Hi, I am having severe pain in my stomach what could it be?
The pain is not there now and comes on quite suddenly, enough to see me wake up from my sleep and be rolling in agony for a good few hours, i seen the doctor he said it was severe gastritius.
But this comes on suddenly, and happens about twice a month sometimes more sometimes less. But it is nearly always at night?
I also get sharp sudden crippling pain in my stomach which lasts only a few seconds at a time, but this happens about 5-10 times a week.
I have had several endoscope and colonscopy procedures, the last one was about 18 months ago, the only thing that pointed to was a grade 2 osphagitis.
I underwent these procedures because i have long term chronic anaemia and they were trying to find out where a bleed could be. This pain has only started within the last 4 months.
I am on omeprazole 40mg daily but this pain has started since then
I was looking for problems which may be happening, But the doctor has not offered anything which may be the cause of my pain.
Because I was looking for things which could cause this pain, not that I need a CT Scan.
What is most likely, given that the severe pain which lasts for about 3-4 hours at a time comes on in the early hours, and comes about 1-2 occasions a week. I do get a lot of acid despite being on omeprazole, but use antacids to cover this. When the pain starts I use antacids, painkillers (co-codamol) going to the toilet etc but nothing helps the pain.