I have been having pain in my lower right side for over a year now and, slowly, it's gotten worse & worse. Now, I have it daily and sometimes wake up at night with it. It was so severe I went to the hospital, only to have the doctors pass me off. I've had tests for my galbladder and all have come back "normal". Blood work has been done, but all I was diagnosed with was hypothyroidism - nothing relating to my side pain. It's so severe that I lose my breath when it comes and tears well up, but I'm not running a fever, having nausea, or anything that relates to appendix problems.. yet that's where my pain is..
Another weird thing is that it occurs when I'm sitting or lying down. It instantly improves when I start walking at a brisk pace. Also, if I walk for a long time one day.. I won't have pain for 2-3 days afterwards. Now though.. there's some discoloration in that area.. yet it's not tender to the touch (only if you push really hard)! The doctors don't know what's wrong..and, once I told my doctor my conditions, she smiled and said "good! just walk whenever you have this pain!" ... but I can't go on like this FOREVER!! Can someone please help me?? I'm afraid of something bad happening..
Also, it does not worsen after meals - the pain stays always the same - at a level 10 pain on a scale. I do not sleep on my right side anymore either because it's too sensitive to lay on.. I just don't know what to do..
To sum it up, here are my symptoms:
* Pain in lower right side, severe and unbearable ~ occurs after sitting or laying down for a short period of time.
*Pain dimishes once speed walking. If I do a lot of walking one day, it won't return until 2-3 days later
*Some discoloration in the area, but not tender to the touch. Only hurts went alot of pressure is applied or when lying on my side at night.
*Pain has worsened after suffering symptoms for over a year.
*No fever or nausea occurs with pain.
*Doctors don't know what to do because my symptoms are not typical for either gallstones or appendicitis. They've decided to pass it off and recommend me to "walk" to deal with the pain. I've also been tested for kidney stones and that too came back as "normal".
:-) any advice would be greatly appreciated.