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Abdominal Pain (Adults)

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Comment from: Reader, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 04

In 2013 I was diagnosed with Clostridium difficile colitis. I was treated for 6 months with vancomycin, Flagyl (allergy). No matter what, it didn’t go away. I had a fecal transplant in May of 2019 that seems to have finally helped the C. difficile. It took my diarrhea down from 18 a day down to between 9-12. Through it all, I had a pain that would be fairly constant on my left side from under the rib to the top of my pubis. I would feel swollen and in pain and it would hurt to move. No one can explain it.

Comment from: Anisia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 18

They say I have chronic constipation, however I go to the bathroom every day at least once, and it is normal, not hard. About every 8 or 12 weeks I get an abdominal pain that starts under my right breast and travels downward. It takes three days or more for the pain to complete the journey, and during this time I am in so much pain I can’t walk, don’t eat, have broken out in cold sweats and vomited. I miss work. The doctor has run all kinds of test including a liver biopsy.

Comment from: Wendy, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

I have abdominal pain around the ribs and just below my breasts. It’s awful, makes me feel sick, and I am unable to move with it. I am taking tablets for IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), increased to two a day. Every time I eat something the pain starts.

Comment from: Essy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I have had right lower abdominal pain since February 2014. When it started I thought I had an ectopic pregnancy because of the pain intensity. I went to my general physician (GP) and had an ultrasound scan, abdominal and transvaginal, and nothing abnormal was detected. I have since had a CT scan, MRI and colonoscopy, and all good. I am however still in pain, it's not always intense but it is always there. It now radiates to my heel, and I am scared to go to the GP now as they say it's all in my head.

Comment from: Morue, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 15

I’m 49 years of age. I had a stroke 5 years ago where I had no paralysis afterwards other than losing my speech. But since then my entire stomach hurts. I’ve went to my doctor they did CT, ultrasound, scopes and said everything is normal. It continues to hurt. My abdominal pain usually comes on only when I sleep, lying down. The doctor said it’s IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and to watch what I’m eating.

Comment from: Corpis, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 28

After getting my endoscopies my doctor always advises me not to bend down. I never asked him why. But now I see that when I do I get a flush of sweat on my head down to my toes. Or chills when it is not even cold.

Comment from: DLBaxter, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 24

When I use my stomach muscle to get up, the right side hurts so bad, level 9 where I have to groan. It has been 2 weeks like this. I have a lumbar fusion of L3, L4 and L5.

Comment from: Bloated, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

I sometimes have severe pain under my rib cage and my stomach gets bloated. There is a feeling of movement. I don’t know what is causing it.

Comment from: Steve, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: July 14

I keep having burning above my belly button and in the side.

Comment from: Bettyboo, 65-74 Female (Caregiver) Published: December 10

My abdominal pain began two and a half years again as a niggle in my mid upper abdomen. Now it is a raging, nauseating, dizzying chronic pain that has dragged me down. Laparoscopy, bowel resection and countless tests including gastroscopy found nothing. Sometime I feel like I am going to pass out. I don’t know what I can do to get help!

Comment from: KMitteff, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

I have a sharp stabbing pain above my stomach in between my rib cage or my solar plexus. I don’t know what is causing my abdominal pain.

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Comment from: Kiaondria P, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: November 21

So over the past month my stomach has been aching bad, like hurting really bad, so I went to the doctor. They took blood, nothing was wrong, and they put an IV in my arm. I am not going to lie, that helped, but now my abdominal pain is back again and it is hurting so bad like last time.

Comment from: George, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 13

The patient involved is suffering from abdominal pain. He said when he lifts his leg it really hurts and he feel pains all over the edges of his reproductive system. Actually he got diarrhea recently but did not treat it and the sickness vanished. The place he is, there is no hospital.

Comment from: Alveera A, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 13

I am going with my period but today is 5th day and the bleeding has stopped. But I am having a stomach pain since 6 days. I don’t know why this is happening and my bowel movement is in very liquid form though I have taken some medicine like dopamine.

