I am pretty certain I am having gallbladder attacks and probably need my gallbladder removed. However, my symptoms don't sound like textbook gallbladder disease. Have you had unusual gallbladder or other gastro issues? Can you help me analyze this and tell me if this is all in my head somehow? What's throwing me off is that these "episodes" happen 5 hours after I eat, which seems like too much time has passed for it to be gallbladder. I'm going to the doctor next week, so if you can help me think of questions to ask please do so! [more inside]
In a few days, I'm going on a several-week trip to Europe. Yesterday I noticed a small (quarter-sized) area to the right of my bellybutton that feels bruised, but has no mark. It doesn't hurt unless I press on it, and then it feels like a bruise. I figure if I had appendicitis or something I'd be in a lot more pain. Should I be worried about this at all?
I'm experiencing abdominal pain, and would like a non-medical sounding board for how serious it sounds, and whether it's hospital worthy (given my almost non-existent lack of health insurance). You are not my doctor, etc., etc., but I'd like some non-medical advice about whether what I'm experiencing is something serious, or something that I can just push through. I think I have a low pain tolerance threshold, and I'm not good at gauging relative pain strength while in pain, so I'd like some perspective. I don't know which details are important, so I'm including them all. [more inside]
YANMD. What could be up with this weird sore spot on my abdomen? [more inside]
Medical Question: Persistent pain in the upper left abdomen and side. Is this an urgent care situation? [more inside]
Since late afternoon yesterday, I've had a sharp abdominal pain. YANA/MD. [more inside]
Dull achey pain somewhere just below my chest for over 24 hours. No insurance, YANMD, what could it be? [more inside]
I know you aren't a doctor, or if you are you're not my doctor, but maybe you can help me figure out what sort of doctor I should see for my abdominal and groin pain. [more inside]
YouAreNotMyDoctorFilter: Last night I was rudely awakened in the very early morning by an intense abdominal pain. I managed to make it to my computer, only to freak myself out about all the possibilities it could be. How serious does this seem, and is it reasonable to just keep a watchful eye on it? [more inside]
What is this pain in my abdomen, and why is my spleen enlarged? [more inside]
Abdominal Pain Filter: My girlfriend woke up last night with an excruiating stabbing pain throughout her lower abdomen. Thankfully, that's gone, but there is still a tender spot about 1 inch up from her belly button, and two inches to the right. I think it's too far up to be the appendix. What could it be?
Should I go get the CT scan or not? I've had a stomachache for 10 days and my doctor thinks it might be my appendix; the blood tests are all negative; should I still go through with this? [more inside]
Stabbing painfilter- Help diagnose my stabbing abdominal pain! [more inside]