Most Intense Pain

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Please can anyone help?

Ive been having left side pain problems for about 6 weeks now. Cut a long story short, I’ve had 2 blood tests done, a ultrasound of my womb and ovaries, and ct scan of kidneys and pelvis.  All of which have come back normal.

The only thing that is abnormal is that I have microscopic blood in my urine.

Today I’m in intense burning pain under both my ribs and stomach pain.  The pain can then go to my right side and then left side.

Could this be diverticulitis as I’m in agony and don’t know how much longer I can go on not knowing what is wrong with me. 

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    Hi Sharon,

    So sorry to hear you are in pain. I too was suffering like you. They dealt with me as if it was women's problems (ovaries, womb e.t.c) and I had numerous internal scans e.t.c and all normal. Everytime I ended up in hospital they were even putting me on the gynecology ward. This went on for about a year until they decided to do a CT scan. It was then that I was diagnosed (2 years ago now). Ask them for a CT scan. Is your white blood cell count high?

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      Thank you so much for your reply.

      Im back to the doctors tomorrow and hopefully she will request a ct scan of bowels as will request it.  

      Both blood tests that Ive had done recently have come back normal.

      The pain is intense and is now settled to my right side flank and rib area - just there constantly!

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      It started on the left low groin pain and left side flank pain. It hurt but wasn’t intense.

      Ive had ultrasound of womb and ovaries - normal

      Ct scan of kidneys and pelvis - normal

      2 blood samples tested - normal

      3 urine samples tested - microscopic blood

      Since Saturday the pain has gradually got worse and today OMG the pain seemed be be everywhere. A burning pain under both my ribs, left side flank, right side flank and my stomach. This was for about 30 mins and the intensity has eased but it’s still there.

      I know you don’t know for certain but does it sound like diverticulitis?

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    The last diverticulitis attack I had, pain never settled in one spot - My abdomen hurt all over!  After the worst night, I had some blood in my stool, and doc put me on antibiotics which cleared it up quickly.  Are you watching your diet - liquid only while you are in such intense pain and until you figure out what it is!  

     

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      When you say liquid only do you mean soup etc?

      Would you say what I described as diverticulitis. Do you get the burning in your ribs, sides etc?

      I’m scared to eat anything now as all I had to have that intense pain was a little mini quiche.

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    I normally get pain in the bottom left of my tummy but people so get it in the right too, with my last infection the pain was a lot higher and on my side (just underneath my ribs). Don't eat any fibre whilst you have the pain. Have soup, and white bread and avoid big filling meals x

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    Liquid diet would be broth, jello, water/tea, and when pain pretty much decreases, go to low fiber like potatoes, applesauce, etc.  You need to get the doctor to do a CT scan to find out what is going on - if it is diverticulitis, it could lead to serious problems if you don't get the proper diagnosis and meds.

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    Eat fermented foods to regain your good gut flora -- antibiotics will kill all your gut flora!  Do this.  Go to the store, buy some cucumber chip pickles and sit down at night and eat quite a lot.  If your stomach feels good after you eat it then you know your on the right track.  I did this and man did my stomach start gurgling -- but is was a good feeling.  Every day is better.  I eat greens (in the form of smoothies), eat fermented food like saurekraut (sp).  Let me know if you have any other questions...
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