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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Arthritis and Rheumatism
I have been having flank discomfort for quite some time now. seems to go from left to right but mostly on the left side. I have been to numerous doctors and had x-rays and scans and have been told everythings fine. occasionally I have a sometimes sharp pain in my left groin area that goes away quickly. I have noticed urinating that there is always swirls in the urine if you could picture pouring rubbing alchohol in water. I have in the past been a heavy beer drinker and recently have backed off or stopped for periods of time. I thought maybe I was pasing kidney stones as a short time ago my left side was very uncomfortable. I do have a very high stress job and encounter very difficult nights staying asleep. I toss and turn alot and sometimes experience sweats. I drink plenty of distilled water and excercise 4-6 days per week. I have in the past wondered if I suffer from fybromalgia? as I keep getting told i`m fine. Please any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.
A visit to a physician with an interest in musculoskeletal medicine (Rheumatologists, Family Medicine or Internal Medicine physicians with musculoskeletal interest) could help clarify if you meet criteria for fibromyalgia syndrome. It’s not a diagnosis that can be made via this website. History and physical exam are important elements to making the diagnosis.
Raymond Hong, MD, MBA, FACR
Formerly, Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University