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Abdominal Discomfort.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 20, 2007
  • 02:05 PM

Hi, i'm 17 years old and m.
I have a strange feeling in my right side and I have had it for quite some time now. (Fall 06)
On my lower right abdominal just across from the hip and bellow the waist line is where this discomfort resides. Essentially it's an awkward feeling, if my girlfriend were to lay on me it would feel extremely uncomfortable (no pain, just not comfortable either.) Similar to how a skin feels when a vaccumn sucks your skin -just on the inside of my right abdominal.
Also i've noticed a distinct raised area like as if a small wide balloon were blown underneath the skin. I can tell the difference because profiling my left side it goes flat but my right side it's out 1/3 an inch or so as a raised bump.
Internally all the while i've felt strange, I hear my stomach working a lot more since this problem has came to my attention. I hear it squeezing and like almost releasing in noises. (Not sure exactly what it is doing, but that's what it sounds like.) I never was aware these before. I don't know if that is relevant to my plight but I figure i'd put it out there.
Help?

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  • I wish I could tell you what it is that you are experiencing, but I'm afraid I don't know. My daughter, also 17 at the time, had the same thing last September. She was in a lot of pain on and off, also in the right side of her abdomen, and every so a small lump would come up, which she described as a 'mushroom shape'. The Drs didn't seem to know what it was, (one suggested it could be her appendix, until I reminded him that she'd had that out at age 11!). After a short spell in hospital for tests and scans, they still were at a loss as to the cause, as everything they tested for came back as negative, so they simply gave her strong painkillers and sent her away. The good news is, the pain gradually eased, (around the end Sept, begining Oct), to the point where she no longer took pain killers, and still doesn't now. The bad news... the lump still appears occasionally, and we still haven't a clue why. Sorry I can't put a name to your symptoms, but hopefully it'll put your mind at rest knowing you're not the only one to experience it, and that it does go away, eventually.
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  • About the only things located in the lower abdominal area are intestines and your appendix, but if it were your appendix, you'd know it. I've always had problems with the putting pressure on my stomach. If someone were to lay their head on mine, it'd hurt enough to ask them to stop. As for the swelling...any bowel related issues? Have to run straight to the bathroom after you eat?
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  • Females experience similar pain when they have an ovarian cyst. Tall tell sign of such is if you ***k the the left sharply, the pain will generally occur suddenly and pronounced, then dissipate.
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