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Hi, i could do with a little help here identifying what this is, if anyone can shed any light on this it would be really appreciated or anyone else going through the same problem. I Keep telling the doctors that im in pain but it seems very slow progress in getting anything sorted, i would probally say that im very much depressed & anxious at the moment and could do with just chatting to someone.
6 weeks ago I went to the hospital with left upper quadrant pain just on my last 2 ribs on the left side, that reached around sometimes to my front left and below, the doctors gave me a blood test, ECG, chest X-ray, checked my blood pressure etc, all fine, diagnosed me with an intercostal muscle strain. One week later the pain hadn't eased up and was getting worse so I went to my GP who diagnosed me with Costochondritis and prescribed me co Codamol 30/500. A week later still no improvement and increasing pain I went back to the hospital and spoke to a doctor who again diagnosed me with intercostal strain. On Boxing Day I was in agony, sharp pains in my stomach area and a little further down on the left side under my ribs at the front as well as the normal rib pain on the left on my side, we took more bloods and all was ok I was diagnosed with a stomach ulcer or gastiritis, since then I have changed my diet completely, no fat, no alcohol, no fizzy drinks. It was that night that I realised the pain increases after I have eaten, either straight away or during and lasts up to an hour. The pains in my abdomen are very scary and sends my mind wondering for bad thoughts every time I get one. The doctors at the hospital advised me to follow up their findings with my GP, my GP put me on Esomprezole and told me to come back in a weeks time if no improvement and he would refer me for a scan. Then the other day I woke up with bad abdomen pains, I jumped into the car and went to A&E, the doctor there was brilliant but still no confirmed diagnosis, she tried to get me to have a scan today but due to low staff volumes over e Christmas period and I'm showing no signs that suggest it's an emergency she sent me back to my GP with her notes, we done the normal routine tests and checked my urine which was fine. I saw my I went back to A&E With the pain for the 5th time, we done all the normal checks and a urine test which was fine, the doctor advised i would need to speak to my Doctor regarding the pain and get a scan booked. My doctor again performed a phyisical exam which was all normal and told me that he had referred me for an Endoscopy & and Ultrasound. The Ultrasound date should arrive within 2 weeks.
Here are my symptoms
Pain in bottom left ribs on the side (Probably main symptom that's been there from the start)
Sharp pain in left upper quadrant
Pain under left ribs
Pain instantly after/during eating (Dont get this anymore since changing diet)
Sharp pains in stomach upon waking but has been better this last week
Constant dull ache left side
I'm on a low fat diet, no alcohol and taking esomeprazole.
Other non spefic Symptoms
Fatigue (Probally because of the anxiety / depression)
3/4 Stone Weight Loss - (Probally because ive been on a low fat diet for 4 weeks).
2 X Blood tests - Fine
ECG - Fine
Urine - Fine
Blood Pressure - Fine
Physical X 8 - Fine
Chest X Ray - Fine
Thanks in Advance
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