Medical Specialty >> Gastroenterology

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge (www.doctorslounge.com) does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/15/2017.

Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics

Question: severe epigastric pain


 needadvice123 - Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:30 pm

I am a 37 yo female. I had my gallbladder removed in 1992. I have had 4 "attacks" since June of this year of severe epigastric pain. They last from 8 hrs to > 24 hrs. I get so much pain that I vomit, and chills. It feels like a gallbladder attack. The first time I had one, I went to the ER. They gave me an IV and morphine then checked my blood for pancreatitis, all labs were negative. Since then I had 3 more attacks, every time it is worse and lasts longer. Currently I have had loose orange stools for the past 2-3 weeks, everytime I eat, shortly thereafter, I am in the bathroom. I do not have a sense of wellness. I just know I do not feel well. I have been to my PCP, and got an rx for nausea and protonix. I do not think he took me seriously. Please advise. Thank you
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Oct 01, 2007 12:58 pm

User avatar Perhaps you should see a specialist - gastroenterologist or internal medicine would be advisable. Do not ignore gut feelings that this just isn't right. Good luck.

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us