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Question: Please Help.. Severe Abdominal Pain, my Dr. doesn't know why

 anita - Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:30 am

Hi. I'm having severe abdominal pain on my right side, above the hip. It extends from the front right side to the back right side of my body. The pain has recently covered my entire lower back.

I only have this pain while sleeping, was worse when sleeping on right side, but now sleeping on either side causes the pain.

I've been experiencing this pain since November 2002, when it was a dull ache. In May of 2003 it went from a dull, tolerable ache, to an all out severe pain that wakes me up and makes it impossible to sleep.

I've had an UpperGI, gallbladder ultrasound, pelvic ultrasound, and abdominal CT scan. Results of all tests were fine; did not indicate a problem.

I've been prescribed bentyl 20, 4 times daily for IBS and have not seen any improvement in the pain.

Do you have any ideas on what the problem could be?

Please help, the pain is so severe I'm getting no sleep.

Thanks so much for any help,

 Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Fri Aug 22, 2003 3:30 pm

User avatar Dear Anita,

Sounds to me like muscle, bone or nerve pain.

Thank you very much for using our website and hope that this information helped.

Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.

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