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I posted some months ago about a pain I was having in the lower left pelvis. It is not intense but persistent. Very few other symptoms but it did start when I had a very loose bm and flatulance on and off for a week eight months ago. I went to my GP after six weeks and she referred me for abdominal and pelvic ultrasounds. The pelvic ultrasound showed nothing and the abdominal one showed a kidney stone on the left kidney and gall stones. As the symptom did not go away, the GP referred me to Gastroentreology and to a Rapid Access Diagnostic clinic. (I have a history of lymphoma so the referral was a two week urgent one.)
The gastroenterologist wondered why I was there, I was not exhibiting symptoms of bowel cancer and he took me off the two week urgent care but referred me for a sigmoidoscopy.
Meanwhile, the RADC was more concerned, sent me for CT scan and because of some concerns with my pancreas and spine, for MRI and PET scan. Those were fine as far as the lower left pelvis but showed multiple kidney stones bilaterally and a fracture of the spine, the latter being confirmed by a bone scan. So I have to have treatment for osteopenia.
The sigmoidoscopy came weeks weeks later and, because the prep was poor, could not advance far enough to the area that hurts but the doctor has diagnosed diverticular disease. There is a possibility I will be referred for a colonoscopy or CT enema.
Sorry this is so long! Since the sigmoidoscopy the pain is worse. It is not excruciating or cramping...just there most of the time I am awake and not really helped by pain killers which make me feel sick anyway! It is making me feel quite unwell. A couple of times, I felt as if I had a fever but when I took my temperature, it was normal.
Just wondering if if anyone has similar symptoms please. I need company! I don’t get diarrhoea or constipation, just this uncomfortable pain on the left and sometimes a low central ache in the pelvis.
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