Mystery stomach/pelvic pain/no energy yet tests are negative. Now what?
April 12, 2011 7:35 AM Subscribe
Doctor doctor, gimmie the news. What is wrong with me (YNMD)?
posted by stormpooper to health & fitness (17 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
In Oct 2007, I had severe middle stomach pains and right back shoulder blade pain. Very much sounding like gallstones. Took an ultrasound--negative for stones or anything else.
Feb 2011, severe low back pain where I couldn't sit, move, stand, etc. Just horrible pain like arthritis or something. Told my GYN while I was getting my annual pap and mentioned to her the fear about ovarian cancer (I'm adopted so there's a lot of fear). The only reason why I mentioned it was lack of family history, I have known endo/ovarian cysts/fibroid, which does call chronic middle pelvic/left pelvic pain, so to me it would be easily missed. Pap negative for cancer. Sent along my merry way. Period however was only 2 days compared to 5 (I'm on Loestrin). Getting hot flashes so thought maybe menopause is starting slowly.
The entire month of March severe middle, upper stomach pains, nausea, vomiting/wretching, can't eat, lost a lot of weight, burping. Went to the ER twice in 6 days, second time due to severe stabbing lower back pain where everytime I breathed in, it was stabbing pain.
ER docs, residents, my doc suspected ulcers/GERD. Did an upper GI endoscopy--negative exept for small hiatal hernia. Did stomach/pelvic CT scan (contrast and no contrast) and that was clear minus some small fluid collecting behind my cervix and they thought it was due to the pap (but a month later?). Period started last week and immediately got lower left pain near ovary, blew it off as ovarian cyst. Yet cyst did not show up on CT scan.
Finally had gallbladder ultrasound--completely clear.
Only bizarro thing--CT and ultrasound said appendix isn't visible.
So--what the heck is wrong with me? Where do I go next? I'm seeing a GI specialist in 2 days with test results to ask if possibly hernia causing pain. Doctor friend said many people in 40s suddenly have gluetin sensitivity/allergy.
Any thoughts? I honestly don't even know what tests I can take beyond the HIDA scan since I've taken 2 major tests and 1 simple test (ultrasound). Not sure if I should blow off pelvic pain to usual cysts, endometrosis, fibroid. Not sure if PID would show up on a CT.
I'm also with no energy, tired, and two weeks of a sore throat/patches on tonsils but I know the throat thing has nothing to do with the severe pain.
As soon as I finished my GI endoscope--severe pain was gone. Ate a bean/rice burrito--little bit came back but nothing ER rushing.
So WTF is wrong or where do I turn to/talk with doctors about anymore?