It has now been 2 months of pain in my left side. It started out as a pain low close to my belly button and was thought to possibly be a hernia, if I put pressure on it the pain would go away until I took the pressure away. It was strange to feel pressure in this area as after a tummy tuck almost 4 years ago I have had minimal feeling in this area. Now it has been 2 months and what was an area that I could put pressure on with one finger has become a whole hand plus more and is a constant searing pain. The pain also migrates into my back and under my left shoulder blade. I have seen my family doctor as well as emergency room doctors. Urine tests have been done and there is no infection there. I used to be able to sit or lay down to alleviate the pain but sitting no longer helps and now I must lay on my right side to get relief.
Pressure does not cause pain, so a doctor feeling around does not cause me any discomfort. No blood work has been done. An ultra sound shows nothing on the left side but multi gal-stones on the right side. It has been suggested that this might be neurogenic pain and I may need to learn to live with it. I have never felt pain like this, not during child birth, not after any surgery, and I cant imagine not being able to stand for the rest of my life without searing pain racing through my abdomin.
To answer questions I have already been asked. I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago, I am 37 years old. I had an appendectomy about 15 years ago and a tummy tuck about 4 years ago. There is no visual presence of blood in my urine or my stool and bowel movements changed from being regular to diareah then back to formed stools but then are flat like they have been squshed down. The pain I am feeling is not coming from my bowels I can be sure about that and does not feel like I have to go to the bathroom. I have no fever and no vomitting and other than the pain I feel fine.