Almost every body part checked--all negative
Hi, Well, almost every body part has been scanned, scoped, ultrasounded etc. Nothing suggests why I am having the pain under my ribs or abdominal pain and nausea. I saw the surgeon today that did my gastric bypass years ago. My dr. thought scar tissue. He can't explain the pain. He wants me to have a Thoracic MRI with contrast. It made no sense to me and I kind of felt like he was dismissing me. He said he is not a fan of scar tissue. So I went home and researched it. I read that the Thoracic is connected to the ribs. So if there is a herniated disc or something, it could cause referred pain around the front to the abdomen and stomach. So who knows. I do have three herniated discs in my neck and had in my lower back with a history of spinal fusion etc. So who knows. Maybe there is something there. That is my last hope of finding an answer. The pain has gotten a little better with the new meds my dr. gave me. So it will be interesting to see what the MRI shows. My ultrasounds last week showed a fatty liver which the surgeon said was pretty swollen. The other ultrasound showed something called Adenomyosis. That is something about the lining of the uterus grows into the muscle wall. Still would not explain the upper abdominal pain. It does explain the pelvic pain which I don't even complain about anymore. It is just odd that the pain starts after I eat. Why the nausea? Could it all be caused by something pressing on a nerve? We will see. It is so frustrating when they tell you every test is normal but you are still in pain. I mean, I'm glad they don't find anything but just frustrating. I am also dealing with my post op fusion pain every day. Just seems like one thing after another.
Last edited by hessie28; 03-03-2008 at 04:30 PM.