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  • Posted By: robin79
  • December 5, 2007
  • 08:27 PM

I have been suffering from Left lower abdominal pain since October 1st. I work at a hospital and a doctor friend of mine ordered a CT for me. He read the results for me and told me I had an ovarian cyst and sent me to my gynecologist. When I saw my gynecologists, she had the final radiologist report and informed me that I did not have a cyst, but that appendages on the outside of my colon were inflammed and referred to a GI doctor. The GI doctor that I saw, diagnosed me with Typhlitis, an inflammation of the colon and referred me to a surgeon. While waiting for surgery, I had a colonoscopy to rule out ulcerative colitis and chron's disease, and stool studies and blood work to rule out other diseases. I had surgery (exploratory lap and an appendectomy) and the surgery was negative for any inflammation of any organs. To date, all tests have been negative, but I am still in extreme pain and have to take narcotic pain medications several times throughout the day for pain. Along with the pain, I suffer from diarrhea, mucus in stool, extreme nausea, lack of appetite, sweating and hot flashes. My doctor's are puzzled and can not figure out a diagnoses. Any ideas????

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