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Hello, I am a 29 y/o male experiencing stomach and lower/mid back pain for almost three weeks now and it seems to be getting worst.
Background- healthy individual, not overweight (5'10" 155lbs), eat well, work out. I have been diagnosed with esonophilic esophagetis years back, but no major health issues and symptoms from that condition have never presented itself like this.
The first week I tried trucking through it and it was mostly just back pain that I thought might have been from gas/bloating. Took various over the counter meds and did not see an improvement. I also had a distraction in my life because we were welcoming our first kid, and trust me, talking to your wife about your tummy issues is the last thing you want to do during that time.
Week 2- pain continued and becoming more consistent so I decided to go to the doctor. They of course were not sure what was going on but ordered CBC/urine/Lipase/Amylase/Metabolic tests. All came back normal except a very high count of esinophils (1139 EOS ABS). I've had blood work done recently even with my other diagnosis and the counts were not that high. He also recommended I see my gastroenterologist, which I did and they also were not sure and ordered a fecal test and CT scan of abdomin (waiting on results and schedule).
The pain seems to be triggered by food but it's not always right after eating. Bowel movements are still happening when they normally happen but are a little more greenish, softer, and smaller than normal. Have had a few diahrrea instances but it's not consistent. No blood or vomiting, but I have had headaches and the occasional nausea.
Pain is now almost all in abdomen and has increased considerably. Having a hard time pinpointing it because it honestly feels like it's just everywhere in there.
Today I actually woke up feeling OK, decided it was safe to eat Lunch (small sandwich- no cheese and gluten free bread). Then it hit again a couple hours later.
You might be asking why even create a post and why not just wait to get results and keep testing- two fold, first the pain is really starting to get to me and on a Sunday night this is my only other avenue besides an ER visit, second, I have other things (like a newborn) that I need to focus on and I truly believe in the power of the Internet/forums for gathering information. I am hopeful this convoluted story sounds familiar to someone on here and can help point me in the right direction.
Thanks in advance!
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