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Swollen left hip area around abdomen to bellybutton

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  • Posted By: katy00
  • September 14, 2010
  • 03:34 PM

I have these problems for nearly 7 years now. My left hip area is swollen and the selling goes from my back at the hip around the abdomen to the belly button. My right side is hald the size of my left side!!
The swelling is intermittent in that it's always there but sometimes the area is more swollen than others. Lately my lower back on the swollen side is painful and I have spasms of pain down my thigh. I also feel pressure on my left side when I walk.
I had 2 ultrasound scans and bloods..no joy. Dr diagnosed IBS - constipated kind - as I do suffer a bit but I don't think it's IBS. Even after diarrhoea I am still swollen albeit not as much.
I did hurt my back a few months before the symptoms appeared and I'm wondering if that could have caused it???
Any ideas??

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