Lower abdominal pain. What to do?
February 24, 2011 2:19 PM Subscribe
Lower abdominal pain and tenderness. What do do?
posted by rollbiz to health & fitness (24 answers total)
YANMD, I know.
I am male, 29, never had something like this happen before.
Starting yesterday morning, I had a pretty sudden onset of a pain directly in the middle of my lower abdomen, between my belly button and hip. It comes and goes, at its worst it's like a really bad gas pain. In addition, this same area of my abdomen is extremely tender, hurts when I sit down, lay down, stand up, or move in pretty much any way that involves the area. I went to my doctor yesterday afternoon, he checked me out, gave me a urinalysis, and scheduled an ultrasound on Monday.
Dr. called today to say that the urinalysis indicated no blood or sign of infection.
I've had no nausea or vomiting. I don't actively feel like eating, but I can eat. Last night I spiked a fever of about 102-102.5f, it broke sometime this morning. Now I am back up to about 100.5f. I can pee, I can poop, I can pass gas. When I belch, it sets off a temporary flare in the pain. Coughing hurts a LOT. The right side does not hurt more or differently than the center or left.
My doctor doesn't seem overly concerned about what would happen to me between now and Monday, but increasingly I am as it seems that most lower abdominal stuff is "ER- NOW" territory.