I had a kidney infection a few weeks ago. One of the things that caused me to call my doctor was intense flank pain. It started out somewhat fleeting and sporadic then over the course of a week or so got more intense and became a constant. The infection is gone. I have had a CT and my Kidneys are A OK, as is my bowel system according to the CT. The only thing that showed up was some fibroids. My GYN says no way they are causing the pain. This is INTENSE pain. (I'm a crohnie, I can take pain) Keeps me up at night, makes me not want to move, and nothing (pain meds) touches it. This is week 4, and I am just done with this. Not much causes me to have a pity party, but I just broke down after my appointment today when the doctor said he had no idea what was causing my pain and maybe it was muscle, had i been doing any yard work? 4 weeks of muscle pain? I don't think so. Its both sides, all the time, nothing makes it better or worse, keeps me up at night, and none of the doctors have any ideas. I have an appointment with my primary to start over tomorrow, but you guys are the real experts, so any ideas?
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....