Comment from: One %, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

I had abdominal hysterectomy on July 2, and I have an infection abscess in the lower stomach near my colon. I had an ovarian cyst with blood clot, antibiotics caused vaginitis. I also had pimples-like rash in the vaginal area, and bladder infection. Antibiotics then lowered my pelvic pain, yellow discharge, fever, nausea, throbbing pain in the right side under ribs, shooting pain on the left side of my stomach, dry mouth, dehydration, dizziness, chills, and pain in my lower back. I had loose stools, rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing. Serotonin syndrome is past history; and insomnia.

Comment from: Chris , 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 29

I had shingles really bad In April but it has never really gone completely. Then this severe abdominal pain started 3 months ago. I was sent to the hospital In case it was appendicitis, but they think not, and I go for a scan on the 30th of July. But I can’t even wear my clothes because they hurt so much.

Comment from: APS, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 23

I have been to the doctor since December 2018 for abdominal pain on the right side below my rib cage. CT and x-ray found 2 lumps. I am taking medicines and antibiotics. The pain became bad to worse in the past 2 weeks. I have had vomiting and pain. I saw the doctor again last Friday and he gave me more medicines and antibiotics. I hope it is not serious.

Comment from: Shelagh, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 16

I had a urinary tract infection (UTI) only 2 weeks ago. I had taken antibiotics but symptoms are back again worse. I can’t sleep and am in constant pain. This time the abdominal pain is in the right-hand side of my abdomen and I also have lower back pain. I wonder if this could this be something other than a UTI.

Comment from: Roon71, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: April 01

I recently got took to hospital with severe abdominal pains. After various tests the doctor said it was gastritis and gave me Buscopan. The pain has now gone but my stomach and ribs feel sore, I have no appetite and can’t go to the toilet. Plus I am feeling tired all the time and can’t stop sleeping.

Comment from: S.c.w, 75 or over Male (Caregiver) Published: March 11

I felt sick and broke out in a sweat, but felt better after making myself sick. I have tenderness in my upper stomach, and have not had a bowel movement for 4 days. I have gone for blood tests, and am awaiting a scan, and they want a bowel sample which I can't produce.

Comment from: Js, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I have severe abdominal pain above the umbilicus up till my diaphragm. I went to several doctors but nothing helped. I got endoscopy and CAT scan done. Endoscopy revealed a polyp in the stomach of a very small size.

Comment from: Arnie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: October 31

I have had severe bloating for 2 weeks where my belly is hard and is very bloated (I look pregnant). I am having regular bowel movement everyday so I am not constipated, but today I did start my period - which rules out being pregnant, but also contributes to slight bloating, but not all for the past 2 weeks! I have tried to cut out bread, milk, etc., but having no luck with any less bloating.

Comment from: bridges, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 23

I am having abdominal pain in the right side and going to back. I been told have irritable bowel syndrome, gastroparesis, and acid reflux. I take Protonix.

Comment from: Mithun, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 16

I am feeling a slight pain in my left abdomen since the last 6 days. I know that I have an ulcer problem. I am now taking rabeprazole tablet and taking an enzyme also.

Comment from: Gama, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: October 03

I feel pain sometimes in my lower right abdomen. I went to see a doctor and he told me it’s a kidney stone. I took some medicine which he prescribed, after some days the pain stopped, and then came back again. I went back, they did a scan and told me that nothing is wrong with me, though it is weird to me because I feel pain. I don’t feel sick, I don’t vomit or go to toilet often, I feel normal but it still pains, not every day though. I don’t have appendix.

Comment from: Rk, 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: September 21

They say I have chronic constipation, however I go to the bathroom every day at least once, and it is normal, not hard. About every 8 or 12 weeks I get an abdominal pain that starts under my right breast and travels downward. It takes three days or more for the pain to complete the journey, and during this time I am in so much pain I can’t walk, don’t eat, have broken out in cold sweats and vomited. I miss work. The doctor has run all kinds of test including a liver biopsy and can’t find anything.

Comment from: Cid, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: September 19

They say I have chronic constipation, however I go to the bathroom every day at least once, and it is normal, not hard. About every 8 or 12 weeks I get an abdominal pain that starts under my right breast and travels downward. It takes three days or more for the pain to complete the journey, and during this time I am in so much pain I can’t walk, don’t eat, have broken out in cold sweats and vomited. I miss work. The doctor has run all kinds of test including a liver biopsy and can’t find anything; I am sick of being sick.

