Okay, this sounds odd but really has me worried and stumped:
40 yr old, normal healthy male w/no med problems ever. I experienced sudden, severe back pain in my right flank. Whe to emergency room and was sent home with diagnosis of pulled muscle. Next day it was still so sever had to go back to emergency again and was diagnosed with Kidney stone, even tho they couldn't find any with Xray. Next day still SEVERE but accompanied by high fever and nausea, went back to emergency. They did a CT with Rectal contrast, XRAY, etc and only found what seemed to be pneumonia in righ lung. After strong anitbiotic drip IV, sent home at 5AM Mon mrn. 2PM Mon, had to go back and was finally admitted after Xrays showed pneumonia in both lungs. Oxygen saturation was at 37%. Stomach also become very distended. After 3 days of morphine every 4 hours, 50-100 % oxygen, and strong antibiotics, they cleaned out my system as prep for a colonoscopy, but never performed the procedure. Temp came down, lungs cleared up, distention reduced, but left me with a elongated swelling (bulge)in the area of my gall bladder. A hyda-scan revealed nothing, nor has an MRI, UltraSound, or IVP. I still have the "bulge" and it is soft palpable. It doesn't cause "pain" but with the wrong movement, it is still sore internally in that area. It can be seem and is horizontal and is approx5" long and 2-3 inches high running from under my right lower rib to the middle of my side.
I am very concerned the doctors are missing something and I don't know what tests to ask for. ANY HELP, PLEASE!
I am also on a PPO. On my plan we can just about go anywhere with no approval.
With a teaching hospital/university, Start my calling the administrator's office and ask for their help in seeing a VERY good doctor there. Be sure and tell them how sick you are feeling and how concerend you are and that you need to see someone ASAP.
If they are lax in their response...ask to be transferred or get the number to the Academic office for GI (Gastroenterologists)
If this is not a gastro problem (after they have seen you) they need to refer you to the right dept. and ask then to make this call for you, for your appointment.
Tell them prior to your visit, your insurance PPO so they can check this out OR you can call your PPO plan and ask about a certain hospital/facility/university that you are considering going to. Be sure and bring all x-rays and reports. Or, they may order these from your previous doctors after you give them a consent to do so. This consent ususally can be in the form of a fax with a signature.
Copyright 1994-2018MedHelp.All rights reserved. MedHelp is a division of Vitals Consumer Services, LLC.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. MedHelp is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.