Fibromyalgia upper quadrant pain

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Approx. 6 yrs ago I started having right upper quadrant pain similar to the pain I experienced prior to my gallbladder removal. My gastroendocronolgist was convist it was Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction. All my LFPs were normal at the time, CCK Hida normal. He felt I needed an ERCP with spincter of Oddi manometry to test his theory. My insurance at the time would not cover the procedure since it would have been done out of state at the time. Just yesterday I had my worst attack of six years.
I am a 33 yr old woman who has had right upper quadrant abd pain x4 months, two months post c-section of 4th baby. It's a constant pain that is sharp and burning sometimes radiating around to my back. It produces nausea and vomiting. No fever, chills, constipation or diahrrea. My labs are normal other than iron deficient anemia and hypothyroidism. I have had kub xrays, ct scans, ultrasounds all normal except for a "thickening" of the jejunum.
So, after all that the pain is still with me. I have noticed that Splenda causes the right upper quadrant pain to be more severe. (I had a carbonated water with Splenda in it and thought I would have to go to the hospital the pain was so bad.) Since I have cut out Splenda (about a month now) the pain is now tolerable. They still don't know what is going on though - the OB/GYN says it is intestinal related and the gas doc says it is female related.
Good day to all hepers Just like to ask if you have same experience feeling some sensation at the back of your upper right quadrant, Seems uncomfortable like muscles pain. Is that our liver? Is that serious or what would i do to check on this? Your reply will be much appreciated. God Bless to all.
If you do not have symptoms other than back pain , it may not be Fibromyalgia . There could be other causes of back pain and headaches that include nerve impingement in the back or stiffness of the neck muscles . Please go for an MRI of spine with contrast , EMG and consult a neurologist for the diagnosis and treatment . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards ! .
I, too, have a strange, hard to explain pain in upper left quadrant. It feels like a swelling but I don't see any swelling. At night when I lie on my back, I am very aware of it and almost could say there is a mild gurgling, pulsation. It is not a pain but more of an uncomfortable sensation. I have had 2 ultrasounds with no results. I have been diagnosed with fatty liver and have elevated liver enzymes. I am neither obese, diabetic, nor alcholic.
I have had right upper quadrant pain X15 months. My doctors all thought my gallbladder all test come back o.k. I have been diagnosed wtih fibromyalgia in the process trying to find out what is wrong with me. I have begun to think I am going crazy and so does my daughter. I also have all the signs of having diabetes and those test are negative coulg the pain and other symptoms be related? Are there other test I should ask the doctors to do? Is there anyone else going through the same stuff?
Some people have commented that they have had their gallbladders removed and still get upper right quadrant pain and right shoulder point pain. This for me started 5 years after my gall bladder removal- I have severe pain (7-10 out of 10 daily untreated by pain meds). I had an operation that removed severe adhesion, left me 1200 out of pocket even after pribate health etc.
Wide spread body pain is manifested in many conditions like neck pain syndrome, low back pain, local tendonitis, trauma-related pain syndromes, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis of the knee or hand, and other painful disorders. These patients have some symptoms that mimic fibromyalgia.
The pains everyone is describing sound so much like what Sharon and I endured. Left upper quadrant pain radiating to the back, left arm pain, numbess, inflamed GI tract, etc. The only thing I would disagree with Sharon on is that Elavil is not a narcotic, but a pill that has three properties...antidepressant, antihistamine, and anti-nerve pain. When I had shingles across my right eye, I never had to take more than 50 mg. each day of Elavil.
Or it sounds more than likely that you have just twisted the wrong way, lifted something heavy etc which has caused the discomfort. Usually we have the upper right quadrant pain with hepatitis c.
I have fibromyalgia and SOD, but am very familiar with both those pains. However, about 3 weeks ago I noticed a pain near my belly button that was only tender to the touch, but ignored it. However, a couple weeks later I noticed swelling in my stomach and the pain had changed to a constant uncomfortable pressure. At that time I was also doing aqua-therapy every Tuesday and Thursday.
On April 27th of this year I began flushing in face and neck, my heartrate increased to 135, I had a pulsating/burning pain in the upper right quadrant just below ribs that radiated around to the back and into my right hip and palpitations. I was unable to eat anything without abdominal pain and burning. I have lost 14 lbs. at 5"9, I went from 134 to 120. After a brief stay in the ER, I went to see a gastro. doctor at U of P Hosp.
