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    Hi - on 8th March 2017 I underwent procedure called a hysteroscopy which was very painful and required me to have my legs up in stirrups whilst a camera on a tube was inserted up into my Demetrium in order to carry out a biopsy which came back clear. However, after 2 days I began to experience a severe 'pulling down' feeling in my stomach and had to support my stomach whilst I tried to walk. After about 7 days I had to call an ambulance to take me to my local,hospital as I could hardly walk. I was kept there for 2 days whilst an ultrasound scan, a bowel X-ray, tests for irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis were carried out. I also had blood test, urine and stool tests carried out and ALL came back negative. The gynaecology specialist said nothing sinister had shown up in all these procedure so what did I want to do, stay in hospital or go home. Naturally I chose home and was released on liquid morphine as well as co-proxamol pain killers and amitriptyline tablets. I had to visit my GP who said she thought I had a torn stomach muscle but how this happened I have no idea as I hadn't been able to do any strenuous excercises so I felt whatever was wrong had happened as a result of the hysteroscopy. This feeling in my stomach continued until the start of August then it started to ease a bit then I received a letter from the physiotherapy department at hospital ( my doctor had referred me) and attended there last Tuesday. She did a lot of probing in my stomach but it didn't hurt, however I am now experiencing what I can only describe as a severe 'stitch' feeling in my stomach to the left and a bit lower, of my naval No medical person seems to be able to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with me but I am at my wit's end with this feeling constantly in my stomach.Can anyone please tell me if I can either request or demand an MRI scan to try and get to,the bottom of this problem as it is hampering my every day activities as all I seem to be able to do now is sit in a chair with a hot water bottle on my stomach whilst doping myself with tablets!!! The ultrasound scans I have had since this all started, show nothing , nor did the X-ray
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    (Original post by shannie123)
    Hi - on 8th March 2017 I underwent procedure called a hysteroscopy which was very painful and required me to have my legs up in stirrups whilst a camera on a tube was inserted up into my Demetrium in order to carry out a biopsy which came back clear. However, after 2 days I began to experience a severe 'pulling down' feeling in my stomach and had to support my stomach whilst I tried to walk. After about 7 days I had to call an ambulance to take me to my local,hospital as I could hardly walk. I was kept there for 2 days whilst an ultrasound scan, a bowel X-ray, tests for irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis were carried out. I also had blood test, urine and stool tests carried out and ALL came back negative. The gynaecology specialist said nothing sinister had shown up in all these procedure so what did I want to do, stay in hospital or go home. Naturally I chose home and was released on liquid morphine as well as co-proxamol pain killers and amitriptyline tablets. I had to visit my GP who said she thought I had a torn stomach muscle but how this happened I have no idea as I hadn't been able to do any strenuous excercises so I felt whatever was wrong had happened as a result of the hysteroscopy. This feeling in my stomach continued until the start of August then it started to ease a bit then I received a letter from the physiotherapy department at hospital ( my doctor had referred me) and attended there last Tuesday. She did a lot of probing in my stomach but it didn't hurt, however I am now experiencing what I can only describe as a severe 'stitch' feeling in my stomach to the left and a bit lower, of my naval No medical person seems to be able to pinpoint exactly what is wrong with me but I am at my wit's end with this feeling constantly in my stomach.Can anyone please tell me if I can either request or demand an MRI scan to try and get to,the bottom of this problem as it is hampering my every day activities as all I seem to be able to do now is sit in a chair with a hot water bottle on my stomach whilst doping myself with tablets!!! The ultrasound scans I have had since this all started, show nothing , nor did the X-ray
    You did not mention your age?

    Go back to your General Practice and make an appointment with a different doctor for a second opinion.

    Diagnosis follows a path of ruling out potentially life threatening or changing conditions first, like cancers etc. and it seems the tests showed nothing so this is a good thing - albeit it's still causing you discomfort.

    It could be something like a hernia where part of your intestine protrudes through the muscles in your lower abdomen. very common as people get older or if strained through lifting heavy objects awkwardly etc. If you have recurrent problems with constipation and cramping, it might be a good idea to get this possibility ruled out.

    I'm not a doctor, simply speaking from experience where I had a hernia which went undiagnosed for several years. It caused acute debilitating pain in my lower left abdomen for periods of a few days up to a week at a time, then disappeared only to come back weeks or months later. Colonoscopy, blood tests, probing, stool samples etc. everything can back negative. Then I paid to see a private consultant and was diagnosed within 15 minutes !
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    [QUOTE=uberteknik;74068388]You did not mention your age?

    Go back to your General Practice and make an appointment with a different doctor for a second opinion.

    Diagnosis follows a path of ruling out potentially life threatening or changing conditions first, like cancers etc. and it seems the tests showed nothing so this is a good thing - albeit it's still causing you discomfort.

    It could be something like a hernia where part of your intestine protrudes through the muscles in your lower abdomen. very common as people get older or if strained through lifting heavy objects awkwardly etc. If you have recurrent problems with constipation and cramping, it might be a good idea to get this possibility ruled out.

    I'm not a doctor, simply speaking from experience where I had a hernia which went undiagnosed for several years. It caused acute debilitating pain in my lower left abdomen for periods of a few days up to a week at a time, then disappeared only to come back weeks or months later. Colonoscopy, blood tests, probing, stool samples etc. everything can back negative. Then I paid to see a private consultant and was diagnosed within 15 minutes ![/QUOTE.

    Thank you for your reply. I am 77 years of age and I find your reply very helpful. I will certainly make further inquiries at my GP's surgery and find out if I can get further tests to rule out the possibility of a hernia.
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    You did not mention your age?

    Go back to your General Practice and make an appointment with a different doctor for a second opinion.

    Diagnosis follows a path of ruling out potentially life threatening or changing conditions first, like cancers etc. and it seems the tests showed nothing so this is a good thing - albeit it's still causing you discomfort.

    It could be something like a hernia where part of your intestine protrudes through the muscles in your lower abdomen. very common as people get older or if strained through lifting heavy objects awkwardly etc. If you have recurrent problems with constipation and cramping, it might be a good idea to get this possibility ruled out.

    I'm not a doctor, simply speaking from experience where I had a hernia which went undiagnosed for several years. It caused acute debilitating pain in my lower left abdomen for periods of a few days up to a week at a time, then disappeared only to come back weeks or months later. Colonoscopy, blood tests, probing, stool samples etc. everything can back negative. Then I paid to see a private consultant and was diagnosed within 15 minutes ![/QUOTE.

    Thank you for your reply. I am 77 years of age and I find your reply very helpful. I will certainly make further inquiries at my GP's surgery and find out if I can get further tests to rule out the possibility of a hernia.
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    Thank you for your reply. I am 77 years of age and I will certainly get in touch with my GP's surgery to see if I can be tested fir a hernia. You have been very helpful.

    Regards. Shannie 123
 
 
 
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