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pain,a palpable mass, indegestion, constant belching,fatigue

34 year old male who has been experiencing abdominal pain in the upper left abdomen for about a year and a half now. The pain is accompanied by a palpable mass, indegestion, constant belching and fatigue. I saw one GI for over a year who ran several tests including upper endo, MRI, CT scan, etc. I have since moved and am seeing another GI currently. New GI has done a colonoscopy and antoher upper endo. All test results produced unremarkable results. Both GIs have now told me there is nothing else they can do. I'm at a loss as my pain and indigestion continues to worsen. Can anyone offer any suggestions?
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replied June 9th, 2015
Hello and welcome to e health forum.

Based on the history, it seems that your left sided abdominal pain could be associated with the following conditions :-
1. Gastritis, or
2. Pancreatitis.
3. Colitis ( inflammation of the colon) or diverticulitis
4. left sided renal stones.

But if all the medical evaluations and tests have been found to be normal, then your abdominal pain could more likely be due to functional causes like Irritable bowel syndrome.

Irritable bowel syndrome IBS, is a chronic functional disorder characterized by cramping abdominal pain or discomfort with alterations in bowel habits (bloating, constipation, and diarrhea).

IBS does not cause any permanent damage or any serious illness but the symptoms cause severe discomfort & distress affecting an individuals work, ability to travel and attend social events.

Most symptoms of IBS can be controlled with diet, stress management, and prescribed medications (laxatives, antidiarrheal, antispasmodics, or antidepressants).

You might consult your doctor for a physical examination and tests mentioned above to know the exact cause.

I hope you find this information useful.
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