I have been having severe reccurring pain in my lower right abdomen for just over a year now, and all the doctors that I've seen seem completely at a loss.
Everything seemed to start a few months after I had a tubal and a uterine ablation. The episodes make me a regular in the emergency room, but it got me an appointment to see the gastrointestinal doctor. He ran some tests for Crohn’s and other things, and did a colonoscopy which all came back normal. In the end, he said that the pains seemed to come cyclically, so he referred me to an OBGYN.
The new doctor immediately agreed to do a scope to see if there was anything that he couldn’t see on cat scans and ultrasounds. After the surgery was over, he told me that he removed a bunch of adhesions, but my reproductive system looked normal.
After a whole summer of these recurring pains, one of the ER docs suggested gallbladder removal. So, the gallbladder came out, but the pain stayed. (My appendix is already gone.)
I’m completely at a loss now. The pain regularly returns, and I go to the ER for help, and after a couple days the bloating/swelling and pain goes away. No one seems to know what to do, and I’m not sure where to turn for help, but it's getting worse. Some days it hurts to just walk. Anyone have any ideas?
(I posted this in 2 forums...hope that's ok...I wasn't sure which to choose)