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My tummy hasn't been right for about a week, just generally crampy when I eat but I've also been getting a ridiculously sharp pain in my right hand side, just above my hip bone and a bit to the front. It's happened a few times today, enough that I'm struggling not to cry out but only lasts about 30 seconds or so. It feels like a really really bad stitch.
Not gynae as I had a scan very recently for heavy periods and there's no cysts or anything.
not yet I feel rubbish anyway with a flare of psoriatic arthritis, so I've just added it on to my I feel crap pile. I've not even told anyone. Maybe I should write a note under my pillow explaining my symptoms in case I peg it in the night
seriously, I don't feel well enough to persue it unless it becomes ignorable.
It does sound like appendix which can go from niggle to potentially quite dangerous in a shirt space of time.
Next time it flares up, try lying flat and pressing firmly but gently on the area affected. If it's ok when you press but excruciating when you release the pressure then it's very likely to be appendix.
I'd suggest you get an emergency appointment asap tbh.
DS1 was sick one Saturday evening. Said his tummy hurt - "yes you have a sick bug it will hurt" we said. Wouldn't eat all day Sunday and said tummy hurt "you haven't eaten all day your tummy will hurt until you eat" we said, kept him off school on Monday as he still want himself, complained of tummy hurting still wouldn't eat etc.
Tuesday he had to have his burst appendix out as well as part of the lining surrounding his bowel, have his insides washed out with saline and was off school for a month.
I'm fine now well, my tummy is anyway! Sharp pains overnight, niggles this morning but lunch I was able to have a lunch without discomfort. One of those weird things. I think by asking on mn I cured myself. Thank you for asking.