I have had upper right sided abdominal and flank pain on and off for about 3 years. It's been intermittent, intolerable at times, and tolerable at other times. I've had both my appendix and gall bladder removed (3 years ago), but that did not take care of the problem like the doctors thought. In the past 8 months, This pain has come back in episodes. I saw a naturopath who told me I had a broken rib. No x-rays, so unsure. The pain went away for about a month, then last October the pain came back right up under my bottom ribs on the right side and into my back. I thought it could be a kidney stone, I've had those before. Went to the ER in severe pain, (doubled over, passed out) and had a CT scan. The docs found an ovarian cyst about 6 cm on my right ovary. We treated that with BCP and it shrank. I was again fine for awhile, and then the pain would come and go intermittently, not too bad. Two weeks ago, I woke up with a very high fever and intense pain once again in the same place. I've now been to the ER 3 times in 2 weeks, because they said to come back if things get worse or different, and my own doctor can't get me in until next week. On my first ER visit, CT scan no contrast showed my intestines filled with stool. I hadn't been constipated, but the doctor told me I was very constipated and gave me some Glycolax. I took that for four days, and nothing was moving. (I actually became constipated after that first ER visit because of the pain killers they gave me in the ER). Four days later I started vomiting bile type substance and went back to the ER. This time, I had an abdominal x-ray, and more blood tests. X-ray showed nothing and blood tests were normal except for a "borderline" Lipase level. So now, maybe they are thinking I have a bowel obstruction or a biliary obstruction or bilary stones. I'm sent home, only to go back 2 days later in so much pain, I couldn't walk upright. I wanted to stay home and wait it out, but my doctor insisted I go to ER. I had a CT scan with contrast this time which showed nothing. The doctors are baffled and have referred me to a GI doctor, but they can't see me for another 3 weeks. There is only a couple in my area. Has anyone had any thing similar to this happen? Any ideas on what's wrong with me? I can't really tolerate narcotics, so I'm taking Aleve and using heating pads and ice packs. Any advice would help.Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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