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I don't have cholitis or chrons disease. Gallbladder?

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I'm 14 years old and I've been having a lot of problems. My symptoms all started 3 months ago. I get nauseated after i eating(sometimes it's after certain foods), I have upper right abdominal pain, I have constipation. Sometimes I will get loose stool. I have really bad chills sometimes. Also, a couple days ago my lower back started hurting. It hurts when i move certain ways. It's really uncomfortable. My neck is also hurting! This has been going on for 3 months, with the nausea and everything. Ive also lost 14 pounds! I'm really fatigue and weak. Nobody can find out what's wrong with me. I've had lots of blood work, an EGD which just showed gastritis, urine test, stool test, abdominal ultrasound and X-ray. I don't have cholitis or chrons disease. I had a HIDA scan done last week and it's working at 28%. Can these be my problems? The doctors keep saying my gallbladder function isn't too low. The only other option is irritable bowel syndrome. Can IBS cause this or gallbladder?please hel

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replied February 20th, 2011
Gallbladder Disease Answer A19850
Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum.

From the available history, the symptoms of abdominal pain, nausea, occasional loose stools, weight loss could be due to indigestion, gastric reflux, or due to malabsorption syndromes, including lactose intolerance, celiac disease etc.

The presence of weight loss is not seen in IBS, which is a functional disorder.

You might be benefited by consulting a gastroenterologist and evaluation for malabsorption disorders.

In the mean time you can try the tips suggested below.

1. Change and develop good dietary habits including, eating several small meals daily.

2. Diet should include fresh fruits, fiber rich foods.
Avoid spicy foods, fats and fried foods.
Also avoid coffee, tea, alcohol, colas, and smoking.
Avoid processed foods (Junk foods from refined carbohydrates),
Eat freshly cooked food from whole grains.

3. Adopt proper posture.

4. Don't eat for at least three hours before you go to bed. If you have symptoms at night, try raising the head of your bed six to ten inches.

5. Maintaining adequate hydration.

6. Adopting a sitting upright posture for 1 hr post meals will help in relieving the symptoms.

7. Avoid foods to which you are intolerant.

8. In addition, using activated charcoal (For stomach gas), OTC antacids (tums, mylanta, maalox) and Omeprazole (acid reducer) will also help the symptoms.

I hope this helps.

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