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Left and Lower Quandrant Pain

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  • Posted By: bobbi59
  • June 7, 2015
  • 09:22 PM

I had a hysterectomy 3 years ago. For reasons; endometriosis. The doctor removed the uterus, cervix, and some cysts on ovaries. I have since then had excruciating pain in my left upper and lower quadrant. It initially would flare up 6-9 month intervals. It feels inflamed an sharp pains. Current date, I have had this know for 2 months straight. It is hard to breath, my lungs hurt all the way through to my flanks, and my left upper and lower quadrant feels bloated. I have had my gastroenterologist ran several tests, colo, endo, lower bowel with contrast and nothing but a tiny fatty hernia below the belly button. All of my CT scans show my spleen, pancreas and liver as normal size. As the day progresses the pain increases, then my lungs hurt, it is hard to breathe and my lungs feel like they are expanding below each rib cage as if a rubber band is stretching. I also have the urge to urinate. I feel as if I have a UTI but my urine tests are negative. I am in the process with my gynecologist to have a laparoscopy to see if the endometriosis has spread to other organs. I am 56 and he stated this procedure will be difficult due to my age and other surgical scar adhesions from my previous C-sections. I have upcoming appointments with a urologist an a pulmonary specialist. Although I have great PPO insurance getting into see this doctors take at least 30+days. Well I think I have every organ that pertains to the areas of pain wrapped up (as far as seeing specialists) I am at this point very worried, because I know as the day continues on I will be in extreme pain by nightfall. This is beginning to control my life. Of course the doctors ask if I am depressed. I have already been down that road, and the only depression I have is the pain and all the doctors visits that result in diagnosis as "empty handed". Any advice would be helpful or diagnosis. Thanks "B".

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