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Hi there, I'm new to the forum thing, but I'm in dire need for advice as to what could be wrong with me. I've been to the ED twice and I'm scheduled to have an endoscopy and a colonoscopy on 9/18. The ED nor the gastroenterologist have even offered me any idea as to what it could be. This whole thing started 7/17. Started with severe pelvic pain and had blood in my urine. I was diagnosed with a bladder infection and given Bactrim for that. I went to the beach on a vacay. During this time I caught a bad cold and was treating it with a lot of tylenol, Nyquil and even though I don't drink I would take a shot of rye and go to bed to break up the conjestion. During this I began to have a lot of diarrhea which made me loose weight and stomach pain. My actual stomach feels full and tender to press in on. I have cramps that radiate from my stomach area and then to mostly my right side of abdomain. I'm in constant pain but it gets worse after a meal. Resting in the recliner seems to help. Now, at night while sleeping, I wake up to severe pain on both sides of my abdomain below the ribs in the flank area I guess. It hurt to inhale deep. It usually gets better after getting up and moving around. The diarrhea has gotten some better it's not constant, mostly after eating. I had my gallbladder taken out in 1999. So it's not that. My CBC came back ok. But I was looking up my record on the hospitals patient portal and noticed that my ALT was 66 and my AST was 50. A little over the norm. But it must not mean anything because the ED didn't mention it. Albumin was 4.0, total protein was 7.4, bilirubin was 0. 5, lipase was a 50, and alkaline phosphate was an 80. I guess all norm. I do smoke, but I have cut down. The worst part is the pains in my sides each morning. What could this be? I'm naturally a worrier and I'm scared. Could it be cancer, I don't know. the ED Dr. Did say the good news is that it wasn't my liver or pancreas or something that needed surgery right away. Could all of this stem from a reaction to the bactrim antibiotic or over use of NSAID'S? Maybe my intestines are just irratated Sorry for the long post. Just wanted to get it all out there in hopes someone could help. Thanks!
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