Why have I been experiencing pain in my lower abdomen and the flank of my back for the past four months?
Topic: Why have I been experiencing pain in my lower abdomen and the flank of my back for the past four months?
October 14, 2019 / By Queenie Question:
In April of this year I began experiencing severe pain in my lower abdomen and mid-back. My primary care physician recommended that a see a gynecologist. The gynecologist thought the symptoms were leaning towards Pelvic Inflammatory Disease. She put me on 2000mg of antibiotics per day for two weeks. The pain seemed to lessen at first but then returned to its usually severity near the end of the two weeks. The pain got to the point where I was experiencing it every day for several hours per day. I went back to the gynecologist and she did an ultrasound to see if my reproductive organs were swollen. She old me they looked great. She also tested me for a bladder/kidney infection which came up negative. I also tested negative for stds. I followed up with my primary care physician. He thought it may be a blockage in my intestines. He put me on laxatives. This treatment seemed to help as my pain was gone for a good week and a half. However, slowly but surely after stopping the laxatives the pain began to return. I have not noticed any consistency in when the pain begins or ends or that any activity brings it about. However some times when I really need to urinate the pain seems to be worse. It occasionally begins to hurt during and after a bowel movement. My movements are regular now however. They are also often very healthy. Occasionally, I will be slightly constipated. Also, I bleed after movements fairly often- even if it is a healthy looking movement. Please respond politely as this is a serious question. I will likely return to the doctor but I would like to have some insight seeing as the doctors haven't been confident in the problem thus far. (No disrespect to any doctors, I understand diagnosis can be very difficult).
Best Answers: Why have I been experiencing pain in my lower abdomen and the flank of my back for the past four months?
Meave | 7 days ago
I understand that this is a very serious question, and I am going to answer it seriously. Your symptoms sound very similar to mine and my doctor found it difficult to work out whether it was to do with my bowels or my reproductive system. She did 2 urine tests - both came back negative for infection. Blood tests suggested that my liver/kidney function were fine. She then sent me for a pelvic ultrasound, but on a whim, decided they may as well do a full abdominal ultrasound. This was fortunate, as it revealed a tumour growing on my kidney. Even though this was nowhere near where I felt the pain (much lower down) - it seems the pain was "referred". So what I am saying is, it's very difficult for doctors to diagnose the source of pelvic or abdominal problems as there are so many bits in there. I would suggest you push your doctor to refer you for some kind of scan - this is the best way of seeing what is going on, and will either provide you with reassurance, or get the medical people moving in the right direction.
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