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If anyone can point out what I should do next, please HELP!
I'm 32, male, in the US, suffering from right abdominal pain for a year (since June 2018).
PAIN is on right side mostly, started lower quadrant and now upper right ab quadrant mostly. Pain is dull and sharp, comes and goes, radiates to back; it hurts when I lay on my back that I tried sleeping on my back but mostly tilted to my left side/flank. Pain hurts more when I rub or tough near lower right rib cage. Few if any pain on my shoulder blades. I also have pain in my lower ab quandrants left and right sides when im bloated or constipated.
Not sure how I have this chronic, intermittent pain for the past year. Some factors causing this can be from:
- sleeping on hard mattress
- car accident
- constipated and rectal bleeding for 6-7 months; did not use laxatives until now
- gallbladder polyps
- chronic liver disease
- nerve or muscle damages
- fever, unexplained
I had a new mattress that was too hard, but slept on it for more than 8 months from May 2018 to Feb 2019. I am sleeping on a newer softer mattress now. I always sleep on my right side, not until the last month that I stopped.
In August 2018, a young female ran a red light and slammed on my driver's door while I was crossing a green light going straight/forward. Luckily, we were not hurt (until now with my woes). I did not have myself checked out until at least more than a month later at an Urgent Care as well as at my family doctor office. Blood test showed I was normal.
I have chronic hepatitis and being monitored with an annual ultrasound. They discovered gallbladder polyps since early 2017 with the largest being 3 mm. In June 2018, largest of the polyps measured to be 5mm. September 2018 the largest being 6mm and by January 2019 the largest was 7 mm. My next ultrasound will be on July 2, next Tuesday. My family doctor and gastroentorologist thought I shouldn't worry, but what if all of this is from gallbladder.
I was under chronic stress from my workplace and at home, constantly worried my whole life. I suffered from constipation and rectal bleedings with some alleviation when I took some laxatives here and there. I used MIRALAX, but for the last three weeks I switched to benofibers.
I was mostly a vegetarian for the past year, but did eat some chicken and fish when going out only.
I returned to my vegan diet since the beginning of this month (June 2019).
My blood tests for the last year has been almost all normal; except I had a mysterious fever on April 19, 2019. I was on antibiotics CIPRO after checking in at URGENT care clinic. I worked that day despite fever, body aches, fatique and headache. I worked the next morning too on Saturday. My WBC is elevated SEG and LYMP, I had urob in urine that was high, no bilirum in urine though. Negative for both influenza A and B. Chest X-Ray showed no pneumonia. Urine test showed no UTI, as well as yellow in color.
On June 17, 2019; I checked in at Urgent Care due to the same pain. Bood and urine tests showed normal. Electrolytes were good too. Same pain but my diet has had gotten better with increased fiber and 3 bowel movements daily with no bloody stools or signs of constipation.
On June 20, 2019 at 5-6am, I went to the ER due to pain, health anxiety, and inability to sleep. Blood and urine tests were mostly normal, except ketones in urine due to fasting or eating less carb/sugars. My WBC has always been low around 4.3 to 4.4 because of chronic hepatitis and being on antiviral Tenofovir. CT of the abdomen and pelvis showed unremarkable pancreas, liver, spleen, gallbladder, and lung bases. Signs of constipation in colon and of sigmoidal volvulus or twisted intestine. A sigmoidascopy was performed and I might have had colon surgery if some intestinal cells were found dead. Otherwise, normal CT scan. I was released on June 21st afternoon.
I am still in pain and am worrying about my pain near the gallbladder and gallbladder polyps.
I have three appointments with my family doctor, gastroenterologist, and surgeon in the next few weeks, as well as an abdomen ultrasound.
I dont know what to do next and feel that no matter what I will have this chronic pain and if taking care of the gallbladder I will have other pains after any procedure.
Please help me.
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