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Adominal Pain

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  • Posted By: Lou2769
  • January 31, 2009
  • 11:06 AM

I have had problems with pain in my right lower side for several years and been told it isl ikely to be IBS. Four years ago I had severe pain up my rectum and felt very unwell with this, I was suppose to have this checked out at hospital however they lost my notes and nothing was done. 6 months later I was called back to see the consultant as they found my notes and she decided it was likely it was an abscess that had passed through my system as the symptoms had cleared but it was likely this problem would return. For the past 5 weeks I have the same problem with pain when I sit or lie in a particular way and pain in my right side, initially it was on and off but now it is constant. I have been to the doctor and she has carried out a rectum examination but cannot see any signs of an abcess and thinks I have strained myself which is causing the pain. I feel very unwell with this to the point where I feel sick and very tired, I feel sore all over my body, especially my eyes. My insides and joints feel inflamed and I also feel light headed. I have not passed any blood (which happened the last time along with yellow and green puss). My stools are very soft and I am going frequently to the toilet including the middle of the night which never happens and I do feel a bit of relieve from the pain after I have been to the toilet which makes me think it is bowel related. The last time it took months for me to feel better again and I don't want to go through this again without some kind of explanation as to what is going on and why it is happening.

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  • IBS is left-sided pain,but you said it's on the right side, correct?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 02:27 PM
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  • Yes the pain is in my right side and was the last time i had it.
    Lou2769 3 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 03:09 PM
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  • Where on your right side is the pain?How high or low is it?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 03:18 PM
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  • It is just below my belly button on the right
    Lou2769 3 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 03:26 PM
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  • Without examining you I doubt that I can diagnose your problem,but I can tell you that it's not IBS,not in that location.Your appendix is in that general areabut more down and to the right.You could have inflammatory bowel disease,such as Crohn's Disease or another type of right-sided bowel problem.Does it hurt worse if you stretch?Is it worse with coughing or walking?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 05:00 PM
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  • If it doesn't improve quickly,go to the doctor(preferably a gastroenterologist).
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 05:03 PM
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  • Thank you, it does hurt when I stretch, quite a lot. It has worsened over the past few days and I feel as if I have a bit of temperature so I will go back to the doctors on monday. Thanks again
    Lou2769 3 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 05:22 PM
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  • Pain with stretching can mean that a nerve is trapped in the abdominal wall or t6hat the origin of the pain is the abdominal wall(such as a muscle sprain).Take your temperature to be sure you have fever.The two might be unrelated.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 31, 2009
    • 05:36 PM
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