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spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#1New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:27:10
I understand I can't take any advice I might get from here completely seriously, but...

I woke up Saturday morning with what felt like a sore muscle on the left side of my abdomen under my rib cage. I thought it was strange because I hadn't done anything strenuous the night before (unless you consider drinking a 6 pack of beer and having a couple shots of tequila strenuous)but didn't think too much about it. It was a bit tender to the touch, but nothing unbearable in the least. Well, it has gotten progressively more uncomfortable the last two days. Now it is really tender to the touch all over my left side and middle, and it's starting to be a little uncomfortable when I breathe. It almost feels like gas, but it hurts when I push on my tummy. I've also have a bit of the runs since yesterday.

Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I looked up appendicitis, but that is on the right side and google search for upper left abdominal pain isn't really getting me anywhere. I have a regular check up with my doctor scheduled for Thursday so I am trying to decide if I should go in now or just wait...

Thanks!
Silver_Lining On November 27, 2020
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STOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom
#2New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:29:57
I always use this if I have any pains etc-

https://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/help/index.aspx
karljkampovsky On May 13, 2009

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#3New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:30:31
Were it on the right side I would say appendecitis. I think you should see a doctor soon! It could be spastic colon!
cGobla On March 15, 2018




Polcenigo, Italy
#4New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:31:38
Pain in the abdomen and chest area doesn't mean something is wrong right where the pain is. for example someone who is having a problem with there kidneys can be experiencing leg pain. Does it feel like a pressure, like someone is stepping on you?
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#5New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:34:03
@cGobla Said

Pain in the abdomen and chest area doesn't mean something is wrong right where the pain is. for example someone who is having a problem with there kidneys can be experiencing leg pain. Does it feel like a pressure, like someone is stepping on you?


Not so much like someone is stepping on me, but there is a pressure. It feels a lot like it does when you're really gassy, but gas has never made my abdomen tender to the touch before and it's higher than gas pain normally would be.
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#6New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:34:31
@Silver_Lining Said

I always use this if I have any pains etc-

https://www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/help/index.aspx


Thanks, I will check it out.
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#7New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:36:00
@karljkampovsky Said

Were it on the right side I would say appendecitis. I think you should see a doctor soon! It could be spastic colon!



I have an appointment on Thursday. I'm just trying to decide if I should wait until then or if it's something I need to go in for immediately. I'm really swamped at work and will be gone all next week so I can't afford any time off, but I can't afford to end up in the hospital either. Not sure what to do...
cGobla On March 15, 2018




Polcenigo, Italy
#8New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:37:41
Do you normally have high blood pressure?
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#9New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:39:19
@cGobla Said

Do you normally have high blood pressure?


No, not normally. It's almost always 120/75 when I go to the Doctor.
cGobla On March 15, 2018




Polcenigo, Italy
#10New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:42:12
have you taken any aspirin?
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#11New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:43:31
@cGobla Said

have you taken any aspirin?


No. I took some ibuprofen yesterday morning but I haven't taken anything since then.
cGobla On March 15, 2018




Polcenigo, Italy
#12New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:51:38
if you have aspirin take that but if you have ibuprofen take more. They work as an anti inflammatory so they might help if you have a infection in your abdomen. There is a test called a merkle test. Stand up like you are in high heels and then come down hard on the heels of your foot. See if that makes the pain worse.
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#13New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 15:54:10
@cGobla Said

if you have aspirin take that but if you have ibuprofen take more. They work as an anti inflammatory so they might help if you have a infection in your abdomen. There is a test called a merkle test. Stand up like you are in high heels and then come down hard on the heels of your foot. See if that makes the pain worse.



No, didn't make it any worse.
cGobla On March 15, 2018




Polcenigo, Italy
#14New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 16:01:40
oh ok then its most likely not peritonitis. That is an infection of the lining of the abdominal cavity. You may have just bruised your diaphragm, that is the only muscle that is under your rib cage and breathing all the time could be making the healing take longer and by pushing on your stomach it would put pressure on it.
spellchick On October 02, 2012
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, Oklahoma
#15New Post! Apr 06, 2009 @ 16:03:23
@cGobla Said

oh ok then its most likely not peritonitis. That is an infection of the lining of the abdominal cavity. You may have just bruised your diaphragm, that is the only muscle that is under your rib cage and breathing all the time could be making the healing take longer and by pushing on your stomach it would put pressure on it.


OK. So, in your professional opinion (:wink should I go ahead and go to the doctor or wait until Thursday?
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