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Okay so here is a fairly detailed summation of my situation.
I have been experiencing fairly constant, disruptive stomach and abdominal pains and cramps for probably 6 - 8 months. The pain was originally in my stomach and my GP suspected it might have been an ulcer, although i got tested for the bacteria and it showed that it wasn't an ulcer caused by the pylori bacteria. I went to a gastroenterologist and he said it was probably stress. He ordered an ultra-sound which showed the passage from the gallbladder to the stomach was unusually dilated. He simply told me to wait and attempt to reduce my stress. He also indicated that 'something' (he was not specific as to what) was present that indicated inflammation was present. Although, given the constant bloating that doesn't seem surprising.
It has now been at least four months since i last spoke to him. I still get almost constant pain and bloating, but it seems to have moved lower down my digestive system. It feels painful and swollen just above my groin area and below my stomach. I suspected both Alcohol and Dairy (or lactose) might be contributors. I have cut out alcohol for a month now and have cut dairy out for the last couple of days. No notable differences.
I've been to a different GP who ordered a whole host of tests (most of which i have already done). The tests included bloods, stool, urine and x-ray. I have yet to receive the results however i strongly suspect he will not be able to tell me anything more instructive than the last doctors i spoke to.
I have kept a rough food diary, making notes particularly when it flares up. I have really struggled to identify any kind of correlation with foods i eat. I doubt it's stress because my one month holiday did nothing to relieve the symptoms.
I have even treated myself for worms in the off-chance i had an infection.
This is more or less Fing up my life. Any help/advice/tips would be hugely appreciated.
Thanks for reading.
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