I have noticed that my abdomen is getting increasing larger. It sort of looks like I am about 6 months pregnant. But it doesn't happen all the time to be that large - it comes and goes but it's always there to some degree. I also have been having a lot of cramping - not painful cramping but sometimes a constant annoying type of cramp. I can't tell if the cramps are from my female organs or from my UC. (I strongly feel that the bloating and cramping is not due to gas) I also have an occasional sharp pain on the lower right side of my abdomen - when it "throbs" it feels like the pain is radiating into my right hip.
So here is some history and you tell me if what you think - I had an endometrial ablation October '07. Since then I have not had a period which btw is normal for an ablation. But before then I had a D&C as well as a hystoscope and exploratory laproscopic surgery. All tests showed no signs of cancer nor endometriosis. My UC for the most part these last couple days is under control. I see no blood, my stool is soft but formed and I go between 1-3 times a day with no pain though on occasion I still get some left sided pain. The pain is sharp and burning but usually only lasts an hour or so and comes off and on thru out the day. Before the "good" days, I was still going 1-5 times a day with semi soft to D with occasional very light blood on the stool. But I had an cortisteroid epidural last Tuesday (my 3rd on in 3 months). So maybe the steroid helped a bit with my mild Uc symptoms?? But anyway, I want to know your opinions - does this sound female related or Uc related? I go see my GI today and I plan on asking him too.
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