Pain in left upper abdomen

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Been having issues with high white count, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit , on going diarrhea and loose stools for years. Woke up with a sharp type pain in upper left abdomen kind of near rib cage but beneath. Has occurred every 3-5 minutes or so since 4 am and it’s after 10 now. Any ideas? I have a cat scan Sunday but I’m scared now.

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    Hi wendy, for how long have you been having bouts of diarrhea and loose stools? Could be from anxiety.
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      I’ve had that condition for years , figured IBS and didn’t think about it. Nothing showed on my colonoscopy 4 years ago. Now I have all these other issues and every little pain screams cancer. It might be anxiety but I wish it would stop. I’m so scared. I was fine mid June to beginning July so I don’t know why all of this is suddenly occurring.!thanks for listening. 
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    Sounds like a stone or stones stuck in bile ducts. Can ruin your digestion system. Another thing is if feel burning there also tells me stones stuck. I had that problem and was resolved with an ERCP. Ask doctors about this. Ok. Good Luck

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    You could have an ulcer, which I don’t think would show up on a cat scan, you would need an endoscope for that. Do you take any indigestion medications?
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      I do , have for years for heartburn but it’s not working as well anymore. I guess it could be an ulcer, could that be from years of using antacids
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      No you wouldn’t get an ulcer from antacids. If you were on a proton pump inhibitor for example omeprazol or lanzoprazol it would be very unlikely to be an ulcer, I was trying to rule it out. Do you take a tablet like that or just the chalk antacid tablets?
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      Still having the pain every couple of minutes. It’s mild but scaring me. Convinced I have cancer , pancreatic.  Just don’t know what to do!  Think of going to the clinic at my dr’s office.
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