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chronic right lower quadrant pain for the last 2 yrs.

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I am a 28 yr old female who has been experiencing what is now chronic right lower quadrant pain for the last 2 yrs. 2 yrs ago, I started having some pain in that area that came and went, but now it's constant pain. I have had a CT scan and MRI last year which showed no known cause for the pain. I have also had a number of transvaginal ultrasounds done in the last 2 years due to some cysts, which the last ultrasound about 3 months ago showed that everything was clear. I do work out intensely at the gym and thought I possibly injured myself, but that would've showed up on the CT scan or MRI. I need help to try and figure out what is causing this pain. The pain occasionally radiates down my leg but not too often. Can you please help me try and figure out what this might be? Thank you for your time in advance

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replied June 14th, 2012
Endometriosis Answer A36015
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The cause for the chronic right lower quadrant pain that you describe would require further evaluation. Common imaging techniques can fail to detect endometriosis changes. A laparoscopic examination done is more helpful, and if endometriosis is detected, these can be removed at the same session. The presence of pelvic adhesions can also be a cause for severe symptoms and these too can be treated at time of laparoscopic evaluation. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms. Consider being in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
Take care.

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