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KarenL

Lower Abdominal Pains

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It started about four months ago, pain in my lower left abdomen, like a severe stitch, that went away when I rested.

 

Then it would come on from a simple walk around the block.

 

Then it came on from just housework! I'd get the pain, increasing from mild period cramps to severe period cramps that wrap around my back, make me sweat and feel nauseous. I rest, and it goes away.

 

Now I feel it, even when sitting still, or walking around school.

 

I am peri-menopausal, get a period once or twice a year. I have no colon so it's not that.

 

I've had CAT scans of the abdomen by my GI doctor, sonogram by my GYN. They see nothing wrong, except a small hernia on the mid-line but in the upper abdomen.

 

Could this be sclero related? Any suggestions? I've had three heart attacks, due to sclero related artery problems and NEED to get to cardiac rehab, but this is becoming debilitating!

 

Karen

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Karen,

I'm so sorry you're having such pain. It does seem very focused. I would continue to pursue working with your doctors until they find the source of the pain. Please don't let them blow you off, because this it debilitating for you. I have not suggestions other than to continue to get help through your doctors. I hope you find out why and can solve it very soon!

 

Big Hugs.


Janey Willis

ISN Support Specialist

(Retired) ISN Assistant Webmaster

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Karen,

 

I am waaaaaaaaay off. Off to the right! :lol: (Normal for me to be out in left field)

 

Sorry, but I just looked it up and our appendix is on our right not our left side.

 

Hope you find the cause and some relief soon!

 

Take Care,

(and don't listen to me anymore)

Love,

Barefut


Take care,

Barefut

 

Serena Justis

ISN Blogger

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Hi Karen,

 

I've had that happen quite often too. I've asked about it also, but there doesn't seem to be an answer, in their minds:huh:

 

I've had fibrocystic ovaries for over twenty years and to me, there seems to be a correlation, though. The reason I say that is because the pain seems to be waning, the closer I am to being to the end of the "Big M".

 

I hope it can be figured out so you don't have to continue with the pain on those occasions.

 

Hugs, Susie


Special Hugs,

 

Susie Kraft

ISN Support Specialist

ISN Chat Host

International Scleroderma Network (ISN)

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Abdomin pain is so hard to diagnose. I've had it in my upper right (or URQ) for years. Last year my liver levels were rising & I had a doctor tell me there was no way I could "make up" those numbers and doctors finally took notice! That took about, oh I don't even know how many years at this point! For me they did an ERCP and opened up the bile duct that goes into the sm. intestine and I've finally had relief. The thought is that the granulomas (calcium deposits) were getting stuck! Amazing what can be done when someone investigates and YOU the PATIENT keeps "squeeking"!!! Sclero can be to blame, but then again, maybe not ... that's probably what you've been told. I completely understand. I found that Tai Chi (yes I mention it once again) was the only exercise/stretching I was able to do that helped keep me moving. I'm here for you! Sorry you're experiencing such difficulty :angry:


Soft hugs your way,

 

Michele

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LOL Barefut, Not only is the appendix on the right, I don't even have one, having no colon at all! :) I went to my chiropractor yesterday and she says I am just chock full of adhesions from the colectomy. Everywhere she pressed the pain was intense all up and down my left abdomen and side. She also tested me and said I have fibromyalgia, whcih I figured, but with all the other pains, seems like small potatoes! Anyway, she is working very painstakingly and painfully to release the adhesions. It's called myofascial release. Let's hope it helps. Thanks for your responses!

karen

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