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Hello all I am a 24 year old male and have been having upper abdominal pain for 4 months now. I experience the pain in both my upper left and upper right abdomin. The pain is a very dull ache that comes and goes many times throughout the day. I would say the pain is usually a 4 or 5 out of 10 and typically lasts about a minute then comes back after another half hour. I have no other symptoms, my bowels are normal, my appetite is the same, I haven't lost any weight.
I have had blood tests, urine tests, an upper endoscopy, and a CT scan done all of which came back normal. My doctor who I trust very much told me that he doesn't believe its anything sinister like cancer and it could be an autoimmune disorder. He said that I should wait 6 months and keep an eye out for any symptoms, if any alarming things come up give him a call or else I'm schedualed to see him in 6 months.
My greatest concern is wondering if this could be something dangerous? God forbid this is cancer and I could have done more to catch it now rather than wait 6 months and possibly cost me everything. I really don't know what to do anymore, I've completely lost my piece of mind. I wake up every morning worrying until I go to bed. I feel like I'm going crazy.
Has anybody ever had my problem? Anybody have any idea what it might be? Am I crazy could this be something life threatening? I figure the least I can do is get a second opinion from another doctor. Thank you for listening.
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