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Adominal Pain after Colonoscopy

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  • Posted By: Thomas6655
  • February 19, 2009
  • 00:21 PM

About 14 days ago I had a colonoscopy to try to figure out why I was having pain in my in my lower GI. The colonoscopy showed no signs of crohns and no polyps. But a day after the procedure I started having sever adominal pain. I contacted my doctor who referred me to the ER. I underwent blood work, xrays, and a CT scan with contrast. The blood work showed an elevated WBC, the xrays and CT showed no signs of perforation and my appendix appeared to be normal. My blood pressure was way up, 178/118. They managed to get my blood pressure down to 149/98, which is still very high for me. After 10 hours they released me with a perscription of Lortab for pain, and told me to do a follow up with my GI doctor, which I did, and also my Vascular specialist, who has been monitoring my abdominal anuersym, which showed to be at 5.3 cm. My Gastroenologist doesn't have a clue what could be causing the pain because all the test came back as normal with the exception of the high WBC, and blood pressure. My vascular specialist sent me to another imaging location for another CT. There CT showed the anuerysm to be 4.9 not 5.3, so there is no need for surgical intervention at this time. But I am still having a great deal of pain in my abdominal region, and I know I cannot continue to take Lortab for the rest of my life. I'm just afraid they missed something.

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