Hi, I am new and just want to share my experience to see if anyone has any ideas. I am 43 and was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease in 1996. Over the past year or so I have been getting pain in my right upper abdomen (below the ribs) This occurs during my period but is definitely not the same as period pain. The pain is made worse by breathing or moving in bed. It has been bearable and I have just assumed it was my Crohns and have upped my Crohns meds when it has happened and then it has gone away after a few days.
Last time I got my period, the pain was horrendous and OTC pain meds made no difference so I went to A&E where they gave me Codeine and Morphine which also didn't help. I was admitted to the AMU overnight and given fluids. Blood tests and X-rays ruled out a Crohns flare and the surgeons ruled out appendicitis. I have had a Ultrasound this morning as they thought it might be gallstones but that was clear. Can endometriosis be seen on an ultrasound scan?
My question is can Endometriosis cause pain in this area? I don't have pain at other times, sex is not painful. I do get some bleeding mid cycle which is my only other possible symptom. I have an appointment with my GP on May 5th and I would like to try and go with some information if it is possible. I am not sure what else it may be!
I am keen to get to the bottom of it as I am self employed and another incident like the last one could lose me a lot of work. Thank you.