Thank you Asimovian, The Chao Goes Mu, Exapno Mapcase, jjimm, Khadaji and CookingWithGas for your answers. You’ve all made me feel a lot better!
No, they didn’t mention the solar plexus, they just pointed to that general area and said they wanted to check there. I had to go to the emergency room several weeks ago…wait, I went to my regular doctor, and he sent me to the emergency room, because I was having nausea, pains in my upper abdominal area, and abnormal bleeding (meaning, I was having red spotting when I haven’t had a period in years). They did 3 different blood tests (one when I saw my doctor, one when I first got to the emergency room, and another one later because, I don’t know why because) and a CAT scan (what a fascinating experience). They said, first, the spotting was probably unrelated to my stomach ailment and they didn’t know what was causing that, and second, they didn’t know what was causing my stomach ailment (I hadn’t eaten any weird foods or done any of the other things they asked me about). They said I did seem to have a “thickening” in that area (pointing to the solar plexus region). I was a bit groggy because they’d given me something for the pain, so I didn’t ask any questions. I know I should have.
So for down below, I’ll be having a pelvic ultrasound and Colposcopy in October, and for the middle I’ll be having oral relations with a tube in 2 weeks. The ultrasound and Colposcopy don’t worry me at all (the spotting has stopped, btw, as has the nausea and pains, so I’m not sure why I have to have any of these) and now I feel much better about the endoscopy procedure.
Thank you all!