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For the most part, I am never ill. Short of catching a cold during the winter because I walk everywhere in a t-shirt. I'll give you the background of what's been going on.
I went to see my GP a couple of weeks ago with stabbing pain around my stomach area, and spreading too the right a bit. I also had a pressurized bloating feeling around my liver area. I haven't drank alcohol in the last 3 months, and when I do drink it's only a couple of pints. I also stopped smoking in January '13. The pressurized feeling occaisionally came with pain on the right side, around my lower ribs and to the side.
For this my GP referred me to the Hospital to get some tests done, blood came back normal, urina came back normal (no pain on passing urine either). I was discharged the same day as the Dr's thought it could be Gastritis. For which they gave me Omeprazole 20mg once a day in the morning.
I figure, hey ho, S happens it'll soon clear up and go about my day. Throughout the next week I get really bad stabbing and cramping pain around my appendix area, which gets bad enough for me to go and see the DR at the walk in clinic on Friday 9th May. Who after an examination tells me that there is swelling and tenderness around the area and refers me to North Tees (hospital). They take bloods, which come back normal, urina; again normal. They then transferred me from EAU to one of the Surgery Wards. The team came by in the morning, swelling and pain was still there. They said to either wait 24h and see what happens or they could put me in for surgery. I asked to wait and see what happens, the thought of surgery not being a pleasant one.
Sunday morning rolls around and the Dr comes to check on me, he says the swelling has gone down, the area is not as tender and I don't feel as much pain. So surgery is put off and an ultrasound scan scheduled for Monday.
On the Sunday, I start getting pains around my stomach and lower middle abdomen which occurred after eating. The pain then spread to the right side, same as above. I told the nurse about it and she gave me Tramadol. through the cannula in my arm, this was very painful so she stopped and said it would need to be replaced. The Dr then came and after an unsuccessful attempt in my left wrist, he placed one on the back of my right hand (same arm as where the first cannula was), the insertion wasn't too bad but when he went to flush it with what looked like quite a large flush in comparison with earlier ones, my arm erupted with pain, it felt as if someone where trying to force a too large cylinder along a narrow tube. Very shortly after this, I had an explosive feeling of pain around where I presume my right kidney to be. Both of these pains had me screaming in agony. I was given more Tramadol orally a few hours later after being told that the doc had authorized morphine which I declined as the pain had settled down.
Then yesterday (Monday), I was discharged at 1500h feeling fine, bit of pain around stomach, but I put it down to having eaten lunch and decide to take some paracetamol when I get home. I walk to the Job Centre to hand in some forms and it's goes alright for a while but then I start getting the kidney pain and pain on left chest, around the diaphragm area which comes on suddenly and got very intense, the pain from my kidney radiating all the way down my side and back. I didn't know how to hold myself and was writing in agony. They called a medic out. Got into the ambulance, he said that judging by the symptoms there was nothing he knew of that causes such pain in those locations. I'd calmed down, and the pain had mostly dissipated. His advice was to get to my GP asap. I took 2 buscopan and 2 paracetamol and went to make an appointment. Which I got sorted for 0840h this morning.
After that I went home. Made myself some tea and continued painting my new flat to take my mind off things.
Then bang, without warning, the same thing happens, the pain was bad enough to have me on the floor in agony. This time the pain also felt stiffer in the side. Again I also had the same pain in my lower left chest/upper left abdo. I called 111, not wanting to have another ambulance called out unnecessarily. Told them what was going on, mentioned the earlier ambulance and the outcome etc. They then sent out another. One of them examined my meds (paracetamol, omeprazole and buscopan) telling me I hadn't been taking the buscopan and when I explained to her that the Dr's wouldn't let me take it during my stay in hospital, and it had only been prescribed to me recently she scoffed at me. They then said they'd take me in to A&E to look at me. Which turned out to be a waste of time.
The Dr I saw, said there wasn't anything that they could do for me, and prescribed me Tramadol, to be picked up from my local hospital today.
I hadn't slept through the 3 nights in hospital and crashed as soon as I got home last night, missing my appointment with the GP by 20 minutes this morning. I've re-arranged it for tomorrow at 0855h. I plan on asking him to book me in for an MRI and to do a full blood test. I don't know what else to do.
I never get ill. T-shirt in winter aside. However, this last month has been harrowing to say the least. I feel like a fraud each time I go to see the Dr, even though I'm in bad pain. Normally, I'd pop a couple of paracetamol and distract myself with something physical. This hasn't worked at all and the pain is moderate and constant. With occassional sharp excrutiating spikes.
Whenever this happens it is highly embarrasing and I'm starting to doubt my sanity at this point.
Is there anything I should be looking out for? Have I missed something? Is there anything I can do to relieve the pain?
Some additinal info: I'm a 22yr old male, in good general health, losing weight (currently 96Kg, down from 106) through good nutrition and moderate daily exercise. I don't eat any junk food, don't drink and don't smoke.
I hope this can be explained and solved. Sooner rather than later as I feel I'm beginning to lose the plot!
There have also been some other pains, but I'm unsure if they're related to what's been happening.
I have a tenderness in my groin, at the back of my right testicle and the pain from that seems to radiate around the groin/pelvic area. (If you've ever been kicked in the nuts and felt that horrid feeling in your stomach, this is like that, but no where near as painful and lasts longer.)
Well, that's everything for now. Will keep you folks updated. And in the meantime, any help would be much appreciated.
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