The last couple of days I have been having bad pains in my lower abdomen-below my belly button. Sometimes the pain felt like contractions and there was a feeling of the pain pushing "down". I went to emerg last night and they did a urine test and bloodwork and felt around the area -they ruled out twisted bowel as I have had bowel movements and passed gas. They said my tests all came back clear so they attributed it to irritable bowel-which I have never had a problem with. I had some left over antibiotics from a previous bladder infection so decided to take them and the pain has definitely gotten better and I don't have that pressure now when I pee but I do get the odd stabbing pain and it hurts to stand up and move too quickly. I wonder if anyone has any thoughts on what else this could be? The reason I am worried is because I am going to Mexico Tuesday. Our hospital isn't the greatest in Peterborough so I wonder if I should go to Toronto? I did ask about Ulcers being way down in that area and he said no. Anyone have suggestions?
I am definitely feeling better than I was but I am not 100% yet.
Definitely doesn't sound like a bowel obstruction or Peterson's hernia. Sounds like symptoms of a bladder infection to me. Did they send the urine away to be tested as normally they just dip it in ER to check for blood and nothing more. I went through a battle about 15 years ago of similar symptoms and urine when dipped was fine but when they sent it to the lab, I did in fact have an infection and as soon as they started to treat it, it went away quickly.
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That was my thought too as I had a prior urine infection and felt the same downward pressure but there was no blood. I know I'm supposed to take all my antibiotics Karen ;). I like to save some for emergencies like this. I have 2 more pills left after tonight and if things are better I will head to clinic to get a real prescription and if not better will go to emerg. Thanks for the feedback Tracey and Karen!!
Yeah, it does sound like another bladder infection. You're supposed to take all the antibiotics they give you! ;)
If an infection doesn't show - well, I guess based on my own recent experience, I'd go back to the ER. You'll need a CT scan with contrast so they can actually see what's going on in there. A urine test and bloodwork does not show this. Considering you're leaving the country, I would also suggest you don't leave until this is rectified, sorry.
Edited to add: A Petersen's hernia is NOT the only kind of hernia you can develop, as I have unfortunately learned.
Glad your doing better! I am soooo jealous your going away to Mexico next week! Have a blast!
We just booked a week down to my sisters place in Miami Beach next month. Going with two of our best friends, can't wait! It's been ten years since hubby and I went away on an actual vacation together. It's been 23 years since going without kids! Did I say I CANT wait?
Keep well pal.
Hi Monica, I agree sounds like a bladder infection, although it could be kidney infection. Make sure you drop a sample into your doctors to find out for sure. Have a wonderful HOliday.
Thanks Debra! Nice to hear from you. How are things going?
I am assuming that the hospital would send it off for further testing! I think because they didn't see the traditional blood in the urine they ruled out the bladder infection. I emailed my Dr today to see if he could call in a script for additional pills since I am going away and his office is closed today. Hopefully he can help if not I will head to a walk in clinic tomorrow.