Okay, some weird things have been going on for the past month, and it may help if I give some background on that. :) Loooong post.
First off I'm a female, and I'll be 19 in a month. I'm not terribly unhealthy with eating habits or activities, but i'm sure we could all improve a little, right? I'm 5'1 and about 115 pounds. Never really been sick enough to need to go to the hospital in the middle of the night until just last month.
I had a bad chest cold back in late January that seemed to last forever. I was coughing and hacking, but by the time I was schedueled to go to the doctor it had finally cleared up so we didn't worry about going.
A few days after that cold ended, I began to have pains in my lower right side. When I pressed on my abdomen I felt kind of a lump. I told my mom about it, and she said we would go to the doctor sometime next week. After getting home one night from a friends house though, the pain got so bad I almost collapsed onto the floor. We went into the ER, and the first thing they thought was appendicitis. After spending 8 hours in the ER, having an Xray, TVS, CT scan and a bunch of other junk - all they could find was that I had a cyst on my ovary that had ruptured, and that my ovary was enlarged a bit. Guess that was the lump I felt. The doctor put me on some pain meds and birth control (loestrin 24) to help with the cysts not coming back again. A few days later I felt no pain. All better.
Or not. We went back into the ER 3 days later. Not for my abdomen, but for my chest. I was having some very strange pains that seemed to be moving from one side to another, and it felt like someone was sitting on my chest. It was hard to breathe. EKG was fine. Doctor says I'm too young for a heart condition. He gives me a breast exam and says it's just breast tenderness and I'm having anxiety attacks. I believed him for a while, but my arm was tingling and I felt kind of dizzy. Thats signs of an anxiety attack though. I just told myself to relax. A week later I was still in pain, and had missed two weeks of school. The pain was in the center now and had ben for days. Instead of going to the hospital again, I went to the clinic. The doctor there told me that it was most likely Costocondritis, a type of chest wall pain where the cartilage - especially around the sternum - becomes inflammed. That sounded a little more reasonable, and I wonder if it could have been caused by the heavy coughing I did back when I had that cold. It's all better now though. Finally - I wouldn't wish that stuff on my worst enemy.
Well, it's been a few weeks since I got over that. I had a small head cold that I am just now getting over, but the abdominal pains are back. They're not near my ovary though. They're higher, almost under the bottom of my ribs. For about a week or so, in my middle back between my pelvis you could say and my ribs on the right side, there's been twitching and it's always in the same spot. It didnt hurt so I thought maybe it was just a nerve or something, but now it actually hurts there. Somtimes the pain is in the front of my body, sometimes towards my back but it's been hurting like this for about six hours now. It's always on the upper right side right below my ribs.
I've been urinating a lot more frequently today although I havent drank much, but its mostly clear if that's any help. I am running a slight fever, but that may just be due to the head cold I am getting over. Does anyone have a clue what might be going on? I would appreciate any suggestions or so on :)
Thank you very much~
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