Awful bloating and upper right side abdominal pain

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Hi All

Apologies - long post. In March 2019 I started to develop some gastric problems - constipation, the runs, feeling as thou i had not finished, lost appetite, nausea. I put it down to a change in my medication for high BP and statin. Anyway this carried on for a few months, spoke to doctor who first of all suggested gastritis and gave me some meds, which did nothing. i did a blood poo test which was negative (and have done 2 more in the past 6 months, both negative).

I spoke to a different doctor who suggested a colonoscopy and endoscopy, however the waiting list is 18 months! so I decided to go private, made an appointment. Then typically all my symptoms disappeared! I cancelled scopes and looked forward to a healthy gut.

But now for the last 3 months I have experienced huge bloating of the stomach, pain (mild discomfort) in upper right abdomen and a constant gurgling stomach. I was recently put on gastro resist tablets, use gaviscon and rennie but get little relief. My bowel movement s are now totally normal.

I am booked for scopes but not for 6 weeks. Obviously my biggest fear is cancer.

I am otherwise a pretty fit 48yo male.

Thank you for your thoughts.

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    gastritis causes bloating and pain in upper abdomen. i would schedule endoscopy so you can get a better grasp on whats happening. could also be your gallbladder and a number of things other than your worse fear. try to relax and maybe eat small portions of bland food to see how you feel after.

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    Hi Keith

    I had exactly the same symptoms

    I had an ultrasound and they said it was trapped bowel gas. I still have good days and bad days, think it is linked to diet, portion size and anxiety in my case

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    Could be IBS and or gastritis as was first suggested by your doctor.since your symptoms come and go. Have you tried a food diary to see a food triggers symptoms? Have you been stressed recently? Does stress trigger flare ups? Consider these reasons first.

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    Hi there

    It sounds as if you may have IBS or at worse case a gallbladder problem, my gb issue started with these symptoms. It may be worth keeping a food diary just to see if there are triggers. Do keep pursuing the tests as no guessing will give you the answers or peace of mind.

    best wishes

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      My symptoms lasted for about 2 years, being told it was ibs etc, I developed horrible reflux issues. I realised that saturated fats were very hard to digest, especially, cream, cheese, eggs, chocolate. I lived on very bland diet having small amounts regularly. Like I said do keep pursuing the


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