Recurring Pain on my Right Side - HELP!!!
In March I went to the dr concerning a pain on my right side, particularly after I eat, with bloating. I wasn't experiencing constipation or diarrhea. I kept thinking it was my gallbladder but my ultrasound came out normal, despite having severe, debilitating pain. One dr thought I had costocrondritis but another dr thought she was wrong because it's usually on the left side. I took an X-Ray but it showed nothing wrong in my chest.
Then I stated getting severe chest pain, chest clenching and heart burn. Finally a dr tested me for H pylori which tested positive. I went on the antibiotics, suffered extreme diarrhea, even after I stopped the antibiotics. I also experienced severe heartburn, acid reflex, throat pain, lasting for weeks at a time. I tried several PPIs, the only one that seems to be working the best (although not 100%) is dexilant which I am still on. I had an endoscopy in June, h pylori was eradicated, everything looked normal according to my GI doctor.
These last few days I have been experiencing pain on my side again.. it feels like it is my ribs (more towards the side, not the inner rib area). It radiates up and down my ribs, it is worse after eating or if I hear gurgling or gas in my stomach. It is a pinching pain. I have had diarrhea and bloating for at least a week now.
Can this be ...
Chronic IBS, maybe gas that is trapped ?
A muscle that I keep straining (poor posture, the way I workout .. ?)
Colitis? (My mom has crohns and colitis)
H pylori again even though I eradicated it in April ?
I cannot link it to any particular food but I can say that I usually develop GERD symptoms when I am extremely stressed.
The pain lasts days and days, it is exhausting and I don't know what to do. I saw my dr yesterday My dr doesn't think it's my gallbladder or h pylori. She thinks it's from my colon, because of the bloating I have. She told me to take Iberogast which is for IBS . She also told me to get tested for c diff because I told her that since I went on antibiotics for h pylori I've had more diarrhea . She said take probiotics regularly