For the past 5 months, I've been having intense pain in my lower back/lower right quadrant of my stomach. It should be noted that whenever I'd have menstrual cramps, these are the same types of pains I'd have. Except the pains became constant...everyday versus just around my period. They're so intense and achy, that it takes Vicodin for me to be able to handle the pain. Vicodin!
I'm posting in this forum because it seems that everything gynecologically has been ruled out -- I've had 2 internal exams by 2 different OB/GYNs, along with a trans-vaginal ultrasound to rule out things like cysts and endometriosis. I've also had an abdominal ultrasound to rule out anything wrong with my gall bladder/liver. My doctor has taken 2 urine samples and told me nothing seems to be wrong with my kidneys based on those quick tests.
So now I'm at a loss. My doctor brought up the idea that this might be an issue with my back, but I've had back problems before, and this just doesn't feel like it's a back issue. It feels like it's something in my middle, if that makes sense.
I just don't know what else to do! I had an endoscopy early last year in addition to an upper GI to address stomach issues not related to this pain (they found gastritis, an ulcer and a hernia), so I just feel like I've had every test done under the son, and I'm so frustrated.
What should my next move be?