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Hello, could someone please help me- for close to 4 months now I've had a dull and gnalling pain in my right abdominal area. In the mornings it's not that bad, can barely feel it, but by the evening time it comes back and in full force. When I sit in a car it's the worst. When I stand it's a little better and when I workout I can barely feel it's like I'm symptom free practically. I have regular bowel movements- no diarrhea or constipation (when I first got the pain I had two stools that were almost white, like a really light tan color that I had never seen before although now they always sink and aren't as full looking and seem greasier than before) I've tried home remedies like apple cider vinegar and lemon concoctions to upping my probiotic intake and alas the pain is still there. I am a 38 year old male, work out almost everyday, drink lost of water and a veggie juice daily and only drink alcohol on the weekends, sometimes heavily, but usually moderately.
I have seen a family doctor and a GI specialist. I've had an ultrasound, x-ray and a MRI done. They came back saying I had a tiny polyp in my gallbladder and said it was nothing and 2 probable hemangiomas on my liver, which are also benign. The MRI said that my liver and spleen are slightly larger than they should be, but other than that everything is in good standing. Blood tests came back normal except for a slightly elevated bilirubin level. No elevated white blood cell count to help rule out a bacterial or viral infection (although my head has been loud like when you have a sinus infection- not tinnitus and I don't suffer from allergies) and liver enzymes came back at a normal level as well. No inflammation of the bilary ducts, no gall or kidney stones seen either.
All the results want me to believe I did pull a muscle in the area, however it seems too coincidental that after fatty/saturated foods the pain is usually more intense then when I only drink and eat healthy foods- so maybe it's not a muscle problem. Once, I tried to drink dandelion tea to increase bile production and that really hurt the right abdomen area the worst and made me have a racing heart. I am currently taking a herbal detox cleansing I found on the internet that treats gall and kidney stones just in case the MRI/ultrasound missed them. It's the 3rd day and no pain relief.
Could this pain be from a bacterial infection of my colon i.e. the ascending colon area (want to ask doctor for a trail of antibiotics that would mainly attack the right abdominal area). Can an infection stay in one area and feed off of the food you're ingesting daily or is this a muscle strain that in the right abdominal area that has pressure on it from the high fiber foods I drink and eat daily because the pain is heightened every evening and night time after most of my meals??? I do suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder, could this be the culprit? Any help with my situation is greatly appreciated.
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