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An_201639 posted:
Hello IM 21 years old, fro the past three months ive been having abdominal pain and pelvic pain only on my left side, i went to my doctor got an x ray and ct scan. the ct scan showed that i have an ovarian cysts but the doctor told me it would go away, for the abdominal pain there were no abnormalities so he thinks i might have IBS although the pains comes from under my sternum mostly and goes down. and now when im hungry i feel the gurgeling coming from under my lft rib instead of the middle like normal. he told me to take probiotics and fiber i have been taking it i feel better but i still get some pain. he suggested i see a GI specialist, but my appointment isnt till august i suggested to see him earlier but no luck. im just worried what the possibilites could be that i have, im mostly worried if its cancer or something horrible even though my doctor said its nothing to worry about.. im just wondering if there is anyone that could suggest or help with my situation. and any suggestions to hlp improve. plz and thank u.
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sheba_q responded:
First take a deep breath and calm down. I know this is scary but panicking will only make you feel worse. There are many things that could be going on and they have overlapping symptoms, which is why your doctor wants you to see a specialist.

The first thing I'd suggest you do is start a food/symptom diary. Write down everything that goes into your mouth (food, drink, meds, vitamins, etc) and any symptoms you have - even ones that don't seem like they're related. This will give the GI a good picture of what you've been going through and will help with diagnosis.

I know August seems a lifetime away, but it usually takes awhile to get in to see pretty much any specialist. On Monday call the GI's office and ask to be put on the cancellation list. Maybe you won't be able to get in any earlier, but there is a possibility you will. Other than that you'll just have to wait.

Personally I think the likelihood that you have cancer to be very very low.


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