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Sorry for lack of brevity but I wanted to give all the honest information
On Friday I had pain in my abdomen, groin, and left side of lower body (no chest pains)
I waited till Monday but got worse to the point I could NOT sit, walk or bend down without pain. Lying on bed was tolerable. So I called 999 and ambulance came and asked me if I wanted to go To QMC (Nottingham) or Derby hospital. For some reason they weren't allowed to take me to Nottingham City hospital
So I went to QMC Nottingham. I was taken to Urgent Care Unit. The waiting time was 6 HOURS. I waited 8 HOURS (that's not my problem)
While I was waiting I had to sit, which made my condition worse to the point of excruciating pain and pain going into my left leg which was perfectly fine. Waiting for 8 hours I can deal with but not sitting down.
I was sitting for most of the time and had to stand up a few times because of the pain but in my condition I couldn't stand for long
Anyway, the nurse\doctor said I was constipated. I have been constipated before but never experienced sharp excruciating pain. In fact I don't think I ever experienced any pain. They told me to take laxatives and the pain will go away.
I emptied my bowels and the pain is still there. I'm lying down. I can't sit. I walk occasionly but it's painful if I walk.
I'm scared to go to hospital again. They don't seem to believe my pain or they don't seem to care. They are 100% overworked and every seat had a person it it. In fact, some people were standing. I don't blame them for that. I am also a son of a doctor so completely understand the pressures of the job.
Fact is I'm in low level of pain lying down BUT I know I will be in excruciating pain if I have to wait 8 hours again. When I go is there anything I can say or do to at least lie down on a bed or bed trolley
Does anybody have any idea why I'm still in pain?
They tool abdomen xray, blood tests, urine test and rectal examination. Has anyone experienced this before?
I'm sure it's more than constipation
is it misdiagnosis? should they do other tests? Should I wait longer?
Also should my next step be to call 111, go to GP or call 999 again because I'm in as much pain as I was on Monday. The hospital doctor said I could do the same thing but again I'm worried about the same thing happening.
Also any pain relief I can request instead of Ibuprofen (stronger)
I can't stay in my bed forever. Even in bed I can only lie in 2 positions
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