Abdominal pain undiagnosed plus thrombocytopenia
I’m stuck and I’m frustrated. I don’t know what’s causing any of my multiple symptoms and problems, and I hope someone can share some ideas. Some lower abdominal pain prompted me to see my doctor last October. The doctor ordered a CT scan, which was negative. He referred me to a gastrointestinal specialist who performed a colonoscopy because of my family history and an ultrasound. Both of them were negative. I soon afterward suffered my fifth urinary tract infection in 11 years. The urologist performed a cystoscopy, which was negative. I took amitriptyline, an antidepressant to treat what the gastro doc said was likely pain from irritable bowels, and ciprofloxacin, an antibiotic to wipe out any lingering UTI-related issues, for three months. I soon afterward developed a pain in my left upper abdomin, immediately below my rib cage. My physician did more bloodwork and found that my platelet level has steadily declined throughout my treatment and most recently dropped 19 percent in three months. I also have developed erectile dysfunction. My doctor ordered another ultrasound to check my spleen, which we feared was enlarged. It turned up nothing. So to summarize, I have had my fifth UTI in 11 years, upper and lower abdominal pain, erectile dysfunction, thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and possibly irritable bowel syndrome all since October and I have no explanation for any of it. Anyone have any advice or ideas?