This is sort of a cross post from the health anxiety board, but I thought the people over here might also have some insight.
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.
I'm afraid of pancreatic cancer, mostly, 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 looking for any input or reassurance from people with gallbladder experiences and pain locations.