Jan 26, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Ok. Back in August, September and October I have had some bouts of back stomach pain (I believe it was 5 times). The first two times, I vomited afterwards and then felt better. The other three times I just had the pains. At first I thought I had food poisoning, but then it happened 4 more times. I thought too that it could be a bowel blockage, but I was still moving my bowels.
Of course, I called my gyn/onc office and spoke with the PA who did not seemed alarmed at all and indicated that it could be diet, etc etc etc. I had recently changed my diet (after the first episode) to include a lot of fruits vegetables, nuts, etc. But still it was worrisome. I was due for a PET Scan but insurance denied it. After several months of battling with the insurance company, I ended up getting a CT Scan in October (2 days after one of my bouts of pain). The CT scan came back good. I also had a check up in December which was good.
Yesterday, I had the pain for several hours and then eventually threw up. Can this be diverticulitis? I believe when I had a colonoscopy back in 2004 it indicated I did have mild diverticulitis. I was starting to eat nuts, lettuce, berries again.
Today, my stomach is sore from the cramping. Any suggestions? I still think a PET scan should be performed.