Help me relax about abdominal pain.
March 9, 2013 3:06 PM Subscribe
Help me relax about abdominal pain and possible heath problems.
posted by sucre to health & fitness (13 answers total)
Although abdominal pain questions abound, I'm gonna add mine in. I'm a 28 year old gal.
For the last couple of days, I have had pain in the lower right ad region. The pain is not sharp or stabbing or shooting, but more like a stitch you get from running. Sort of. It doesn't feel at all like a menstrual cramp. I notice it when I walk around or move but I feel mostly fine when sitting or lying down. When I push around, I can't find an exact place that it hurts most, just a general area.
I have had two other instances of similar pain: once last April, which lasted a couple hours, and once last August, which lasted two days.
I went in to Urgent Care this afternoon, just to be safe. The doc (actually an NP) ruled out pregnancy and bladder infection. He said that possible causes are appendix or ovary related, and to make an appointment ASAP for a scan or ultrasound (appointment set for Monday). He pushed on my gut and stretched my legs all around and punched my foot. It was kind of exciting.
It's only a 2 day wait, but I'm kind of freaking out. I was told to go right to the ER if I throw up, feel nauseous, develop a fever, etc. Has anyone experienced appendicitis or had an ovary problem (I wonder if a cyst is what he was implying?) Does it sound like what I am experiencing? Can you help me relax until Monday after work?!