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Old 01-10-2010, 01:16 AM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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For whatever reason, the past 3 days I've had a feeling in my lower abdomen that can only be described as someone pushing on my stomach, a constant pressure. It's driving me nuts! I don't know if it is female-related (it's not painful like a normal menstrual cramp), or digestive or what. What's weird is that it's been consistent for 3 days straight. Anyone had this before? I'm not really worried or anything...just kind of bothering me.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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have you been going to the bathroom regulary? do you feel constipated or bloated? If it lasts a few more days I would get it checked out.
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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I sometimes get that when I'm constipated and a bowel movement resolves it. If it doesn't get better in a few days, definitely make an appointment to see your doctor.

If it feels like a knife stabbing from the inside outward on your right side, it could be your appendix and you shouldn't wait to see the doctor.

Now that I think about it, my etopic pregnancy started off that way, but I think you would be in more serious pain after three days due to internal bleeding.
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Old 01-10-2010, 01:57 PM
 
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Maybe its cramps.

Last edited by LadyRobyn; 01-10-2010 at 05:11 PM.. Reason: Language...
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Old 01-10-2010, 04:14 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Thanks everyone for the ideas.

It seems to be a bit better today--so I'm not worried. I think it just might be an only onset of "female" fun.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
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Thanks everyone for the ideas.

It seems to be a bit better today--so I'm not worried. I think it just might be an only onset of "female" fun.
That's good ... and if it's not constipation, it may be some "trapped" gas in your colon ... ginger tea works well to help it pass.
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Old 01-10-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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Oh, and it's definitely not a sharp pain at all... every so often I'm getting a "twingy" feeling, but not painful at all. It has continued to be much less today.
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:24 AM
 
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That can happen when you ovulate. Keep an eye on though and schedule a check up and smear with the gyno. Girly cancers can be silent at first and are easiest to treat when caught early. Strange cramping can be just one of the signs. Cysts will also do that to you but they are usually not a problem and can self resolve. The youngest person I knew that had cancer (cervical) was only 23. And it was not just an abnormal smear scare.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California
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That can happen when you ovulate. Keep an eye on though and schedule a check up and smear with the gyno. Girly cancers can be silent at first and are easiest to treat when caught early. Strange cramping can be just one of the signs. Cysts will also do that to you but they are usually not a problem and can self resolve. The youngest person I knew that had cancer (cervical) was only 23. And it was not just an abnormal smear scare.
It's mostly resolved itself now, so I'm not too worried. I just had a normal pap about a month and a half ago, and knowing what I know about cervical cancer, there's no real chance of me having that anyhow. I thought of a cyst as well, and I'll definitely become more worried if I feel anything sharper than I have.
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Old 01-11-2010, 04:31 PM
 
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Good! I am glad. Don't forget to get another one this year instead of waiting two years. (just in case)
Anyone can get cervical cancer. What blew me away about that young girl was that she was not with many people (2) and never had an std. Cervical cancer and ovarian cancer are grossly understudied and have "silent phases". So don't skip those check ups. It can happen to anyone even if you don't have the typical history.
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