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was in hospital for 6 days

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  • Posted By: louise78
  • August 19, 2010
  • 05:51 AM



My history - had a laproscopy for endometriosis in March this year. I developed a severe infection afterwards (secondary peritonitis) no one is exactly sure how i developed the infection.

After I returned home from hospital I was complaining of sore rib cage & achy joints - my gp said that i had reactive arthritis from the ordeal of such a complication.

The achy joints went away but the painful rib cage would come and go. Would always be there when doing exercise, bending a particular way.

A few months later I went to the doctor because of chest pain, it felt like my heart was fluttering and skipping a beat. I had a ECG for a minute and bloods done and then nothing came of it.

I recently went to the US & UK on holiday in July this year. Whilst in UK was admitted to hospital as I had a sharp pain in my right rib and in my lower abdomen. Whilst in hospital my bloods done and amylase was 314 crp 64 &
ALF 147 & ALT 137 - my bloods have now spontaneously resolved. I was diagnosed as having POSSIBLE GALL STONES & POSSIBLE RUPTURED OVARIAN CYST.

When I left the hospital I went to a GP there because it felt like my heart was racing - but again they tested my oxygen and listened to my heart and made me feel very silly for coming in. It then spontaneously went away...

My current problem is that the pain in my upper abdo has continued & increasing (it never resolved) and now moving around my stomach. It is hard to digest food and hurts when I lay down & I get cramping when passing stools. My pain also radiates to my back and I can't lay on my right side at night time. Ultrasound has ruled out gall bladder problems and as now the pain is radiating to other parts of my stomach my GP has confirmed it is unlikely.

Thankfully, I'm back in New Zealand and my GP is thinking along the lines of adhesions but I'm on a waiting list to see a specialist. The pain in increasing particularly to the left side (rib) today as I've been sitting down quite a lot.

I would really like any feed back as I extremely worried and it is affecting my quality of life. Many thanks, Louise.

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