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severe-ish left-sided abdominal pain, what IS it??? :-(

(84 Posts)
greensleeves Sun 22-Jul-07 09:45:14

I had it more mildly yesterday and Friday, but it's really bad today, what could it be?

elesbells Sun 22-Jul-07 09:47:08

are you constipated?

Pinkchampagne Sun 22-Jul-07 09:47:35


Durdle Sun 22-Jul-07 09:47:37


Pinkchampagne Sun 22-Jul-07 09:49:24

Could be ovulation pain

greensleeves Sun 22-Jul-07 09:52:26

Is it normal to feel pain when ovulating then? I never have before

it is really nasty.

Durdle Sun 22-Jul-07 09:55:13

Mine is agony every month, to the point I usually take ibuprofen for the day to help with the pain. I know which side ovary DD came out of as I had left sided pain that month!

Pinkchampagne Sun 22-Jul-07 09:55:15

Some people get ovulation pain, although I have never experienced it myself, I think it's quite common.
Is the pain quite low down?

Durdle Sun 22-Jul-07 09:55:49

I have been told this is quite normal though. Means you're in tune with your body I guess?

greensleeves Sun 22-Jul-07 09:57:07

Is it normal to suddenly start having ovulation pain though, if you've never had it before?

I hope it is that, at least it's not anything dangerous!!

lisad123 Sun 22-Jul-07 09:58:06

It depends on how bad really, I have had that and thought it was to do with my SPD, but sadly not
I was discharged from hospital yesterday, it was a kindey infection
The pain was very bad, brought tears to my eyes and had me screaming.
Maybe make an appointment with GP, might be a small water infection.
Good luck

Pinkchampagne Sun 22-Jul-07 10:09:21

I agree that it is best to make a GP appt, just to be sure.

AttilaTheMeerkat Sun 22-Jul-07 11:29:55

Has this occured before?.

Are you mid cycle?. Any mid cycle pain should be investigated further by a gynae.

Ovulation pain is short and sharp, certainly does not last for days on end.

Would see your GP asap.

BettySpaghetti Sun 22-Jul-07 11:49:03

Appendix is on the right so unlikely to be that

lulumama Sun 22-Jul-07 12:10:23

have you been TTC ? is it possible you are pregnant? if so, one sided pain needs checking?

any discharge?

sorry you are in pain x

amidaiwish Sun 22-Jul-07 12:21:13

is it around the back (kidneys?) or more to the front (abdominal)
how low down?

greensleeves Sun 22-Jul-07 13:50:51

I do seem to have a UTI, I was hoping it would just clear up on its own. Can that cause really bad pain in the abdomen, on one side? I have nausea and a bit of light-headedness too.

Mercy Sun 22-Jul-07 13:55:05

I had a UTI a few months ago - I felt really awful. Pain in my side, fluey, nauseaous.

After 48 hours I wasn't any better so I had to see an out of hours GP and was given anti-biotics.

I'd arrange to see a doctor asap, tbh. Hope you feel better soon.

amidaiwish Sun 22-Jul-07 14:03:55

yes it can
excruciating pain
do get to the doctor, you probably need anti biotics. you don't want it getting worse - kidney infection.

greensleeves Sun 22-Jul-07 14:11:15

have got a 'duty doctor' calling me back in a minute

VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 22-Jul-07 14:20:18

Kidney infection causes severe pain.

Can happen without warning, or, as a consequence of an untreated water infection.

Take ibuprofen and paracetamol - together, drink plenty of water, use a hot water bottle for the pain and wait for the doctor to see you. Antibiotics will start helping it within a few hours.

greensleeves Sun 22-Jul-07 16:29:57

Have got antibiotics and instructions to go to walk-in centre at the hospital if it gest worse in the next 6 hours, or if it doesn't improve after 24 hours.

Serves me right for not making time to get the UTI sorted out I suppose. It's bloody excruciating

VeniVidiVickiQV Sun 22-Jul-07 16:54:48

Hot water bottle and drugs. Have had lots of UTI's and 2 kidney infections. They are excruciating, its true. Rest plenty too. That means laying down, not sitting in front of the computer

amidaiwish Sun 22-Jul-07 17:05:17

lots of sympathy to you
i remember having one once in france over New Year with friends, i rang BA in the middle of the night to check flight availability home, was convinced i needed urgent hospital treatment it was so painful.

the antibiotics should help quite fast, and don't hold back on the pain relief! hot water bottle or a hot wheat pack would be good.

take care x

Mercy Sun 22-Jul-07 17:32:59

Glad you saw a Dr.

As others say, the ABs can work really fast so you should be on the mend pretty soon.

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