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Why could I have left side stomach pain?

By March 8, 2016 - 11:04am
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Good evening

I have been suffering for the last 7/8 months or so with stomach pain. It's situated on my left side underneath my rib cage area.

I have had numerous blood tests (about 15 in total) and all came back normal. I have also had scans on my organs and they're all fine.

I have now practically begged the doctor to refer me to a Gastro clinic and await my appointment.
The doctor has said i'm suffering form IBS but I don't generally display the typical symptoms. I think (form research) I have diverticulitis possibly and am also paranoid I have parasites.

The pain is a sharpish pain and it's there most of the time and sometimes it's better than other times. I can't attribute it to any food type in particular either. It's very frustrating and it's challenging being in pain most the time, physically and mentally.
Do you have any advice?

Thank you

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Hi HaleyB,

Thank you for sharing your question with the EmpowHER community.

I'm so sorry to hear you have been battling this and don't have any answers as of yet. Besides the stomach pain have you had any other symptoms like vomiting or diarrhea?

Good for you for pushing the issue to see a specialist. Also, it's important to note that issues with other organs can cause abdominal pain, so don't stop pushing for answers.

One thing you might consider is having a complete allergy panel done.

Be well,

March 8, 2016 - 2:04pm
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