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pain on right side/cysts on multipule organs

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 28, 2010
  • 04:47 AM

Two years ago I suffered from salmonella, for which I was hospitalized for a year, recovered, but don't know if this could have anything to do with what I am feeling now. Also about 5 years ago I had a beign tumor removed from my left breast. For the past year and a half I have been having horrible pain on my right side right below my rib cage. Thinking it could be my gallbladder I was put through all the tests possible for my gallbladder which all came back normal. I remember the day my symptoms started, I had eaten a cookie and drank a glass of punch when suddenly I felt like my stomach was very full, I became nasueas (spelling?) and my whole abdomin was cramping badly and was very swollen. I went to the ER where they said I had a kidney infection, gave me antibotics and sent me home. The vomiting stopped but the pain did not. During a visit to the ER another time, because of severe pain on my right side still, I was given an MRI and it found that I have several cysts on each ovary, cyst on my kidney, liver, and spleen. The doctor said they shouldn't be causing any problems because the biggest one was just the size of his pinky nail. Yet I still have major pain on my right side, sometimes under or between my shoulder blades, or in my shoulder, stomach and abdominal cramps, and swelling. Sometimes this all becomes worse after I exercise. Also everytime they have me do an uranalysis they say I have traces of blood in my urine, they always blame this on a bladder infection and just give me antibiotics once again. Though this will help for awhile, my symptoms always come back within a few weeks to a month. Symptoms become worse after I eat a greasy meal, or spicy food, or even when I drink soda. So I have learned to avoid all these foods, while I was learning what foods to avoid and because of the massive pain and the fear to eat anything that would make it worse, I lost about 12 pounds in two months. I am really frustrated and do not know what to do anymore. What is causing all this. If my gallbladder is normal and the cysts are not the problem, what in the world is it, and is there any hope that I will ever be free of pain and all these problems? Please help!

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  • sounds like gall bladder but is not though you have all the classic symptomsi think they missed something did they dio the mri with dye?i have similar problems lots of cysts and i had all your symptoms but they have abatedi have been researching but i am male and my cysts are in my testes but an interesting thing when i had a two week of antibiotics that had cluvunate acid the cysts shrank but then came backthey dont like prescribing this on the nhs because of cdiff problemsevery time you take anti biotics supplement your diet with lactobasilluss tablets from holland and barrett it is really remiss of the nhs tonot have started thisthe nhs is a backward 2nd class institution with poor diagnosticiansback to you you may have a small stone in your ducts or a cyst in there or present in your liver this iswhy i ask about dye in mriget some aloe vera juice holland and barrett again it helps your digestion tract glass at night before bed avoid all the foods that are causing you problems dont worry about the weight loss dont stress hey weight loss is good we all carry a wee bit to muchlike me you need the right antibiotic for an extended period of timecysts are not meant to go away with antibiotics but the nhs and the docs don't know everything the fact that mine shrunk shows that something major occurred it hit a causal root of the problemthe nhs dont treat illness they treat current symptoms and thats their failingtake it easy i hope you find out what is wrong
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  • ok i read again and you know i have a distinct feeling that it is the salmonellathe causal reasons for cysts are not entirely 100% sure and i'm erring on left over bacteriumthe fact my cysts had shrinkage showed clearly that the cluvunate acid was cutting of supply to the cyst and perhaps with an extended course because i have in testes/epidimus hard to reach.the samefor your ovaries there is just to much acceptance in the medical proffession and laziness in the nhs and fear of costing time contsraints but really this is a long term disease of the nhs which costs more in the long run.you need MRI contrast (gadolinium) just in case there is something they missed you are presenting typical gall stone attacks yet you say there was nothing thereyour pain is typical of this right shoulblade and right lower quadranti'd say you definetly had a problem in that area and like me numerous cysts appearing in organstake it easy watch your diet and ride this out and press your doctors for better dignosticsgood luckandrew
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  • Two years ago I suffered from salmonella, for which I was hospitalized for a year, recovered, but don't know if this could have anything to do with what I am feeling now. Also about 5 years ago I had a beign tumor removed from my left breast. For the past year and a half I have been having horrible pain on my right side right below my rib cage. Thinking it could be my gallbladder I was put through all the tests possible for my gallbladder which all came back normal. I remember the day my symptoms started, I had eaten a cookie and drank a glass of punch when suddenly I felt like my stomach was very full, I became nasueas (spelling?) and my whole abdomin was cramping badly and was very swollen. I went to the ER where they said I had a kidney infection, gave me antibotics and sent me home. The vomiting stopped but the pain did not. During a visit to the ER another time, because of severe pain on my right side still, I was given an MRI and it found that I have several cysts on each ovary, cyst on my kidney, liver, and spleen. The doctor said they shouldn't be causing any problems because the biggest one was just the size of his pinky nail. Yet I still have major pain on my right side, sometimes under or between my shoulder blades, or in my shoulder, stomach and abdominal cramps, and swelling. Sometimes this all becomes worse after I exercise. Also everytime they have me do an uranalysis they say I have traces of blood in my urine, they always blame this on a bladder infection and just give me antibiotics once again. Though this will help for awhile, my symptoms always come back within a few weeks to a month. Symptoms become worse after I eat a greasy meal, or spicy food, or even when I drink soda. So I have learned to avoid all these foods, while I was learning what foods to avoid and because of the massive pain and the fear to eat anything that would make it worse, I lost about 12 pounds in two months. I am really frustrated and do not know what to do anymore. What is causing all this. If my gallbladder is normal and the cysts are not the problem, what in the world is it, and is there any hope that I will ever be free of pain and all these problems? Please help!So sorry I went to write that I was hospitalized for a week not a year, was typing too fast. So this correction I am sure makes a big difference. Again sorry did not mean to exagerate that.
