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Persistent pain under bottom left rib after colonoscopy

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 14, 2010
  • 09:05 PM

I had a colonoscopy 2+ months ago due to blood in my stool. It turned out to be hemorrhoids. The doctor stated that I was "squirming throughout the procedure." As soon as I woke up, I had pain in my left side, under the bottom left rib. The pain persisted, I went back to the doctor and they recommended I get a CT scan and blood work. Everything came back normal. It was then stated I should I have an endoscopy. I then had an endoscopy with another doctor, it too, came back normal. The doctor then stated "there is nothing else I can do for you." I have never had pain in my left abdominal area, until the colonoscopy. The CT scans, blood work and endoscopy were normal. I do not feel sick, I do not have any blood in the stool or any other symptoms at this time. The pain persists under the bottom left rib to this day, more than 2 months after the colonoscopy, in addition, I still cannot lay down on my left side without pain. I have been two different GI doctors, they have seem to run out of ideas. I suggested another colonoscopy to see if something happened during the first one, they shrugged at the idea. Can someone help me?

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  • I had a colonoscopy 2+ months ago due to blood in my stool. It turned out to be hemorrhoids. The doctor stated that I was "squirming throughout the procedure." As soon as I woke up, I had pain in my left side, under the bottom left rib. The pain persisted, I went back to the doctor and they recommended I get a CT scan and blood work. Everything came back normal. It was then stated I should I have an endoscopy. I then had an endoscopy with another doctor, it too, came back normal. The doctor then stated "there is nothing else I can do for you." I have never had pain in my left abdominal area, until the colonoscopy. The CT scans, blood work and endoscopy were normal. I do not feel sick, I do not have any blood in the stool or any other symptoms at this time. The pain persists under the bottom left rib to this day, more than 2 months after the colonoscopy, in addition, I still cannot lay down on my left side without pain. I have been two different GI doctors, they have seem to run out of ideas. I suggested another colonoscopy to see if something happened during the first one, they shrugged at the idea. Can someone help me?I have had the same thing for about a month and a half. I am going today to see what my Dr. says. I hope not to go through all of the procedures you have, but it will probably happen. I have also recently had the pain run down my left side, from under the rib to the beltline. Have you ahd this? I also have ha cramping across my beltline. You? It also hurts me at times to lay on my side. I originally had the colonoscopy due to large amounts of blood in stool, but it was a virus that was going around that left me with a bacterial infection. I had all of the same symptoms that I wrote about, but the antibiotics they put me on helped. I am wondering if they will give me more antibiotics. Have they put you on any antibiotics? Anybody else had any of these issues?
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  • I too have pain under left rib after colonoscopy 4 months ago. I woke up during the regular procedure while the doc cut off a tiny polyp in extreme pain. BOth my docs claim nothing could have happened to my colon and not to worry (had a ultrasound) but it doesn't add up to me since I never had a problem before. I researched and found that there is a small percentage of people that get a "splenic injury" after colonoscopy and think this might be my issue.
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