I have been suffering from lower right abdominal (illiac fossa) pain for around 6 months on and off now. I have been in hospital 5 times with the pain, as it gets so bad that only a lot of tramadol will ease it off.
This started as what my GP thought was a kidney infection, then gallbladder problems. Both ruled out, along with appendix, kidney stones etc.
After going through gyno (they thought I had an ovarian cyst, turned out just to be a stubborn dominant follicle, and gyno now say I am perfectly healthy from their point of view) and being rejected by the renal specialist (who thought it was a bowel problem), I am now trying various diets from my GP, who believes I have IBS.
At the start of January, I was admitted to hospital with a suspected epigastric hernia, due to swelling just under my ribs, and much discomfort. It turned out not to be, and they scheduled an endo. It showed the top of my stomach was not closing properly, and I have been prescribed meds by them, which has helped greatly with the burning and swelling there. However, I still have a terrible time with my bowels, switching between constipation, and bouts of really severe diarrhea. No blood ever, but a lot of mucus constantly. I have lost a total of 7kg since the start of January (although I was watching what I was eating,before the GP changed my diet).
I am absolutely miserable with this pain I am 21, in my final year of my degree, and am currently applying to start a new course in September. On days when the pain is worst, I can hardly concentrate, and running back and forth to the toilet does not help. I have kept a food diary for a month now (healthy eating and all), and there is absolutely no pattern to the food I am eating. I have never had bowel/tummy problems, always been able to eat what I want, so I am confused as to why IBS would appear pretty much overnight.
Any help/thoughts/anything would really be appreciated.