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  • ok i read again and you know i have a distinct feeling that it is the salmonellathe causal reasons for cysts are not entirely 100% sure and i'm erring on left over bacteriumthe fact my cysts had shrinkage showed clearly that the cluvunate acid was cutting of supply to the cyst and perhaps with an extended course because i have in testes/epidimus hard to reach.the samefor your ovaries there is just to much acceptance in the medical proffession and laziness in the nhs and fear of costing time contsraints but really this is a long term disease of the nhs which costs more in the long run.you need MRI contrast (gadolinium) just in case there is something they missed you are presenting typical gall stone attacks yet you say there was nothing thereyour pain is typical of this right shoulblade and right lower quadranti'd say you definetly had a problem in that area and like me numerous cysts appearing in organstake it easy watch your diet and ride this out and press your doctors for better dignosticsgood luckandrewI have had the MRI with dye, and that to came back normal also. I am 5'3'' and weigh 112 lbs., so I don't have a whole that I can afford to lose. I am setting up a lactose test soon, and am going to ask for a another test to check on those cysts to see if there has been any change, since this wasn't suggested by any of the doctors I have seen, I am going to go ahead and suggest it, or demand it, myself. I have have started a regular exercise routine to help with circulation, just in case, I bought a juicer to help get in more fruits and veggies. I am getting a massage (a gift my husband bought me) that focuses on circulation and releasing of toxins, and I have drank nothing but water for a while now. I am tired of doctors just pressing for pain killers to treat the symptoms but not worrying about the overall condition or any kind of cure. I have also just ordered some probiotics, and will be starting on those soon too. Thank you soo much for your time in reading and replying to my post, I appreciate it. I will post again if any of these new changes has helped me.
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  • sounds like gall bladder but is not though you have all the classic symptomsi think they missed something did they do the mri with dye?i have similar problems lots of cysts and i had all your symptoms but they have abatedi have been researching but i am male and my cysts are in my testes but an interesting thing when i had a two week of antibiotics that had cluvunate acid the cysts shrank but then came backthey dont like prescribing this on the nhs because of cdiff problemsevery time you take anti biotics supplement your diet with lactobasilluss tablets from holland and barrett it is really remiss of the nhs tonot have started thisthe nhs is a backward 2nd class institution with poor diagnosticiansback to you you may have a small stone in your ducts or a cyst in there or present in your liver this iswhy i ask about dye in mriget some aloe vera juice holland and barrett again it helps your digestion tract glass at night before bed avoid all the foods that are causing you problems dont worry about the weight loss dont stress hey weight loss is good we all carry a wee bit to muchlike me you need the right antibiotic for an extended period of timecysts are not meant to go away with antibiotics but the nhs and the docs don't know everything the fact that mine shrunk shows that something major occurred it hit a causal root of the problemthe nhs dont treat illness they treat current symptoms and thats their failingtake it easy i hope you find out what is wrongWhat does the pain feel like because I think I might have the same thing? My dad had this pain when he was my age and so did my uncle. I don't know if Gall bladder problems are hereditary but my Grandmother had terrible Gall bladder problems when she was younger. Does the pain come and go? Because mine does. It feels like someone is trying to wring out my organs. I went to the hospital yesterday because the pain got so bad that I threw up. They found nothing. A week before that I went to the doctor and they said it was a bladder infection and gave me anti biotics but those haven't been working at all. When the pain is at it's worst I cannot breathe and start to sweat. When I went to the hospital they tested my urine for a kidney infection and found nothing. They decided it was only muscle pain but it is absolutely NOT muscle pain. It feels NOTHING like muscle pain and it is absolutely internal. They couldn't test me for kidney stones because I'm pregnant.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 10, 2010
    • 10:15 PM
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  • This is just a suggestion but I would look into seeing an allergist for food allergy testing. A lot of times people are unaware of their food allergies and continue to eat those things causing a lot of uncomfortable symptoms such as abdominal pain and swelling. I was unaware of my food allergies for years and it wasn't until I had two years of unsuccessful testing for what appeared to be gallbladder attacks that I ate a peach and went into anaphalactic shock. Once I got to the allergist for that, we realized I had several less severe allergies to other foods including several spices that are very common. We discovered that the reason I never had gallstones or sludge on any testing was because I truly never had them. When my body ingested certain allergens it would cause an internal reaction rather than something like hives. The duct that gets blocked by gallstones