I, too, experienced many of the same symptoms as mentioned thus far. Left upper quadrant pain radiating to my back, left back pain, left arm burning, pain down in my left hip area. In the beginning, severe nausea and severe pain. This went on for 4 months, with 2 hospitalizations and 30,000 dollars in medical bills. I saw 2 gastroenteroligists and had every test imaginable with no answers. Finally, my family doctor really listened to me as I described the excruciating pain. He nailed it!
However in January she started experiencing severe abdominal pain (mainly located in the lower left quadrant, but recently has been much more acute and seems to travel from the upper left to upper right just below the diaphragm). She went to her pain clinic and they advised her that it didn't seem related to her fibromylagia and to go and get it checked out.
Hello duchess: Pain in the upper right quadrant is often associated with hemochromatosis. Regardless of what doctor you go to, make sure he includes an iron panel (serum iron, TIBC/UIBC,ferritin). The % of saturation of transferrin will be derived also from these tests. You might search "hemochromatosis-fibromyalgia-IBS" and take notes and even see where I am coming from.
Hi Jerzy - I have similar pain for the past 2 months (and also have been predominately vegetarian for the past 20 years) as do lots of us in another threaded discussion here (see "Upper Left Quadrant Pain" below). It's very frustrating, and also scary living with the pain, but as long as your tests keep coming back okay, keep pushing them (the Drs.) to look further if you can.
however, I have severe burning, grabbing pain in my upper right quadrant that radiates to my lower right back. Exercise (walking, bending, etc.) exacerbates the problem. My surgeon made mention of polymyocitis. I have had a history of fibromyalgia that presented first after a laparotomy to remove a serous cyst adenoma.
what is disconcerting to me now is the recent flank pain that has been bothering me, constant bowel noises, loss of appetite and pain in the middle to upper right quadrant area (around the liver), becoming cold more easily than normal, gas and headaches. My questions are as follows: Could the sudden elevation in liver enzymes be attributed to taking pain meds with Tylenol for only a week? If so, how soon after stopping the meds could I expect to see the levels go down?
what is disconcerting to me now is the recent flank pain that has been bothering me, constant bowel noises, loss of appetite and pain in the middle to upper right quadrant area (around the liver), becoming cold more easily than normal, gas and headaches. My questions are as follows: Could the sudden elevation in liver enzymes be attributed to taking pain meds with Tylenol for only a week? If so, how soon after stopping the meds could I expect to see the levels go down?
My doc is looking at diverticulitus, but my pain is in upper right quadrant, not the usual place for this. I know he's going to try barium enema next. Should I push for a hidascan? Other things I should ask about? I'm also concerned about potential for malignancies. I smoked for 10 years and quit 5 years ago. I haven't had any symptoms of lung cancer such as blood, or coughing - never the less, my body feels "funny". It's hard to describe.
I'm really glad this topic came up. I've been having upper right quadrant pain off and on for years. It's gotten worse since I finished tx on 10/20. Never thought it could be from gallstones or gallbladder inflammation, just thought it was the hep. I'm going to call my GI and see about getting my gallbladder tested : ) I just found this description of gallbladder symptoms: "The most common symptom of gallstones is abdominal pain in the upper right quadrant of the abdomen.
I have been having this for a year on and off.-waterworks++ and nausea when I have back pain. I also have upper back pain, abdominal and rib pain. I was just in ER a few days ago because of relentless back and abd pain and had to bring my legs up to my chest and rock or move my legs.I have slightly bulging thoracic discs but no nerve impingement but as I have fibromyalgia .I guess it doesn't take much abdominal bloating to irritate those nerves.
Pain seems to be localized around umbilicus, right upper quadrant, left lower quadrant. Experiences excessive belching, passing gas and stools are dark with unusually strong odor. No fever. No diarrhea. May 27th, 2008. swallowed camera for test. Test result showed no abnormalities. June 5th, 2008 Severe abdominal pain. GI doctors office notified. Rushed to ER where Dr. was working that morning. Front and Back X-rays and CT scans conducted.
I had the same post gallbladder surgery pain that you are describing - the same pain that I had before the surgery - upper right quadrant and pain radiating thru to my back. I tried to find the food that was causing it but couldn't narrow it down to anything. I was put on Pepcid for 1 month. It took the entire month for the pain to go away...but it finally did. For the first 3 weeks of the Pepcid...it didn't matter what I ate...the pain would still come.
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