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Hello Friends, I am in quite a state of here and would love some advice.
The back history is, I had laparoscopic surgery Dec. 12, 2014 to remove a fluid filled cyst, left ovary and fallopian tube. I recovered quite quickly and was doing well. One month after surgery I had some stomach pain up high, near my sternum. It went away quickly and I didn't think anything of it. Then 2 months after my surgery I had diarreah a couple of times and I had pain BOTH up high at my sterum area and near the bottom of my right rib cage. As the days progessed the pain got worse. (But never *really bad* pain, I want to make that clear, never "doubled over, horrible pain"). I had one night of a fever of 102.5 and I vomited that night (dry heaves actually since I hadn't ate much).
I had gone to the emergency room (before the fever had happened) and they did a quick ultrasound and blood work and said everything was fine and gave me PPI to take for 2 weeks. I did and I was a bit better, but then that fever thing happened and the pain continued.
I got more PPI from my general doctor and I got a "real" abdominal ultrasound and it came back nomal. I had diarreah when I returned home from that appointment. I got a barium swallow and that was normal, no hiatal hernia.
My symptoms have worsened. I can no longer walk any distance because the pain gets worse when I walk. I get the worst BLOATING after eating. Like I could burst. The pressure is so intense that I can't sit, I must lay down. I get stabbing pains near the breast bone, and aching pains on the right side by my ribs. It's one or the other or both. I get nausea on and off, but the pressure and pain are the main symptoms.
Sometimes it feels like a tight band wrapped around my ribs.
I have no answers because they say I have no gallstones. I am going to be going to a GI doctor as soon as they call with the appointment.
Any help here would be appreciated.
Does it sound like a gallbladder problem even though I don't have stones?
DO you have pain up at the sternum?
Do you have orange colored stools? (Mine are always a light orange, not pale like what is usually said)
I'm so scared! I don't want to do anymore tests and I don't want another operation
My stomach feels so BLOATED like I could burst. This happens
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