Comment from: Jim, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 19

I have felt something constantly in my abdomen for 5 months. I have had bouts of bad diarrhea off and on. Lately after every bowel movement I'm in a lot of discomfort for hours. The doctors think I have irritable bowel syndrome. I have been eating completely heathy and have been on Dicetel for 5 weeks.

Comment from: Isabel, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have pain on the top of my tummy as if there is too much gas, and I am having cold sweats. I took a hot drink and the milk is still there. I wonder if it will help if I drink cold water.

Comment from: Ashlei, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I woke up feeling like I had gas, it's been 2 days now and it's not gone away. It hurts really badly under my right rib cage and I feel really tired.

Comment from: Kaz, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

I have severe abdominal pain. I've had it for 4 days now. I'm living on Cuprofen 4 times a day.

Comment from: Gail, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 12

My pain started in the upper right quadrant abdomen right underneath my ribs on the right side about 4 years ago. I would get it occasionally when I turned a certain way but it has progressively gotten worse. Now the pain goes from up there all the way down to my lower abdomen and it feels like somebody is stabbing me in several places at the same time. Once the initial attack is over the pain lingers there like pulled muscles or something for the rest of the day. It's getting so much worse.

Comment from: Kay , 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: September 05

I feel like I’m permanently bloated all the time. My lower left abdomen is so tender almost all the time as well, so much so that my boyfriend can’t even lay his hand over my tummy. It’s very uncomfortable and I look like I’m a couple months pregnant but I’m not. My doctor told me to “buck up” and never ran any tests on me at all. She just changed my birth control.

Comment from: Gracie, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I have lower abdomen pain, in the area centered above the pubic bone. I had blood tests and scan, but nothing showed up. I have just been given antibiotics, Enantyum 25 mg and 4 hourly painkillers, Nolotil and cefixime. It is a great deal of pain and nothing takes it away. In the hospital I was given drips of Nolotil which eased it slightly. It kind of feels like a bad period pain. In another week my doctor is getting me to do yet another urine test, but also another to grow a culture on.

Comment from: Gert, 45-54 (Patient) Published: May 30

My abdominal pain has been diagnosed as caused by my gallbladder tube which is enlarged. Liver is slightly enlarged too. No treatment.

Comment from: JGi, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: May 01

I've had abdominal pain and diarrhea for over 6 weeks, and been going to the emergency room (ER) 3 times. The pain stops if I don't eat. Diarrhea and pain are now back, it hurts in my left side and upper stomach and through my back. I don't know what to do. I can't eat, hurts to drink water, and at the ER they said I had a urinary tract infection, but antibiotics make me even sicker.

Comment from: Golf girl, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I have bloating and abdominal pain. I have had 4 consecutive rounds of Flagel as C. difficile treatment. Now I am starting second week of vancomycin. I am still very bloated. I weigh 114 lb, 5 ft 2 in., very active. It leaves me with low energy and mild nausea.

Comment from: Leigh, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: July 07

I fell two nights ago, now I have pain right above my pelvis and have pains in my upper stomach, below the chest, near the ribs. I have pain in my sides and I feel bloated now, all the time. I have no idea what is causing my abdominal pain.

Comment from: Justin, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 01

I have shooting abdominal pains on the right side of my body, in the lower portion of my ribs, but if feels like it is in the middle of my body. It does not hurt to touch any of my ribs.

Comment from: Emily, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

I've been having sharp pulling pain above my belly button but in a straight line below my breasts as if a string were in between pulling. I don’t know what it could be or if I should be concerned.

Comment from: Dalia , 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

I feel stabbing pain in the lower left side of my abdomen when I lie down.

Comment from: Grandma 1911, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: June 23

I have developed a sudden pain in my lower left abdomen. Sometimes it feels as though there is movement in that area, like turning into a ball. Painful few minutes, then it eases up.

Comment from: Anonymous , 19-24 Male (Patient) Published: May 29

I am 22 years old. I have pain in my upper back and on my left side ribs and tummy. Not sure what it can be.

Comment from: Deborah, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I feel mild pain in my lower abdomen and when I put pressure on it, it pains more. I have been feeling the pain for a week or more.

