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I have been having a burning or flame like pain in my abodomen

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I have been having a burning or flame like pain in my abodomen for a more than a month. Pain was more on the ribcage and right ribcage. The swelling is better on the right but is feels like I have a sore when I move. I also have the pain concentrated at the back of my waist but more on the left. My groins are also painful and lymph nodes a bit swollen. I have been now and again put on antibiotics though further analysis on urine does not show that I have infection. I have been on lanzoprazole for more than a month and also metaclo...for helping digesta move down. my stools are sticking on the toilet bowl and they have black and brown grains since problem with the pain started. When they mix with water, its like oils floating. I have lost weight and on high energy drinks now to help. My eyes are a bit yellow but liver test are negative. H. pylori test is negative and also pancrease. I had a scan and it showed that all is ok except that I had fibroids and polyps that I have to see the gyno about. Both my digestive and urinary system seem to be affected. I have told doctors that this occured after I inhailed some fumes of chemical that was not identified because fumes disappeared before the fire people arrived. My problem started 24 h later and it is persisting up to 6 weeks later..........on strong pain killers for the burning pain just now.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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pain under the right ribcage should be checked for gall bladder inflammation.

Dr. David :

you should get a gall bladder ultrasound to check for gall stones and inflammation of the gall bladder.

Dr. David :

if you have oils floating in the toilet, you are having bowel malabsorption problems.

Dr. David :

this can be from your gall bladder not working or your pancreas not producing pancreatic enzymes or possibly bowel inflammation from colitis or bowel allergies like glutten allergies (celiac spruce disorder)

Dr. David :

I think you need to see a GI specialist and get a colonoscopy.

Dr. David :

how old are you?

Customer:

I am 35 years old and a female. They have odered colonoscopy but not sure when, pain is too much

Customer:

I have been tested for gallstones not sure about gall bladder inflammation

Dr. David :

you need a gall bladder ultrasound to check your gall bladder

Dr. David :

and a HIDA gall bladder scan.

Dr. David :

a GI doctor can arrange these for you

Dr. David :

or your primary care doctor.

Customer:

they told me pancrease is ok but the stoold are like paste, difficult to flush

Dr. David :

this could be due to irritable bowels

Dr. David :

taking a probiotic daily and eating yogurt daily can help your stools be better formed.

Dr. David :

also taking in more fiber like with metamucil psyllium fiber supplements can help as well.

Customer:

worried about taking dairy foods for acid was burning my mouth and anal area

Dr. David :

probiotics pills are non dairy.

Dr. David :

lanzoprazole can help decrease stomach acid.

Dr. David :

avoiding alcohol, spicy foods, fried foods, tomato sauces, black pepper, sodas, can also help decrease stomach acid.

Customer:

Ok have been avoiding foods that promote acid production in tummy and have gone for celiac diets

Dr. David :

that is good.

Dr. David :

are you willing to try adding extra fiber and probiotics into your diet to see if that helps?

Dr. David :

do you have any other questions?

Customer:

Malabsorption may be the problem because they always find me dehydrated though I drink a lot of water. I do not know if this has to do with adrenalin or other issues. They also found ketones in my urine though I am not on fasting or weight loss program. I am including fibre to help out as I wait my fate

Dr. David :

sounds like you need a colonoscopy.

Dr. David :

ask your doctor for a stool fat analysis as well.

Dr. David :

they can check the fat content of your stool which should be close to zero.

Dr. David :

if you are loosing fat in your stool, then this can be a sign of malabsorption.

Customer:

Can malabsoprtion be corrected??

Dr. David :

depends on what is causing it.

Dr. David :

do you have other questions?

Customer:

Can inflammation of the bowel cause malabsoption?

Dr. David :

yes,

Dr. David :

colitis, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease all can cause malabsorption.

Customer:

Thanks, ***** ***** sudden and never been sick before

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

I hope you get better

Dr. David :

I hope those test results get you somewhere.

Dr. David :

best of luck to you

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Customer:

Can it happen sudden

Dr. David :

yes, bowel inflammation can happen suddenly.

Customer:

Ok, I will follow up with doctors and give feedback

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