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Why am I having nausea and experiencing heaviness in my chest ?

Age 26. I just had my first baby in September. For the past few weeks, I ve had nausea on and off during the day, I ve had discomfort in my right side, sometimes spreading to my left side and back. And recently mabybe 2-3 times in the past 3 or 4 days I ve experienced a heaviness in my chest . I went to the doctor about 2 weeks ago and told me it could be IBS and did blood work but nothing showed up.
Wed, 27 Apr 2011
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I have crohns disease which is an IBD. IBD is different than IBS but similiar, IBD can only be determined by a colonoscopy. I am only 19 years old I am also a female and I have experienced pain similar to this. I had the heaviness on my chest, and pain in my upper right side. Turns out your gall bladder is located on the upper right side of your stomach and your pancreas is located in the center of your upper stomach which can feel like pain in your chest. Both of which could all hurt your abdomin intensely if you have gallstones. Gallstones can cause pancreatitis, which in a nutshell is swelling of your pancreas. It just so happens that I had gallstones and pancreatitis. It was relieved by removal of my gallbladder. Just to be safe you might want to go to the local er and get an ultrasound of your gallbladder and have them check your lipase levels.
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welcome to healthcaremagic

first thing is to do is rule out pregnancy

there should not be constipation detailed history and thorough clinical examination needed to reach a diagnosis gall bladder disease should be ruled out also

proper diagnosis and treatment should make you all right

avoid oily and spicy fatty foods .you may take some digestives for the time being

do not fast have small frequent feeds

if you are having loose motion with griping pain take care of it. please consult physician/surgeon and get check up
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