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“Undiagnosed Abdominal Pain”

Feb 29, 2020 2:56 PM

Hi, I was admitted to ER just over a year ago with intense lower right abdominal pain. At the time we thought it was appendicitis but tests came back as negative. It was a small rural hospital so they didn’t have many facilities to help so they sent me home to sleep it off.

Fast forward a year, multiple doctor visits, specialists, 2 big surgical tests and a few natural therapy doctors, I still don’t have an answer for my lower right abdominal pain...
At first we saw a gastroenterologist but after having a scope up and down they couldn’t find anything wrong, so we went back to my normal doctor and he suggested going to see Obgyn. Booked in and had to wait quite a while. Saw him and he dismissed me straight away saying my pain was not his problem and that I probably have “undiagnosed abdominal pain” which is supposedly a category lots of people get placed into... I haven’t been back to see a doctor as it’s getting expensive and they keep dismissing me...
I get this pain at least once a week, usually a slight full aching pain and it usually gets a lot worse (sometimes unbearable) during my time of the month... I worked it out that when it’s “unbearable” it’s usually when I’ve ovulated from the right side...
Ultrasounds showed they I do get cysts on my ovaries but they’re usually quite small and usually popped.
I don’t know what to do, I’ve had enough of being in pain but the doctors don’t seem to care

Feb 29, 2020 3:24 PM

Hi brok3 I hope that you get some answers soon ..I’m shore btw welcome to the community...
Hug and prayers your way ...🌈🌈🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️❤️❤️🤗.
I have leg spasms a lot even by my toes not knowing why yet even and it’s annoying me .
It’s worse when I do a lot in one day I found that out .. I do have a walker and I’m in my 40ish.. I also long time ago had rods out in my back bc I have scoliosis...
I hope you get the right Dr soon I bet he’s out there some where...later )) Shore

Mar 01, 2020 6:05 AM

To me it sounds as if you have endometriosis. A very painful condition. You need to find a more competent OB/GYN. Not all doctors are created the same, especially male OBs, find a female doctor.

Mar 01, 2020 7:41 AM

Hi Anna and everyone have a good day , I hope everyone stays safe and hopefully less pain.. hug Shore🌈🙏❤️❤️

Mar 01, 2020 8:51 PM

I would see another OBgyn. Could be Endometriosis or IBS do you get a cramping feeling or gas? I did have ovarian cysts. Painful and does get worse when your ovulating. I had various tests and they felt I had fibroid tumors. Test said no then I had my cervical Pap test come out positive for cancer. They did a hysterectomy ( age 31) and I was full of fibroid tumors ( benign or non cancerous) get a second opinion please.

Mar 02, 2020 3:37 PM

Welcome to the community Br0k3! I'm sorry to hear about your undiagnosed pain. I agree with AnnaAri, that you should look for a female obgyn, because they understand our possible issues better than a male doctor. Speaking from experience, I'm 58 and was talked into having a hysterectomy at age 34 for excessively heavy cycles; then I needed an oophorectomy for ovarian cysts I had never been bothered with before, although I did have endometriosis before & years after the hysterectomy. At age 46 I began having low abdominal pain with problems and changes in bowel movements. I went through 2+ years of Male doctors trying to pacify me by saying "it's just your IBS." Suddenly I started bleeding vaginally in 2010 and knew there was a major problem, so I called the doctor who did the oophorectomy for pelvic cysts. Within seconds of starting the internal ultrasound I was in tears, but we knew exactly what had been causing me pain. He sent me to a colorectal surgeon because I had a 10cm tumor growing inside that was adhered to the intestinal wall; surgery proved it adhered to every other organ & tissue inside my pelvis. I'm not trying to scare you. I want to help you to help yourself, by going outside your general healthcare area, to a female doctor. If its endometriosis that's great because it can be treated most times without surgery, as can fibroids. My tumor was abnormal para ovarian tissue that got missed in the oophorectomy and grew because I had an unknown growing blood supply nourishing it; had pelvic congestion syndrome surgery in 2011. Dont give up looking for answers unless you are sure of the answers you've been given. I know how painful it is, how frustrating it is to deal with older doctor who are unwilling to listen or look further. Sending you hugs love & prayers for strength as you look for answers & solutions to best deal with your pain!🙂💞❤🙏🌷

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