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No diagnosis for severe abdominal pain

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  • Posted By: osobright
  • November 15, 2013
  • 03:53 PM

Hey guys, I've been going to the doctor since June and have had no luck trying to find out what's causing my abdominal pain. It all started in January, I started getting some blood in my stool and at the time I didn't have health insurance so I didn't go to the doctor for it. After a few weeks, I started getting mild abdominal pain whenever I did have rectal bleeding. It would always be in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen and is very sensitive to touch. In June I had so much blood in my stool that I finally went to the doctor, by then the abdominal pain had gotten worse and would show up every few days for a couple of hours at a time. I went and saw a gynocologist, she was convinced it was an ovarian cyst, but turned out that wasn't the case so I went and saw a GI, he's run multiple tests on me and has still found nothing.

I've had a:
CT Scan
Blood tests
Pill Camera

My pain has since gotten much worse, it lasts for days now without much relief. I haven't had any rectal bleeding for almost 3 months though. My doctor has me on hyoscyamine, tramadol and dicyclomine. Nothing helps with the pain. I get a sharp, stabbing pain in my lower right abdomen for hours on end and it hurts if I move around too much. I get dizzy and sometimes nauseous and have a loss of appetite. I've been trying to see if there's anything that triggers the pain, but haven't found any patterns. The pain is almost always there regardless of what or if I eat, coughing and movement makes the pain worse, whenever my pain gets really bad i get really shaky. I occasionally get diarrhea, but not very often and I'm not usually constipated, those things don't seem to be a factor.

Has anyone had something similar and found out what was causing the pain? it has gotten so bad that i can't get out of bed some days, but i don't want to go the emergency room because i feel like they'll just want to run pricy tests on me that won't find anything. I'm so tired of being in pain and just want some relief.

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