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Back pain and Tummy Bother.

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#1 Lynnie


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Posted 25 October 2013 - 04:08 AM

Hi Everyone! :emoticon-dont-know:


I know I haven't been around for a while, those of you who really know me know the reasons!....it's been quite a year in so many sad ways. But I am getting there slowly.


The reason I am posting is I saw the gastro folks on Tuesday (1st time) as my Rheumatogist felt it would be sensible. Basically, to assess the GERD and investigate if the digestion was been affected as he thinks I've got irritable bowel syndrome I have to submit a stool sample, as there is a new test that can assess if there's inflammation in the bowel without the need of colonoscopy..sounds good to me!.... See a ENT consultant regards the full/sticking feeling in my throat ?Possible pouch where food is sticking before heading down,a barium swallow to see how the oesophagus is behaving,and an abdominal scan because she thought she felt a smooth mass in the right iliac fossa like a bladder, but I've got a bit of a fatty tummy ....but she doesn't seem to think its anything to fret about ..hope not anyway!!


But I have had a dull ache in my lower back for a week or two like a kidney pain ....just gnarling; I'm aware of it but not rolling in agony...has anyone else had this type of back pain? With the possible mass and back pain I am frightened that there's something sinister going on in my ovary; I am trying to be sensible here but these things cross your mind and google can be your own worst enemy!! I guess the abdominal scan when I get the appointment will show anything; I have seen my family doctor and he thought I could have a low grade kidney infection causing the discomfort; he's given me antibiotics in the meantime.


Hope you're all doing as well as can be, I would appreciate any feed back ....even if its to calm my nerves :thank-you:

Lynn xx

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Posted 25 October 2013 - 11:25 AM

Hi Lynn,


How lovely to hear from you again on the forums, although I'm really sorry to hear that you're suffering so many horrible symptoms.


I know myself (none better! ;) ) how easy it is to worry over unexplained symptoms; I do understand how anxious you must be feeling, as I think not knowing the cause is one of the hardest things to bear. I've found a link for you which is included on our medical page on Kidney Pain which I'm hoping you'll find helpful and also a link to our page on Gastrointestinal Involvement.


Hopefully, the anti-biotics you're taking will help with the discomfort from which you're suffering and thankfully, you are consulting a Gastro specialist. I do hope that you won't have to wait too long for your appointment and abdominal scan and that you'll find that your fears are unfounded. Please do update us when you've had your appointment and have the results of your scan.


Here's an extra large :emoticons-group-hug: to comfort you and also welcome you back!


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#3 Amanda Thorpe

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Posted 26 October 2013 - 03:03 PM

Hello Lynne


Long time no hear! Sorry things are somewhat worse for you. It's easy to worry that something terrible is wrong when we don't know what is but it's no help whatsoever. Try and remember that because worry is not our friend nor it's companion stress. 


We will all be waiting here to hear what you have to say and I predict good news!


Take care.

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Posted 27 October 2013 - 12:02 AM

Hello Lynne,


Lovely to hear from you again, have been wondering from time to time how you are.   Sorry you are having more worrying symptoms and hope that they all resolve themselves soon.


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Posted 30 October 2013 - 12:10 PM



I'm just wondering if it's not scleroderma related, and due to gynaecological reasons? I often get period style pains (am in menopause) in my back, which are crampy etc. I don't know what age you are, but I don't know if you are at the age where this sort of change is going on? Sometimes cysts can also cause lower back pain.


It's also a good idea to get your urine tested, which is easy to do, to check you dont have a urinary tract infection.



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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:10 AM

Hi Lynn (and the rest of my Sclero Friends :) ) !


Lynne, hopefully by now, you have read the links Jo provided you. Of course, until you DO know what is, it IS worriesome, to say the least. With anticipating a UTI, your doc did the best thing, as they know how prone you are to those.... (by the way, don't forget your "friend" yogurt, so you can keep the yeast "monsters" away ;) :P


As you know, the waiting is REALLY tough, so hope you get answers soon :emoticon-dont-know: .  (Keep the Forum posted on the findings and hope to hear from you soon)!



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