pain/discomfort in lower right ab

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chen11
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,
 
We have taken my mom to several doctors and ERs and no one can figure out what the problem is.  She said she feels bloated or pain in the lower right ab.  She generally is well in the morning, and then gets this feeling in the afternoon.  On most occasions its after she eats.  We have put her on a diet of just rice and fish to see if that would help her.  Sometimes even if she hasnt eaten anything, she feels this pain.  The strange thing is that its off and on for her. Some days its good and some days its bad.  We have done ultrasounds, colonoscopy and gastroscopy.  Everythign turned up negative.  Any comments are appreciated as we no longer know what to do.
 
Chen 

Dagger
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   Posted 8/14/2008 7:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Does she still have an ovary on that side? That would be something to get checked even if she is past menopause.

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   Posted 8/14/2008 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
She needs a pelvic and abdominal CT scan with contrast to rule out anything else of importance. If that doesn't show anything perhaps it is just a spasm that she is maybe prone to. Has she been given any antispaz drugs. Spasms can happen anytime and some areas of our body seem more prone to them. The human body is a very mysterious thing.

chen11
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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:06 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the responses.   All that was given to her was prescription antacids.  To my knowledge she has never had surgery.  But I will check with the doctor today.
 
Chen

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   Posted 8/25/2008 8:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Let us know how it goes, Chen. I hope your mom starts feeling better soon. You might ask about antispasmodic drugs, like canyonbabe mentioned - the major ones are dicyclomine (Bentyl) and hyoscyamine (Levsin or Levbid).
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chen11
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   Posted 8/27/2008 7:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for all the support.  Apparently she had a CT scan done in aug of 2006.  She mentioned she had a similar problem back then.  It disappeared and then reappeared about 6 month ago in a more severe way.  If it is infact IBS, can it disappear and reappear?  Her diet has never changed during that time frame.  The doctor has prescribed an antispasmtic pill.  How long does it take for the pill to kick in.
 
Chen

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 8/27/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, IBS and come and go for many people. It does for me. Sometimes I can figure out what it was and other times I haven't a clue. I don't have a lot of luck with the anti spaz drugs but Ikeep them on hand. I think the time varies but surely within an hour. Has she tryed a heating pad. Many of us do well with that and also taking GAS-x or something with Simethicone in it as it sounds like it may be trapped gas. We get these little pockets that tend to trap gas and she might have some diverticulosis which would not be uncommon. She should keep a food diary and see if she can figure out her triggers.

chen11
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   Posted 8/29/2008 8:24 PM (GMT -7)   
has anyone tried Naturopathic treatments.  Im in the process of looking for a new doctor, but would also like to have options too.  I am not sure if its IBS just because she still has the discomfort even if she does not eat.
 
Chen
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