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Hip/Abdominal Pain/Pelvic Pain..lots of Pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 26, 2009
  • 01:36 AM

I'm 21 years old and have been having Abdominal/Pelvic pain since I was 16 years old. The hip pain has seemed to flare up with the rest recently as well. I have tried to get this diagnosed for many years but all "solutions" has come up with no long term results.

The pain originated in my lower right side.

At 16 it was assumed I had Appendicitis after having constant abdominal pain flare up. They did barium tests of my lower GI to test, but it did take them pretty much a month to "decide" it was appendicitis. So, I had my appendix removed, the pain was gone for a short time...mostly until a month after surgery then the pain came back, but it was dull then.

I assumed at this time, or so, people told me it might just be "phantom pains" but after 4 years I decided it had to be something else wrong. So I went to the doctor again...because this time the pain was getting a lot worse, and sometimes the pain went into my ribs, and both sides of pelvis, but mainly in right side.

I had most GI tests done Upper, lower, pancreatic test, kidney test, etc. All negative.

So I went to a Gastroenterologist and had a colonoscopy to look for Crohns. Turned up negative. Took some medicine for IBS for about 2 months, obviously no relief in pain, at this point I did have bowel issues, but most as something I have always had.

So I went to the gynecologist. No ovarian cysts (at least this time around they didn't do an ultrasound since I had an ultrasound previously). Eventually doctor suggested endometriosis/adhesions from previous surgery. So I had surgery, I had an adhesion connecting my right bowel to the wall of my abdomen, no endometriosis. But the relief from that was only temporary as well.

Not to mention it hasn't even phased the pelvic and hip pain I have. It's a throbbing, sometimes sharp pain, the pain feels like wraps around my hip joint, and seems to be tied into my pelvic pain. It's rare, but sometimes I have it on the left side as well. Sometimes the pain is unbearable and I can barely walk.

I did have a sacroiliac joint problem when I was 16, apparently I popped the joint out as a child but never knew about it till I started having back pain. I went to a chiropracter for a while to get realigned. I haven't really noticed it being a issue tho. Since that joint was the left one.

I'm not sure what is wrong with me, or where I should look. I am planning on getting an x-ray soon to see if anything shows up on that. This pain has pretty much almost ruined most of my life, exercise became so minimal from it, and the pain in my hip/pelvic area gets worse when I go running or exercising/stretching in general.

Sorry for the long read, but you have any ideas please let me know! I'm definitely running out of them.

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  • Still looking for ideas. Please post if you have any. Thank you!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 31, 2009
    • 05:50 AM
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