Recap: A month and a half ago I went in for a sigmoidoscopy. It turned out I had ulcerative proctitis. I was prescribed a generic form of Rowasa, and told to take the enemas every day for a month, then come back in for a follow-up to get my biopsy results.
Unfortunately, I was an idiot and stopped taking the medicine a week after I started, because the symptoms went away. After 3-4 weeks, they came back and I realized I had to take the rest like I was supposed to.
Here’s the problem:
Saturday afternoon I would have INTENSE pain in my lower abdomen, below and to the right of my navel. The pain would increase steadily for 20 seconds, then just vanish. This would happen about every 10-15 minutes. At first, I thought it was something that didn’t agree with me (coffee, onions, etc) but on Sunday the pain was still there every 15 minutes like clockwork. Because of schedule conflicts, my appointment with my gastroenterologist isn’t until the 29th. I tried calling this morning, but only got an answering machine, so I called my primary care doctor and lucky for me I’m going to an appt in about 30 minutes.
I’m hoping to find out whats wrong, but I was curious if anyone had any ideaS? A million thoughts were running through my head- appendicitis, diverculitis, impacted bowel, etc. I’ve never experienced a situation where I had pain get extremely intense then just vanish.