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Pain in the right abdomen probably fibromyalgia - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   i have been having pain in my right side for a while 9 months in my groin area. i have had various scan and nothing so far. it goes down to my leg and my back. it is there all the time now but it started of going and coming. the pain goes down my leg and gives me a dull ache. i am getting the same dull ache feeling in my arm now.
User :   i have had my ovaries and all gyne scan. i had an endoscopy a liver and gall bladder scan done as well
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   40
Doctor :   If you can point one area where the pain hurts the most, where exactly that would be?
User :   just above my right hip towards the tummy
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but low low down
Doctor :   Can you describe the type of pain - is it cramping sensation/a dull ache?
Doctor :   Is the pain cyclical in nature?
User :   dull ache and sometime cramp
User :   no it is not its now there all the time
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you have nausea, vomiting, constipation associated with the pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does the pain intensify when you cough?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you find any swelling/mass at the area of pain?
User :   no
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
Doctor :   Is your appetite normal?
User :   yes
User :   yes
Doctor :   Are you losing weight?
User :   its a nagging achy pain not excruciating
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any difficulty while passing urine?
User :   no
Doctor :   Does the pain intensify while urination?
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you have any other medical illness such as diabetes/high blood pressure/kidney problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
Doctor :   Sitting on one end of the computer, without a physical examination, its difficult to predict what exactly might be the cause of pain.
Doctor :   However from the history that you have provided,
Doctor :   I can think of the possible causes for the pain.
Doctor :   1. The pain could be due to an organ disease such as kidney disorders/ovarian cysts/ovarian endometrosis and so on.
User :   sometimes when am walking i get a sharp pain where my grion meets my thigh
Doctor :   2. Pain could be due to peritoneal stretching secondary to a minimal hernia
User :   i have had all my female bits looked at
User :   by scanning
Doctor :   3. Pain could be a somatic problem secondary to stress/anxiety and other psychological problems.
Doctor :   It is difficult to predict which among the following 3 might be causing the problem.
User :   do u think i should have a colonsocopy
User :   why is my arm aching as well do u think?
Doctor :   You will need a thorough abdominal examination, few blood tests to look out for kidney functions. radiological tests such as Xrays/MRI scans which can provide clues that can help in diagnosing.
Doctor :   Since you do not have bowel disturbances, colonscopy may not be helpful in the diagnosis.
Doctor :   Arm ache has no direct relation with your on going problem.
User :   ok i will suggest the above to my doc
Doctor :   the condition is mostlikely a fibromyalgic pain secondary to stress and anxiety.
Doctor :   the test will help in ruling out other conditions.
Doctor :   Hope I am clear to you.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
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