Ouch! What gives, tummy?
July 21, 2012 4:23 AM Subscribe
YANMD. What could be up with this weird sore spot on my abdomen?
posted by Bardolph to health & fitness (9 answers total)
A couple of months ago, I noticed quite by accident that there's a fingertip-sized place on my abdomen that, when pressed, causes a sharp, shooty and fairly unpleasant pain. It's located on the horizontal line of my navel, about 3" to the right. It doesn't hurt except when it's poked, and even when it is being poked, tensing my abmuscles makes it go away (so I guess it's something I access through the outer muscles of the abdominal wall?) Asked my dr. about it on a casual visit, but she kind of brushed it off after a little prodding in that area.
I have no major concerns that this will lead to my imminent demise (especially since it's stayed this way without intensifying for months), but I'm curious as to whether anyone's experienced anything like this, and if so, whether anyone has any tips for medical sleuthery that might help me figure out what's causing it. Internet Doctor resources have been super unhelpful, because it appears that your abdomen can be the site of referred pain from all over the freaking place, so I've seen answers ranging from "appendix!" to "pulled muscle!" to "ovaries!".
If it matters, I'm F/30s/normal weight. Probably pretty out of shape, though. Have been pregnant before, not so now. Could this be a hernia? How could I tell? And should I care?