My husband, a 27 year old male weight – 270 lbs. height – 6’1” came home and complained of a “crampy” abdominal pain (he described it as, “how your stomach feels when it is empty and you are really hungry”) right in the midpoint between his sternum and navel, we assumed it was something he ate and didn’t think much of it. In the days following he told me it was still there and starting to get worse. At first it only hurt occasionally and slightly when pushed on. As the days followed the symptoms got worse, movement made it worse now (especially leaning forward while sitting or standing), after eating it was worse, and now it was very sensitive to touch. He spoke with a Pharmacist and started taking Omeprazole (an acid reducer), and has been taking that for 3 days with no real help, but the meds say they may take 4 days to take effect. Now, more than a week since the pain has begun, he couldn’t even sleep last night because the pain was so bad. It didn’t matter what side he slept on it hurt, and he was uncomfortable lying on his back and pain relievers didn't seem to help. He finally got a little sleep by laying on his right side and holding me tightly against his body. He said this helped support his stomach and kept the pain from being too bad. I have been looking all over the place, at every website symptom checker I can find to see what the problem is, but nothing seems to match it 100%. Can someone please tell me what it could be, if it will just go away, or if it needs rapid medical attention, or if there are any home remedies?
p.s. so far no vomiting or bowel troubles.