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Severe Pain In Side Few Months After Colostomy
Severe pain in side of knee ok when resting having problems getting up and up off toilet any ideas thanks?
Possible osteoarthri: This could be osteoarthritis which basically a wear and tear issue with joints. The chance of getting osteoarthritis increases with age and depends on a lifetime of joint use. This is actually quite common and we have treatments for this like over the counter Naproxen (Aleve). But I would suggest you speak with your doctor to determine how best to help you and see if this osteoarthritis. ...Read more
Sudden severe pain in lower left side, painful walking, bending, sharp cutting pain in side, Burning in thigh, pain spread to in abdomin, and low back?
PAIN: See your doctor or go to the emergency room IMMEDIATELY. ...Read more
What could sudden severe pain in side of abdomen on 4 mos pregnant female mean? She was also lightheaded & feeling nauseated.
I've just had a gastroscopy for coeliac. Showed gastritis. Bloated and severe stitch pain in side. Sometimes pain / burning under ribs. Please help!
Gastritis: Celiac disease is not diagnosed by gastroscopy since it involves the small intestines and not the upper GI tract. You problem appears to be from inflammation in the stomach which may be associated with H pylori infection, NSAIDs intake etc. It is best for you to consult your doctor or see a GI specialist to get a more focused diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Severe stabbing pain in side of left hand. Think I put pressure on my elbow to cause this, but the intense pain is in the lft. Hand on the pinkie side?
Blood w/clots in urine for weeks, comes&goes. Pain in side=severe, no pain/burn with urination. Nausea&severe dizziness. No insurance, no money.
Had negative CT w/ contrast for abdo pain 3 days ago. Still groin pain after bm. Bouts of severe nausea. Bad pain in side by middle ribs. No diarrhea/vomiting. Feel fine otherwise. What could it be?
Further tests: Unexplained pain is a matter to be taken seriously. A negative ct while somewhat reassuring should not be the only test done if no satisfactory explanation has been found. Work with your doctor and possibly seek consultation with specialist. ...Read more
Parastomal hernia: If your colostomy is set in your lower right side, you may have a hernia around your colostomy. A parastomal hernia will cause pain and swelling or bulge around your ostomy. Go to see your doc. A ct scan of your abdomen would be helpful to evaluate your symptoms. Like all hernias, a parastomal hernia should be repaired. ...Read more
Hmm: If the pain is within days/weeks of the colostomy then you need to get urgent evaluation by the general surgeon and your primary care provider. If the pain is "chronic" as in more than 6 months, then you should also get an opinion from your general surgeon, but then you might also consider seeing an orthopedist. ...Read more
Could the extreme pain I'm experiencing be a hernia of some sort? Colostomy reversal done last week & pain is on rt side 1-2" below stoma location
Depends: On quality and character of pain. I suspect this was for diverticulitis perforation with colostomy and then takedown? You could have same thing happen again if the pain is constant, sharp and steady esp with fever or chills. Other possibility would be constipation or adhesion. Need to call ur medical doctor. ...Read more
I recently had reversal of colostomy and am experiencing right side stab like pain, I have Crohn's could it be muscular or scar tissue?
Pain midline right side upper and under ribs like being punched abd after colostomy surgery 8 weeks out? Sire and tender surgery left side
Pretty normal: This is normal especially if you had a laparoscopic port site there, or if you had a retracting instrument placed underneath your ribs during the operation. If you develop nausea, vomiting, fevers or chills seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
My friend has a colostomy bag, on her left side. On her right side she had a small incission, a few days ago, about 8 in. Of her large intestine has pushed it's way through. What should she do?
Go to the ER now: If she had recent surgery and you can see exposed bowel through the incision, she must go immediately to the hospital. Put a clean moistened towel over the incision and hold in place. Call the surgeon's office to tell them what is going on and tell them where you are going. ...Read more
5 mnths post colostomy. Kept rectum, sudden rectal pain, severe sitting pain along with bladder/pelvic pain ball of mucus in rectum too. Causes?
See your surgeon: For evaluation of rectal stump, possible residual infection in the pelvis, . ...Read more
Any severe pain that:
Does not get better after a day or so, or is getting worse should be evaluated and treated by your local pcp.
In the meanwhile take some nsaids, like aleve (naproxen) or Ibuprofen type meds (if not allergic), with resting for about 48 hours, applying ice or heat pads. These measures would help quite a lot of people.
So see your pcp. ...Read more
Is there some relation to an ailment of the bowels and the pain in side of my waist and left side of back?
There can be: Not all back pain is necessarily from the spine elements. Pain can be referred to the back from other regions including the abdomen like diverticulitis, appendicitis, an ulcer, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, etc. If the symptoms bother you enough, you should be evaluated. ...Read more
Pain with breathing: The most common cause of pain when you take a deep breath in is "pleurisy", a viral inflammation of the lining of the lung, which causes pain when the lungs expand with a deep breath as the lining rubs against the chest wall. Other causes could be pneumonia, a blood clot to the lung, a popped lung, tumor, or liver or gallbladder inflammation. ...Read more
Your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
I sympathise...: I had that type of "flu" after christmas 2012. My back even ached from all the coughing. I took mucinex-dm mainly for the dextromethorphan hydrobromide, which is a cough suppressant. It is inexpensive and worked wonders for me! Take the maximum recommended dose until your cough tones down. ...Read more
Can be many things: I think you are asking what the pain can be. If that is the question, sharp pain near the chest is usually caused by muscle or cartilage inflammation and strains in the area. However, other things such as pneumonia, pneumothorax, aortic dissection and referred nerve pain can cause this pain. Heart attacks are usually pressure like, but it is not impossible to cause sharp pain as well. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
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