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    Did any of the blood tests include one for H-pylori? If so, and it was negative, you might need to talk to your doc again about increasing your Prevacid. Sometimes it can take a month before you get any effectiveness from a PPI.

    You could also try something as simple as apple cider vinegar before each meal instead of a PPI.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AuroraB View Post
    Did any of the blood tests include one for H-pylori? If so, and it was negative, you might need to talk to your doc again about increasing your Prevacid. Sometimes it can take a month before you get any effectiveness from a PPI.

    You could also try something as simple as apple cider vinegar before each meal instead of a PPI.
    Haven't been tested for H.pylori, I guess I should get it checked.

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    I started GAPS by reading The info at Home Page. I did the Intro for about two weeks.

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    How long have you been dealing with the rash?

    Have you been feeling fatigued recently? (before the stomach issues started?)

    How long have you been dealing with the stomach ache/pain below the belly button? (has fatigue, if any, gotten worse since pain started?)

    When did you feel like the pain started moving around to the lower right side? Any pain or ache in the back or hip?

    Is the stomach ache/pain sharp or dull? Have you been suffering from a cold or recently gotten sick? Any fever? Any nausea or vomiting?

    How are your bowel movements? Regular, everyday? Are the stools formed? Any need for excessive pushing? Any bloody stool?

    Does the discomfort stay the same, feel worse or feel better after a bowel movement?

    Any issues with urination? What's the color of the urine? Any blood in the urine?

    Do you remember injuring yourself or pulling a muscle at all?

    Any chance you are pregnant, Marcus?


    By answering the questions we can gather more info to perform a DDx. (differential diagnosis) and narrow down possible diagnosis.

    So far with the limited info, it's not easy to pinpoint a possible preliminary diagnosis.

    However, most common symptoms involving lower right quadrant abdominal pain correlates with the appendix (history of fever, infection), gall stones (history of eating fatty, oily, fried foods) or kidney stones (referred pain to the hip or lowerback), possible intestinal compaction (history of constipation), or possible hernia (history of physical trauma, exercise, injury).

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    Quote Originally Posted by StephenHLi View Post
    How long have you been dealing with the rash?
    Probably 10 years or more, but most of that time was just a little penny sized rash on either my hand or wrist.


    Have you been feeling fatigued recently? (before the stomach issues started?)
    Not noticed any fatigue.

    How long have you been dealing with the stomach ache/pain below the belly button? (has fatigue, if any, gotten worse since pain started?)
    Since around September/October.

    When did you feel like the pain started moving around to the lower right side? Any pain or ache in the back or hip?
    About a month ago, a little ache in my lower back but I only had that for a day here and there so might not be coincidental.

    Is the stomach ache/pain sharp or dull? Have you been suffering from a cold or recently gotten sick? Any fever? Any nausea or vomiting?
    It's a dull ache, apart from the stomach I've been very well.

    How are your bowel movements? Regular, everyday? Are the stools formed? Any need for excessive pushing? Any bloody stool?
    Quite mushy, I'm regular but usually have to go when I wake up and around 2hrs later. No excessive pushing as I let it come out naturally so I'm usually on the toilet for about 10 mins. No blood.

    Does the discomfort stay the same, feel worse or feel better after a bowel movement?
    The same

    Any issues with urination? What's the color of the urine? Any blood in the urine?
    My urine is usually yellow but clear when I've drunk alot of liquid. No blood.

    Do you remember injuring yourself or pulling a muscle at all?
    I have a recurring problem when I do ab work, my upper left ab gets 'the burn' quite easily and it feels like its on fire for about 20 seconds, it's pretty uncomfortable.

    Any chance you are pregnant, Marcus?
    I'm a male so it's not very likely

    By answering the questions we can gather more info to perform a DDx. (differential diagnosis) and narrow down possible diagnosis.

    So far with the limited info, it's not easy to pinpoint a possible preliminary diagnosis.

    However, most common symptoms involving lower right quadrant abdominal pain correlates with the appendix (history of fever, infection), gall stones (history of eating fatty, oily, fried foods) or kidney stones (referred pain to the hip or lowerback), possible intestinal compaction (history of constipation), or possible hernia (history of physical trauma, exercise, injury).
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    By your responses it doesn't seem to be of serious nature.

    The 10 years dealing with the rash is a chronic issue and if the size of the rash has increased over that time, well it would suggest a more need to further address your immune system. I would increase more fermented and anti-inflammatory foods, probiotics, healthy oils, and sulfur rich foods (unless you are allergic to sulfur).

    Dull ache pain usually not suggest stones blockage. No fever usually suggests not appendicitis.

    Doesn't sound like compacted bowels or rectal/stomach cancer. Since you are a male, can rule out ectopic pregnancy.

    It could be abdominal muscle strain or slight hernia. It could be inflamed inguinal lymph node.

    It could be h.pylori or ulcer. But usually stomach problems like ingestion, bloating, pain/discomfort and ulcers are related to the abdominal region above the belly button.

    You also responded that your stool was a bit mushy, this suggests possibly something related with the intestines. I would place a warming pad or a warm/damp (not wet) wash cloth over your lower abdomen, including the belly button.....for about 10-15 minutes each night before bed time. In some cases (diarrhea), it may be a good idea to place some salt directly into your navel and then placing the warming pad/washcloth.

    I would also suggest maybe to take it easy on any abdominal workout routines, just as a precaution if it is indeed a muscle strain, semi-tear, or inguinal hernia. If the pain persists, maybe talk to your PCP who may refer you to a specialist/surgeon for consult.

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    Update:

    Over last few days I gone low carb and eating just paleo style and my stomach aches have been non-existent. I did have a processed turkey type thing with breadcrumbs yesterday and got a stomach ache again so I'm inclined to think I can't tolerate gluten, I'll keep a close eye on that.

    I did have some pretty nasty headaches since going paleo again, fortunately it seems to have passed.

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