Hi, I'm a 22 year old female. When I was 14 I started having intense stabbing pains in my right side. My first doctor basically blew me off and told my parents nothing was wrong. Eventually I saw a specialist who diagnosed me with GERD but it never explained the pain. Sometimes the pain would would radiate over to my left side. Sometimes it was high up on my right side near my ribs and sometimes it was low near my hips. My second doctor didn't believe me about the pain due to its various movements. I pretty much learned to live with it and I got tired of my doctor. Last year the pain in my upper right side was so severe I couldn't focus in class and it was discovered that my gallbladder was infected and at a 40% working capacity. I had it removed and actually got an apology out of my doctor (who soon after left the practice he worked at) but after the surgery I still had alot of pain in my right side. 8 months later it was discovered that I had chronic appendicitis and I had that removed as well.
I had my appendix taken out 2 weeks ago and for a few days I had absolutely no pain and it was amazing. But now the pain in my lower left side is back. It's a stabbing pain thats sudden and usually goes away in a few seconds but it happens throughout the day. My right side hurts as well and it's tender to touch. My family was so excited after my appendix surgery because we thought this was over and I can't bear to tell them that it hurts again. Because I'm 22 now I am off my parent's insurance and if anything else goes wrong it's out of my pocket (even though my dr. had 8 years to diagnos me..)
I had a Cat Scan done 2 months ago and nothing other than an appendicolith showed up. Has anyone else experienced this or have pain in their lower left side? I'm going crazy here.
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