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Hello, first time on a forum but I feel I need some guidance after much back and forth with various medics. I now feel in limbo.
I’m 36 yr old female with two young children (4 and 1). I’ve always been fit and active but have suffered from upset tummies since I was young. Often being told I have IBS.
Since August 17 I’ve experienced discomfort in my lower right abdomen and now lower right back. To me it feels like there is a lump/slightly swollen feeling. I can almost feel my body digesting! Its not painful but it is there all the time now, but initially came on with exercise. I first went to the GP in November 17 who thought it was muscular so to rest for 6 weeks (I had been running, spinning and swimming 4/5 sessions a week). I stopped the exercise but it didn’t improve so since December I’ve been back and forth to see GPs and specialists. I’ve had an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound which were both fine. I’ve also had extensive blood tests (inc. virology, immunology, thyroid) . Then a month ago I had a full head, abdomen and pelvis MRI. Again came back normal. The colorectal consultant didn’t suggest a colonoscopy as I had one only two years ago and it was clear. I assume there is no bowel cancer concern as a result. However, I gave it in my head maybe it could still be?
I feel in limbo. I’m clearly happy that the scans and blood tests are coming back clear. But I am still experiencing this constant feeling in my lower right abdomen and also on my lower right back. I would say the abdomen and back almost feel itchy and it is such a specific place. It’s really affecting by day to Day quality of life and don’t know what to do next. I guess medics feel they have ruled out anything sinister, now I need to somehow live with it.
Any thoughts appreciated!
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