I am a 41 yo female. I have had abdominal problems for several years now. My gallbladder was removed about 7 years ago. I have had uterine and ovarian problems since a teen and in 2000 had a complete hysterectomy. 2 years ago I had a barium enema and an EGD. The enema showed a couple of diverticula but my MD said there was no infection or inflammation. The EGD came back normal. Last year I had severe chest pain. I was taken to ER, full work-up and treadmill done and no problem. I am overweight. I am not diabetic, do not have high BP, and cholesterol is great. I was born with one full kidney on the right side. The left side is just an underdeveloped stub. I do show minimal protein in my urine but MD does not seem concerned with this. I have been tested for allergies and I do have allergies to chicken and shellfish. I have been staying away from those but when I do eat them, I never have these types of symptons. I was just seen in the ER Friday Jan 18. Starting Jan 12, the left hand side of my abdomen middle to upper area started having a severe cramping pain. It has felt like stabbing stinging pain. My bowels have been pretty normal. No diarrhea or constipation. I have noticed that my bm's have either been an extreme amount or a small amount and have the consitency of wet mud. When there is a large amount, it usually leaves residue in the toilet. I am also having severe swelling in the abdominal area. Although I am overweight, my weight has stayed consistent and I have never had this type of abdominal distention. My belly is swollen mostly from the middle area just under the breast bone to the left side. I am also feeling cramping pains that radiate around the left flank side and go down my leg and up my left shoulderblade. I have noticed severe skin sensitivity in the abdominal area and legs. The sensation reminds me of a kidney infection although none was found. The tests I received at the ER were an abdominal CT scan, full blood workup and urine ck. The Dr did inform me that a lump was incidently found in my right breast that I should have followed up but no diverticulitis, hernias, inflammation or infection was found. I am at a complete loss. There does not seem to be a correlation to eating. The symptoms seem to remain the same. It is to the point now that I cannot even sit up because my abominal area is hitting against my breastbone and causing excrusiating pain. I have had verry few episodes of very mild nausea but no vomiting. Over the last couple of days I have noticed some slight heartburn and mild chest discomfort. These are not usual symptoms for me. I have tried researching my symptoms but they don't seem to match anything. I'm sorry this is so long. I hope someone has some ideas. Thanks in advance.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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