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Right side lower abdominal pain, swelling and bloating 30+ yearsGrowths on right kidney, right lower lung and thyroid
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I am 52 y/o I had a total and complete hysterectomy when I was 28. I continue to have endometrium growth in the abdominal cavity and possibly on other organs such as the kidney, lower lung, large intestine and possibly to stomach. The pain in the lower right abdominal quadrant never goes away, some days may be better than other but it never goes away. It is possibly strangulating the large intestine in that area. The growth on my lower right lung developed within a 5 month period. I have bee to the ER several times with CT Scan and MRI done, the doctor always tells me there is nothing there when I know there is because of the continuous pain, swelling and bloating. It also interferes with passing digested food causing the digested food to get back up causing even more pain in that area. Most days the pain will cause every muscle to hurt causing the joints to hurt which are already damaged from arthritis which consist of Osteoarthritis and Ankylosing Spondylitis. With every mammogram I develop more and more fibrosis in my breast. My breast have doubled in sized since I had a reduction in 1995. I have been treated for GUARD with a Hiatal Hernia repair but continue to have severe digestive issues. I can eat breakfast and still feel full in the afternoon along with epigastric pain.
I have been to several doctors and no doctor has been able to find why I have the growth on the organs, the pains in the lower right abdominal cavity that feels like an appendicitis but it is not and continues to feel like there is fullness in the area such as a mass but the doctors say no there is not when I know there is something wrong in that area. I no longer go with friends out for anything because I am afraid of eating in public where I might get sick with stomach pain or onset severe diarrhea. I have even stopped going on evening walks for fear that I might onset severe diarrhea. I am a high school teacher and I have had to run out of my classroom because of sudden abdominal cramping knowing that I better get to the restroom quickly because the severe diarrhea is next. I am afraid of having an bowel accident in front of my student or in public. I have been on numerous medications, so bad that I feel like I can open my own pharmacy. I have several CT Scan, MRIs, lower and upper gastric studies.
Going through this has cause some depression and anxiety. I have days where I do not want to get out of bed because of the pain all over the body. I am currently taking care of my elder mother which has medical conditions also. I have to be here for her and some days it takes everything I have to be there for her.
I would love so much to wake up in the mornings with a beautiful smile on my face looking forward to the day. I would love to come home and go for walks with my fur babies and not worry about having severe abdominal pain or a bowel accident. I would love to have fun with friends again.