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Unread 03-22-2001, 06:46 AM
CT Scan - Results

Well, the nurse just called me at work. The CT Scan (abd/pelvis) is completely normal - what a shock. I have a follow-up appointment on 3/28/01. I guess he can tell me then that he thinks I'm crazy :hair:

Just wanted to let you know. At least this is what I was expecting to hear
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Unread 03-22-2001, 07:20 AM
For what it's worth...

I go monday for tests (ultrasound, etc) that I'm sure will be normal....this will be only the eleven-millionth time (slight exaggeration) that tests are NORMAL, but I'm in pain. Guess this will mean a scope again......grrrrrrrrr
Unread 03-22-2001, 07:43 AM
CT Scan - Results


What type of scope did you have? Just curious. They mentioned doing the one that they put down your throat if my CT scan came out normal, but I don't think I can handle that. It is to check for an ulcer. They can only medicate you, but can't knock you out, so I don't think I'll be doing this. I guess I'll live on painkillers from now on.

It amazes me that a person can be in so much pain and all the darn tests come out negative. My niece just had to go to the ER due to tremendous pain that woke her up - they suspected gallbladder also. Her tests came out negative too. This is too frustrating to express! I am seriously starting to doubt the accuracy of the CT Scan. I mean, this time they didn't even do the contrast dye injection, so how good could it be?

Sorry to rant on your post. I hope you get some answers. Not knowing the source of your pain is so much worse.
Good luck!
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Unread 03-22-2001, 08:34 AM
CT Scan - Results

Well I know it sounds funny, but I'm sorry to hear that the scan didn't show anything for you........I know what that's like, you're hoping so much that there will something definitive.......I am sending you big huge comforting hugs

I can't remember but have they given you a laparoscopy to look for adhesions etc recently???? They never would've found mine otherwise the technician told me that straight out when my gyn sent me for an ultrasound before surgery she said the only way to find them was with the scope or opening you back up.

I could be recovering old ground here but thought it was worth mentioning......and you're not crazy!!! If my case history shows anything, it shows that if you are pain and you persevere you can find some relief so DON'T you dare give up!!!
Unread 03-22-2001, 08:42 AM
CT Scan - Results

Dear Lisa,

Well...what can I say? I know how you feel. My doc is going to start a whole new round of tests that I'm sure will come out fine. I know it's so frustrating.

My Mum had her gallbladder taken out, but I remember it took months for her to get a diagnosis. She would be in so much pain that Dad would take her to Emerg., and still nothing. Somehow, they figured out it was her gallbladder after having tests and more tests. I'll ask her what they finally did to figure it out. If I think it's something that can help you, I'll defintely pass it along.

I wish there was something I could do to help you my dear. I'll keep you in my prayers...
Unread 03-22-2001, 08:48 AM
Thanks Judy & Gidge!

Gidge: I just had another Lap to burn out more adhesions/Endo and take out a growth last month. I hope they haven't grown back this quick, but lately, anythings possible.

Judy: Any information you can give me is much appreciated. I swear this is gallbladder - pain under right rib cage, shooting through to upper back, nausea, indigestion, tightness in my chest. Anyway...

Thanks ladies so much! Just knowing there is someone out there who doesn't think I'm crazy helps a lot. I'll keep trudging along until I find out something. :hair:
Unread 03-22-2001, 09:35 AM
Here's the story morning glory...

Since age 14, I've had excruciating pelvic pain -- at 14 I had

Scope down the throat, Scope in the sigmoid colon, Barium x-rays (yippe), sessions with a shrink, ct scans, blood tests -- everything was normal (except I couldn't eat, kept throwing up, severe diarrhea, and passing out from the pain)

Finally, at age 18, I had a cyst rupture on my ovary, the doc went in and found endometriosis thru a scope (what I was referring to above -- laparascopy) -- of course he didn't tell me that I had endo. I found out four years later when another doctor reviewed my medical records from the hospital and saw the surgical note indicating the ablasion of endometriosis.

Between 18 and 22, I had three more scopes down the throat and two up the wazoo. Thousands of dollars worth of blood tests and scans, and the whole time is was endometriosis.

I'm not saying that's what you have (I have no idea) -- I'm just saying that I sympathise.

For what it's worth, I threw a tantrum a few weeks ago because I was in soooo much pain and getting no pain relief. I called my doctors office and pretty much made an a** out of myself (but I got the pain meds for THAT day anyway) -- the nurse I talked to was very understanding. A few weeks later I went into the office and apologized to her (just to let her know it wasn't her that I was bawling out) and she said, "Honey, do I EVER know how you fell. I knew exactly what you were talking about. I had gallstones for ten years that went undiagnosed and couldn't get anything for pain. Once they finally did the right test it showed seven golf ball sized gall stones. So they finally take out the gallbladder, and the idiot surgeon gave me a pain medication that I was allergic to after surgery. It took me THREE days after surgery to get something for pain. I know EXACTLY how you feel".

You're not alone....I wish you were...and I wish this weren't happening to you. Good luck.
Unread 03-22-2001, 12:09 PM
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Adrite - bless your heart, you have been through it, haven't you sweetie?

Just a quick question - the scope down the throat, which is what they will recommend next, how bad is that? Just asking someone who has been there, since my doctor will tell me anything he thinks I want to hear. I have also had all the other scopes (what fun!) and they found out most of my pain was Endo. Some of these tests are a real hoot, huh?

Take care dear!
Unread 03-22-2001, 12:33 PM
Scope down the throat

All opinions stated below are my own and are not intended as medical advice.


Just wanted to mention to you that I had an endoscopy (scope down the throat) with sedation. I was really nervous about that one. I remember getting the sedation and I remember them laying me down on the table and I remember getting up. Never saw or felt the scope at all.

Cannot say the same for the colonoscopy (scope up the colon).
Unread 03-22-2001, 01:15 PM
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Hey Lisa, I've never had the scope down the throat, but I know that when they were going to open my incision with me awake and just a local anesthesia she said that they would sedate me enough that although I was awake I wouldn't remember a thing.....maybe you can get that sorta deal??

Best of luck!!

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