Abdominal pain

(San Jose, ca)

It started like 8 years ago when I use to be with my ex bf. I have this sharp pain out of nowhere on the left side of my abdominal.

I couldn't get up so my ex bf have to carry me to the car and take me to the emergency room. That's when they said I have a TB. They monitor me and everything and gave me a shot to dissolve the fetus.

Then 2 years ago it happen again. But this time they said they can't find what's wrong with me. I told them this happened to me before. But they couldn't find any record of me being admitted for TB. Which was kinda strange. Because it was the same hospital I went to. They did some test on me but still couldn't find anything to why my stomach was hurting. They just gave me some Vicodin for my pain. Now I'm having abdominal pain again.

But this time it's on my right side.

The pain would come and go every other day. But would last for about a minute or 2. Right now I don't have insurance and I don't know what free clinic to go to to have it checked out. Please let me know...thank.

Hi Tiff,

Thanks for contacting us regarding the pain on your right lower abdomen. I am sorry to learn that you are unable to seek medical help because of not having insurance cover.

I agree with you. You will need to see a doctor to assess you and determine the cause of your abdominal pain. What about going into your local Emergency Room (ER) again, like you did in the past? They should be able to see you for that, and if they exclude any potentially life threatening cause, then at least you know it is not something that would imminently cause great harm.

Reading through your note as above, it is unlikely that you had TB. Tuberculosis is a serious infection. It is not treatable with just one shot of injection or medication. People with tuberculosis or TB usually need to be on treatment for many many months and you would have been invited back for more tests.

Even after going back two years ago, tests done would have helped point to you having had TB.

I think you should go in to see a doctor as soon as possible to be examined (in ER).

Thank you again for stopping by and please do not hesitate to come back to us, should you have any other question.

Kind Regards.

The Abdopain Team.

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