Our expert says:
You should be patient with the doctors - we start looking at the most obvious - I.e. peptic ulcer or gastritis with the scope, if that is clear, we will check the gallbladder, pancreas and liver with the sonar and at the same time check for abnormal growths or glands or anything else that may be a problem. Gallbladder pain normally is more colicky and more to the right side and if infected can cause fever. A pinched nerve and herpes zoster can also cause a burning sensation on the skin of the abdomen but won't be associated with eating and won't get better with anti-acids. Your doctor may want to do blood tests to check your liverfunction too if he sees anything abnormal on the sonar or feel that your liver is enlarged.
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