Post # 1
I am having some weird pains that I’ve never experienced before, for about the last week or so.
It is a sharp stabbing like pain that comes and goes. It will just hurt for a second, then stop. It will do this repeatedly for a few minutes and then stops, and then comes again later and does the same thing. So it is not a constant pain, and I haven’t found any relation with the time of day.
I am worried that this could be something worth looking into. I had a period about two weeks ago (I had taken a morning after pill a week before, and then my period started). I have taken that pill once before and it didn’t cause anything like this so I don’t really think it’s related but who knows.
Fiance just thinks it is gas but….for it to keep occuring in the exact same spot for this long? I don’t think so..
Any ideas, or anyone else been through something like this?
Post # 3
I have it occasionally too. One that is continual, might be a kidney stone passing or an ovarian cyst.
ETA – I agree with the other poster that you should get it checked until you know why your body does it.
Post # 4
@nikole.powell.np: GO TO THE ER, like now, it could be appendicitis! I went through this, and went for 4 days with thisunthinkable pain. My appendix ended up bursting and that was really bad which complicated my surgery.
Post # 5
@pengoala: Thank you for the warning! However, and I should have mentioned this in the post, I have already had appendicitis and had it removed so it can’t be that. Actually, I had a tumor in my appendix that caused the appendicits, but was tumor free after that (non cancerous).
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: I have had one kidney stone when I was 16, but that was more of back pain for me, and way more intense and continual. My mom has ovarian cysts so that could definitely be a possibility, too….dang it. lol
Post # 6
I occasionally get a sharp pain in my lower abdomen when I ovulate which I think is caused by the follicle bursting & releasing the egg. Although the timing kind of corresponds with your cycle, I’ve never heard of it going on for a week like that. It could also be intestinal pain caused by constipation. The twisting of your intestines trying to do their job can cause sharlp stabbing pains. Sorry if that’s TMI! Hope you feel better soon!
Post # 7
@nikole.powell.np: Whew! okay, thank goodness it’s not that. web MD perhaps?
Post # 8
I had the same for a LONG time and went to my doctor like 5 times because I am a crazy person and was convinced it was my appendix. After numerous xrays and ultrasounds, it ended up being an ovarian cyst. I still have it, but now that I know what’s causing the pain, it seems a lot more bearable! Lol
Hope you’re okay – if you’re really worried, get it checked out. Better safe than sorry 🙂
Post # 9
It could be something called mittelschmerz.
I didn’t make that up seriously!
It’s ovulation pain or midcycle pain. I would get it every so often.
Post # 10
Can you take some aspirin and little pepto bismol- then monitor the intensity level?
Sometimes we eat things, and our gut is a little wonky and believe it or not some of the gas that gets brewed up can be incredibly painful!
I have had a few similar experience and it is usually lady time of the month related and just tummy gas etc.
Post # 11
You should see your physician and get it checked out to be on the safe side. It could be a number of things but you won’t know for sure until you get checked out. If the physician orders a pelvic ultrasound make sure your bladder is full. If you get to go in or an abdominal ultrasound make sure you schedule it in the morning (less gassy, better imaging)