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Chronic Right side pain
spldkds posted:
Over the last year, I have had issues with right side pain. I have a history of kidney stones and have medullary sponge kidney. I have had chronic UTI's in the last 4 months. I have seen GI, GYN and urology, but noone or CT scan can find a cause for my side pain. My other symptoms are: my immune system is shot- I get every cold or flu that goes around. In the morning my fingers are swollen and my ankles stay swollen. I have been diagnosed with spinal stonis in my lower back. I can't sleep at night and am always tired- I get up at least 4 times a night to use the bathroom. Lately, have had accidents at night and when I have to go to the bathroom I have to get there. I started before the right side pain with IBS, but that has resolved itself. My body aches all the time and walk around like a 60 year old woman. I am 39 and can't seem to find any answers. Any advice would be appreciated.
bren_bren responded:
Hey there, and welcome to the support group. I'm sorry to hear that you are dealing with the chronic pain. Nobody can diagnose you over he internet, and of course, we aren't doctors. We can only speak from experience. You should see a general practicioner, ask them to refer you to a rheumatologist and have a workup done for the possibility of fibromyalgia. In the meantime, you can look up the symptom checker here on the WebMD site. They just recently came up with a new "test" for those to match their experience with those with Fibro. There is also a fibro message board. You could ask the physician therewhere to go. Best of luck, B
Charl1942 responded:
I read your post over a second time. It seems with your swollen limbs and a history of kidney problems and UTI's your problems stem from the kidneys. That is if you're getting up several times in the night to use the bathroom is to urinate. Is your right side the location of your sponge kidney? When we have chronic pain like this we get depressed and depression can cause tiredness, plus the fact that you aren't getting proper rest.

I am not a doctor and can only give my opinion.

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