Comment from: Amit D, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: April 29

I have continuous upper left side abdominal pain for the past 3 years. My endoscopic results 2 years back revealed GERD and diverticulitis. I had homeopathic treatment, but this disease is not cured till now.

Comment from: Tina, 25-34 (Patient) Published: April 07

Apart from abdominal pain I have bloating of my stomach, as well as severe burning on the left side of my vagina, so severe that I wet myself. I can't walk unless on pregabalin.

Comment from: Jackie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 02

I fell and hit my ribs on a metal pole. My side was really painful but now the pain has also moved to the same side of my stomach. My abdominal pain is like a stinging pain, worse when I bend forward.

Comment from: Donnalang , 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: March 25

I have had a complete hysterectomy and my gallbladder removed. Yet I have a steady pain in my lower right side every time we have sex.

Comment from: Lo, 65-74 (Patient) Published: March 17

I feel frequent movement from low back to right waist to right stomach. No abdominal pain; wondering what this can be. All kind of tests done with no outcome.

Comment from: Isabel , 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 11

I have an ache (dull pain) on the right side of my body, right under the ribs. It’s been painful to move for three days. I’m very curious as to what is causing my abdominal pain.

Comment from: Jphels, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: March 10

A friend popped my back for me. When he bear-hug squeezed me, my back popped, but I heard something else pop as well. Now my left side abdominal area under my ribs and above my waist is swollen and tender and slightly bruised on the outside. Not sure what it is.

Comment from: Ash , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 27

I am experiencing very sharp pain on the right side of my lower abdomen and every 5 minutes it feels like it releases pressure. It’s been going on for 10 minutes straight.

Comment from: D, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: February 25

I have had a dull abdominal pain in the right side under my rib for 3 days nos. It hurts more when I lie down and bend.

Comment from: Vicky, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: February 14

I try to lie on my right side, then when I turn over, it takes a while because it's very painful. The doctor says he doesn't want to run tests to find the cause of my abdominal pain, says it would be expensive; well I am paying for it. My abdomen is very swollen from the right ribs down.

Comment from: Tina M J, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 10

I have severe pain in my lower and mid back and it radiates to the front where my upper right side quadrant seems to be swollen. I've had my appendix out and my gall bladder taken out. The abdominal pain is unbearable. My body feels like it is numb, especially on the right side.

Comment from: Inpainpleasehelp24wk, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I have lower right quadrant abdominal pain now going on 6 days. It is so much worse at night where I cry myself to sleep and by morning I feel so much better. It is super tender upon palpation release. My bloodwork, urinalysis, ultra-scan, and MRI are all negative. I am 24 weeks pregnant. Wonder if I could have chronic appendicitis. I am worried about my baby and my health.

Comment from: Patrick, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 31

I had a fall trying to avoid my dogs chasing a cat, hurting my lower left side between my back and just under ribs. I am now having short stabbing abdominal pains when I move certain ways. I don’t know what has happened.

Comment from: Zenobia, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 28

For the last three days the lower part of my stomach has a sharp pain but it doesn't go away. Plus when I try to pass gas it hurts me. If I opened my legs wide when I am urinating, it hurts terribly. Plus I missed my period ever since December of 2019.

Comment from: Coachbrb, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: January 13

My abdominal pain was from gallbladder pain, but worse without a gallbladder.

Comment from: Pb racer, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 08

My stomach area is in pain and there is rumbling in my colon continuously for about two hours. I don’t know what’s causing my abdominal pain.

Comment from: Lillou, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 07

Every morning for about 4 to 5 hours, there is sharp abdominal pain in the left side to the point bending over hurts. It’s been happening for 4 months.

Comment from: Pat, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: January 03

I am very overweight and just started working on it with diet. I have a fat roll under my bellybutton and when I bend over it hurts; a pinching burning pain. It’s not my stomach it’s the fat. I can’t find anything like it described here.

Comment from: Rica, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

I’m feeling a severe abdominal pain from my navel to my vagina whenever I try to stand straight and a burning pain in my vagina and after I urinate.

