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Lower Left Abdominal Pain (Unexplained) Please Advise

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 14, 2010
  • 02:13 AM

This condition has been onoing for 7-8 months. Symptoms include dull to shard pain radiating frrom my lower left abdomen region.

X rays, Ultrasound, Urinalysis, and Blood tests were taken. With not a single thing out of the ordinary.

Symtoms used to only occur after consuming small amounts of alcohol. The pain would cease when a heat bag was used.

Pain killers don't touch it, atleast not the Naproxen (NSAID).

It keeps me up all night and I can never get the pain to let go. Sometimes its only a dull, kinda ebbing pain. Then, in it's severity, a sharp burning pain that gets worse if I stretch the surrounding muscle.

No blood in urine or stools.

Fatigue also has become either a side-effect or symptom of this condition.

Thanks

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  • r u a heavy drinker ??? if so get urself tested for pancreatitis i.e .. ur nserum amylase levels ... pls let me know d results .. god bless :)
    arjun4mb 80 Replies
    • September 14, 2010
    • 00:54 PM
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  • r u a heavy drinker ??? if so get urself tested for pancreatitis i.e .. ur nserum amylase levels ... pls let me know d results .. god bless :)I used to drink only with friends on weekends. I'm only 19, an i haven't touched a drink in months, and the pain is seemingly becoming worse with each weekly episode.Thanks, i'll let you know
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 14, 2010
    • 04:46 PM
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  • This condition has been onoing for 7-8 months. Symptoms include dull to shard pain radiating frrom my lower left abdomen region.X rays, Ultrasound, Urinalysis, and Blood tests were taken. With not a single thing out of the ordinary.Symtoms used to only occur after consuming small amounts of alcohol. The pain would cease when a heat bag was used.Pain killers don't touch it, atleast not the Naproxen (NSAID).It keeps me up all night and I can never get the pain to let go. Sometimes its only a dull, kinda ebbing pain. Then, in it's severity, a sharp burning pain that gets worse if I stretch the surrounding muscle.No blood in urine or stools.Fatigue also has become either a side-effect or symptom of this condition.ThanksNot to get too personal, but have you noticed any change in bowel movements?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 1, 2010
    • 05:35 PM
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  • Hi there.I am sorry to tell you, but I have endured this pain for about 9 years. I have been through every test possible. Colonoscopy, scope througout the area (laparoscopy) for endometreosis or any other findings, I had my left ovary removed, as well as falopian tube, as it had a small cyst that wasn't resolving itself, but this did not help and the Doctor was not confident that it would...I've tried fibromaylgia meds, pain meds (which never work), muscle relaxers, etc.The best the docs can come up with is that this is a spasm of the colon. They give me a medicine to stop the spasms. Your primary care can help, or a GI specialist.Do keep your bowels clean, as you don't want to stress your abdomen. However, I know that this is very frustrating, and it seems like there is no real answer. I am 38 years old, and I cannot believe that there just doesn't seem to be a diagnoses for this.Try to keep your stress down if possible. Stress flares up anything. Good luck.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 19, 2011
    • 05:01 AM
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  • I have been having the same problem. I have had lots of blood tests, CT scan, urine... you name it. Last time i got sent home with laxatives.... after I have been saying the whole time that I poop just fine, everyday.I to have that dull aching pain, sometimes it gets stabby, and it is like a burning pain. And it keeps me up at night.Someone suggested being gluten free, but so far after a week I still feel no relief.
    kakes005 4 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
    • 03:23 PM
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  • I have been having the same problem. I have had lots of blood tests, CT scan, urine... you name it. Last time i got sent home with laxatives.... after I have been saying the whole time that I poop just fine, everyday.I to have that dull aching pain, sometimes it gets stabby, and it is like a burning pain. And it keeps me up at night.Someone suggested being gluten free, but so far after a week I still feel no relief.How old are you? Is there a difference if you've been standing for a while and after laying down? Have you been checked by a vascular surgeon?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
    • 06:40 PM
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  • How old are you? Is there a difference if you've been standing for a while and after laying down? Have you been checked by a vascular surgeon?I am 25 and a female. There really isn't a difference in sitting, standing or lying down. I have also had a vaginal ultrasound. I have missed my period. Pregnancy blood test came back negative. I have no cysts. I have not been checked by a vascular surgeon, why do you ask?
    kakes005 4 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
    • 07:24 PM
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  • I am 25 and a female. There really isn't a difference in sitting, standing or lying down. I have also had a vaginal ultrasound. I have missed my period. Pregnancy blood test came back negative. I have no cysts. I have not been checked by a vascular surgeon, why do you ask?Since you have pain on the left side, I was thinking of vascular conditions like Pelvic congestion syndrome, Nutcracker syndrome or May-Thurner syndrome. But in these cases you usually are worse when standing up. Are you in US?
    Felsen 510 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
    • 09:16 PM
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  • Since you have pain on the left side, I was thinking of vascular conditions like Pelvic congestion syndrome, Nutcracker syndrome or May-Thurner syndrome. But in these cases you usually are worse when standing up. Are you in US?Yes I am. I am going to back to the doc tomorrow. I am hesitant, I am afraid that they will just tell me to take more laxatives. I poop just fine... lol. It seems if you are not vomiting or have a fever they don't care. But it is affecting my life, I am only 25 and should not be in this much for this long.
