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For 3 months now I've had something going on in what feels like my upper abdomen. Epigastric region.
Started randomly after having a Pizza from a takeaway one night. I started feeling a mild dull ache in my upper abdomen. This has just continued and continued and I was very reluctant to go to the doctors hoping it would resolve itself. It would seem to get intense for a few days making a cramping, squeesing sensation below my sternum and ribs and then I would get days when it would calm down a bit. Over time I have noticed other things come and go. Hunger pangs being one of them.
I did consult my GP around 2-3 weeks ago after putting up with it for 2 or so months. Probably didn't explain in enough detail what I needed to. He pressed around my stomach to check if it hurt or if he could feel anything. Listened to my breathing etc and took my blood pressure which were all fine. Apart from that from my symptoms he couldn't tell what was up and said see how it goes but it's continued to bother me since.
I've tried looking up the symptoms online but I can't make sense of how it keeps coming and going in waves of intensity.
- Mainly dull ache/cramp/squeesing sensation in episgastric region and below ribs.
- Slight backache at times to go with it.
- Feeling of heavyness in chest.
- Slight pinching type feelings generalised around abdomen sometimes.
- Sometimes strong hunger pains when already ate.
My stools are a normal colour from what I can tell. Sometimes can find it hard to push them out, whether soft or hard. Varies what they are like probably depending on what I've ate. I'm still eating, not lost my appetite or anything. No vomiting.
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