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Diagnose me: Sharp pain in lower left abdomen.

(50 Posts)
JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:04:59

Not pg. Definitey not pg (I was, MC about 10 weeks ago at 4.4). Have since had a BFN.

Have got sharp niggly pain right where I think my ovaries are, maybe slightly to the left. I've had a scan and they couldn't see anything unusual though.

It was coming in waves, but it's been getting worse all day. It's perfectly bearable but seems to be getting worse. If I press on it hard its a really sharp pain that makes me yelp. It's not sending weird shooting pains down south hmm

Have just started AF, just to complicate the issue.
So, any ideas? Am I going to die? DP keeps telling me its a grumbling appendix (he's had appendicitis). I keep telling him to feck right off. confused


JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:05:40

That reads wrong. I haven't had a scan today - but a few months ago due to other ishoos.

WinklyFriedChicken Thu 25-Oct-12 18:07:09

Could be constipation...

NulliusInBlurba Thu 25-Oct-12 18:08:42

Endometriosis? Can only be diagnosed with a laparoscopy.

If it's on the left, surely it's unlikely to be your appendix - which I believe it situated to the right grin.

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:08:44

it's not moving around though, and farting doesn't seem to ease it much grin

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:09:34

Haha, yes appendix is on the right. DP insists that it can start on the left side and travel accross (I'm sure I remember that from ER as well hmm)

Endometriosis. Hmm.. can that cause fertility problems?

schobe Thu 25-Oct-12 18:10:05

When was your BFN?

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:11:55

I did several schobe - one a week after MC, and another about 3 weeks after. Haven't DTD the a couple of months at least either.

WinklyFriedChicken Thu 25-Oct-12 18:11:56

When I had severe constipation it didn't move at all, pressing down on the left side was agony, and farting made no difference whatsoever. The doctor thought I was having an ectopic pregnancy to begin with. I would suggest lots of water and some high fibre foods/laxatives to see if that helps and go see your GP tomorrow.

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:13:59

Well we're having something v spicy for tea, so if it's constipation that should get things shifting if that's the problem. smile

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:14:30

Thanks all btw. tis taking my mind of what is now rather searing pain.. aaagaggg

schobe Thu 25-Oct-12 18:14:38

So no sex for more than 6-8 weeks? Can probably rule out ectopic pregnancy then. Which is good of course!

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:17:29

Def no shagging since before the beginning of August. Jesus Christ.. that's ages hmm

schobe Thu 25-Oct-12 18:19:01

Ach you've had a mc - nobody's counting!

Could you be ovulating?

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 18:22:18


Not ovulating, got AF though. I reckon I'm in for a really fun weekend.

AttilaTheMeerkat Thu 25-Oct-12 18:28:30

Sounds like endometriosis to me unfortunately.

Have they scanned you before and not seen anything?. Would not be surprised if they had not seen anything as endometriosis if it is there would not be detected on any ultrasound scan.

Would suggest you keep a daily pain and symptom diary as it can give the gynaecologist clues. Any symptoms that are cyclical in nature and get worse up to and including menses should be checked out to see if endometriosis is indeed present. It is the second most commong gynae problem seen in women after fibroids but it is very much underdiagnosed. is a good website.

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 19:16:08

Does it suddenly flare up like this Attila? Gah.. its getting more and more painful sad

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 19:20:35

Sorry - yes I've been scanned before and they didn't find anything. Had random abdominal pain 2 months after a MC (a year ago now). Hmm

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 21:09:09

It really hurts when I stand up now. Bearable when sitting down, but feel very tense. Can't walk upright at all. Waa! sad sad

AngryFeet Thu 25-Oct-12 21:13:03


IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 25-Oct-12 21:15:35

Call NHS Direct, or your OOH Drs.

It seems to be getting worse quite quickly.

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 21:17:27

I feel v tired. Pain's fucking exhausting.

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 21:20:02

Ugh. It was annoying niggly pain yesterday. Occasionally stabby today, now I can't stand up without yelping. Mum has helpfully suggested IBS.


Much more of this and I will be ringing BHS Direct. don't worry smile

JackThePumpkinKing Thu 25-Oct-12 21:20:22

Or even NHS. I don't think British Home Stores would be much help in this situation grin

MissWinklyParadiso Thu 25-Oct-12 21:26:11

They could suggest a vair naice lamp to shed some light on the ishoo grin

But if tis escalating that quickly might be worth getting it checked out quickly.

Could still be constipation, I was in utter unable-to-walk agony and got told off by the docs for not seeking help sooner, but could be something else. DrMumsnet isn't infallible.

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