Right Side Pain ???

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Pooper Bowl Champ
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   Posted 5/24/2008 12:16 AM (GMT -6)   
 I have often read on this site of many people complaining of pain on thier right side. I have been having this pain lately. It's not really something new I've had this on and off for years but it has been worse lately. It dosen't feel internal though. If I apply pressure to the area it dosen't feel tender at all.  It feels more like a muscle pull or tear. It never bothers me while sleeping and when I wake up no pain at all. As I become active it starts to "flare". If I just rest and relax it disappears. Sitting is the worst position, it seems to aggrivate it. It can "travel" from the bottom of my rib cage to the appendix area however my app. was removed about five years ago. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas what this may be. Haven't mentioned it to my Dr. recently but in the past when I did all test showed nothing.
 
Any ideas?
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quincy
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   Posted 5/24/2008 1:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Showed nothing means your inflammation has healed there?

Could be gas...can cause severe discomfort for me depending on what I've eaten when it's travelling up the right side and across the transverse.

Have you tried an antispasmodic?

Are you female? Could it be ovulation?

Do you have one of those large exercise balls? I sometimes use that to kind of massage my tummy area and stretch the muscles. I'm getting better at balancing on top of it..lol!

Have you had your liver enzymes checked?

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


sodbuster19
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   Posted 5/31/2008 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I have that now. My right side hurts pretty bad. The lower part of my rib cage to the middle of my back. I hate this pain.

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Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


quincy
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   Posted 5/31/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -6)   
sodbuster...sounds like gallbladder or liver pain...when are you seeing your doc next?

q
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


sodbuster19
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Total Posts : 343
   Posted 6/1/2008 9:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have no appt to see him. I have not seen him since Dec 07. I have been in remission for the last 2+yrs, up till about 2 weeks ago when this flare started.

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


TraciZ
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   Posted 6/1/2008 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
I went to the ER recently with right sided pain and the doc said it's probably inflammation near my terminal ileum from an active flare. I spoke with the NP at my GI and she suggested gas pains. I have other weird pains, too. Someone suggested that they're another symptom of this DD. I hope that your pain is not serious, but it might be worth it to check it out. Good luck and I hope you feel better!
Tressa 34 (F)
Not sure of my dx- currently UC, maybe Crohn's.
Colazal 3X3/day
Lialda upped to 4/day,
Phosphatidylcholine 4 (420 mg capsules) once/day
Colazal 3X3/day (not generic)
Rowasa at night X 14 days
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Red_34
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   Posted 6/1/2008 10:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I get the right sided pain as well. But I don't have Uc in that area since mine is left sided. Sometimes it's almost unbearable and other times it's like a sharp ache. Sometimes it helps if I take Gas-X so it may be from gas. And other times I think it's my ovulation and/or ovarian cyst. But lately I've also been having a lot of pale looking stool and green/yellow bile. I brought it up to my GI but he didn't seemed too concerned over it. If you are not sure what it could be, it's best to get checked out to be on the safe side.
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sodbuster19
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   Posted 6/1/2008 11:10 AM (GMT -6)   
Well I know it's not gas. I thought I might be a little dehydrated so I'm drinking more water and a little Gatorade as well. I'm not 100% sure where my UC is, but I think it's on my left. If it's not any better in a few days, I'm gonna make a call to my GI.

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


chicagoatc
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   Posted 6/1/2008 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
FINALLY SOMEONE ELSE HAS THIS!! :)
 
