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right side pain!

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  • Posted By: faithp
  • January 10, 2007
  • 06:16 PM

I'm 18 years old, and in September I got severe pain in my right side. It was hurting so bad at first that I had a hard time breathing. I went to the doctor and he tested me for appendicitis but the test was negative. A few days later I did a lower abdominal CT scan and it again showed nothing. We decided to get a second opinion after the pain continued. The next doctor ran a bunch of bloodwork, did x-rays, more CT scans and an ultrasound which showed nothing. They said I was borderline anemic and in the ultrasound, it revealed that I had fluid around my liver. Yesterday, they did more bloodwork to test for mono, test my ANA levels, and test my iron. The past month or so, everytime I wake up, my fingers in my right hand are swollen up. I have also been sleeping around 17-20 hours a day. They took me off of all pain medicine because they believed that it was giving me ulcers in my stomach. Can someone please help. This has gone on since September.

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  • Hello There - Ever hurt your neck? cause from what I can understand the nerve endings from your neck (left side) can affect the right side of ones body. Chest pains, tingling arm/fingers, Breathing problems. Just something I was told by my Dock.......... could there be something there?
    Pearce 3 Replies
    • January 17, 2007
    • 05:53 AM
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  • you have RA of the lungs It took 5 years to find outs
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 10, 2007
    • 07:36 PM
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  • Whats RA? exscuse my ignorance?
    Pearce 3 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 06:04 AM
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  • RA means rheumatoid arthritis. They did a check on me and it came back negative. My ANA test came back positive.
    faithp 2 Replies
    • February 12, 2007
    • 05:54 PM
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  • Rheumatoid factor will show up in the correct blood test but only if it is looked for. Detailed lung function tests will show an alkylosis component if the RH factor of the blood is high. Get it checked. Your symptoms including the sleeping, sound identical to mine. I have just been diagnosed pulmonary fibrosis secondary to rheumatoid arthritis. It took them 11 months to work it all out.regards Yoghanda
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 22, 2007
    • 01:53 PM
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