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Offline Jenin

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Thanks FreakOutQueen and Worriedmomofone--I hope it is muscular!  I am having stomach pains as well now which concerns me a lot.  hoping it's just the anxiety...
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Oh my god this sounds like me I am so scared at the moment :-( my problems started about a month ago I kept getting severe nausea upon wakin in the morning (this is still ongoing). Since then my symptoms are:

Pain in left rib (stabbing pains/dull ache)
Indigestion issues/heart burn (never suffered with this before)
Constipation or Diarrhea
Feeling heavy in the stomach
Bloated
Burning sensation in stomach
Now I'm getting dry tickly cough
Sore/burning throat

Please someone reassure me this is just anxiety :-( I've been to docs 3 times now he didn't seem overly worried though he has now referred me for a stomach scan which has sent me spiralling out of control as beginning to think something is seriously wrong with me :-(
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I am sure it's just anxiety. Your doc just wants you to stop coming back so he's giving you the scan ;-) you'll be fine. I just got back from my appt and the doctor thinks I'm fine, just stress and anxiety and maybe too much working out (I do that all the time to distract from HA).

My stomach and side pain is very similar to yours, the  only difference is I don't have nausea or sore throat (although I very frequently get them, just happen not to have one now). She said the type of pain I described is almost certainly muscular which is a good thing.

I am nervous about  my blood test results though
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Jenin,

Sending positive thoughts your way. In going for an ultrasound tomorrow on my pelvic and abdomen region getting really worked up :-/
Does anyone know how long results take? Just need to find out what is causing it :-(
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Shelly, I hope everything went well!  I have only had a breast ultrasound.  with that they were able to tell me immediately -- as they were doing it -- whether anything looked abnormal or not.

how are you doing?
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Hi Jenin,

It went ok though was in a right state when actually arrived for the scan :-/ as per usual nothing was found, apart from a large gall bladder stone which as he said is on the wrong side to the pain I'm having so he said best to leave that. He advised me to go back to doc as they said they might want to look at my bowels but again he kept saying to me you are way to young to have what I thought I might have (which I'm sure many of us jump to cancer all the time) :-/ so waiting to hear back from doc hopefully beginning of next week to see what else they think of or if it's back on the anxiety medication.

How are you doing?
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Hello jenin I had the exact same thing you had last summer. I went to a GI specialist who gave me every test imaginable and found nothing. I was told to take a good pro biotic and start eating more fiber and it actually worked. They attributed it to irritable bowel which means they don't know what it is lol. Good luck hope you get the answers you need
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This was my exact problem 2 years ago. Vague aching pain, sometimes sharp, on the right side of my ribcage.  I avoided going to the doc for 2 months but it didn't go away.  Finally made an appointment and he said he "wasn't impressed," but ordered an ultrasound anyway.  The ultrasound was clear, I started probiotics (have had IBS for decades) and it finally went away.  Just another weird thing with my body.  But I'll bet it's something digestive.  Things moving too quickly/slowly can cause pain.
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Allietie thank you for your story, I'm going through something similar and the fact that yours was nothing is encouraging
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