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Chronic: Nausea, kidney pain, abdominal pain, etc.

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  • Posted By: MissTeacher
  • December 23, 2008
  • 03:04 AM

When I turned 15 I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. Since then, I have had awful pain on my lower right side.
I had a kidney stone when I was 16 and I have had severe kidney pain since.
I've had upset stomachs for years.
Since I was 14/15, I have had pain around my gall bladder area.

I have no idea if these things are linked, but all of them come and go daily. The doctors have not been able to find anything that would be causing this pain and I am losing hope that they ever will. I feel sick no matter what I eat and nothing can seem to help. I basically live off of Zophran, which is a pill used for people experiencing the flu.

I am 18 1/2 now, and any suggestions as to what might be causing these problems or any solutions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • First,Zophran is for nausea & vomiting,not the ''flu.''Next,which side was your ruptured ovarian cyst on and what was your treatment?What side was the kidney stone on,and what was your treatment?Now, do you consider yourself to be a nervous person?
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 03:35 PM
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  • I forgot to ask where your kidney pain is located.And,have you had a sonogram to check out your gallbladder?:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 03:38 PM
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  • I'm just going off of what my Dr. told me as far as Zophran goes. My ovarian cyst was on my lower right side. The only treatment I had was being taken to the hospital for severe pain and them giving me morphine. They did a CT scan, blood tests, and upper GI and a lower GI.For my kidneys, the pain is on my back, exactly where my kidneys are located. The stone was in my left kidney but I have pain in both kidneys. I do not believe I have had a sonogram for my gall bladder. My old Dr. tried to convince me nothing could be wrong because I was too young. They did some test to see if I had gall bladder stones and saw nothing. It is also tender to touch. And no, I do not consider myself to be a nervous person.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 06:20 PM
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  • At least we seem to be able to rule out neurosis as a cause of your sx.Next,I suppose it's possible that you developed adhesions in your right pelvis.Does it hurt worse to move and stretch your abdomen or does it hurt no matter what you do?Now,pain directly over the kidney areas is not usually due to kidney problems but rather back trouble.Have you had any back injuries?Let's keep trying,O.K.?:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 06:51 PM
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  • The kidney pain feels like I am having a kidney stone, but more toned down...So I know that it is my actual kidneys. As far as my pelvic pain, my chiropractor gave me a stretch to do to see if it was a muscle issue, that seemed to hurt when I stretched. But generally I am just in pain...There is nothing I can do about it.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 09:06 PM
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  • That's what I was looking for!If stretching your abdomen hurts in the right pelvic area,you've got adhesions from the old ruptured cyst,something wrong with your right Fallopian tube,or endometriosis.Does intercourse hurt?As for your age,my stepson had his gallbladder removed when he was 20 or 21.Therefore,you're certainly old enough to have gallbladder disease,and it's more common in women.But,didn't you say that you tested negative for gallstones?Was it a sonogram that they did on you?It's possible to have achalculous(without stones) cholecystitis,with basically the same sx as''regular'' gallbladder disease.It's a diagnosis of exclusion.Unless you have some ongoing blockage of your kidneys,your back pain is not nephrogenic.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 23, 2008
    • 09:51 PM
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  • I've heard possible adhesions before and possible endometriosis...But how do they figure out which if either of them? I am supposed to have my stomach scoped sometime soon...Will that show anything? Or is it too low? And no, intercourse does not generally hurt. I don't know if it was a sonogram that they did with me...I have had so many tests done, it is hard to keep them all straight. You seem to have ideas about what is wrong...How will the doctor actually determine if you're right? I am a touch sick of hearing "it's possibly this" or "All of your tests came back negative!" I am clearly in pain and I know something is wrong. I just need my Dr. to know that something is wrong.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 24, 2008
    • 00:19 AM
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  • By the way, I was just stretching and doing some ab aerobic workout and now my right side is hurting.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 24, 2008
    • 00:20 AM
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  • A definite diagnosis can be made by a laparoscopy.As far as the doctor is concerned,you need to advocate for yourself and be firm in your description of the pain and how it's affecting you.Don't be intimidated by a doctor.Although he might think he's God,we know different.Also,you can ask for a laparoscopy if he doesn't suggest one.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 24, 2008
    • 00:37 PM
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  • And,no,the stomach scoping won't be helpful in this.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 24, 2008
    • 00:39 PM
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  • Well, thank you for all of your help. Merry Christmas.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 24, 2008
    • 10:11 PM
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  • You are quite welcome,and a merryXmas to you,too(as merry as it can be under the circumstances).:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 24, 2008
    • 11:58 PM
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  • BTW, do you know of any reason for the nausea? And it can be very merry :)
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 25, 2008
    • 06:42 AM
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  • There are many causes of nausea,but the most common one is stress.I know you don't like hearing that,but most gastrointestinal Sx are functional(that's psychophysiologic).It's real nausea without an identifiable source.However,I'm not ready to label yours as such until the causes of your other problems are diagnosed.It's Xmas morning and look at what I'm doing!I do care what happens to you.:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 25, 2008
    • 00:01 PM
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  • Thank you, I really do appreciate it...But I am not really stressed. I've had stomach aches for years. I had a very wonderful Christmas (minus the stomach aches) and I hope that you did, too. Thank you for all of your help.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 10:04 AM
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  • O.K.,which is it:stomach aches(which are painful)or nausea?There's a big difference between the two,and the quality of your life depends on figuring out which it is.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
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  • What I was referring to in the last thread would be stomach nausea. I get it any time I eat, any time I go to bed, usually as soon as I get a snack in the morning, often at random times when I haven't even had food to eat. The only consistent time I could tell you I am nauseous is when I go to bed.Basically it makes it hard to eat anything and hard to fall asleep. I get exhausted from feeling awful and it makes me not want to do much of anything.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 26, 2008
    • 08:57 PM
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  • Have you tried anything as simple as Phenergan 25mg by mouth 30 minutes before meals?(and adose at bedtime)How about Librax/ have you tried that?:)
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 01:31 PM
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  • No, see, the point is...I don't want to live off of medication. I want a solution so I don't have to worry about "spontaneous" eating.
    MissTeacher 14 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 06:54 PM
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  • It appears to me that your choices are very limited.If I had a chronic condition that wasn't curable,I'd be very grateful for meds to relieve my symptoms.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • December 27, 2008
    • 09:21 PM
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