I’ve been experiencing severe abdominal pain, and based on my previous experience I thought as was an obstruction. I did what I thought would help at home and finally bit the bullet and went to the ER when the pain was unbearable. X-ray and CT scan both came back clean. So why the severe pain?
You’ll probably be asking, are you sure it’s pouch/small intestine related? I’m like 90% sure. It hurts to stand up straight, lie down flat, I can’t press down anywhere on my lower abdomen where my small intestines are, and I don’t have anything else that could be causing it (the doc pointed out), like my gal bladder or appendix.
The ER doc called my GI to fill him in. Meeting set up with my GI next week. In the meantime the ER doc sent me home with pain medication and just assumed it was gas and would get better. Was it gas? I didn’t get to talk to my GI bc I only really talk to his nurse and she relays stuff to him. Idk what to do if it gets worse this weekend. I kind of wish I could have asked him what he thinks.
The other issue is that my GI doc is over an hour away and the hospital I use is not the one he uses. If, and I’m thinking ahead here, but “if” the pain got worse and I had to go back, I think it would be best to go back to the hospital he has admitting privileges to, so that I would see someone in his practice so we can figure out what is going on, don’t you think?
I’m just so frustrated and upset, and frankly, in pain. I really thought walking out of the ER today that I would be feeling better and the worst was over. Not to mention I was pretty scared going in bc of the COVID risk and I’m already on immunosuppressants. This wasn’t an easy decision for me, and I kind of feel like it didn’t help. Idk what to do.