I have had pain in the lower left quadrant of my abdomen since June of 2006. At first, it was LLQ and flank pain. Over the past 8 months, I've been through crazy pain and all sorts of specialists.
At first they thought I had kidney stones and a UTI so I was referred to a Urologist and given strong 5 day antibiotics. After several weeks, I was diagnosed with Chronic Cystitis and told the kidney stones must have passed on their own after a second x-ray showed no stone. The pain persisted. I was prescribed low dose antibiotics to take daily for treatment.
The pain persisted and I was referred to gynecology and prescribed an antidepressant. An ultrasound revealed a cyst on my left ovary. I was prescribed a different birth control pill. Pain persisted, but ultra sound several weeks later revealed no cyst. Laproscopic abdominal surgery in Dec 2006 revealed scar tissue and lesions adhering my left ovary to the wall behind it- tissue and lesions were removed.
I am still in chronic pain almost two months post surgery. I was told that IF the source of my pain was scar tissue, the pain would lessen after a month. I saw my primary care physician last week who finally referred me to a Gastroenterologist. I feel like I keep getting bounced around but no one is figuring out what is really wrong.
1. LLQ Pain
2. Constipation and Diarrhea
3. Blood and Mucus in Stool (not every time but often)
4. Feel full constantly
5. Extreme Fatigue (more recent)
Medications Currently Taking:
1. Chronic Cystitis
I have tried clear liquid diets, no dairy diets, bland diets, you name it. Nothing has helped. I feel like there is something they are seriously missing and I'm worried. How do I get answers?