Hello, Two months ago, I had an ectopic pregnancy and went into an emergency surgery (laparoscopic) where my right fallopian tube was removed. Two days ago, out of nowhere, I got an extreme pain in my lower right back, just above about where my hips are. This pain does not feel at all like muscle or bone pain, seems more internal and is excruciating. I am thinking perhaps kidney stones, but as I recently had this surgery, I want to make sure that it is not related to the surgery (same side, same general area).
Also, as an added complication, I have just moved totally across country, as my husband is starting graduate school, and we do not have health insurance until he starts next month. So, of course, I am trying my very best to avoid going to a hospital unless this is something potentially life threatening.
Thanks for getting back to me. I did end up calling my doc in my old state (the one who did the surgery) and they told me I needed to go to the ER. I did and it turned out I was suffering from a severe potassium deficiency (very strange!) and it had caused several muscle strains in my lower back. I don't know if the low potassium was a side effect of the ectopic pregnancy or totally unrelated. After pain medication, muscle relaxants, and lots and lots of rest, I am starting to feel much better. Thanks!View Thread
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