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egibbo
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   Posted 6/18/2012 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a seventeen year old female, and have been in severe pain In my lower right side, got admitted into hospital Monday, they said it wasent my ovary or appendix and sent me home but I no there's something not right to be in sooooo much pain! I went back to my gp after and he gave me antibiotics Incase it was a uti witch hasn't helped then I went back to the hospital but they were just to busy to care! so I went back to my gp the next day and he said I have a pulled groin muscle witch has nothing to do with my stomach! and gave me 500mg of codine phosphate and 400mg of ibrphofen witch I have took ever since, but how long can you stay on over 5000 mg of painkillers a bloody day? Anyone any ideas of what this pain can be please help seen as none of the gp's seem to be, thank you.

Kaely
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   Posted 6/19/2012 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Wow I do hope you mean something like 8mg codeine and 500 mg aspirin.

If it helps to calm you, I lived on well over 1000mg of ibuprofen daily for years. It's hard on the stomach lining but you can live on that much for a long long time.
Chronic pain, Depression, Fibromyalgia, Tennis Elbow (both arms), Arthritis (knees and fingers), Diabetes. Ruptured disk L-4, Severe degenerative damage L5-S1, ACDF C6-C7

egibbo
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   Posted 6/21/2012 5:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh thanks for easing me I'm on 1,600mg of ibophforen and about 2,000mg of codine phosphate a day maybe m

egibbo
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   Posted 6/21/2012 5:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh It says they're 30mg codine phosphate, and 500mg paracetamol in one tablet like.

cats
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   Posted 6/21/2012 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Take a old ladies advice and see another doctor. You need a good general work up. Groin pain could radiate into your abdomen but a doctor has to diagnose that it is. Put a cold pack on that groin muscle. 15 min on, 15 min off. Don't put ice directly on the skin. Put a towel between the ice and skin. If it helps, then you know its a pulled muscle. Take care...let us know how things are going...
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egibbo
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   Posted 6/22/2012 6:30 AM (GMT -6)   
I went back to see another doctor and he sent me back up the hospitle with appendicitis and the sergon was ready take me theatre to have a look inside then the consultant over ruled at the last min and said its probably just a period pain:O I can't walk very well because of the pain and he thinks its a period pain so annoyed!xxxxx

code3angel
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   Posted 7/3/2012 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Stay vigil and keep pressing for a "second opinion" from a different doctor. I have seen many cases of appendicitis go untreated and misdiagnosed for as long as a year. Then only when it gets accute or ruptures do they detect it. Is there a chance of a topical pregnancy? Sometimes chronic ruptured cyts can be painful like that but the pain usually resolves within 24hrs. Prayers for you. Keep us posted on your outcome.
~*~If God created shadows, it was to better emphasize the light~*~

egibbo
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   Posted 7/3/2012 10:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I went back to the hospital, because my gp sent me again saying they would get my appendix out because he's sure that they were swole and the answer I got was a period pain I was so shocked:O xxxx

cogito
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   Posted 7/3/2012 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Egibbo,

Let me tell you a story about my wife and her best friend..... one day the friend had some lower right abdominal pain and it got worse over the day. Eventually, it was excruciating and they went to the hospital. The ER doctor said it was period pain. She then was squeezed into her OBGYN and was lying in the waiting room, in agony until the MD saw her. Other patients saw that she was in so much pain, they let her go ahead of them and the MD after a few minutes, said that it was an apendicitis.

She was told to go back to the ER immediately and the MD would call ahead. My wife wheeled her friend in an office chair across the street as that was the fastest option.

The ER doctor still refused, claiming that it was menstrual pain -- that, after an OBGYN said it wasn't. Also this ER doctor was male, and surly didn't know what it felt like first hand whereas my wife's friend, like any other woman, after decades knows exactly what that pain is like and what she was experiencing, she continued to protest, wasn't that.

Before being released yet again, they phoned the OBGYN who had hospital privileges there (right across the road from her office) and ordered a white cell count. They waited in the ER, her friend really unable to move she was in so much pain. Eventually, the blood work came back and her count was terrifyingly high. Her appendix had burst.

They finally rushed her to surgery and she thankfully recovered.

The arrogance of the male doctor, declaring that he better than her can know whether a pain is menstrual nearly killed her.

Maybe the moral of the story is -- find a female doctor at the ER... ask for a white cell count ... or remind them that you've been having menstrual pain for years and you KNOW the difference.

Anyhow, good luck!
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egibbo
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   Posted 7/3/2012 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for that story:) really appreasiate it that someone is actually listening my gp thinks I have chronic apendisitus an can take months to burst and said its best just to get them out now, so I don't have to stay in pain and I'm going on holiday in 3 weeks and he didn't want them pop over there but looking like I'm just going have to hope they don't:(

Snowbunny21
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   Posted 7/3/2012 5:20 PM (GMT -6)   
When I first had severe pain in my abdomen back in my early 20's...I had no clue and the pain was so severe I went to the ER..

It showed I had ruptured cysts....but the Dr. was worried with all the ruptures and adhesions...that it could still affect my appendix so they went ahead and took it out. They also removed other large cysts and cut through some adhesions.

Thankfully it is a very quick, laproscopic procedure and I was there in the morning for the surgery and home by the afternoon. The main pain afterwards was the air trapped because of the surgery...But that went away after a few days and I had the same thing...a vacation planned to the beach. I was good to go after 3 days...

So...in one way I hope it is your appendix because then you will be rid of pain after it's taken out!...

If it is something like cysts or endometriosis...then it will unfortunately be a recurring problem...

Keep us posted..
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