Don't know which way to turn, at this point

From: Lisa (
Mon Jun 25 21:15:25 2007

Hello all,

After three surgeries--first one for gallbladder removal and ovarian cysts, second for ovarian cysts and endometriosis, and the final surgery for a complete hysterectomy.

During the last surgery, I had adhesions all over the place. My right ovary was adhered to my bowel. Basically, my surgeon said it was a mess. But he did not re-check the gallbladder area, where I was having a lot of pain.

Since my hysterectomy, things have only gotten worse. I have cyclical RUQ pain, right under my ribcage, wraps into back/kidney area. It hurts in my right shoulder sometimes, and sometimes the pain is all over my right side from shoulder down into thigh.

Sometimes the RUQ and wrap-around pain is so bad, I just want to stay in bed until it passes. I have head a CT Scan which showed nothing, I have had multiple ultrasounds with nothing remarkable found, endoscopy found that I had an ulcer that had healed on its own, and I had the H-Pylori bacteria. I had to do the anti-biotic treatment twice.

The ulcer medication did not seem to help, and my bowel habits have changed. So, we tried the colonoscopy,which only revealed a few spots of diverticulosis. They just ultrasounded my right kidney and ultrasound on pancreas this morning.

At this point, I need an MD like TV's "Dr. House." There are so many things this pain could be, but it doesn't seem like any doctor can figure it out, or will take the time to figure it out. Meanwhile, I struggle with the chronic pain and useless medical tests.

I am starting to think it's adhesions, since all blood tests for liver and pancreas issues have come out negative.

I got diagnosed with Diabetes II, last summer, along with the on-going PCOS issues I've had forever.

At this point, I don't know whether to think this is a muscle, joint, bone problem, or if this is adhesions.

I'm just tired of living this way. It's been way over 10 years. I am not making up this pain, but for the life of me, I cannot find a doctor who gives a rat's patoot about helping me figure out what it is.

Have any of you experienced RUQ pain, which starts in the gallbladder area, wraps around into the right flank, right kidney area, up in the shoulder, and sometimes all the way down into the right thigh?

Thanks for letting me vent.

Atlanta, Ga

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