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I'm new here so please be gentle with me
My story is: For about 15 years I've been having off and on pain in my right side, around the right side of my back, and it's gone into my right shoulder blade too. In the last 5 years it's become pretty constant, so much so that I don't ever lay on my right side for fear of making things worse. For a while I thought that it was my gallbladder, and still think that might be part of the problem. I also developed some form of acid reflux too. Within the past 3 months I've noticed more instances of loose bowel movements, sometimes even diarrhea. I'm sick to my stomach more often, reflux has gotten worse, the pain has gotten MUCH worse in the past few months, and I'm even starting to get pain on the left side too, and the left side of the back. Plus I'm getting dizzy more often, of course I have problems with anxiety and panic attacks (have my whole life) so this is just making that worse too.
Things got so bad that 2 weeks ago I finally went to the hospital. They did the regular blood test, lipase came back normal. They also did an ultrasound on the whole area of the torso that has all the organs like: gallbladder, liver, stomach, pancreas, etc, and all the way around the back too. Needless to say the ultrasound caused even more pain. They said everything looked normal there, nothing wrong with the gallbladder, no sludge or stones - which obviously surprised me. They also did a full torso CT scan with contrast which also came back mostly normal except for fatty liver, and a pretty big size cyst on my right ovary. Now, the doctor claims that a fatty liver can't cause pain, which I find hard to believe since fatty liver sometimes turns into cirrhosis which I would think would cause considerable pain. But I digress, they put me on a ppi for the acid reflux (which made the reflux worse) and sent me home with instructions to go to a GI Doctor and get an endoscopy, which is pretty much useless for the pain I'm still in.
My question to you all is: Could I still possibly have pancreatitis? Or could it just be an advanced fatty liver? Any help or advice anyone can give me, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance for reading my semi-ramble.
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