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I've been suffering with this ongoing pain/constant ache in my right lower abdomen for almost 4 months now. The pain goes through into my Lower back area where my kidney is and seems worse at night most times.
I have a history of endometriosis and have had 2 laparoscopic surgeries for that. I saw my gynaecologist for this pain when it first presented thinking it was just another bout of endometriosis or a cyst. He did an ultrasound and couldn't find anything. The next step was another diagnostic laparoscopy and he also took my appendix out with a general surgeon just to be cautious in case that was the source of the pain. Had the operation on the 22/11 this year and went home 2 days after feeling good! I must mention I also had my mirena IUD changed over during this operation. The surgeon told me that everything looked normal in the op and that I had a few adhesions on the left side from my previous surgery and my appendix looked a little red but not significant.
The day after I was discharged I had excruciating pain on the right side, like a stabbing pain, and couldn't pass wind.
properly. Got up to the bathroom and almost passed out with the pain. I called an ambulance and they picked me up and took me to the hospital, even morphine wasn't helping the pain at this stage. My Temperature was elevated when I got there and I was admitted straight away. They did X-ray, CT scan and everything was normal!
Did urine test, blood tests and all came back fine except white blood cells where elevated. I was put on antibiotics through the drip for 3 days as they thought I had pelvic inflammatory disease. All vaginal swabs were negative though. I was sent home.
The week after I was back at work feeling great, then the pain came back stabbing across my abdomen and right side and shooting up into my kidney area. I couldn't sit down as it felt like it was going up into my rectum as well. So my boss took me to the emergency department again where they did another abdominal X-ray and I was severely blocked with poo. They gave me an enema and sent me on my way with an appointment to have a colonoscopy the following week (thinking it was bowel related). Next day ended up back in emergency again! The pain was just indescribable but no CT,MRI or X-ray showed anything! I know my body and something is just not right! I am a fit healthy 26 year old that loves life and just got married this year!
Anyway so this admission I was in hospital for almost 2 weeks waiting for a colonoscopy then there was a delay because they couldn't do it due to my recent appendectomy and the risk involved. I ended up having a sigmoidoscopy instead where they just look up to the sigmoid area and not the whole bowel. Doctors thought it could have been colitis due to my bowel irregularities and location of the pain. It just feels like my ovary though (gynaecologist checked that but it apparently looked fine).
Had sigmoidoscopy 3 days ago now and they found some inflammation in my rectum and took biopsies but they didn't think it was that significant. I got sent home and last night the pain started coming back again on my right side and painful at the end of my urine and bowel motions.
I am supposed to go back to work next week as I've been off for now almost 3 weeks in and out of hospital and with this pain. I'm worried that something has been overlooked or missed as I should not be feeling this way! I'm on strong pain relief to help it and I don't like taking all this stuff.
I don't know what to do!? Could it be kidney stones if my urine was clear? Would they show up on the CT of my abdomen? I haven't had sex with my husband because it is too painful on that right side. I just want some answers!
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