After a month of being on omeprazole because of some occasional burping, gnawing feeling, and bloatedness, a different GP referred me to a gastroenterologist and wants me to have an endoscopy and ultrasound.
She said it wasn't anything urgent but she just wants to rule out gall stones or h. pylori. In the meantime she told me to eat small and frequent meals because I tend to overeat and eat quickly.
I am only 23 years old and I feel like they are going to find some cancerous lump due to the tests.
Omeprazole has helped me tremendously but the symptoms have not disappeared completely. There are some days that I feel great but there are days that I feel that the symptoms are still lingering.
1. Bloating after I eat (doesn't always happen)
2. Hallow or hunger-like feeling after a few hours of eating (just happened recently)
3. Burping beyond normal
1. No nausea
2. No reflux
3. Gained some weight
4. Bowel movements are okay
5. No heartburn
I am equally scared of gallstones too but most of all, any lumps or mass they might find in the ultrasound.
( I am crying and I do not know what to do