I have had three different times where I had very, very severe stomach pain. The pain ranges from right below my bra line, and down through the rest of my stomach. It's not a sick feeling, like I'm just having a stomach ache. It hurts to move, talk, and even breathe any more than a shallow breath while it's happening. The first time it lasted for about an hour and a half, then second time it was only about 10 minutes, then again the other day for about an hour or so. It's unbearable, and I have no idea what it is. Can anyone help?
You need to consult a doctor to rule out appendicitis, kidney stones, diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease etc.
The further plan of management would involve -
'-Blood tests including full blood count, electrolytes, urea, creatinine, liver function tests, pregnancy test and lipase.
-Imaging including erect chest X-ray and plain films of the abdomen
-An electrocardiograph to rule out a heart attack which can occasionally present as abdominal pain
If diagnosis remains unclear after history, examination and basic investigations as above then more advanced investigations may reveal a diagnosis. These as such would include
-Computed Tomography of the abdomen/pelvis
-Abdominal or pelvic ultrasound
-Endoscopy and colonoscopy'
Let us know about what your doctor advises and if you need any further information.
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