    kakes005 4 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
    • 10:06 PM
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  • I have pain in my lower left region also. Yes it burns. I don't have blood in my stools either...but I do have mucus...and foul smelling. I know that I have Entamoeba histolytica. It is very difficult to diagnose. If you've had it for a long time, taking any digestive remedies, herbs, drugs, over the counter such as Pepto Bismol, charcoal etc will simply obfuscate any diagnosis. Also often labs confuse E. histolytica with E. dispar thinking that E. dispar is commensal. And then trying to eradicate this organism is impossible. I have tried all the drugs...temporary relief...herbs etc. Then in 2004 I was given a CT scan with contrast dye. I lost 20lbs in 3 weeks evidently due to the contrast chemical. I have not been able to regain my weight. The CT contrast dye seems to have made the organism unresponsive to the drugs as they no longer have any effect...after having used them for years with some limited results. But better than nothing.I am exasperated at doctors attitudes and response and denial of what I have because it does not show in the stool test. Even in leiu of the fact that there was a diagnosis done by a parasitologist Dr. Louis Parish (who is now deceased). He developed a test called a rectal swab with a Dr. Bueno. He used a very experienced lab tech in parasitic diseases right in his office before the parasite disappears. It must be checked within 20 minutes of a warm stool. And also I have tested positive for E. histolytica antigens using a saliva test . This test is only done by one lab in the state that I know of in Washington. (Do the research) But this was dismissed by doctors contending that I once had the disease but that does not mean that I still have it. Well how then do they explain that I still have all the same symptoms and that I am only 92lbs and still very very ill? I have spent many years researching and finding evidence only to be summarily dismissed by doctors!Recently a doctor was concerned about my being hypothyroid. This is not new. I spoke with an endocrinologist years ago who agreed that there is nothing wrong with my throid...that it is caused by the parasite. No one in my family has any thyroid disease..ever. I have done the research and sure enough E. histolytica will effect the thyroid by interfering with absortion of iodine thereby causing hypothyroidism and anemia. Both of which all my blood tests show. This in addition to horrible inflammed bowel, excruciating pain after bowel movement, anorexia, delayed stool transit time (as was shown by CT scan and X-rays) extensive food allergies, fibromyalgia, night sweats and so on...which are all symptoms of Entamoeba histolytica infection ....to add to this...empirical evidence due to the relief from antiparasitc drugs...where no other types of drugs had any effect....the doctors remain in denial! I attribute most of this to ignorance(or laziness) and I am astounded at how many professionals are so uninformed.Many doctors seem to believe that the antiparasitic drugs eradicate the infection. If this is the case...why are there so many articles on drug resistance? Why are there researchers still trying to develop drugs for this disease if there is already a cure? Dr. Parish told me after I felt well with my first round of antiparasitic drugs( after many years of illness)....that he did not believe that anyone ever got cured. He contended that the best that could be done was that the drugs would change the organism so that one could live with it and it would not harm you. For me that has not been the case. I did not want to believe Dr. Parish....now I see he was right. He became a parasitologist because after suffering for many years and having the same problem with the medical community of being dismissed....he delved into it himself and tried to help others. Too bad he is gone now. I haven't found anyone to replace him...and I am near NYC. It seems that the doctors want to keep to their dogma and not look outside the box. I hope somewhere someone is out there...I have not found them yet. And with all of the research easily available...why would doctors deny people that they have parasitic disease...even when they are loaded with symptoms and have some diagnosos and drug empirical evidence?If you do not believe me....all you have to do is research the things that I have mentioned and see for yourself.I have been suffering for many years and I am now holding on by a thread. I am sure I am not the Lone Ranger.The following is excerpted from: Parasitic diarrhea: It is what it is http://www.entrepreneur.com/tradejournals/article/237234115.html "Times are changing. New technology replaces old methods, so why do we continue to offer the routine ova and parasite examination for the diagnosis of parasitic diarrhea? In the United States, or anywhere in the Northern Hemisphere for that matter, two parasites commonly cause diarrheal illness: Giardia lamblia and Cryptosporidium parvum, and two uncommonly: Entamoeba histolytica and Dientamoeba fragilis." "Note: E histolytica--Doing the routine iron hematoxylin or trichrome stain may confuse things because the pathogen E histolytica looks just like the commensal Entamoeba dispar, whereas the antigen-detection method selects out for E histolytica (so they say). "I don't know if any of this helps you ...but it's a starting point. If enough people will do the research...easily done with the internet today....then maybe we can hold these doctors feet to the fire...hold them accountable. Maybe a mulitude of sufferers will be able to get help.Good luck to you.yarmaThis condition has been onoing for 7-8 months. Symptoms include dull to shard pain radiating frrom my lower left abdomen region.X rays, Ultrasound, Urinalysis, and Blood tests were taken. With not a single thing out of the ordinary.Symtoms used to only occur after consuming small amounts of alcohol. The pain would cease when a heat bag was used.Pain killers don't touch it, atleast not the Naproxen (NSAID).It keeps me up all night and I can never get the pain to let go. Sometimes its only a dull, kinda ebbing pain. Then, in it's severity, a sharp burning pain that gets worse if I stretch the surrounding muscle.No blood in urine or stools.Fatigue also has become either a side-effect or symptom of this condition.Thanks
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 25, 2011
    • 02:34 AM
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