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IBS, Pulled Muscle, Or Something Worse?

Background: Less than a month ago I had some images and X-Rays done on my stomach.  I did an upper GI series test to see if I had ulcers.  Everything came back great.  But I was daignosed with having IBS when I was a teenager. I am 28 years old now.

Recently,  my family and I have been packing to move into our new place. The stress is there but it is nothing that I cannot handle.  After a night of going through my closet,  I noticed some pain in my lower right abdomen accompanied by pain in my leg.  I went to the washroom and made a healthy stool.  The next day,  I had some discomfort in the same area but the leg pain was gone.  I spent the day feeling like I had to use the washroom but I was constipated.  I made two stools but felt like it wasn't enough. The pain persists but has not gotten stronger.

I took a laxative which helped clean my system. I felt relief for about 8 hours and then the discomfort returned.  If I press on my stomach it hurts a little. But I do not feel pain when I exercise, move, or cough.  I just feel tender.

I am on day three and feel little change. Luckily, it has not gotten worse.  But it lingers. On the right side.  Near the belly button. Then the lower abdomen. Continues to move back and forth.

I checked my temperature everyday this week and it is normal.  I have a great appetite.  Although I do feel bloated and nauseus at times before I eat. Not after.  I also feel fatigued but I assume that comes with the stress when moving.

Are my symptoms classinc signs of IBS? Stress? Or am I having appendicitis? I am scare though.  The doctor cannot see me until next week.  Dont know what to do.  Feel sick.

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351246 tn?1379685732
Welcome to the forum!
Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis. The pain, can at times come and go and not give the classic picture. Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, infection in kidney, kidney stones, constipation, ovary involvement in women, ectopic pregnancy in women, mesentry (a thin tissue that carries the blood, nerves and lymphatics for the intestine) involvement, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle can all cause lower right abdomen pain.
If you cannot consult your doctor until next week, maybe you can go to ER. The symptoms could be due to IBS but appendicitis needs to be ruled out. It is difficult to comment beyond this at this stage.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!

671285 tn?1292663761
Hi. I was lucky to get an appiontment with the doctor after I had made this scary post on the forum. After a thorough examination it turns out that I severely pulled a stomach muscle while moving into our new place. So, I have been given some pain medication to use incase the pain worsens. Right now,  with a little rest and relaxation,  I've been feeling much better. And I haven't even used the medicine yet.

I never had a fever, loss of appetite, and I was completely mobile during my "appendicitis scare". I feel blessed that everything is alright.  And I hope that my experience will be able to help someone out who might think that they have appendicitis. Right sided pain does not always mean somethng serious. ;)

Thank you.
671285 tn?1292663761
Oh,  and I forgot to mention that the constipation is due to the aggrevated muscles in the stomach.
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