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blokesy
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   Posted 3/22/2011 3:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have some pain in and around my stomach and often bloating could this be allergy as after having loads of blood tests and camera down the throat and scan nothing can be found.often the pain is to the side,I am 45 and have a bit of a pot belly that I am working on down the gym,I would say that when I get up all seems ok until I eat or drink.other times I don't notice any uncomfortable feeling. Male gender. was wondering if anyone had this or knows of it?

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   Posted 3/22/2011 3:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you had a HIDA scan to take a look at your Gallbladder?
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blokesy
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   Posted 3/22/2011 4:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Don,t think so but I had 2 types ultra scan I think it was,like what pregnant women have and the other was injecting me with liquid and then scanning my stomach.

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   Posted 3/22/2011 4:57 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a difference between food allergies and food intolerances. With food allergies, normally you get hives, itching and/or more serious complications like anaphylaxis which can cause throat and tongue swelling. It's basically your immune system viewing food or the ingredients as a foreign invader and goes into "hyper drive". With intolerances, things get a bit more sketchy. It can be hard to find an intolerance but you can try keeping a food diary and see if you notice a correlation to what you eat and the stomach pain. When you mention bloating, it can be that you are intolerant of a certain food.

I have both food allergies and food intolerances. I am allergic to strawberries and hazelnuts. I get hives and I itch something fierce. With the intolerances, I get a wide array of issues such as bloating, diarrhea, nausea and sometimes headaches.

If you notice an increase of pain after you eat, you might want to ask your doctor to check your gall bladder considering that everything else has been checked out. It could be that your gall bladder is malfunctioning. Or at least in it's early stages considering that the pain comes and goes. Is the pain on the right side?
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blokesy
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   Posted 3/22/2011 5:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Pain is on the left and it started about 4 to 5 years ago. This morning I woke up with no feeling and after drinking mint tea it came on a bit. never had problems with food before, as far as I can tell.I had some albran and pg tips tea as well this morn.the pain is stonger at this moment in time.

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   Posted 3/22/2011 6:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmm if the pain is on the left side, then more then likely it's not the gall bladder...unless it's deferred pain.

Perhaps, you should try to keep a food diary and see if this helps you. It can be that there are certain ingredients that do not agree with you. With a food diary, you record everything you consume no matter how small. Reactions with the stomach happen quicker then if you were trying to find foods that bother the large intestine for instance. Keep the diary for at least a month and see if you can find a common denominator.

Is the pain up high or down low on your left side.
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blokesy
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   Posted 3/22/2011 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
Yes I think I will as from tomorrow,but I think any food or even no food and it is still a problem. A strange one!

blokesy
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   Posted 3/22/2011 8:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Oh, hi up, didn't see that question, lol

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   Posted 3/22/2011 11:19 AM (GMT -7)   
It could be gluten intolerance. I had pain at the very top of my stomach, where your ribs come together (at the diaphram) and behind my belly button. Gastro dr said that your small intestine is behind your belly button and that is what gets affected when you have celiac disease.  If I eat gluten I get extremely bloated and gassy, also bad stomach pains.  You might inquire about it.  I feel so much better now that I am on a gluten free diet. Before it didn't matter what I ate, my stomach hurt all the time.
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blokesy
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   Posted 3/23/2011 12:14 AM (GMT -7)   
Hmmm! you could be on to something there Joysotay,looked at it and found some similar symptoms.  I aim to get tested for now.
 
Thanks.

blokesy
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   Posted 3/23/2011 12:16 AM (GMT -7)   
And thanks Red I am listing my food intake.

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   Posted 3/23/2011 9:40 AM (GMT -7)   
In addition to the good advice you have already had, pain that comes after eating ANYTHING can be hiatal hernia. If the stomach gets irritated, possibly from a food intolerance, AND there is a hernia through the diaphragm, the stomach can "slip" up part way into the chest.

The test for this is a barium swallow, which is done by a radiologist, with an order from a gastroenterologist. So I would be seeing a gastro doc. He'll likely want to do a scope, since he gets paid for that, but since you can't eatbefore that test, he probably won't see the hernia! I'd probably insist pretty strongly on the barium swallow.

If you find from keeping a good food journal that you only have certain "food triggers," then you can easily avoid those foods. This information will also help your gastroenterologist. If you DO have food triggers, you should also find an allergist who is understanding of these (not all are) and discuss "food challenge testing." An allergy panel isn't a bad thing to get either.
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blokesy
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   Posted 3/23/2011 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Well I must say that I had the camera down the throat a couple of years back and last week my uncle died cos they pierced him inside!. and not only that I just found out so did won of his neighbours too! both at the same hospital NO MINE TOO! was at the same hospital so how lucky am I,Even though they tell you first, the chance of it happening  are thousands and thousands to 1, You can bet I won't be having it again!!!
 
also I am going to the doc's on friday and this time I will get them to test ALL other areas and not just stop with a blank look cos they didn't find anything and can't be bothered to explore further. 
 
This hernia you were saying about. In the last week I have had a sort of fluttering feeling at the very top of my stomach,under the chest.or maby cramping,not sure but not painful as such.I do have a pot belly I am working on at the gym, doing weights as well as cardio work.
I will mention this to them as well.
 
thanks

blokesy
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   Posted 3/23/2011 10:28 AM (GMT -7)   
And if I find out they do these scope's cos they get paid more, then their will be hell to pay........

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   Posted 3/23/2011 3:22 PM (GMT -7)   
Good luck with everything and I hope that you find the cause of your pain. Please come back and let us know if you have any further testing okay?
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blokesy
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   Posted 3/24/2011 12:52 PM (GMT -7)   
I will have further testing for sure as am going to the doc's tomorrow,and will let you know for sure when It all comes to light.

Thanks to you all for your sound feedback.

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