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Abdominal Pain, Pressure, Swelling

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 15, 2007
  • 05:07 PM

I'm a male, age 47. I was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection back in Sept. I was treated with Cipro, but the symptoms persisted for weeks, then I was treated with nitrofurantoin and terazosin for supposed prostate symptoms. The urinary symptoms finally cleared, but then I started having abdominal pain - front, side, and also low back pain, coming in slow waves, and sometimes going away completely but always returning. I've got some abdominal swelling, and swelling in the groin area. I've been fatigued, and relatively immobile now for a few weeks. I also have some pain in the front of my hips, which actually started before the urinary tract infection. This all makes little sense... was the urinary tract infection the result of something else going wrong? (and then all the antibiotics made it worse?) It doesn't feel like gas bloating/pressure. It feels more like fluid. fyi, I have a history of severe GERD, so I take esomeprasole daily. Any ideas before my next doctor visit?

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  • Could be an irritable bowel. Some medications can cause this.Im sure the doctor will have more clues though once you explain your symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 15, 2007
    • 11:48 PM
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  • Thanks for your reply. I was thinking that could be a cause. The literature notes that IBS is a chronic condition. This just came on perhaps as a result of the medications I was on, so I'm hoping it can be cured with some treatment. Got the doctor appt tomorrow a.m.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 04:34 AM
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  • could be a kidney stone look up signs and sympotms at webmd.com
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 18, 2007
    • 08:57 PM
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