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Hello all, new here. Short version: a CT scan showed I have duodenitis, and I have daily discomfort and I'm still figuring out how to manage it.
I've been sick since late December, initially with some abdominal discomfort, moderate fever, mouth ulcers, inflamed gums, cold sore -- the fever lasted 4 1/2 days, mostly at night, and it was difficult to eat solid food for a week. Now a few weeks later all of the issues have resolved except abdominal issues. I have been having pain in the upper left hand side of my abdomen, usually at night, off and on since about December 27th or 28th, intially only a little noticeable at night.
I had a CT scan revealing duodenitis, and perhaps some stomach distention. I've been put on pepcid twice a day, and have eliminated a lot of possible triggers from my diet. My most severe symptoms have not returned the last couple of weeks, but I have cramping, heartburn, indigestion, burning/throbbing in the throat, sometimes feeling cold or feeling flush in the face, some gas, etc, off and on since starting pepcid. I actually feel like the heartburn is worse since starting pepcid, but the duodenal pain seems to have improved. I'm waiting to hear back on an H. Pylori test, most of my blood tests look normal, and my CT scan showed most of my other organs looked normal.
This has been exhausting already, and at this point I'm hoping I test positive for something or have a diagnosis I can do something about. My doctor is still optimistic, and thinks that as long as I limit my diet and take care of myself, this may yet resolve itself (she said it may take three more months to heal). Do these symptoms sound like a more specific diagnosis? Any tips for managing it?
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