by M C
Don't know what to do.
I have have been experiencing this since May of 2012. I have had a dull pain that is right in the middle of my front, right below where the ribs come together.
I have had CTs and an EGD. I have also had a scope down my throat. The CT did not see any stones in my gallbladder. The EGD did drain within normal range though it was lower. The one thing that caught the doctor's attention is that I complained of pain while it was filling. He thought this may be gallbladder disease.
Since May of 2012 the pain has come and gone but has never fully gone away. I have had GERD before and have been of Omeprozole for esophageal erosions.
For the last couple of weeks the pain has been much worse. Not only is the pain where it normally is but I feel like I have a constant stomach ache, worse pain and nausea after eating and the pain is going through to my back. There is also some burning in my esophagus even though I am on the Omeprozole. The pain also goes up the side of my neck, up the sides of my head and is giving me headaches.
I suspect that is just secondary and muscular.
No one can give me a diagnosis for sure.
I am about 6'5" and 475 pounds. I am very over weight as you can tell.
Some have talked about Pancreatitis and having a "swollen" belly. I don't feel any swelling but I have a large stomach so I may just not be able to.
I would also think that if this were Pancreatic, Liver or Stomach cancer I would have been dead by now. All three of those kill pretty quickly under the best of circumstances and 2.5 years of ZERO treatment would likely mean I would be gone already.
But I won't lie and say this does not scare the hell out of me. I am also tired of living in pain. My doctor thought it was Fatty Liver Disease.
But I keep reading that NAFLD does not usually present with pain. Also, a biopsy was never done to confirm that diagnosis.
Dear Mr M C,
Thank you for contacting us regarding your condition.
I can see that you are very concerned about this pain in your upper abdomen. Despite all the different tests that have been done, there is still no definitive and clear diagnosis.
I completely agree with you that it is very very unlikely that the pain is due to Pancreatic, Liver or Stomach cancer. No. Nothing in your history would suggest that.
What I can understand is that:
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