Comment from: horseygirl, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: December 31

My stomach hurts when I press on it and it is very tender and bloated. It hurts to push my stomach out and there’s an aching abdominal pain. It gets worse for a couple days then sometimes goes away. I have uncomfortable pressure when I have sex but it isn’t painful.

Comment from: Sonia, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I had my gallbladder removed through keyhole surgery 10 days ago and today I keep getting a sharp pain on the left side of my stomach area, if I bend or twist side to side, etc. It is constant and getting worse within 48 hours. No fever or vomiting.

Comment from: Dnbk1, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 03

I've been having burning of the skin pain on the right side of belly button. The skin is sensitive to the touch, and it goes from my belly button across to right above the hip. It does not hurt to push on the area, just burning, and clothes rubbing against the area is sensitive and uncomfortable. It is right above the belt line level with the belly button. There is no redness or swelling.

Comment from: Liz, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 03

I've been hurting in my stomach, left hip and my back for about a week now. I've been having bowel movements, but my blood pressure is 146/114. I'm getting afraid and the pain is making my blood pressure go sky high.

Comment from: Jen, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I get sharp pains in my lower right abdomen, and then I have cold sweats. If I put pressure on the side it lets up till I release it.

Comment from: Carl, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: November 19

My abdominal pain just started today. I bent double while seated and felt a short sharp pain on the left side of my abdomen just below the ribs. It was very sharp and lasted 3 or 4 seconds. I am obese and it is a muscle cramp.

Comment from: Mary wallace, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 15

I have had a scope done. I had an ultrasound done and still my right side of the abdomen hurts. I am at my wits’ end with it.

Comment from: A house , 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: November 12

When I lie on my stomach for too long my belly button disappears and it causes pain on the top of my stomach. The pain went down but my belly is still sore and sucked in. I’m passing gas and having bowel movements, no nausea or vomiting or other symptoms. Wondering if I should be worried about my appendix.

Comment from: Kathy, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 08

I am due to have hysterectomy and an operation for rectal prolapse, however I am in constant abdominal pain.

Comment from: Ola, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: October 29

First I was complaining of stomach pain and loose stools. After Flagyl infusion and hyoscine injection diarrhea stopped, but I am still complaining of abdominal pain in between left and right.

Comment from: Destiny, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

After sex I was ok until maybe 5 minutes later I hurt so badly in the lower part of my belly above my crotch area on the left side, then all the way across. I sat on the toilet and I could barely move couldn’t push the urine out or the other. It hurt so bad I urinated a little, but was still not able to move. Here it is the next morning and I am so bloated it still hurts, though not as bad, but it hurts. What could be causing this abdominal pain.

Comment from: Robby, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: October 07

I am male, age 44. I have abdominal pain on the lower left side under my ribs and in my lower left back, and it hurts worse to sit.

Comment from: Rcccccccc, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 11

I have a pain in the lower right side of my stomach. I have done ultrasound, but the result is normal, but I am suffering deeply with this pain.

Comment from: Tolou, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: September 10

I have bloating in my stomach, diarrhea most of the time after I eat, and cramping abdominal pain on the right side bottom of my stomach. It feels like bad menstrual cramps. It comes and stays for a little while, then it leaves.

Comment from: Teresa, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 04

I have had a pain in my left lower side abdomen for three days. It comes and goes but it is like somebody has punched you and it doesn't get comfortable when lying down at night in bed.

Comment from: Oioioggless, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 04

I have bulging left side, and a sudden abdominal pain hasn't let up for over an hour. It is spreading to the right, and feels like muscles are split. I lifted things too heavy today. Pain only gets worse. I can't stand up or turn right. I can't lift my right leg without the pain.

Comment from: Brian, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: September 03

I have constant wind pain, stomach pain when standing up or moving, and occasional back pain.

Comment from: Tonya, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 15

I'm having constant severe pain in my upper stomach. The doctor did a CAT scan and said everything looked ok. But I'm still hurting extremely bad. I don’t know what this could be.

Comment from: Wendy, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: August 12

I’ve had surgery 3 months ago, to remove my ovaries. Since then I’ve had bad stomach pains in the morning with an urgent need to move my bowels, and I have constant pain in my back on the right side.

