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High right abdominal pain yesterday....Today, very low right abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: FixMEdoc
  • March 13, 2007
  • 09:05 PM

Okay, last night I had this sever pain in my upper right abdomen, just under my rib cage. I have discomfort there A LOT, but this was only the second time that it had gotten really severe. After about an hour, it suddenly went away.

Last night, I awoke from a dream that I was having a miscarriage due to a tubal pregnancy(which has never happened to me in real life) and was having severe labor pains. My VERY LOW right side was hurting severely.

I got up and moved around a little. After about an hour, it started to subside, and pretty much went away, with the exception of some aching or almost "burning" sensation in the same place, but now the pain has come back. It's not constantly severe, but hurts constantly with moments of severe pain.

It's a precisely accute pain, felt just barely above my pubic bone, to the right, but closer to the center than my hip...2" from the center...and it actually feels like pain, or pressure that can be felt down into my pubic bone, and sometimes even my leg.

Anyone have a clue? Are the two pains unrelated? Is this other possibly ovaries or appendix? I feels to me, like there is actually a palpable mass there, but it may just be because it's my own stomach, and it really hurts there, or because the pain causes me to tighten my stomach and resist more on that side.

??????????What have you guys got 4 me? :confused:

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  • Do you have a doctor you can go to? Take your temperature, get a blood test (CBC at least), and have someone who knows what they are feeling for (a doctor), feel around that "palpable mass" as soon as you can.If you spike a fever over 102, no matter what time, seek medical help. That would suggest some kind of infection. But it is always interesting to me what people dream. You dreamt an ectopic pregnancy...check it out.Best,Shula
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  • My WBC is gonna be low- I have some auto-immune disorder- possibly Lupus....Drs. around here are just so caring, after I finagled out of the nurse that my WBC ct. was 3.2, that Dr. never called back and wouldn't return my calls...SO, I finally went to the ER, who referred me to a Rheumatologist, who called to say that they WOULD NOT see me with out guess what.....the referral of the Dr. who originally took my bloodwork. I got really ill again, a couple of weeks ago, and went back to the ER, and the ER Dr. popped in, just to inform me, that he wanted to make sure I understood, that they'd treat the nausea, and give me some fluids to rehydrate me, but would still not be trying to find out what the root of the problem is(I had not even mentioned it, but I guess he'd pulled the information from my chart from the visit 6 weeks prior). I feel humiliated, if I seek medical attention, because- I'm not sure what it is, but they seem to be very condescending, and respond to me as if I have an alterior motive, when all I want, is for them to say...Here's the problem, This is what might help improve your quality of life- and send me on my way.
    FixMEdoc 53 Replies Flag this Response
  • You are allowed to change primary care physicians. So call your insurance, tell them you want to change, and then start again. Really. The ER simply is not in the business of doing basic medicine. They are there to save lives that are imminently in danger.But your regular doctor has no right at all to treat you that way, so fire him. Get a new one.Best,Shula
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks.... =) Will do. I actually had made another appt a couple of weeks ago, but couldn't find my ID, so I had to cancel. I actually found it(my ID), right after I sent you that last posting, and thought that was very interesting, that it be missing all this time, and just miraculously appear at that moment. I will be calling to make an appt. tomorrow. As far as the Dr., it seems that I run into that with almost every Dr. I've encountered. Every time I was seen for...whatever...from the time I was 17 until I was 24, I kept telling Drs. that I thought something was wrong with me. I could sleep the rest of my life away, and it WAS NOT from oversleeping, because I couldn't stay awake, no matter HOW MUCH(or little) sleep I got, it was NOT from depression(I was VERY Depressed.....b'cause I couldn't get out of bed!!! Not staying in bed, b'cause I was depressed). They'd check my bloodwork...again, just to tell me all is well. I finally said to a Dr. when I'd gotten pneumonia, "You listen to me. There is something WRONG with me. I CAN NOT stay AWAKE. There is nothing wrong with my thyroid, my sugar, or my saratonin/dopamine levels, but THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG, and I can't do this any more. I haven't driven a car more than 2 blocks, in YEARS, w/o dozing off." He was MORE THAN HAPPY to pass me off to a sleep specialist at that point, who confirmed that I'm severly Narcoleptic. I've had this pain, in my UPPER RIGHT abdomen, that's bothered me for years. I've seen a GI who just shrugged his shoulders and perscribed me some Belladonna for my possible???? gallbladder pain....but, since everything looked fine in bloodwork, and the scan didn't show anything to raise a brow, I was given a clean bill of health. That was 2 years ago, and it's continued to get worse. I don't go to the Dr. excessively(of course that's perception...I always just report chronic problems when I have to go in for some type of infection that I know I need anti-biotics &/or steroids for- and even try to put THOSE things off, until I KNOW it's not going away w/o meds), and really feel like I put things off, until what is my personal perception "enough", but the Drs. always make me feel like I'm a hypochondriac, and just a silly girl, looking for attention. I'm SO intimidated by it now, that when I think about it, sometimes I decide that I'd rather just wait it out, even if the result is irreversible damage or even death, rather than show up and them tell me, "Your fine....just make sure that you get enough fiber and protein in your diet, and take a multi-vitamin, and you'll feel GREAT." It invalidates me and the concern for my well being.
    FixMEdoc 53 Replies Flag this Response
  • So, here's what I suggest:Call a new physician, and ask to talk to the doctor's nurse. Explain that you've had this unfortunate medical history, and now you are leary that doctors will not take you seriously. Listen for the nurse's reaction. If the nurse is nice, fine. If the nurse says, "we'll listen to you here" great.But if the nurse tries to "talk you down" and tell you "don't worry" and those responses aren't accompanied by something like "we'll get to the bottom of this" then thank the nurse for their time, and call another doctor. Yes, SHOP AROUND.I have had so many undiagnosed things, and have been told by more than one doctor that it was in my mind. Those things have turned out to be parasites, a major bone spur in my cervical spine, three different growths on my thyroid, and an allergy problem that was causing my immune system to tank.If my family physician wasn't such a fantastic doctor, I don't know how I would have handled all those obnoxious specialists.You've got to find yourself a really fantastic primary care physician. And start with a complete physical. And bring a written list of all your concerns.Write back and tell me what happens tomorrow.Good luck,Shula
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