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Sever abdominal pain and swelling, back pain,weight loss, headache,dizziness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   For the past year I have been experience severe abdominal pain along with swelling of my stomach, back pain, loss of sleep, weight loss, headaches, twitching in my legs and arms, dizzyness to where I almost faint, painful bowel movements, ect. All of the doctors that I have seen have not been able to figure out what is wrong expect for me having Endometrosis. I had the surgery and my pain has been worse than before.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Good evening.
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   21 and female
Doctor :   You have symptoms which are involving multiple systems.
Doctor :   I would need more information of your symptom to help you better.
Doctor :   Can I proceed with the queries.
User :   Yes, I have had CT scans, ultrasounds, bloodwork, MRI's and all of my tests come back normal.
User :   Yes please do.
Doctor :   Can you describe about the abdominal pains that you have?
Doctor :   Where exactly is the pain located?
Doctor :   And may I know what is the type/nature of pain that you have?
User :   Severe, sharp, lasting a long time. The pain first started in my lower pelvic area and now is in the middle and sides of my abdomin.
Doctor :   Do you have any factors that precipitate this pain?
User :   No.
Doctor :   Does the pain occur in cycles similar to your menstrual periods?
User :   No
User :   It is all of the time that I hurt and have this type of pain
Doctor :   Does the pain increase while you pass urine?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does taking medication help your pain?
User :   At first yes, now nothing works unless I go to the emergency room and they give me Delodid through an IV.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Which part of the back hurts?
User :   It starts in my lower back and radiates all the way up into my shoulder blades.
Doctor :   You mean that the pain spreads in the above direction?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Does exertion increase your pain?
Doctor :   Do you find any relief with rest?
User :   No relief with rest
Doctor :   Does this pain appear similar to the pains that you have in the pelvic region?
User :   Yes.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Can you describe about your headache
Doctor :   Which side of the head aches?
Doctor :   And the nature of this pain?
User :   I get them about twice a day. It is more in the middle of my forehead and it makes me dizzy, blurred vision, and can not stand to be in the light.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   And the dizziness you described, are these noticed only when you have these headaches or is it independent of you headaches?
User :   They are independent of the headaches. I tend to get dizzy often. In the shower, walking, doing things around the house.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me brief you before I continue with my other questions regarding your other symtoms.
User :   Okay.
Doctor :   Your symptoms are probably due to multiple factors.
Doctor :   1. The headaches that you have are probably due to migraine.
Doctor :   If these headaches are very frequent then you may need every day medications to prevent these headaches.
Doctor :   2. These headaches are frequently caused due to lack of sleep, improper eating habits and stress involvement.
Doctor :   You may have to correct those to prevent these headaches.
User :   Okay.
Doctor :   3. You would need to consult a neurologist to obtain the daily medications that I had mentioned.
Doctor :   Does the back pain and the lower abdominal pain increase during menstruation?
User :   It does for the first day or two.
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are your periods regular?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me brief you nowl
Doctor :   The pain in the abdomen, the back ache are probably caused by gynaecological causes.
Doctor :   Probably secondary to the endometrosis.
Doctor :   Though its uncommon to have daily pains with endometrosis,
User :   Could it be any type of cancer?
Doctor :   the severity and the intensity of pain depend on how deep those endometrosis are located.
Doctor :   Since your scans and MRI are normal, they may not be due to cancer,
User :   I had surgery to get it removed 2/2010 and the pain has been worse since then.
Doctor :   However endometrosis is one of the factors which can lead to cancers if left alone.
Doctor :   Hence it has to be treated.
Doctor :   Apart from the gynaecological factor, stress and anxiety may also be contributing to the pain.
Doctor :   I shall suggest you few measures that can help your pain.
User :   Could it be any serious type of disease? Is there any doctor or procedure that I can have done for a doctor is go inside my stomach and investigate all of my organs like liver, appendix, ovaries, ect?
Doctor :   Since your reports are normal, it does not appear to be a serious one.
User :   I read that those tests can not always tell if something is there all of the time.
Doctor :   There are exercises which can help you.
Doctor :   The link I have sent to you contains some of those exercise which are know to help those in back and pelvic pains
Doctor :   You may try these.
Doctor :   2. Since stress is a major factors, you will also need methods to manage your stress properly.
Doctor :   They can be done with the help of yoga and meditations.
Doctor :   Yes, the reports can some time give false impressions.
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