  I too have had right side pain for like 9 years!  I have had all the tests, CT's, MRI's etc. and they have found NOTHING!  But sometimes it hurts so bad I can't stand up.  I'm most uncomfortable standing or walking.  I'm not sure what it is that sets me off but I have kind of connected it with a flare or mild discomfort (not necessarily a full flare).  It has nothing to do with ovulation or gas.  I don't know what the heck it is but it gets so frustrating!  Sometimes I feel like my doctor is just thinking "are you kidding me?"  They offered to take out my appendix (because I agree, the pain radiates almost from my ribs in back to my right front and feels very muscular or something) and I didn't let them at the time because I didn't want to miss work and they weren't sure it would even help because my appendix was not actually inflammed.  I also had/have kidney stones on the right side and it very much feelsl like that pain but all the urologists and xrays and CT's say it's not pain from those because they are still within my kidneys and not in the ureters.  Go figure!  Sometimes I feel crazy!  Any advice we can come up with on this site is much appreciated here!  Sorry Pooper Bowl Champ and the rest of you that I have not offered a solution but just a rant about the problem. :)
 
Becky
29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
Current meds:
-Prednisone 7.5 mg!
-Re-trying Imuran; I'm at 100 mg now...but it's making me so tired!
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium + Vitamin D(for my steroid-affected bones)
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)
 


sodbuster19
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   Posted 6/1/2008 4:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Maybe it's people from Chi-town!! I grew up on the North side of Chicago, then moved to Elk grove Village from 87-02 before moving to the Syracuse area. Go Cubs!!!

<FONT color=#0000ff>Bad flares Guniess & hot wings

Generic Colazal, 2 2xday
Acidophilus Probotic 3 times/day


chicagoatc
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   Posted 6/2/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   

 The weird part is that I'm not originally from Chicago.  I grew up in Long Beach, CA.  I've only been here 8 years but I swear I have had the WORST symptoms here and when I go on vacation back to CA, I'm usually very good and can eat just about anything!  I wonder if it does have to do with geography... water, soil, etc. :)

Becky


29 years old; diagnosed since 1997 (but I've had it forever)
Current meds:
-Prednisone 7.5 mg!
-Re-trying Imuran; I'm at 125 mg now...but it's making me so tired!
-Asacol 12/day
-Failed Remicade (8/06-8/07)
-Calcium + Vitamin D(for my steroid-affected bones)
-Prenatal vitamins (for the extra stuff, not for pregnancy)
 


hana24
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Date Joined Dec 2007
Total Posts : 354
   Posted 6/2/2008 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
just my two cents on the right sided pain. I have been on pred for the last week or two and I feel like my inflammation is all gone(normal stools, no cramps, can drink a pot of coffee again) but my right sided pain has still come around a few times so I am leaning towards it not being from inflammation. My ct scan was normal and gallbladder ultrasound was normal and blood work showed no problems that were related. My inflammation level was high and potassium low and blood sugar high. Liver enzymes were great.


I have no idea!!!! It is definitely better than when I was flaring however. I haven't needed my lovely heating pad in a week!! I will just ignore it until it gets bad again and then dream about how lovely it is to be on 30 mg of prednisone.
Jessica 26/F 40mg pred taper
dicyclomine 10Mg before bed
Citalopram 20 MG
Colazal 3X3/day
Culturelle once daily
omeprazole(for acid reflex)
Tried (Entorcort EC 9ml/day and Prednisone, Asacol)


quincy
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   Posted 6/2/2008 3:39 PM (GMT -6)   
It's definitely best to know where your UC is (get a copy of your C-scope results)..as well, to have proper tests done to make sure it's not liver/gallbladder, etc.

Gas...it's possible, but if you're sure it's not, then it's best to find out what.

Please keep us posted.
quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


Pooie1981
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Date Joined Mar 2008
Total Posts : 274
   Posted 6/2/2008 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Jessica, glad to see the pred is helping you!! I am still waiting to see my GI about the notorious right sided pains. 7 days to go! They ease up every now and then but are still a daily trouble. The last few days I have been really sick to my stomach, weak, dizzy.. tired. Just when I thought I had a good week in I get all yucky again. Ah well.... next week I will hopefully have some answers !!!!

Take care !!
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative Colitis Diagnosed May 2004
Sulfasalazine 500MG as needed <usually one pill a day> until I see my GI
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Currently in a flare since March 6 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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