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Lower left abdominal pain (female)

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  • Posted By: kakes005
  • January 24, 2011
  • 03:56 PM

Two weeks ago I was having some vaginal itching. I thought I had a yeast infection so I started treating for it. A couple days in to treatment I started getting lower back pain. So, I decided to go into the doctor.

They did a vaginal examination, tested for yeast bacteria and everything else. The tests came back negative. That also did a pregnancy test since I had missed my period and it came back negative. She sent me home telling me to take it easy that I probably have the flu or in the early stages of pregnancy.

So I took her advice and the following night (saturday) the pain got so bad that we were contemplating going to the ER. I took some ibprophen and a heating pad, that dulled the pain enough that I could finally fall asleep.
On Sunday morning I woke up and the pain was still there, but not as bad. But then again at night it flared up really bad.

So on Monday I went into the doctor again. They ran all the vaginal tests again and did a blood test for the pregnancy. They also did a vaginal ultrasound to see any cysts or any other abnormalities and found nothing. By this time the pain was so bad that ibprophen didn't cut it at all, and any place you touched on my stomach it hurt. They sent me home again with no resolve.

So on Tuesday I went back and found out the prenancy test was again false so they did a CT scan. It came up with nothing. The doc came in all bubbly and giggley and again said she has no explanation... really. She sent me home with laxatives... after I had been telling her for days that I poop just fine, every day!

Now it is almost two week since the pain started. It is in the lower left abdominal. It is like a burning pain, with some sharp pains. It gets worse at night and when I wake up in the morning I feel like... yes it is finally gone, then I move around and it is back. The stomach pain is better, but that could be because the doctors haven't been poking me trying to figure the pain out.

Someone suggested I try a gluten free diet, it has been a week since I started that, and no relief.

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