I hate to bother strangers online with my issues, but I'm desperately trying to figure out the best course of action without spending a ton of money. I don't have insurance, and I'm back in school and doing clinical rotations after a layoff, so missing days isn't something I want to do any more of. Thing is this issue isn't getting any better.
So since this past Sunday (January 20th), I've had an ongoing pain in my right lower quadrant, hourly abdominal cramps (below navel) that have acute onset then stop accompanied with a urgent need to evacuate. It seems to get worse at night. This has been going on for four days now. I'm not in agonizing pain, but it's about a 6 out of 10. Evacuation has been slightly productive with largely gas, mucous, blood, and some very loose stool due to the frequency leading to no chance for solid build up. I've lost 2 or 3 lbs.
Add to this that I have hypothyroidism that hasn't been treated in over a decade, and 3 confirmed cysts on my right thyroid. I've had menstrual spotting inconsistently since August with an increase in flow Monday that has since dropped down to spotting, with only minor impact on the GI issues. My family does have a history of IBS and Crohn's. I am not lactose intolerant, but I have shown sensitivity to red onions in the past. This isn't like the reaction to those where I get agonizing, violent diarrhea and 10/10 pain.
I've had minor RLQ pain for years that I've always attributed to ovaries, but never had an issue like this. Last gyno appointment 10 years ago found no sign of ovarian cysts.
Over the past few weeks, I have had a loss of appetite before the pain in my side started.