Posted by Maria (Bos)
on December 04, 2000 at 11:13:59:
In Reply to: Please, please will someone help! posted by Linz on December 03, 2000 at 10:32:39:
I'm sorry to hear that you have not gotten any help from your doctor. It sounds like it's time to go see some one else. I do not think you should be given a pat on the head and told to go home. I know how fustrating that can be. Boy do I know!!! I think everyone in here has had one of those doctors. You know, the type that just keeps guesing. Maybe it's this, or maybe it's that. Well you know what? You can do that too. Please, do yourself a favor and go see another doctor!!
Next, try to seperate your symptoms so that when you go see your next doctor, you are not throwing a bunch of different pains at him. It will make it hard for him to pin point the problem.
For example, you have back pain that sometime radiates down your right leg. From my experience, that alone tells you that their is a disc problem around L4-L5, L5-S1, or some where in that vicinity. Get that checked.
Next, you have pain in your lower stomache and ribs. If you have a back problem, those are not usual symptoms. Perhaps that is irrelevent to your back, or not. When you have constant back pain, you tend to posture your body in a certain way to compensate for the pain. For example my back hurts all the time, but my left leg is what hurts the most. What I do a lot of, is I lean towards my right when I'm sitting or standing. As a result, my right knee, hip and rib hurts. Kind of like a cramp. Could you be doing the same? If not, then maybe you should try to treat these symptoms seperately by seeing different doctors. An intern for your stomach and an ortho or neuro for your back. If you have a good doctor he should recommend what type of doctors you should be seeing.
Lastly, in reply to that someone who wants to help. Suggesting that this is an ovarian cyst or something similar to that, is ludicrous. No offense but I've had many ovarian cysts in my life, most that had to be removed either with my ovary or by laporoscopy. Never did my back, leg and ribs hurt because of it. As a matter of fact, neither did my stomach hurt, the only symptom you normally get with anything growing down their, is cramps.
Anyway, Good Luck Linz, I hope you find some help and relief soon.