I have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain on a daily basis for 5 months, no solution from doctor?

I am a 28 year old female. I have been experiencing upper right abdominal pain on a daily basis for 5 months. I have normal bowel movements daily, no nausea, no fever, no vomiting, no other symptoms except this side pain. It ranges from a sharp, quick burning pain to a constant dull pain and happens several times throughout the day and doesn’t seem to be connected to food intake. I have had blood work done, an upper abdominal ultrasound, a breath test to see if it’s an ulcer — all came back clear. I was put on Nexium for 14 days, the pain went away on days 12,13, and 14 and I was pain free for about 5 days after and then the pains returned. My doctor wants to put me on daily Nexium without explaining what’s going on and I don’t want this to be a cover up to a real problem or a medicine I have to live on the rest of my life. If helpful, I have gained about 30 lbs over the last 8 months after switching to a desk job – this has made me about 15 lbs overweight. The only medication I take is a daily birth control pill: Lo Loestrin Fe. Any help or insight into this pain would be appreciated.


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Dr. Ayman Darrag
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Dr. Ayman Darrag

In my opinion this pain can be gastritis or hiatal hernia …an exact diagnosis can be done through upper Gastroscopy ..
Nexium can help in this case but you need to see a GI for exact diagnosis …
Avoid caffeine.chocolates citrus foods and fatty foods.
Lose weight and exercise as you can .

Dr Ahmed Fawzy
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Dr Ahmed Fawzy

In my opinion id nexium did help then you need to do an endoscopy to check for duodenal ulcer (pain can be 5 hours after a meal )
Also do a stool test for H. pylori , which could explain why nexium alone was a temporary solution

Good Luck

Dr Mahaveer
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Dr Mahaveer

hi
taking nexium blindly without getting to a proper diagnosis will be harmful.
better to avoid taking it as it provides temporary relief.
i would recommend getting CT abdomen with contrast done to find out the root cause of pain.
consult a gastroenterologist.
thanks

shw12
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shw12

HI
UPPER RIGHT ABDOMINAL PAIN MOST PROBABLY OCCURS DUE TO AFFECTIONS OF LIVER.
IMPROPER DIGESTION CAN OCCUR DUE TO ISSUES WITH LIVER CAUSING THE PAIN.
GET LIVER FUNCTION TESTS DONE.

mrsshalini14
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mrsshalini14

hello there
gastric ulcer may be the cause.
usg wont show any abnormality. get a GIscopy done.
many times,liver lesions also can radiate pain to this area.
get LFTs done.

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