My wife started to bloat in March of this year, led to abdominal pains on lower right, which shifted to lower and upper left. She has continued to grow in her abdominal distention. We have seen GI doc, urologist, and two Obgyns. GI doc scoped from both ends, did barium tests and did biopsies of all organs - nothing found. They said she had "symptoms" of IBS, but couldn't confirm that. Urologist also scoped and didn't see anything - did biopsy and also found nothing - suggested IC as probable cause. First obgyn did a ultrasound and found nothing, said come back in 12 weeks. Next obgyn also was concerned as me and my wife about Ovarian Cancer - did laparoscopy and biopsied uterus - nothing found all clean.
So this started in March, bloating would come and go to May/June where bloating stays, to now, Sepetmber, where it has gotten larger. It has been determined to be GI bloat or gas, not fluid. Pain is less but still present and dull. In the meantime we also had 2 CT scans which yeilded nothing, 2 CA-125 tests which yielded nothing, and bloodwork that hasn't shown anything unusual.
While we have felt docs seemingly pushing the IC and IBS diagnosis on us, we don't feel after reading symptoms that either of these are correct. She doesn't ever have diarreha, more constipated. She does have an urgency to urinate at times, but not usually a bladder infection when tested...we feel maybe just from pressure of abdomen on bladder. Also - no correlation to any food or eating. While she used to wake up okay - then bloat - she now is bloated and most pain on left side, and has trouble sleeping.
One more thing - around her period the bloating seems to go down for a few days, and in this same period she has had abdominal spasms - which subside with period end and bloat returns...which made us really think gyno for awhile...
So -in the interim, she has decided to try taking the depression drugs they (noratriptalyne....) want her to.
We're not sure, after laparoscopy last week and OVAC ruled out...should we progress to another GI doc??? Any suggestions???