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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I have had abdominal pain for 3 years. The pain started on my abdominal area on the upper right side below my breast. The pain was dull and it kinda felt
like spasms. I saw a doctor 1 year later and she said it might be my gallbladder and there was a little bit of blood in my urine test. The Dr. prescribed PROTONIX 40MG. I had to take it for 15 days and was told what to eat and not to eat.
I never went back for a follow up and didn't follow instructions. The pain has gotten much worse. I now feel sharp and dull pain on my right upper abdominal and left upper abdomen below my breast.
sharp pain on my back left and right side of my mid back. The most recent pain which I just started having was 6 months ago on my mid abdomen on the left side. It feels like it burns and sometimes I feel a very sharp pain.
I did a liver/gallbladder cleanse about 1 month ago thinking my gallbladder was causing the problem and I felt very sick the 3rd day on the cleanse and went to the hospital.
I went to the hospital because I felt nausea and felt like my heart was beating too fast and I felt like I was going to pass out. I told the doctor about the symptoms I have had for 3 years
so they did an ultrasound on my gallbladder and pancreas and said everything was fine. They also did a urine test and blood work and 2 electro cardiogram and those came out normal. I asked the doctor from the hospital why I have had pain for 3 yrs
and he said he didn't know. I also have problems with my period but I dont think it has to do with the pain. I am stuck with a $1,000 bill from the hospital and still have no answers. What do you think might be wrong with me?
Doctor :   please give me few secs
Doctor :   i will go through ur medical history
User :   ok
Doctor :   i need to ask u few questions
Doctor :   is ur periods regular?
User :   no
Doctor :   do u such pain during ur periods or is this pain related to ur monthly periods
Doctor :   do you have such pain or similar pain during ur periods
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this pain stabbing type of pain or dull aching type of pain or spasmatic type of pain
Doctor :   or squeezing type of pain
Doctor :   are you there?
Doctor :   if so how severe is the pain, is it severe enougjh to cause vomtiing
Doctor :   hi
User :   its not severe it has never made me cry or anything like that
User :   the pain might wake me up at night
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this pain related to food u take
User :   I have felt like I wanted to vomit a couple of times
Doctor :   like do you get this food when u take fatty food
User :   I feel the pain no matter what I eat
User :   I havent ate nothing fatty today and i'm in pain
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   The pain is not really bad it just makes me feel uncomfortable
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   anytime recently u had ultrasound scanning done
User :   the untrasound was done on 10/25/2008
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   could u please type in the ultrasound report
User :   The person that did the ultrasound focused on my right side by my gallbladder area. I told her about the pain on my left side and she said she was able to see my left side thru the right side which I dont know if its true
User :   I was never given the ultrasound report
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   did they mentioned anything to do with ovary
Doctor :   like polycystic ovary
User :   no
Doctor :   since when ur periods are irregular
Doctor :   is it from the begining
Doctor :   as from past 3 years
User :   I never mentioned about my period but my periods have been irregular all my life
User :   I have only had my period a couple of times thru all my life
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have any other medical problems other than these two problems
User :   no
Doctor :   do u have any blood investigation reports?
Doctor :   which were done in recent past
Doctor :   it will help us arrive at possible diagnosis along with scan reports
Doctor :   along with history we need to correlate the clinical findings to arrive at possible causes
Doctor :   one thing i could think is PCOD
User :   I have no reports
User :   whats PCOD?
Doctor :   or gall stones
Doctor :   yes poly cystic ovary disease
Doctor :   or poly cystic kidney disease
Doctor :   wherein cysts are seen in the ovary
Doctor :   i mean fluid space within the ovary are seen
Doctor :   they do cause irregular periods
Doctor :   along with pain abdomen
User :   Well the doctor told me I had nothing on my gallbladder arent the gall stones in the gallbladeer
Doctor :   ok
User :   can it cause pain on my back? the pcod?
Doctor :   yes it could
Doctor :   there is uniform way of presentation
User :   How can i get the reports from the hospital?
Doctor :   if i coulf possibly examine clinically
Doctor :   i could narrow down to possible cause
Doctor :   along with scan reports , we will be able to judge the exact cause of ur problem
Doctor :   we cant speculate on the possible
Doctor :   any investigation done should be backed by clinically find to make a final diagnosis
User :   is there anyway you can see the reports?
Doctor :   i would suggest u to consult gynecologist
Doctor :   since ur having persistant irregular periods
Doctor :   u can maile us reports
Doctor :   we will happy to help arrive at possible diagnosis
Doctor :   u can write to us at
Doctor :   YYYY@YYYY
User :   ok so I thought it could be kidney stones because of the back pain
Doctor :   we will discuss with ur reports with the panel of experts in our team
Doctor :   yes it could one of the reasons
Doctor :   also we need to correlate with the irregular periods
Doctor :   both could be linked
Doctor :   kidney stones will cause severe pain
Doctor :   sometimes makes the patient to vomti
Doctor :   vomit
Doctor :   so also gall stones,, pain is extremely severe
Doctor :   in most cases
Doctor :   are you to follow
Doctor :   please do ask if u do have any doubts
Doctor :   please do ask us if u have any doubts
User :   how is PCOD treated?
Doctor :   if overweight due to pcod
Doctor :   first weight needs to be reduced
Doctor :   with appropriate diet control
Doctor :   and medicine like oral hypoglycemics
User :   so what can be another reason why I dont really get my period?
Doctor :   once the weight is reduced, then periods will become regular
Doctor :   do u have any discharge per vagina or burning sensation when u pass urine?
Doctor :   or it could be due to PID
Doctor :   or infection in the pelvis
User :   I have das burning sensation and a little but of sharp pain but its rare
Doctor :   burning sensation when u pass urine isit
User :   would the infection show up in urine test?
Doctor :   yes it should
User :   yes when i pass urine i have felt burning
Doctor :   anytime urine routine or urine culture was done
User :   my urine test of 1 month ago was normal
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is this burning sensation when u pass urine persisting from past 3 years
Doctor :   or u have it on and off?
User :   its been happening for the past 3 years but it has only happened like 6 times
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   usualy u will have fever as well
User :   what can I take for the pain until I see a doctor
Doctor :   with chills if u do have infection in urinary tract
Doctor :   more so when there is dehyration
Doctor :   it means during summer months more often
Doctor :   please do mail us all the reports
Doctor :   we will discuss with our panel of experts
Doctor :   and will back to you
Doctor :   please feel free to express ur views
User :   Okay so how can I get the reports? Do I call the hospital and ask for the reports?
Doctor :   and u can write to us , we will happy to help you overcome this problem
Doctor :   if u can get the impression of report
Doctor :   it would be fine
Doctor :   or u can send us scanned reports
Doctor :   to YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   we will get back to you in 24 working hours
Doctor :   but dont ignore this
Doctor :   i am concerned and want to consult an gynecologist for ur irregular periods
Doctor :   want you to consult a gynecologist as well
Doctor :   Is there any thing else that I could help you with?
User :   No, I will try to get the reports and will e-mail them. What else should I include in the e-mail? Do I have to explain all this again?
Doctor :   nope u can write to us briefly
Doctor :   along with reports
User :   ok
Doctor :   Please fill the feedback form say done when done
Doctor :   once u send us the reports we will get back to you within 24 working hours
Doctor :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   if any further queries u can address to us, we will sure reply back to those
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