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What condition am I most likely suffering from? What tests

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What condition am I most likely suffering from? What tests should I do?I have a constant pain on the upper left side of my
abdomen, next to my stomach and behind my left ribs when I'm sitting down or playing video games or
watching TV or using my laptop etc. Painkillers do not help very much. Sometimes I get sharp stabbing
pain on the left side of my stomach. I suffered the residual effects of all these symptoms for more than
4 years. I haven't been seen for these symptoms.Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS)
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Fibromyalgia
Brachial Plexitis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)
Transverse Myelitis
Encephalitis
Neuropathic Pain
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

Thanks for this question
I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing MD with over 10 years experience

Do you have any other medical problems?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
No
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

what imaging have you had?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I've only done normal blood tests which came out fine but no specific tests
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I would strongly recommend some imagine like a CAT scan

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Which of the conditions does it sound like. I think Neuropathic pain is the condition from what I've read.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

I agree with you

Either that or fibromyalgia

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What are tests for Fibromyalgia and Neuropathic pain?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

The best test would be an EMG and a physical exam by a fibro expert

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What about Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS)?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.

EMG and NCS go together

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
they do both those tests together at the same time?