Flank pain would sound more like kidney. Did they test your kidney function and do an ultrasound or scan of the kidneys? Did they also check your right ovary (including with ultrasound), which hangs down on the right side?
I am currently having tests, including an ultrasound tomorrow. My blood results will be back this afternoon.
The original Dr did think it was a kidney infection but they dismissed this on the next appointment and leaned towards a low grade appendix infection but they've gone back on this to! I think they are confused as the pain isn't where it should be. I will update once I know more!
Great that you are getting a ultrasound- I hope they find the trouble!
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Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis. The pain, can at times come and go and not give the classic picture. At times the appendix is hidden behind intetstines and cause pain that appears to shift.
Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, IBS, infection in kidney, kidney stones, constipation, ovary involvement in women (like cysts), ectopic pregnancy in women (not likely as you have a 2 month long history), mesentry (a thin tissue that carries the blood, nerves and lymphatics for the intestine) involvement, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle can all cause lower right abdomen pain.
Ultrasound will rule most of these out. Otherwise you can discuss these possibilities with your doctor.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Thanks for the indepth reply. My blood and urine tests have all come back ok and it's the ultrasound today. I am hopeful they find out what it is and once I know more I'll come back and share as it may be useful to others.
Right off to drink lots of water...
Well ultrasound drew a blank, kidneys etc all fine however they couldn't check my appendix or the right hand area due to my intestine being in the way which is of course where the pain stems from.
Am back to the doctors in a week to sort out further tests - if anyone knows what these might be please let me know, I have no problems with what they throw at me unless they mention the dreaded fleet *shudder*
I read a lot about barium enemas and how they can show up appendicitis, but the concern is for not wanting the appendix to blow with the prep for the test and how they can do it in emergency cases I think.