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Abdominal discomfort when lying down

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  • Posted By: 28Mary38
  • November 10, 2007
  • 02:36 AM

I'm a 69 year old woman and for the past 3-4 years have had abdominal discomfort but only when I lie down. I have a tight/pressure feeling across my midriff and also some feeling of pressure on my right hand side. For some reason this discomfort (I can't say it is pain) only occurs when I am in a certain position - either on my back in bed, or when I stretch out with my feet up whilst watching TV.
I have had an abdominal scan and gastroscopy both of which were clear. My doctor is at a bit of a loss to know what this is.

Does anyone have any ideas please?

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  • Hi, I too had this sort of problem many years ago, when I was 48, it ended up being adhesions, which is scar tissue that sticks to your organs and bowel etc, mine actually all intertwined together creating a ball that filled with fluid and got really huge and put pressure on everything inside, an ultrasound is probably what you need to rule it out, best of luck and I know the PAIN
    angelina678 1 Replies
    • November 10, 2007
    • 03:14 AM
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  • Thanks Angelina Mary
    28Mary38 3 Replies
    • November 15, 2007
    • 03:30 AM
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  • I'm a 69 year old woman and for the past 3-4 years have had abdominal discomfort but only when I lie down. I have a tight/pressure feeling across my midriff and also some feeling of pressure on my right hand side. For some reason this discomfort (I can't say it is pain) only occurs when I am in a certain position - either on my back in bed, or when I stretch out with my feet up whilst watching TV. I have had an abdominal scan and gastroscopy both of which were clear. My doctor is at a bit of a loss to know what this is. Does anyone have any ideas please?Do you take any drugs? How is your sleep? Do you suffer from anxiety or acid reflux? Do you have any difficulty eating raw food?Do you notice if it goes away if avoiding sweets, eggs or milk?How are your bowel movement.I was thinking that it might be the pancreas...the most overseen of all organs- and a very important one.Best,Fruity.
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • November 15, 2007
    • 03:41 AM
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  • Hi Fruity Thanks for the reply. Re the points you raised - all negative. I did have an ultrasound on my abdomen and everything was clear - including the pancreas. My doc now thinks it might be muscular. RegardsMary
    28Mary38 3 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 02:26 AM
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  • Hi Fruity Thanks for the reply. Re the points you raised - all negative. I did have an ultrasound on my abdomen and everything was clear - including the pancreas. My doc now thinks it might be muscular. RegardsMaryAny unrelated symptoms?Are you overweight, or do you take any drugs- prescription or over the counter?
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 02:40 AM
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  • No I'm not overweight and the only drugs I take are the occasional paracetamol!I stick to a healthy diet and don't drink alcohol - perhaps I should!!!
    28Mary38 3 Replies
    • November 16, 2007
    • 05:16 AM
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