was actually swelling from the allergen and mimicking the feeling of gallstones. Allergens may not explain everything but it's shocking to realize how much of your body it actually affects. My food allergens seemed to be linked to pollen allergies which I found out I'm severely allergic too. I can't go outside with grass, tree or weed pollen without breaking out in hives. My eyes turn red but don't itch, my nose starts to drain back into my stomach and my chest gets tight. I started allergy shots last month and I think this awful pain I'm starting to have may be due to them. I didn't have the pain for quite a while so I'm having trouble believing the shots aren't the culprit. I'm not sure how it ties in but I too had ovarian cysts, about a month or two before my gallbladder issues arose. I don't know if the two are related but if they are I certainly would love to hear about any of your progress with it. I'm having a particularly bad few days with bad upper and lower right abdominal pain as well as some joint pain in my arms. I've never had it all happen at the same time like this. I'm debating going to urgent care but I am just so sick and tired of being at the doctor's so frequently. Anyway, I hope you're doing well with your health issues and that perhaps my experience will offer a few ideas for things to look into. Good luck! - Angie
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    • February 12, 2011
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  • Two years ago I suffered from salmonella, for which I was hospitalized for a year, recovered, but don't know if this could have anything to do with what I am feeling now. Also about 5 years ago I had a beign tumor removed from my left breast. For the past year and a half I have been having horrible pain on my right side right below my rib cage. Thinking it could be my gallbladder I was put through all the tests possible for my gallbladder which all came back normal. I remember the day my symptoms started, I had eaten a cookie and drank a glass of punch when suddenly I felt like my stomach was very full, I became nasueas (spelling?) and my whole abdomin was cramping badly and was very swollen. I went to the ER where they said I had a kidney infection, gave me antibotics and sent me home. The vomiting stopped but the pain did not. During a visit to the ER another time, because of severe pain on my right side still, I was given an MRI and it found that I have several cysts on each ovary, cyst on my kidney, liver, and spleen. The doctor said they shouldn't be causing any problems because the biggest one was just the size of his pinky nail. Yet I still have major pain on my right side, sometimes under or between my shoulder blades, or in my shoulder, stomach and abdominal cramps, and swelling. Sometimes this all becomes worse after I exercise. Also everytime they have me do an uranalysis they say I have traces of blood in my urine, they always blame this on a bladder infection and just give me antibiotics once again. Though this will help for awhile, my symptoms always come back within a few weeks to a month. Symptoms become worse after I eat a greasy meal, or spicy food, or even when I drink soda. So I have learned to avoid all these foods, while I was learning what foods to avoid and because of the massive pain and the fear to eat anything that would make it worse, I lost about 12 pounds in two months. I am really frustrated and do not know what to do anymore. What is causing all this. If my gallbladder is normal and the cysts are not the problem, what in the world is it, and is there any hope that I will ever be free of pain and all these problems? Please help!Wow, I was doing a search on multiple cysts on right side and came across this post. For approx 4 years I have suffered from the same issues (minus the salmonella-that I am aware of). It started with a ganglion cyst on my right wrist that comes back periodically, had it removed 2x (about 3-4 cm), now I just live with it. Then I went to emergency room for what we thought was appendicitis but turned out to be bladder/kidney infection and an ovarian cyst (I have had this for 3 yrs now and it causes pain quite frequently but they would rather remove everything in there then just the cyst. I have tried everything including several birth control types and the only thing that relieves the pain (when I do get it is Vicodin and I do not like that I have to take it). After having a check up ultrasound due to yet again more pain.....they found a cyst on my kidney and a kidney stone! More pain! They state that these shouldn't be causing me pain but they do! I am not imagining it, sometimes its a daily struggle. Finally.....last year I started getting a lump under the ball of my right foot. I was like...really???? It began to get very painful and hard to walk and/or wear shoes. I had that checked and found it was a tumor, not a cyst, they scheduled me for surgery to remove it and it came back benign as a fibroid tumor or "hard" cyst! I still suffer from the ovarian, kidney and wrist cysts as well as the stone and the odd thing is....EVERYTHING appears on my right side. Not one has occurred on my left, the doctors have checked. I, too, have gone through several sonograms, xrays, Cat scans and MRIs!!!! Now I just lost my coverage since my husband lost his job and I have "pre-existing conditions" that are stopping me from getting it back! Crazy and we still don't know what it is causing these painful cysts. Have you had any updates?
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    • August 18, 2011
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