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Well. I have chronic adominal pain on my lower right side. I…

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Well. I have chronic...

Well. I have chronic adominal pain on my lower right side. I have sarcoidosis . I've been tested, my gallbladder & appendix have been removed & I was born with one kidney on my right side. I am seeing my GD & a Chronic pain Dr. And I have an Endyoscopy in Dec scheduled to make sure something isn't jamming my liver duct. I am on Gabapentin & Codeine for the pain, but that combo isn't cutting it for this flare up

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you had the pain? What seems to make the pain better or worse?

This particular episode is going onto day 3. My GD even gave me some Predisone to take for a week 2 days ago. Still nothing is deviating it.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I've taken a couple of extra strength Tylenol & that brought the pain down form an 8 to a 10.

Submitted: 4 months ago.Category: Medical
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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Half of the ER Dr's who see me think I'm just in there for Drugs and that's not true. I have had this Sarcoidosis for 10 yrs and the pain is as real as it gets. I only have one kidney and the sarcoid has already taken my gallbladder.
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Does the pain aggravate on eating food?

What is your age?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It doesn't seem to matter what I eat. The flare up will occur at various diets. I am 49
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

What is your main concern; the pain intensity or cause of the pain?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
The intensity. I already know the cause, but I am doing everything the ER Dr's tell me, but them my GD, My GDI Dr & my Chronic Pain Dr has told me until we eliminate other possibilities, & come up with a game plan to help me be able to live a better life with the CP. With my one kidney, and to help eliviate the pain to go to the ER. But, the ER Dr's give me flack!
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

A pain due to sarcoidosis will get relieved by steroids.Were your prescribed it?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
my GD Dr. Gave me 1 50mg of Prednisone.for 7 days. I'm on day 2 & no relief
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

The effect of prednisone many times take almost 48-72 hours to show?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok. So, I'll suffer through this for another 24 hrs I guess.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

I am sorry. But your doctor may give you Tramadol additionally.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Was this information helpful to you? I would be glad to answer any further questions.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I refuse Tramadol, Percocet, or anything like that, because I don't like hallucinations. The only thing that works is hydro... something and sometimes it starts with an f
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Hydrocodone is a regulated drug so usually it is not prescribed by the ER doctors.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
No these were injected into my Iv
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

Okay.

I hope Prednisone acts faster.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
your saying don't go to the ER then even though this maybe a kidney issue?
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 4 months ago

A kindey issues usually will have pain in upper right side.

I am not saying, not to got ER; if pain is moderate to severe; and not relieved by the prescribed drugs; going to ER is justified. They would give you pain relief and investigate if necessary (if think that pain is due to something else than sarcoidosis).

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