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I’ve always suffered from indigestion of some kind. The last 3-6months it started to ramp up & affect my life. Saw the GP and was prescribed Ranitidine, no change... then oOmeprazole for 4wks, no change.. About 4wks ago I started having intermittent pain in upper stomach between my ribs and also pelvic pain & bleeding (although mid cycle bleeding isn’t unusual for me). Dr gave me Lansoprazole and treated them as separate issues. Pelvic infection and UTI tests were clear so was referred for pelvic scan. Regular blood tests were ok too apparently.
Have taken the Lasonprazole for 4wks, however the last 2wks I’ve been miserable with the upper abdominal pain, constant in upper stomach between my ribs - and sometimes sharp pains like a needle. Sometimes it goes into my back and feels as if it’s radiating up and down into pelvis. It’s central and doesn’t affect the left or right more – although i do have a pain down my right arm when lying in bed.
My pelvic scan is tomorrow. Had to make another visit to dr today as was so bad last night. I'm not eating very much but I think its ramping up after food. The pains recently are like gnawing hunger spasms but very ver sore. He’s given me a referral to ask the hosp to scan whole abdomen to check liver, any poss gallstones etc. If I know the NHS however they will make me wait another few wks to get results. I’ve also separately been referred for endoscopy but waiting list means it will be months away.
I’m age 40, my BMI is ok at 23, I don’t smoke and have a healthy lifestyle with regular exercise. I do have a horrible family history though of maternal breast cancer and paternal rare blood leukaemia.
I feel like a nuisance but am really tired of this constant pain. We go on a family holiday next wk that we’ve been looking forward to all year – am worrying that I either won’t be any better or things will get worse while I’m away.
Any thoughts what it could be? I did wonder if it could be gallbladder but dr felt pain would be more to one side. I’ve been given anti spasm/muscle relaxing meds usually for angina and been advised to play with the Lansoprazole dose whilst I’m away.
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