Comment from: dona, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 09

I have lower abdominal pain and also a period like pain. I keep getting shooting pains in my buttock. It is tender to touch my stomach and it hurts to pass wind.

Comment from: Tee, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 06

I have had a sore belly for the last 3 weeks. I haven’t been out of my bed as it hurts if I move. The doctor told me I had internal bruising but today it is worse than yesterday.

Comment from: Hotrodpaul, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: August 06

On my left side about my hip I have deep abdominal pain, especially in the morning getting up. It's with me most of days, lets up usually, and then like right now, comes back. It hurts to move.

Comment from: Unknown, 25-34 (Patient) Published: August 02

I'm in pain on both side of my ribcage, especially below my breast bone. It has been more than 3 months since my abdominal pain started and it is getting bad to the point I'm having difficulties to sleep at night.

Comment from: Ozee, 35-44 (Patient) Published: July 30

I am a 44 years old female. Fourteen years back, I had cystectomy bilaterally and had the ovaries removed. Now my menses are a little irregular, twice a month, with cramps in the lower left abdomen.

Comment from: Paul, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 30

I am a diabetic patient and am having a problem with my stomach. Each time I eat I go straight to the toilet, and I'm having pain inside my stomach and feeling hotness inside my stomach.

Comment from: Ciara, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 17

I have a sharp constant pain above my belly button, constipation, constantly bloated, difficulty breathing when I lie down, heart burn and swallowing difficulties. I don’t know what it could be, awaiting tests.

Comment from: Sue, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 11

I was trying to catch my runaway dog and hurriedly bent over into a squat. I heard a popping sound in my lower right side and experienced pain. I can’t lift anything or put pressure in it or it hurts, I thought it might be associated with my lower ribs. My appendix has already been removed.

Comment from: Kim, 45-54 Female (Caregiver) Published: July 09

My stomach feels like it is being squeezed hard, I cannot breathe, and my back becomes really sore. It happens once a week and lasts for 15 to 20 minutes. Since this started a month ago I am now always tired or feeling like I've been hit by a bus.

Comment from: Becky, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: June 25

I'm having a sharp pain in my lower left stomach area about an inch away from my hip bone towards my belly button. If I lean over just a bit forward it causes me severe pain. When lying in bed if I reach for something with my left arm, that pain comes again. I don’t know what could cause that.

Comment from: Kstew, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 24

Ever since I had my gallbladder taken out 6 months ago, around 3 to 4 times daily I feel this pain in the midsection of my abdomen that feels like someone has knocked the air out of me.

Comment from: Ansh, 25-34 Male (Caregiver) Published: June 12

I have had pain in the right side of my stomach for years. I consulted doctors 3 or 4 times and was tested through all types of diagnostic tools like CT scan, endoscopy, ultrasound, etc. The doctors didn’t find the problem but I’m still getting pain and don’t know how to overcome it.

Comment from: Sonja, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: April 25

I have had pain in the lower part of my abdomen for over 4 months or more. It is a constant throbbing pain like a toothache as if it's a growth or something in my stomach and I can no longer take the car. I don’t know what could possibly be wrong, I have no venereal diseases or STDs now that I don't even have sex.

Comment from: ShayBee, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: April 01

I have had upper abdominal pain for 2 years, it's sore to the touch and burns a lot on my skin. It also cramps up if I turn or bend down. It is on pain level of 7 sometimes an 8. I have asked doctors and they have done nothing. I don’t know what causes it.

Comment from: frances, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 04

I had chronic constipation causing abdominal pain, which I had to treat over 2 weeks, and it then turned to diarrhea. I am getting back to normal but no energy.

Comment from: MustangMan, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

I have had abdominal pain for quite some time, bloating pain in my abdomen right in the middle. You go to a doctor and by some chance you are lucky if they can help you. What is a person to do, you feel like you are wasting your time and money. Medicine today, I believe is pretty hopeless.

Comment from: Bryan, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: November 06

After eating food I have discomfort and bloating on the center of my solar plexus.

Comment from: Donna, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 01

I had rotator cuff surgery 2 days ago and when I try to get up out of bed it hurts all along my rib cage on both sides and even in my stomach area. The abdominal pain is more like a tremendous strain rather than sharp pain.

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