I'm having severe abdominal cramps....had been to Dr. had my period......HELP, Anybody
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Kate CP - posted on 08/01/2009
Abdominal pain is always scary and can be an indicator of a serious issue such as appendicitis, PID (pelvic inflammatory disease), ovarian cyst(s) (which can grow as large as grapefruits or even bigger), gallstones or gallbladder infection, kidney stones or infection, stomach ulcerations, and a host of several viral infections. The key is usually placement of the pain. Gallstone or gallbladder pain usually sits just below the breast bone dead center. The pain is usually a dull but intense pain. I liken it to being punched in the gut over and over for several hours. It can even knock the wind out of you and make it hard to catch your breath. Appendicitis USUALLY is localized pain in the lower right side of your abdomen. The tell-tale sign of appendicitis is rebound pain: it hurts MORE when you release pressure from the area. The way doctor usually check for it is to press gently on the area and release quickly. If it hurts more during the release of pressure it's a good sign of inflammation. Some people will experience severe nausea, vomiting, chills, and pain in the stomach area before the pain moves to a more localized area around the appendix. PID is usually in the lower abdomen and feels like EXTREME diarrhea or menstrual cramps. Ovarian cysts, depending on the size and location, can cause pain throughout your entire abdomen. These can be VERY VERY painful and may make you feel like you're dying.
The bottom line is this: if you are experiencing severe abdominal pain of ANY kind you should run, not walk, to your local clinic or ER depending on the severity of the pain and locality.
Jessyca - posted on 07/07/2013
Need some other "Mama Wisdom". My youngest DD is 10.5,and woke today tearful w/ tummy cramps. They came and went throughout the day and had her doubled over, sobbing.Gut-wrenching! She wasn't able to eat much. Heat and teen Pamprin helped, but only for about 2-3hrs. Im thinking she is fixing to start her period, but just a bit unsure. The pain woke her at 3am! Tbis didn't happen to my 16yr old. Thoughts??? #helplessmama
Liza - posted on 08/01/2009
yes, bottom line is to get checked out! I am a medical professional but I am not at liberty to provide anyone with a diagnosis. It's good for you to see the possibilities in all these posts though. May be helpful when/if you seek medical attn. Good Luck:)
Liza - posted on 08/01/2009
could be appendicitis...you should go back to ur doc. I had appendicitis that started as heartburn and then moved down to my pelvic area. sounds odd right? They said my appendix had shifted after I had a baby (a year after) so the pain was not an indicator of appendicitis. MRI told the tale. doc said my appendix shifted to pelvic area. Go to your doctor!!!
Gloria - posted on 08/01/2009
Thank you all so much for having caring hearts and concern :)!
Went to the Dr. and she stated it was a Virus, I was sick for FOUR full days and nights, thank God it's all over with, I felt so drained and dehydrated.....never had nothing of this sort.
Now I'm trying to get my strength back.
Amanda - posted on 07/28/2009
It can be any of the things mentioned above. Do you have your period right now? What side of the abdomen is the pain in mostly? Does it travel or stay in one spot? Does it hurt more when you apply pressure? All of these things can help determine what is wrong. I definitely would go to a doctor stat! You may have an appendix about to burst or it could just be an ovarian cyst.
Marne - posted on 07/28/2009
I had an ovarian cyst as well that did this. Definately go back and find out as a large cyst rupturing can be dangerous. Mine ruptured while small and healed fine on its own but you don't want to take chances. There are also some more serious conditions that can mimic the kinds of pain you would get from cysts and the earlier you eliminate or confirm them the better. Don't drop it. It sometimes takes a couple of visits before a dr will take complaints of 'female pain' seriously.
Sara - posted on 07/28/2009
Get tested for fibroids...I recently had surgery to remove two fibroids from my uterus. One was the size of a softball, the other the size of a golf ball. They are pretty common in women, but can start leading to problems. They cause severe pain and very heavy periods, they can also make it very hard to get pregnant, cause issues while your pregnant and can even lead to miscarriage...The surgery was an out-patient operation and took about a week to recover, but has ended the pain...Don't get me wrong I still have cramps with my period, but nothing like what I was experiencing before...Hope all goes well :)
Wendy - posted on 07/28/2009
I have had an ovarian cyst burst. It's extremely painful. If that's what it is, the most they'll do is do an ultra-sound, give you pain killers, and wait it out. Definitely go check it out but if that it is then there's not much they'll do for you. Good luck!
ALWAYS go to the Dr with sever abdominal pain...that is my advice. I had this also and mine was a cyst that had partially ruptured. I went to the ER and they did an internal ultrasound. It's HORRIBLE pain, so it could be that as others have said. Mine started growing again and I had to have surgery a few months later after monthly monitoring of it. I have Endometriosis, which was discovered during surgery. it's definately best to have that checked out! :)
Kelly - posted on 07/28/2009
I would have to agree with Lisa that it could be an ovarian cyst, a friend of mine had those and no pain killers would take all the pain away......i would talk to your doctor, and in the mean time i would make the tea idea that Rosa offered......but def. call and ask your doctor if it could be an ovarian cyst......good luck....hope everything turns out ok......
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