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Gall stones, intense stomach pain, alcohol addiction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
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how can i help you
User :   Hello-- I really don't want to go see the doctor unless I think it is necessary. I have been experiencing horrible upper abdominal pain which makes me feel extremely bloated. This goes through all the way to my back...(Has been going on for about 3-5 days) It usually is more painful a couple of hours after I eat, and is not too bad in the morning... I don't have much of an appetite, but am not puking. My bowels keep changing constantly, going from constipated to diharea... I have had this problem previously, and have been to the doctor before, where we have considered gallstones, IBS, acid reflex, etc.. They have put me on some anti-acid medication, however, we still do not know what is going on with my stomach? The medication doesn't seem to do too much, however, I use a heating pad, which works sometimes...

Today, all I ate was a bowl of cheerios, a granola bar, and a ham sub. A few hours later, the stomach pains came in STRONG... For dinner, all I could eat was crackers because I was so bloated...

The only thought I have now, is could it be an ulcer?? Any suggestions on what could be going on with my stomach???? Thanks:)
Doctor :  
k in that case you need to see anurologist for the pain and gall stones
Doctor :  
pain is not tolerable
User :   i have had in the past an ultrasound to look for gallstones, however, there was nothing... the pain is tolerable at some points, but other times its not... for instance, right after I ate dinner last night
Doctor :  
do you smoke or drink
User :  
i drink but not smoke
Doctor :  
your age and occupation
User :  
im 23, and work as a graphic designer
Doctor :  
it is better to contact a urologist eargnetly

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