I also have severe pain on my right side, I also have a depression right where the pain starts just under the ribs. and goes straight throught to my back. I have had every test and procedure imagineable. I have spent thousands of dollars and have had just about every organ removed Gall bladder, complete hysterectomy, and appendix, from my right side, even lesions. i am taking about 600 mgs of morophine a day, and I still am suffering constantly. Someimes I cannot finish eating and other times food does not have any side effects. this has been going on for at least 5 years. I have had at least 6 different dianosis. I am willing to travel arround the world if somone can figure out what is happening to me. I would give anything to be pain free. Sometimes it is so bad, that I am in bed for days on end. It seems that if I lay on my right side the pain is less. i have also alot of problems with my stomach itself, i am taking Gaidpex, which has helped the hearturn and belching. One dr thought Ihad a hernia, the next Dr said no. I do have a tendency to corm cysts, none have ever been cancerous. at 47 I still am breaking out, becasue of all the garbage in my body. My white count goes up and down contstantly, but the DR does not seem too worried. I have been to the same ER at least 25 times over the years. And still nothing. Can somone please help me? I am at the point of Begging. Sometimes I spend all day crying it hurst so bad even with the morophine. Please let me know if you can help.me or refer me to someone who can.
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I am sorry to see you in so much pain. Since you have a past history of pelvic - abdominal surgery, then the pain can be due to adhesions. Adhesion related disorders have varied symptoms. Almost everyone who undergoes abdominal surgery develops adhesions, however, the risk is greater after operations on the lower abdomen and pelvis. The pain due to adhesions can be a dull ache, a shooting pain, a pain as though your intestines are being pulled out or a pain that appears to rip the abdomen apart. The type of pain that develops depends on the degree of adhesions and the internal organs that are feeling the pull of these adhesions. The adhesions cannot be diagnosed by any tests or imaging. Only diagnosis is by laproscopy and treatment is cutting the adhesions. Scar tissues can also result in adhesions. However absence of scar tissue does not mean that there are no adhesions. However these adhesions recur and cutting the adhesions can cause more adhesions to form. Hence a judicious decision is required regarding the approach to be taken. Certain herbs and mucolytic enzymes have been tried with variable success rates for this. The only other possibility is nerve injury and this can be permanent.
The symptoms could be exacerbation of the GERD. Treatment is a combination of drugs to reduce the acid and lifestyle changes. You will need to take a combination of medications like a proton pump inhibitor such as omeprazole, lansoprazole or pantoprazole empty stomach in the morning and an antacid gel after meals for complete relief. Possibility of H pylori infection too should be looked into by a carbon urea breath test and a combination antibiotic tried.
Life style changes that will help include: Avoid heavy meals and eat frequent small meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, smoking, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food. Maybe these tips will help you.
I would strongly recommend you to see a gastroenterologist (a specialist who looks after the diseases of our digestive system) if the above tips help you and also to discuss the possibility of adhesions. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Thank you for your response, I had surgery to remove lesions before, and the lasst time they only found minimal around my navel.. I had read somone else' post that referenced endometriosis (unsure of spelling) I that that which the end result was my hysterectomy.
But that was 21 years ago. i can literally put my thumb on the spot where the pain is most intense. I have a drepression in that area, and at times it apears as if it is bruised. Is there a way to check for the nerve injury you had suggested? I am at the point where I can't take this any longer, I need to do something. I hate having to live on pain meds, that never really take the pain away. I am not sure if this is revelant, or if it is a side effect from the meds, but I sometimes have trouble unrinating. To try and explain further, i have to force and push to urniate.It is not a steady stream When I stop pushing, I stop urniating. And at times i also have dark stools, and I have on occasions had blood in my stools. I have seen 3 different Gastro DR..s and I have not had any success in diagnosising my problem. Any Other suggestions, of who to see or who to contact, what tests I should take outside of the normal GI tests.
Thanks for your help. I believe you are the key to my problem
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