My daughter is 13, and was previously in good health - she'd had some previous abdo pain when she was a lot younger, which the doctors then put down to IBS, but which went away on its own without further investigation.
About seven weeks ago she started getting abdominal pain in the lower right side. The doctors gave her paracetamol and ibuprofen which didnt touch it. They they prescribed codeine which just made my daughter feel very nauseous and didnt really do anything for the pain. After a week the pain got quite severe suddenly so I took her to hospital who gave her an ultrasound scan which showed nothing. She was then given a laparoscopy, which found a normal burst follicle on her ovary and some small cysts on her fallopian tube (which they said was perfectly normal and unlikly to cause her these problems). They discharged her without further investigation, saying that the probable cause was the burst follicle.
The pain persisted, and after several visits to the doctor, a kidney infection was diagnosed - which the doctor advised was probably the result of the laparoscopy. Antibiotics were prescribed. The pain got a lot worse that evening, so I took her to the out of hours doctor to see if stronger painkillers could be prescribed. This particular doctor got rather impatient with my daughter, since she was reluctant to talk to him, due to the intense pain she was suffering. He asked if she had "tummy pain" which confused her since we had already told him this several times, and told him exactly where the pain was and what had been diagnosed by the previous doctor. I tried to explain to him that all we wanted was some painkillers, but in his impatience he prodded her quite hard in the region of her appendix with pointed fingers, causing her to scream in pain and refuse to allow him to carry out any further examination. I thus took her back to the hospital, where the diagnosis of kidney infection was confirmed, and stronger antibiotics were prescribed.
She was given antibiotics and the pain decreased for a few days. Upon finishing the course of antibiotics one Friday afternoon the pain suddenly got a lot worse that same Friday evening. We went back into hospital where they carried out a further ultrasound scan, where it was confirmed that everything was normal.
The pain persisted.
We went back to the emergency department again a few days later, when she was booked in, and eventually given a further laparoscopy to remove the cysts on her fallopian tubes (I forget exactly what they called these cysts). The gynae said that he doubted that this was the problem, but at least now any gynae reasons for this pain had been ruled out.
This last laparosocopy was last Friday (today being Monday) and the pain is still persisting - and getting worse daily.
Does anyone have any clue as to what this pain may be. The gynae has ruled out any gynaecological reasons, her urine tests negative for infections, and blood tests show nothing. Her appendix was checked on both laps. and found to be perfectly normal.
The pain is around the site of her right ovary/appendix, does not move anywhere, does not come in waves, is not in her back, under her ribs, shoulders, or anywhere else, just this constant "ripping/twisting" pain (her words).
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