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Hi there. 36 year old male with a recurrence of symptoms which I first noticed around 9 months ago.
The catalyst seems to be an upset stomach. No diarrhea, just a gnawing pain (intermittent) which ranges in severity between 1 and 4/10.
On both occasions now, this has existed, on and off, for around 3 months. It hasnt gone away this time.
I eat normally, I am gaining weight, bowel movements are normal but have this gnawing pain which can be anywhere between the navel and under the ribcage and can sometimes radiate round.
The scope of symptoms has been the same, as has their progression, on both occasions. After the first round I have had countless blood tests and and ultrasound/CT scans and nothing has shown up. My GP suggests, from the most recent visit, that it might be a touch of acid. However, since then, the itching is back with a vengeance.
I am getting frustrated at recurring GP visits and as someone with a history of anxiety, I actively try not to go, in order to manage my health anxiety.
I guess my question(s) are as follows:
Have you suffered with abdominal pain/gnawing WITH itching?
Did you find out what it was?
Do you have any insight as to what it could be.
When the itching first started earlier this year, I had fears around liver and pancreas issues. However, the GPs and sonographers were quick to rule this out.
is this all stress?
Any input would be greatly received.
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