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Misdiagnosed abdominal pain.

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  • Posted By: MEM0410
  • December 27, 2006
  • 09:01 PM

I began having severe pain in my upper right abdomen since Dec. 17th. My doctor told me to go to the ER where I was given a VQ Scan to rule out an abdomenal abcess, a chest x-ray, an ultrasound to rule out gallbladder problems and blood work. I was sent home with a diagnosis of pluerisy. Two days later I was sent back again to another ER where I was given more tests and told that one of them showed that I had passed a kidney stone. This didn't seem right to me as I believed that once a kidney stone passed, the pain went away. Two days later I was admitted to a hospital where I was told that I had "pulled a muscle or sprained a rib" from coughing. None of these doctors had any conviction behind their "diagnoses" and I am still in a great deal of sharp unremitting pain that dramatically increases when I sneeze. (It feels as if my abdomen is tearing.) I can only lie on my right side where my pain is coming from. I don't want to go back to a hospital. Please help!

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  • Find another doctor! Maybe you want so much not to be sick that you are hoping the doctors are right and you are okay...Been there, done that, and regretted it. If you are in pain and it's not getting better, go find another doctor. You might have another kidney stone; or gall stones; or something else. But you DO have pain. I wish you the best -- don't give up! Keep trying to find out what it is.
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    • December 28, 2006
    • 06:10 AM
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