She’s furious at the doctors who failed to diagnose the ailment she endured for years
After the first episode of back pain in 2006, Heidi Gribble Camp thought she might have overdone a workout. A doctor told her the problem might be caused by a cyst that was detected on her right ovary, or from scar tissue following surgery. Weeks later, the pain disappeared; in 2007, she gave birth to a son after an uneventful pregnancy. Doctors diagnosed a ruptured ectopic pregnancy in her right fallopian tube, which had burst. They removed the cyst, ovary and fallopian tube. But when the anesthesia wore off, Camp realized the pain was undiminished. A CT scan revealed two softball-size blood clots in her abdomen. Heparin alone wasn’t effective. A surgeon implanted a Gunther tulip filter. In 2012, Camp was having episodes in which her heart raced and her face flushed. Doctors found nothing alarming. In May 2013, Camp began having periodic bouts of nausea and vomiting, along with severe back pain. Eventually, the pain receded. By January 2014 it was back — and worse than ever. What was causing this condition?
Option 1: Bone spur
Option 2: Blood clots
Option 3: Sacroiliac joint dysfunction
Option 4: An IVC filter