc?
what about if i had an upper gi series done. could i then avoid the upper endoscopy? the idea of having something down my throat is kind of unnerving to me
Ok I will think about it...btw Doc you are always very responsive even on weekends and evenings which is great for people like me. I hope you still find some time to have some leisure time!
I just walked from the movie theater to my house and on way picked up a sandwich. By the time I got home and ate it I felt a little nauseated it and a little hot. The weather outside is probably in 70s and I am in jeans and a longsleeve with socks but is this normal?
What are warning signs of diabetes?
The walk from theater was probably 1.5 miles...It was also furst thing i ate all day
It's warm outside
You think I felt that way cuz I had my first meal (a light sandwich) at 5:30pm?
Also, was since I am overweight and have some liver issues, was curious how people are diagnosed as diabetic?
you there doc?