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severe kidney pain/mentral pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 14, 2007
  • 10:46 PM

I had to have my gall bladder out in Jan when my pancreas enzymes were elevated. I had been having sharp pain in my lower left side in my back since nov. When I found out about the the gall bladder I was told the kidney area pain was deferred pain. I have had too many urinalyises that showed no kidney infection. I have some burning when i start to urinate and when i think i have fully emptied my bladder i have leakage when i stand up. Oh my ... bowel movements are excrucating. I have lost 17 pounds since November which some has to do with the gall bladder removal but i dread eatting because that usually makes my lower back pain worse. My pcp recommeded me to see a urolgist but that isn't until june. I was finally diagnosised with endometriosis in 2001 when I finally discussed the unbearable pain with my period and sex since it had finally started causing problems with my marriage. After my lap my OB/ GYN said then i was boarderline on needing a hysterectomy. I have since had a miscarriage and then last year another c-section. Now i am in the same boat with the same kinds of pain with the endometriosis but i have this stabbing pain in my left kidney area. I swear the pain feels like a kidney infection. i don't know what is going on. Each dr says something diffrent. I am wondering if it could be somehow related to the endometriosis? This pain has gotten so much worse since november. I am going to see my ob/gyn on monday and hopefully might find some answers.

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  • Please let me know what you find out. I also have endo, and July2006 got out of bed and took a few steps and had a sudden sharp pain in my left flank(kidney area) The pain was the worst I have ever felt, nearly brought me to my knees. I thought it was possibly a kidney stone. Tried to wait for it to pass but after a week of sleepless nights I finally had a CT. It revealed no stones but an enlarged pancreatic tail(which is on the left side) I still have no answers. My gyn said it is HIGHLY unlikely to be endo that high up, at first I questioned endo attached to kidney. I am new to this site so I hope it is ok to post this, but please email me if you find out anything or just need someone to talk to. My email is bbethb79@alltel.net Also I am only 27 yrs old, so I have had several doctors tell me that if I were 50 or 60 the CT would concern them but not at 27. I don't buy that, but my age has been the biggest part of this battle. Best of luck and I hope to hear from you soon.Beth
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