Abdominal pain...normal test results

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Since around October of 2015, I've had severe back pain and abdominal pain. Sometimes it gets to the point where I can't even focus on daily activities (I'm a 19 year old nursing student, so me being able to focus is important).

I've been to the ER multiple times for pain management, and had two abdominal CTs, both of which came back normal. Blood tests and urine tests have come back normal, except urine was positive for leukocyte esterase. However, the culture came back normal.

The pain moves from my upper to lower abdomen, but it's almost always on the right side. One night I had severe abdominal pain on my lower right side. I was about to go to the ER (fearing appendicitis) but it suddenly went away.

Anyone experience anything like this?

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    You have my sympathy although I have no answers.    The tests that come back 'normal' are legendary and yet for about 30 years I have had mysterious pain and like you more so on right.    At one time the worst pain was down near appendix which they removed when they had a look just in case it helped.  It didn't      The gastro people refer to it now as Visceral Hypersensitivity and it makes a lot of sense however ask any other specialist or GP in NHS and their eyes glaze over having never heard of it.    Then having had some form of diagnosis but of course no clear reason 'why' to fit in a 'box' its all put down to stress.    Of course any stress comes from being in a lot of pain day in day out not the other way around. I guess the only comfort you can take from my tale is that having gone on for so long its not serious .... having said that of course it serious affects you.   My sympotms come on and go off at random times - it dosn't disappear when there are high days and holidays.      I had a gastroscopy just over a week ago and at the moment there is mayhem going on internally with me.    I hope you find answers but be prepared for not necessarily finding them out.  
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      Have you ever been diagnosed with pelvic vericose veins or pelvic congestion? If so, I may have some information for you.
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    Yes I posted some stuff on lower back pain but over the last few weeks i have been getting more abdminal pain.  I have had CV SCAN, ULTRASOUND, Blood and Xray.

    The abdomonial pain and back pain tends to get worse during the day to pretty bad at night.

    Nausea and bloatedness that feel means I to belch to clear.  I am seeing doctor again in 2 days as this is becoming unmanagable.  Did you get any ideas as to what it might be.

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      My doctor suggested gallstones that were missed on the CT (since it's easier to see them on an ultrasound that a CT), however I can't currently afford to get one at the time. Until I save up enough money, I'll have to deal with the pain sad

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