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No, the doctor did not use ultrasound. I'm at the breaking point with my pain. It is the worst it has ever been, and I've had ovarian cysts and an appendix burst in the past. This beats it. They gave me a couple days of Lortab for pain after I was discharged from the ER a week ago, and that helped a tiny amount. This may sound strange, but I don't think I can sit still long enough to get an ultrasound. I'm always wiggling and thrashing in pain. It feels like a very sharp knife in my side. If there is no bleeding, is there something else that could be causing this pain? I just want the pain gone. Thank you for any ideas or feedback.
Thanks for your reply. Thanks for your recomendation, though I hate going to ERs. Is there any way a bruise on the spleen could cause this level of pain? Is there any way it could stop bleeding on its own if that is what is going on? I know this will sound very silly, but I have severe hospital anxiety. I can work in one, but when I'm the patient, my anxiety kicks in really bad. But my pain is just too, too pad now. By the way, is it normal for IV morphine to wear off quickly? Last week, when they gave it to me, it only lasted about an hour or so before the morphine stopped helping my pain. I'm just at the end of my rope. The pain is so bad, and I can't sleep. I can't take much more.