7 years ago I underwent ESWL (shockwave lithotripsy) and had a urethral stent placed for 2 weeks, for an abundance of large kidney stones on both the right and left sides..the procedure was repeated on the left side 30 days after the initial procedure. According to the urologist the stent was suposed to be somewhat uncomfortable.however it was unbearable! I could hardly walk..when i called the office they gave me antispasmotics and refused to remove it saying it was necessary. I was basically bedridden for two weeks!
After the removal of the stent I began to notice that the right side of my torso was more concaved than the left and that I had a pulling sensation in that area I asked the dr and he said he did not notice any difference and that there was most likely swelling still present from the procedure.
about a month after the initial procedure I also started noticing the muscle on the right side of my back looked different, instead of being smooth it was more like a chord bunched up alongside my spine. My dr advised PT I did 6 weeks with no improvement the only relief obtained was when the therapist pulled very hard on my right leg, at this point the right side of my body felt as though it was being squished upward into my chest cavity.
I was sent to GI specialists, Neurologists, Orthopaedics, another urologist and no answers...as time has gone on the symptoms have worsened and I now have bilateral SI pain, lower back pain, i feel as though my ascending colon is always bloated and full creating pressure on my side and in addition I have a constant pulling feeling of my intestines. Of late there has been a new feeling up under my ribs it feels as though someone is stabbing me, it lasts about 3 min. and happens several times a day with no trigger noted.
The first 5 years I was on 500 mg of tramadol which did nothing, I have been on gabapenten, lyrica, neurotin (i know they are all the same but the dr. tried them all anyway) effexor, cymbalta, I have had denervations, epidurals used TeNs machines, chiropractic (is helpful for about 1 day) numerous PT bouts all with no relief.
Has anyone else experienced this? and if so what was the solution? I'm just watching my life go by...I am now 50urs. old this started when 43! I have lost so much time with my children and grandchild...please someone help me get my life back!