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Pain in middle/upper abdominal area

(7 Posts)
Stinkilinky Mon 23-Nov-15 07:54:03

I gave birth to my son 5 months ago. The birth was pretty horrific, I lost a lot of blood and my uterus didn't work as it should so I have been told that I will have to have a c section with any future children.

I don't know if it is linked but ever since I have had pains (stabbing, sharp pains, very tender to touch) in my upper and middle abdomen. This has got progressively worse over the last 3 weeks.

I went to the doctors last week after 2 weeks of trying to get an appointment and was told (rather rudely) that she didn't know what it was so would treat it as a water infection (I had recurrent water infections for about 5 years so I know it's definitely not this) and was fobbed off with antibiotics which haven't made any difference.

Has anyone experienced anything similar?

PurpleWithRed Mon 23-Nov-15 07:57:02

Go back and make sure it's a different GP

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Mon 23-Nov-15 07:59:12

Could be gall stones, usually pain in right shoulder, gets worse after greecy food?

sadie9 Mon 23-Nov-15 11:30:34

Have you considered indigestion, or gastritis? Is the pain worse when your stomach is empty, then better after you eat something?
Do you feel full quite soon after eating a moderate amount?
Do you drink a lot of coffee, see if it is worse after coffee.
You could try Gaviscon 3 times a day for a couple of days and see if that makes a difference, at least then you would know it is stomach related...or not. Or something like Nexium over the counter again to see if stomach acid is the problem.
If was uterus-related the pain would be further down. The stomach is just below the ribs and a bit to our left hand side. Do you eat late at night? Are you breastfeeding?

Stinkilinky Mon 23-Nov-15 11:32:47

I have found the source of the pain... Turns out I'm pregnant!

I had similar pain with DS but didn't even click, thought I would do a pregnancy test just to rule that out in case the doctors asked.

Shocked doesn't even cover how I am feeling right now.

Chloenewoneagain Mon 23-Nov-15 23:55:31

Congratulations!! thanks

sadie9 Tue 24-Nov-15 00:01:13

Well holy cow. Looks like you will be back on the gaviscon then. Best of luck.

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