Constant Right abdominal Pain

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Hello All ,

I have had colonoscopy last week . 2 days after procedure I started having pain in right abdominal area below ribs and near naval area.

Pain is kind of dull but it is constant since last week. I went to ER and GP and they performed CAT Scan , X ray and blood work and all reports are normal and do not show anything remarkable. So far my BM are good but root cause for pain is really not figured out

Any help , suggestion or experience is appreciated

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    Maybe you are having a reaction to the colonoscopy which can cause irritation. This may be a likely cause since the pain started two days after the procedure. Has your doctor mentioned this possibility? Try painkillers and give it another week to see if it settles down, if your pain continues, see your doctor again. I react to all medical procedures no matter what kind they are.

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      yes i agree. i have put off colonoscopy as i react so badly to all tests i am trying to manage without. the outcome would i suppose only be medication which i wont want to take, so status quo until i feel too ill and have to be scoped

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      Medication is the best solution because there are mild antispasmodics such as Buscopan and also standard painkillers that are gentler on the stomach. If you don't have anything else other than IBS, nothing will show on the colonoscopy. Unless you have red flag symptoms, your doctor will not offer a colonoscopy. Since, you react to medications and are anxious, it would be better avoiding a colonoscopy altogether. The sedation they give is toxic.

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    Probably nothing more than trapped gas. Keep some ant-gas tablets on hand.

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    i had a conoloscopy done a couple of weeks back. these are used as a diagnostic tool, and it is also a good way to see changes which may develop in the future if not flagged / treated. eg i had a few polyps removed. i will have another conoloscopy in 5 yrs time. although I found the 3 day diet challenging, and also the clear out meds caused in increased pain, I would definately have the test if offered.

    i have quite a bit of pain in my colon in anycase , so afterwards i took buscopan regularly, which definately helped the spasms, which i was told is normal after conoloscopy. i used paracetomol for pain relief, and it all settled down after about a week. i would also suggest eating little and often, rather than big meals, as digestion was tricky for a while.

    pepermint tea and antacids are good too. obviously if symptons deteriorate, you should go to gp, but it may be just everything churned up post procedure.

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    Appendicitis is one of the most common causes of pain in the lower right abdomen. Some times, Indigestion also causes right abdominal pain. When your food is not fully digested, these undigested foods accumulate gas in the intestines, causing lower right abdomen.

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    same kind of problem I've also faced. If you got any remedies, informed me. Thanks in advance.

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