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Right Sided Pain Around Ascending Colon
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Right Sided Pain Around Ascending Colon

Hi,

I have been suffering from right side pain for a year now, I have made numerous visits to the doctor and I am still no further forward of what the problem actually is..  I have had an ultra sound of my ovaries which was ok, also had another one today of my gall bladder, speen and kidneys, which I found out that my right kidney seems to have 2 off shoots for the blood supply also being 13cm as opposed to my left kidney being 10cm in size..

I have had blood tests to see if I have any allergies to certain foods, cealic test etc which all came back ok..

Certain foods such as spicey and fatty foods do place hell with me in causing me to have diarrhoea.  In May 07 I did infact have Campylobacter which I don't how I got, I was treated with antibiotics but all my problems of my right side pain started in Aug 07,  The pain seems to be in the region of my ascending colon which causes me stabbing / throbbing pain and tender to touch.  If the doctor presses the area it always makes the pain worse,  

I would be greatful and any help you may give as to what this could be, I feel like I'm banging my head against a brick wall with the doctors and they say they don't know what it is, try these tablets, but thats not sorting the problem and correctly giving me a diagnosis.

Many thanks  Paula
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Hi Paula,
I am not able to understand what you exactly mean by ascending colon area. Since ascending colon extends all along the right side from the hip bone level to rib cage level, do you have pain in this whole area?
Kindly clarify so that I can give my opinion.
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Hi,         Thanks for your reply,  sorry I wasn't very clear regarding where my pain is, yes the pain is in the whole area of my right side from hip bone level to rib cage level,  the pain is alway present and tender to touch and seems to get extremely painful about 2 wks before my period is due which is strange.  It would be great if you could give me your opinon as my doctor doesn't seem to think that its bowel related even though my dad has ulcerative colitis.  Look forward to your opinion.  Many thanks,                    Paula
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