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I am a 58 year old female with upper and lower right

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I am a 58 year old female with upper and lower right quadrant abdominal pain and bloating. I have a history or numerous abdominal surgeries due to endometriosis, perforated colon, and hysterectomy. All of these surgeries happened 20 plus years ago. I have been told I have lots of adhesions. I am now experiencing swollen breasts, bloating, and weight gain for no reason. Have had thyroid checked. I am very active and very diet conscious. No smoke--no alcohol. I have idiopathic constipation and have been prescribed LACTULOSE. I have been to primary care doc and gastro doc. No help. My insurance has a high deductible and I cannot afford many visits. I know feel a "knot" right below my sternum and my appetite has decreased in the last week or so. Please advise.
JA: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?
Customer: NO recent injuries. The swelling of the breasts and bloating of abdominal area have been going on for over a year with no help from any docs.
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No--just all of the abdominal surgeries for treatment of endometriosis. I did have one gastro doc tell me that the endometriosis could have returned, event though I had a "complete" hysterectomy and appendectomy.
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

any other medical issues?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No other medical issues.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

have you had an endoscopy?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
NO! I have not. I have been prescribed prescription meds that I cannot afford. I am trying to resolve this on my own with no success.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 8 months ago.

what meds?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
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Expert:  manal assaad replied 8 months ago.
Hello I would like to help you