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I've bee having digestion issues since the start of my perimenopause (2017) but pain has never been a symptom unit this past month. I've been having a heaviness and discomfort on the right side of my abdomen. It is more in the upper right (liver area) goes lower mid area. It can mainly be felt when I try to lay on that side. I can see intestine poking out. I also have crampy pain with in but it can be felt all over , there is no specific place. It kind of like moves around. The pain is like a cramping pain coming from the intestines. First , the issue started from being nausea and moved to pain. The pain isn't daily, sometimes its brought on by eating certain foods, especially anything with sugar or dairy. I had a food allergy test done and gut test a couple of months ago, but during this time I had no pain only bloating and constipation. The food allergies test showed a long list of foods that I'm allergic too or sensitive to.
The gut test showed that I had an overgrowth of bacteria citrobacter freundii, inflammation and a shortage of an enzyme. A month later, the symptom moved to having pain, the pain has gotten better since it started last month. I was told to take omega 3-6-9 for inflammation, and given the missing enzyme. Last week I visited my GI dr and she is sending me for a cat scan and doing more blood work. I'm freaking out about the cat scan. I have really bad health anxiety. I found out in 2017 that i have gastritis, gerd, and hiatal hernia, and possibly IBS. which was done by scope, colonoscopy, and ct scan. After I had the colonoscopy done the GI Dr said that my intestine were twisted but during this time I had no pain only the feel of heaviness, like i feel now, and constipation and bloating. I had the same issue last year around this time but with no pain. She ordered an ultrasound but nothing was found. By the time, I did the us the symptom had went away. ( It was bloating in the area then) May I add that I am going through perimenopause too, and somehow these symptoms appeared during the onset of perimenopause. The gut feel swollen inside, the discomfort decreased alot while taking the omega for inflammation but i accidental were eating ghee not knowing that it contained milk and the discomfort, and pain appeared again or if i eat just anything with a bit of sweetner in it , it will trigger it. My diet is so limited which has cause me to lose weight and can't gain back. I tried telling my new GI this but the only thing she was looking at was the fact that I've lost weight since i started coming in 2017. I have anxiety on top of all of this, feeling of depression and really bad symptoms of menopause , at this point I don't know what is contributing to what. Sorry so long.
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