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been to doctors every week for 5 weeks,been in pain all this time,pain started day after morphine patches were increased,also had vomiting but that stopped when i stopped using the patches.doctors dont seem to know what is wrong.pain is severe and i cant lie down,or even turn over as dizziness so bad.would like to know what could be causing this.also have water infection and waiting for urine test to come back,and blood test for h pylori


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replied February 23rd, 2009
Digestive and Bowel Disorders Answer A5847


List of other diseases, conditions, or injuries and their treatment: type 1 diabetic,insulin.hiatus hernia,high blood pressure and cholesterol,ramapril and simvastatin,taking omeprazole
Current medical status: severe abdominal burning and pain,radiating into back,dizziness,nausea,weight loss.bloods and ultra sound normal


The exact location of the pain would have been helpful. According to the information you gave, you might be experiencing chronic inflammation of the esophagus if the pain is located in the upper abdomen. The Hiatus hernia might be causing ineffectiveness of the muscle that closes the upper opening of the stomach, thus causing Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD). GERD is a condition in which the acid from the stomach is released back in the lower part of the esophagus. After a prolonged period, this causes chronic inflammation of the lower esophagus mucosa. The inflammation is characterized with pain in the upper abdomen that can radiate in the back, nausea, and weight loss. The condition is easily diagnosed with esophagoscopy and gastroscopy. If this is the correct diagnosis, then the doctor might recommend antacids, and anti-inflammatory drugs. The test for Helicobacter pylori might also reveal a coexisting infection that should be treated because it might be causing the gastric symptoms thus worsening the condition.


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