Pain in right upper quadrant

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During October 2016 I became violently ill and lost about 20kgs without even trying. Severe pain just below the breast bone left and right that landed me in the ER. Fatigue.  Abdominal CT scan and many blood tests were negative. Heart tests fine.  

In November 2016 I tested positive for H Pylori. While I was on the triple therapy the fatigue disappeared but at the same time I started to get a pain in my upper right quadrant, just below the breastbone. The pain comes and goes.  Sometimes it goes away after I ate something, sometimes not. Ultrasound for liver, gallbladder and pancreas was negative. Sometimes the pain radiates down the whole right side of my body, almost like a burning sensation in that part of the colon.  Lately I also started to experience light nausea and again fatigue, sometimes also and itchy feeling under my feet and light fasciculations of the calve muscles.  After I experienced some low-grade fever (my whole body felt jittery) I took another course of antibiotics and the symptoms improved, just to re-appear a week after I finished the course of antibiotics.  

Lately I just feel tired, bloated, the pain which I discribed almost always there, sometimes pain on both sides of my navel after I ate, my legs feel weak and sometimes my head feels too heavy for my body. 

I experience almost no diarrhea except for a few times before the triple therapy, I was also constipated once or twice before the triple therapy.

I am going for a colonoscopy tomorrow (8 February).

I am a bit scared. I have a demanding job that takes me all over the world.  I once picked up a parasite in Thailand but it was irradicated.  Should I retest for something like that?

I have to go to Athens on Thursday and Stuttgart next week.  Hope I'll be all right.

Any thoughts?

Any thoughts?

 

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    H pylori lives in your system even if you have it treated it can keep coming back again and again, I've had it 3 times so far and it can also leave you with irritable bowel and gastric problems, your colonoscopy should show up whatever it is, as it is more detailed, good luck and let us know how you get on x

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      My colonoscopy came back negative,  the gastroscopy showed a hiatial hernia and the top part of my stomach is pushing through.  This caused lesions.  The specialist also took some biopsies for lab analysis.  He also prescribed some antibiotics for the gastritis. But I still feel a bit under the weather.  Hopefully I'll be better as I lose some more weight.  I also want to have a full range of blood tests done next week to look for hormonal imbalances.

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      I had helicobacter in my guts, and it's flared up 3 times, which takes it right out of you. I was advised that once you have it, you have it for life, and unfortunately can flare up anytime. 🙄

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    I would get retested for h pylori in case it has come back/never gone away.  You may also be resistant to the antibiotics.  The other possibility is your gut flora has been disturbed with the medication or you are having a bad reaction to it.  Also get retested for parasites.  Maybe try a good probiotic as well.
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