left side abdominal pain, spreading really fast-blood tests fine

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hi, 1 week ago i went to the doctor and got diagnosed with mumps and signed off for a week, the following week i went back to the drs and he said he thinks it wasnt mumps but some sort of viral infection. i had period type pains for a week now but period isnt due for ages. when he felt my stomach it was so sore and tender that he took full bloods, the day after i was back at the drs, the pain started in my left lower abdomen and the following day had spread up my abdomen to the top of my abdomen running all the way to the bottom. today the pain has spread even more and is covering my entire left side from top to bottom, ive been to the drs every day this week and they keep giving me tablets that dont help at all. the pain is a constant dull crampy pain then i get stabby sharp pains every few hours, i hope someone can advise me on what to do next as all my blood results have come back fine but the pain is so unbareable each day its getting worse. thank you 

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    Could be a whole range of things; but something you should definately follow up with your GP.

    you are a little limited in what you can do; but VERY able in what you CAN do with regards to reducing any possible inflammation and reducing sugar intake etc.

    So ; whilst checking in with the GP; take some anti-inflammatory garlic tablets (also anti-oxidants) and  due to pancreas i would introduce some digestive enzymes when you eat food.  Garlic is akin to penicillin in a lot of ways.

    It is important to ensure youa re getting all your daily vitamin requirements; as silly as it sounds; b vitamins and suchlike; you would be surprised at how your body can play up without them, and you would also be surprised how much better your body cn repair itself wtih the right vitamins and foodstuffs.

    There are also some natural pain killers in foods that you can try; in addition to the pain killers, but ask your gp to review your medication next time you feel well enough to get there. not all pain killers work for everyone due ot the way they work.. And please try to take some anti-oxidant foods (like redgrapes ) to clear the waste from the blood and make it a litlte easier on your organs whilst you are getting better..

     

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      Thank you for your help. I've been everyday this week and I'm on anti biotics, paracetamol and ibroprophen and ibroprophen rub and peppermint oil. I will definately try some anti oxident food. The pains spread to my right side as well now. Every day it's worse sad thanks for helping I'll keep persueing it.
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      pain spreading Since the ibroprphen? i only ask as i am not a fan of that particular pain killer; i had read soemwhere about stomach issues .. but i'm sure you are aware of that and are following the instructions.. 

      hope you get better soon? smile.. soz you in pain.

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      Well I've been on it for about 2 weeks now and pain only just spreading this week. I'm taking it as perscribed but I wasn't aware that it could cause stomach issues. Thanks for your advise though I'm very grateful. I hope it goes soon as its my birthday on Monday smile
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    Hi maisymona,

    Why did your doc think it was mumps? You need to ask your doc for an ultrasound. The direction in which the pain started and is going could be related to kidney stones. Are there any chages regarding your urine? Under the patients charter for England and Wales you are entitled to a second opinion if you are a UK resident..hope this helps..best wishes 

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      when i first went to the drs my glands were swollen in my neck so he thought i had mumps. ive seen a few different drs as at my surgery you just get whatever dr is available not the same one everytime 
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    Hi maisymona,

    Yes if your glands were up this is usually a sign of infection..I take it they have gone down now and you still have the pain rolleyes  As I mentioned ask your doc for an ultrasound scan, which you are entitled to as a second opinion.  best wishes..wink....

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      neck glands gone down now but abdomen pain has gone from one point in my left side to my entire left side and now to my chest and right side, its a dull constant pain with occasional stabby sharp pains, these tend to occur in the evening. one dr said it was irritable bowel syndrome however when he felt my tummy he didnt listen or look at where the pain was, to be honest i think he had his mind made up after his 1st few questions and he even said himself that my symptoms didnt fit into a specific thing but i feel thats because a lot of the questions were irrelivent, ive decided to not go and see the dr today as ive been everyday this week and they just keep giving me different medication, none of which is working
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      Welcome to the NHS; GP's aren't very good at diagnosing unfortunately. Not like you would hope.  it's up to you to ASK for the tests and push for them; sad but true. :-
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    just an update- pains been going on for a week/2weeks now. all down left side-constant dull pains, went and drank last night and the pain wasnt noticable but today its back, i personally think its a muscle problem as my bloods were fine and when you drink you relax your muscles so i think its a muscle thing, does anyone know anything about this? thanks in advance 
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