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I started having a mid back pain about a month ago and on some days i am heavily constipated but when i take laxative I have bowel 3-4 times a day. I did my CBC, Ultrasound, and X-ray. I had high Lipase and Lymphocytes but when i started controlling my diet and did the tests again, blood work came normal. nothing came in X-ray or Ultrasound. I have been noticing that everytime i eat heavy, i get a back pain and then it goes away for a while and comes back again. Also, if i sleep on my right side, it tends to pain but if i sleep on my left side, it does not hurt. It is very Dull ache on my right mid back,also i have noticed mucus with my bowel movemement.
Just wanted to post it out there and see if there are other tests that i can do.


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replied February 13th, 2011
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A19550
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

Based on the history, it seems that you might have developed some gastritis or a peptic ulcer disease due to the spicy and fatty diet you had during your travel.

Since all the blood tests and the ultrasound have been normal , you can take symptomatic therapy with antacids (tums, mylanta, etc) and acid reducing medications ( Omeprazole ) for 1 -2 weeks and you might get relieved of all your symptoms.

You constipation need to be taken care off by changing your daily lifestyle and a high fibre diet.

If symptoms not resolved you can consult a gastroenterologist for a upper GI endoscopy for definitive diagnosis and ruling out a H Pylori infection.

I hope this helps.


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