Right Side Pain

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Queena
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   Posted 11/26/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Since Monday I've been having what started out as a cramping pain, and then turned into a pain on my right side. The pain is constant and is relieved somewhat by taking a bowel movement. Ibprofen does nothing for the pain either. I've tried not eating to see if it would stop the pain. It's better but on a scale of 1-10 its still a 8. I've also noticed blood in the on my stools, but I'm not sure if its from my menstrual. My menstrual has also been 2 weeks longer, and still counting. Normally my cycle last from 3-5 days, I've been on for 3 weeks now. I've had a few surgeries, with the main one being a weight loss surgery called the DS. That surgery re constructed my bowels. I'm scared to go to the doctor, I'm scared something is seriously wrong. Could it be stress? Another reason I'm scared to go to the hospital is because I live in a rural area and the closest hospital is 35 miles away. Please help, I don't want to die.

Queena
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   Posted 11/26/2011 11:46 AM (GMT -6)   
Also, supposedly my gallbladder was removed 3 years ago.

Lulicious
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   Posted 11/26/2011 12:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Well whatever is going on, does not sound good, I would at least call the doctor and see what they say. They would be able to decide if you need to be seen right away. Personally, I would just go. Good Luck, keep us updated.
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Queena
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   Posted 11/26/2011 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I called my doctor and he was the one that told me not to eat. Living in a rural area has its disadvantages. I will keep everyone updated.

Jim1969
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   Posted 11/26/2011 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
There are a lot of things that could be going on. Most of them that come to mind are not serious if treated early but can become quite serious if not treated. IMHO I think you should make the drive into your local hospital and get checked out.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

Queena
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   Posted 11/26/2011 3:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it could be pancreatitis. I think all my symptoms which includes diarrhea lead up to the diagnosis.

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   Posted 11/26/2011 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Queena the best thing to do is get some medical help as soon as you can. Blood in stools can be many things. My neighbor has pancreatitis and they have taken her by ambulance to the hospital several times when it flares up, don't let yourself get into any kind of situation like that. Now she is doing great because she can control it all by her diet. She said she was just eating the wrong foods and she buckled down and started eating the right way and says she feels great. She has also lost a bunch of weight by eating healthy, I was shocked at her weight loss. She is in her mid 40's and says she is high school weight again. She said that was something she thought she would never see again.

Please take care of yourself.
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Jim1969
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   Posted 11/26/2011 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Pancreatitis is what I am thinking as well. What you have described reminds me a lot of what I went through when I had it. I put off going to the doctor for a week until the pain became unbearable and then had the joy of spending 2 weeks in the hospital because I didn't get treated when it first began.
2 confirmed herniated lumbar discs. Spinal Arthritis. Spinal Stenosis, diabetic peripheral nueropathy.

Hbpersians
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   Posted 11/26/2011 6:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a little familiar with your surgery. I am a gastric bypass patient. Does your surgeon live withing reach of you? If not, could you contact them and have them forward you records to a "local" hospital. Most medical professionals I've dealt with don't really understand the bypass, forget DS. I would seek help, but MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND what has been done to your insides:) Also, obesity help .com has many DS veterans that might help you be able to talk to your doctor. They hang out in the DS forum and the main forum . I wish you well.
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Queena
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   Posted 11/27/2011 12:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank-you everyone for your advice. I will go to the emergency room tomorrow. I've been having watery stools despite the fact that since Thursday all I've eaten is 1 egg and 1 piece of toast. I've been drinking water only. Thanks everyone. I'm so scared of doctors since the ds surgery. I spent 3 months in the hospital, with the last stay being 31 days. I also took a couple of gifts from the experience, HA-MRSA, TB and a wound that won't quite heal. Oh and a omperazole prescription for life. I'm on it worse than a drug addict. Without it, I vomit and can't eat. So please don't think I'm not taking this serious. I'm just scared.

Queena
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   Posted 11/27/2011 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hernia. That what's wrong. The hernia is pressing against the small bowel, and making the small bowel appear abnormal.

Post Edited (Queena) : 11/27/2011 5:41:28 PM (GMT-7)

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