abdominal discomfort that comes and goes. clearing throat after eating

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I have been having abdominal discomfort off and on for a couple of years. Two years ago I went and had a liver function test and it was perfect and I just went about my business. I must add, I have anxiety and always think something is wrong as soon as I feel a pain. The doctor said it was anxiety.

I decided to go again and all my blood, urine was perfect. The h. pylori test was negative. Xray showed stool in colon. Took miralax for a week and the Xray was better but it was still there along with gas.

He gave me opramazole and it caused burning. Now I'm on carafate and I haven't felt the discomfort as much.

And it's not a pain. It's just a dull feeling that lasts seconds to minutes and goes away. I'm seeing a gi doctor Friday and am so scared it's something really bad! Especially since it's gone on so long.

Anyone have anything familiar?

I also have to clear my throat a lot after eating or even drinking water. But that may be totally unrelated.

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    Do you get the pain only on your periods, because I have pain everytime I get my periods and if that is case tell your doctor that you see and tell him about the pain, have they tested you for STD,s im not saying you have them or anything but it's better to get everything checked out, when I went to ever specialist I could find, my specialist told me to make sure the doctor tests for everything

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    It could be acid reflux if you are clearing your throat and the Carafate works.

    I have had acid reflux for years and even before I feel the acid, I start to cough.  An over the counter antacid stops it. Spicy, rich, and greasy foods trigger symptoms and so does anxiety. That's how my stomach woes began.  I was initially prescribed Omeprazole which helped me a lot.  I had mild itching and nausea when I started the medication, but these side effects went away.  I had an endoscopy wich showed nothing. What does your stomach discomfort feel like?

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      It's not really a pain. I just notice it there. It's more annoying and noticeable than painful. It only last for a short period of time. Sometimes seconds and sometimes minutes. It may be on the left, right or middle. The upper region. I'm so scared it's something bad.

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      I am still unclear about what stomach sensations you are having.  Is it a burning sensation, bloating, trapped gas?  I was diagnosed with IBS and have had four different types of pain which include stabbing pain, dull, deep grinding and sore to touch.  It moves all over my stomach in the way you describe, left, right or middle.  When you explain your symptoms to your doctor, you will need to be able to describe exactly what your discomfort feels like so you can get diagnosed.
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      It's more like a dull pain. Kind of like someone pushing with their finger on my stomach from the inside. That's the only way I know how to explain it.

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      Have you tried a food diary to identify food triggers and do you get change of bowel habit such as constipation, diarrhoea or a mixture of both?  If you have these symptoms as well as dull pain, it might be IBS.  Ask your doctor about irritable bowel.
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      I will. Thank you! I haven't kept a food journal because it doesn't seem to happen only when I eat. Sometimes it's first thing in the morning on an empty stomach.

      I do have constipation since the xray showed that. But I go to the bathroom everyday.

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