I'm hoping that someone can help me.
I was diagnosed with UC eight years ago, and have been on Asacol with some success. I have had about 4 flares that have lasted at least 3 months, but I have always gotten in remission.
One month ago, my typical symptoms started, but this time I was having pain on my left side. My GI told me that it's normal to have left sided pain, since I have distal colitis. He took me off of Asacol and started me on Apriso, 4 pills a day. I am also using Canasa suppositories nightly.
My symptoms have remained the same, I have not been feeling better, in fact I am in more pain than ever before.
What concerns me is the pain I am feeling on my lower right abdomen. It is dull and achey, but very uncomfortable.
I'm afraid that this means my colitis has spread, or worse, cancer. Does anyone also have pain on their right side?
I go in for a colonoscopy on Wed. July 27th, so they'll be able to see what's going on. But right now, I'm a nervous wreck.
Anyone care to shed some light? Is right sided pain common in UC?
Thanks in advance!!