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For about two weeks, I have had symptoms of lower back pain,

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Hello, for about two weeks, I have had symptoms of lower back pain, stomach pain and bloating. I have gone between having chills and sweating or feverish. I have diarrhea and sometimes have a headache. I feel fatigue most of the time. I'm a female 49 years, I'm 5"5 150 lbs. I don't want to keep taking IB profin, I'd just like to know what else I can do.

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Lately I tend to have one daily, and yes sometimes I feel nausea.

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

I do have Thyroid issues.

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

still need help?

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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

have you taken any antibiotics lately for any reason?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

Ok.

any sick contacts?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Do you mean, have I been around other sick people? No, not really that I know of. The pain is in my stomach and kidney area, I'm bloated and feel like I can't eat. And pain radiates in my lower left back. And I'm feeling tired and gassy.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

Ok. Have you had anything like this before?

do you have IBS?

do you have a gall bladder?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
I've never been diagnosed with IBS and yes I have a gall bladder. I do have Thyroid disease and take levothoroxine for it. I've only sort of felt this way when having my period, but I have an IUD and don't bleed or have a period.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

You could have something like endometriosis

This commonly causes GI issues

has this been checked?

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
No, I have 4 children, 4 C sections and it was never an issue. My youngest is 15.
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
One of the pains starts just under my rib cage, in the center, and that's where the bloating goes up to. My gall blatter is on the right and my pain is on the left.
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

You may have developed it now.

I would get an ultrasound.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
Would endometrosis radiate up under my rib cage? Would I just go to my general practictioner and request an ultrasound?
Customer reply replied 1 month ago
What about a colonoscopy?
Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago
I would do an ultrasound or cat scan first then a colonoscopy. And yes the pain from endometriosis can be all over the abdomen and pelvis
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Doctor: Dr. Phil, MD, Medical Doctor replied 1 month ago

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