Hi Infinite! I went thru a period where I was going to the ER every week for 5 weeks!! I had an undiagnosed bowel obstruction and nobody seemed to know why I was in so much pain! They did CT scans, plain X-rays of abdomen and nothing showed up. One time I was in so much pain (way worse than giving birth), that my hubby called 911 for an ambulance. I thought maybe this would finally get me the best doctors in the ER since I was coming in on an ambulance and everything. Nope.....after waiting on a gurney for 3 hours I was sent home with 5 Percosets and instructions to follow up with PC doctor. Finally I had a scope and an emergency barium enema x-ray because the scope stoped and could not be advanced about
6 inches up. I had a 4mm stricture in my lower bowel (about
the width of a thin straw). No wonder! I had had a bowel resection 2 months prior due to endometriosis on my lower bowel, and as it healed I developed severe scarring at the site that caused the stricture. Why it was never picked up by anybody in the ER is beyond me. My doctors all thought that I was suffering from IBS (sound familiar?) and they all had prescribed anti-spasmodics for the cramping. I knew something was wrong, but because all of the tests were normal, nobody believed me. That was the worst 2 months of my life!
So there is my wonderful ER story.....needless to say I don't trust many doctors these days, and I stay far away from the ER!