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Colic pain in lower abdomen. Diagnosed with sacriolitis, soar bottom. Relief with epson baths. Cure?

I ve been having terrible colicky pain in my lower abdominals on and off for 3 years now. They use to come every few months, now it s about once a month. They last for 12 -72 hours. More recently I ve been seeming more down during and after these episodes. I ve had a low grade fever everytime these happen. The last few weeks I ve had this temp 90% of the time, fatigue , tenderness right next to my belly button, shooting pains that come and go in my right lower quadrant, nausea , and a headache over my eyes. My eyes are also extremely dry in the morning. I have to wait a few moments before opening them, trying to get them lubricated. I have been diagnosed with sacriolitis, and also get a soar bottom. mostly above the anus and higher. I soak in epson baths which seem to make the pain go away. I ve had a clean endoscopy , and colonoscopy . Had all blood work come back pretty much normal. My GI doc, will not return my phone calls. I ve seen him twice. He did a CT and colonoscopy the day of and the next. I ve called twice and left a message with his nurse. It s been over a week, and I have not heard back and I feel worse. Not sure what to do. I live in a smaller town. We don t have a GI here, and the one I did see I was referred to 2 1/2 hours away. ANy idea what I may be dealing with or what I should do?
Asked On : Fri, 27 Apr 2012
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Hi there.

Do you pass blood in stool ?

Any rash on your body when you get a fever ?

Since you have sacroilitis, there is chance you may be having Ankylosing spondylitis. This disease affects many parts of the body including the spinal bones and make them stiff like a bamboo stick causing back pain. Patients also have Inflammatory bowel disease which causes abdominal pain, diarrhea, fever, fatigue, dry eyes. The dry eyes could be due to less production of tear fluid. You need to get a Paper test done to find out. This can be done by the Ophthalmologist.

Regarding the pain above the anus, you probably have coccalgia or pain over the small spinal bone called the coccyx. This pain can be relieved by consuming Diclofenac tablets under medical supervision and avoiding bad posture while sitting, continuous sitting and constipation. Eat a diet with plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Avoid spicy, oily and milk containing food. Drink 1-2 litres of water daily.

You may need t consult a Rheumatologist for proper diagnosis and management. You may need immunosuppressants if you have Inflammatory bowel disease.

Wishing good health.


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