I've been having stomach issues for about 2 months. They have included loss of appetite (no nausea), reflux, bloating, and transient stomach pain on the left and the right under my ribs and to the side, as well as in the same spots directly behind in my back.
The reflux seems to be gone, but the other symptoms remain. I had an upper endoscopy which showed mild gastritis. I then had a billiary scan which showed my gallbladder was not functioning correctly. My GI doctor never did an ultrasound to see if I actually had gallstones (the billiary scan simply tracks a tracer chemical through your liver and gallbladder). Last week he scheduled me for a CT scan this coming Wednesday. I had a CT scan done two months ago when I ended up in the ER with a kidney stone (my first). It showed nothing remarkable in any of my other organs; however, they didn't use contrast.
I'm just so scared about what I will find out. I keep telling myself that I do this to myself all the time and then it's something either treatable or nothing at all. And I think a lot of you can identify with having trouble knowing where real symptoms start and anxiety symptoms begin.
Like most people here I'm afraid of PC, though aside from the left sided pain and the appetite loss I have no other real symptoms. Really all this could be due to gallbladder issues. I guess I'm just sort of venting and looking for any input people have about their gallbladder experiences and pain locations.