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I occasionally get gripping pains across the stomach, starting

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I occasionally get gripping pains across the stomach, starting off at a low level and increasing to the centre. They become VERY painful. I have had 3 X rays which show no anomally. They usually last several days and then fade away. I have Barrett's Oesophagus.
HelloX rays are useless.First of all you should have had a colonoscopy at age 50, 60 and 70.If you have not had a clean colonoscopy in the last 10 years, this is needed.Another more immediate option for the pain is a scan of the abdomen [CT or MRI].However, testing needs to be based on exam.This could besmall bowell problemischemic bowelcolon problemIBSother inflammatory problemPartial obstruction.Bladder problemI suggest you see a good internist at this point to go over this list. OK, so you might have more questions or want to give me more information: Please use reply to expert if you have further questions. When you are ready, please click a positive rating [hopefully excellent—that’s how we are paid, per rating]. If you forgot something, come back. I am here daily.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you - pretty much as I thought and obviously must take it further.
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