Have abdominal pain for over a year and they can't find much wrong . . .

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I have had pain in my stomach for over a year and have had about every test and every specialist and no one can tell me whats wrong and when I ask a question I am told that is not my field.  I have been trying to see what these tests mean.  In May I had a tumor removed on my kidney and it was noncancerous, Thank The Lord, I have had many blood tests and a lot of them are not normal but no specialist seems to think much about them.  My Estimated Glomerulator Filtration Rate on 12/5/15 was 42 ml/min value; on 12/30/15 it was 49; on 2/12/16 it was 41 and on 2/18/16 it was 45.  I am a white female age 68 and so I asked my GI doctor if something was wrong with my kidneys and she said she has not been in GP doctor for quite some time so this was out of her field.  According to what I have been reading these numbers indicate I have a kidney disease.  I hope this is not correct but no one seems to want to tell me anything.  Does anyone have any advice?

Also, I was diagnosed with a nonalcholic fatty liver and had a biopsy done with 50% of my liver fat.

Thank you all so much.

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    When I read this I had to double check to see if this was my post.

    I have has pain under my right rib for 2 years and like you i was caught in the dr shuffle. Somehow no dr wanted to help...it was always another dr area.

    I started having the dr write a note of recommendation of what specialist to see. That led me to gi dr who just did a upper endoscopy and i m going to have a colonoscopy in a week.

    The upper endoscopy showed that i have gastritis from bile NOT acid. And i have a hiatal hernia. I do not have my gall bladder so i think that is the cause.

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      That's where my pain started, they said the gallbladder is OK and they did another test for my pancreatis and the test came back OK.  I am a pre-diabetic for over 5 years but no one told me about it until 8 months ago. 

      My Amylase is 314, pancreatic ISO is 34 and Salivary ISO is 280 but they say that's OK but on the reports it says high on two of them.  It's like they want to do all the tests and then refer you to another specialist.  I had the endoscopy and colonoscopy done on 1/28/16 and they did find the hiatal hernia and I have had GERD for over 40 years, they removed a lot of polyps and bioposies and said all are fine.  I'm at another dead end road.

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      I have elevated alp and they keep saying it is fine...why have the threshold of high if it means nothing....

      I share your frustration with all this. I was told the hiatal hernia could be causing my pain but they want to do colonoscopy first....

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      I did have the colonoscopy and endoscopy done at the same time and was told I have GERD which I knew and the hiatal hernia but they didn't think that was causing my pain.  I'm about ready to say forget it and try and live with the pain as I am tired of going to specialists all the time.  What they need a a "Specialist" that can go over all the tests the other specialist have done and see it they can figure out what is wrong.  Has anyone thought of that?
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