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Women's Health Forums: I am 24 years old. When I was 19, I had two ovarian cysts removed although they were discovered by 'accident' and caused me no pain. I have just finished my period and it only lasted 4 days. Directly after it stopped, I developed a sharp pain (it comes and goes) on the right lower area of my abdomen. I am also getting pains on the same side in my lower back. I feel bloated and gassy. My family has a history of fibroids - any idea what this pain could be? What do you think?
July 27, 2006 at 3:35 pm
(1) Tania says:

Sounds like to me you may have had an kidney stone that passed.

December 10, 2006 at 10:12 am
(2) natalie says:

i am actually having the same problem right now i dont know what is going on!!!! i have been having my period for almost three weeks kind of off and on and i have a sharp pain on my right lower side it gets worse when i lay down.

December 13, 2006 at 6:02 pm
(3) Amanda says:

I was having the same problem for over a year after having my tubes tied. I had numerous tests to inlcude MRI’s, CT’s, and US’s…blood test after blood test…all normal! After a year on Darvocet and many many missed days of work with day and night pain I FINALLY found a doctor that helped me emotionally and medically. I thought I was honestly going crazy at 30 years old. I hated waking up b/c it was nothing but pill-popping pain filled days. He performed a Diagnostic Laproscopy on me as well as a D-N-C and discovered that I had severe adhesions from my tubal and also had a couple of small cysts. It’s been 2 months…each day I have begun to feel more and more like a healthy 30 year old. Like I was finally healed! Then this morning at 3 am while making my daughter a bottle, my pain came back and so much more severe. A severe right side to include left now abdominal/pelvic pain which now inlcudes a sharp rectal pain. Needless to say I feel as if the tunnel has yet again closed in on me… but I will make sure as to get my point across yet again to my doc(have an appointment tom.)and make sure he knows I am in pain and I will not live this way!!! Ladies, you know your body. If something feels wrong, more than likely it is wrong. Go from doctor to doctor to doctor till you find the one who is willing to take your medical welfare seriously. Let them know you are NOT going away until your pain does! After all you are your only advocate. Also, document every ache, pain, spotting ailment you have…be prepared! Good luck and have faith

January 8, 2007 at 2:14 pm
(4) Terri says:

I have the same problem. I just had a hysterectomy and my rt. overy removed. I had endometerosis and a small cyst on the rt. one. Three weeks later, again with the piercing pain it drives me crazy! Does anyone know anything about this? I’m sick of going to the dr. and them saying it’s nothing, it’s something.

January 29, 2007 at 6:37 pm
(5) jessica says:

Oh my gosh, I feel the same way! Anybody get any answers yet?? Im going back to the dr again too, my ultrasound was negative but I still dont know whats causing the pain on my right side! (and lower back on the rt sometimes too) The pain varies always there but the sharp pains come and go. Let me know if you have an update!

February 4, 2007 at 9:46 pm
(6) Crystal says:

I have been experiencing this as well. All the research I have done online and in medical books and journals, suggest that this pain is linked to Gallbladder disease, but I have never had any other symptoms. Finally I could live with it no longer and went to the Dr. He said that it may be caused by a strained muscle. He prescribed pain killers and muscle relxaers. Next week I go for an ultrasound, MRI,CAT, and X-rays. But until then, the presciption is working. Also, in the mean time, remember to drink LOTS of water and cut back on sodium, fatty foods, and alcohol. Hope you all feel better.

February 15, 2007 at 4:34 pm
(7) Ava says:

I have had the same – sharp pain that comes and goes, a ballon-like feeling in my stomach after eating, pain on the right side and right back, and problems sitting after eating. All tests have come up negative so far so I have become my own doc. I think it may be related to the # of pills I am popping every day (16 capsules divided up into 2 sets per day). Maybe they are getting logged in somewhere, so I am going to cut back on unneeded ones and see if the pain goes down. Its very frustrating

February 21, 2007 at 11:14 am
(8) Donna says:

OK. Let’s compare histories and see if we can narrow this down.My problems with lower rt ab/back pain and bloating began after childbirth. I was given pitocin and cytotech. The cervix never fully ripened and the boy actually pulled it out w/ him through the birth canal (sorry for the visual). 2 yrs later the pain is still very similiar to post childbirth pain. I’m out of shape so my stomach is soft and mushy. Except for a hard cervix, which by all accounts should also be soft. I had my tubes burned a couple of months after childbirth. B/c they moved my colon around or b/c of stitching (just guessing), going to the bathroom was strange. I would feel like I had to go but couldn’t. I’m experiencing the same discomfort today. I take Glucosamine w/ chondroitin and msm and wonder if that is causing kidney deposits. I eat a healthy diet and when I don’t my pain is much worse. Exercise helps. I spent a whole week chopping up logs in my back yard one time and after that the pain was almost totally gone. I had to stop b/c I pulled a muscle in my forearm and the mystery pain came back. I’ve had ovarian cysts in the past and may have them now.
So gas from childbirth or surgery is a huge factor. So is food and ab muscle tone. Can cysts cause back pain? Maybe. They didn’t for me before. Kidney or gallstones are very possible. Any other possibilities? Does anything here sound familiar to any one else?

February 22, 2007 at 10:23 pm
(9) Marilynn Miller says:

Ladies some of these complaints sound like IBS, irritible bowel syndrome, which is rampant today because of the processed foods we eat. Try supplementing your diet with Metamucil or Benefiber per the instructions and you may notice a difference within a few weeks. The large intestine has some big twists and turns in the lower right and left abdominal area. Gall bladder would be higher up. Good luck.

March 6, 2007 at 2:40 am
(10) April says:

Almost 4 years ago I had a hysterectomy but the dr left my ovaries, about 3 months after that I started having cramping in my left side and selling. I looked like I was about 5 months pregnant. They ran test after test and everything came back normal. The drs put me on pain killers to deal with the pain, depressants to deal with me being depressed, laxatives for helping me to go to the restroom. Nothing worked. I hurt in my left side all the time and sometimes It will run into my right side, but most of the time it is just my left. I went to 3 different gastro drs and all 3 told me something different. I tried everything they told me to, NO relief. I went to 3 different OB/Gyn and I was told after ultrasounds/MRIs/CAT scans that there was nothing wrong except some small cysts on my ovaries nothing much to worry about, so I have been told. I have started swelling in the abdnomial area and that is the only place I swell. I have gained weight since the surgrey, I have gone from 124 to 210. My general dr checked my thyroids and they were elevated.I am on meds for that. I hurt all the time. I cry most of the time because the pain is to much to deal with and I have people coming up to me and ask when the baby is due. I have an appointment with a dr that deals with chronic pelvic pain on March 28th. I hope that he can help. If I get any answers I would write back.

March 26, 2007 at 4:55 pm
(11) Meliss S. says:

I’ve had this intermittent, sharp pain in my lower left abdomen since December. I am 24 years old. I went to the doctor in Feb. about it and he said it was a bladder infection and gave me Bactrim. It did not help my pain. I guess you could say the pain in right above my LEFT thigh.

April 12, 2007 at 5:40 am
(12) marla says:

For April….I have a friend that gained a lot of weight in her stomach, and she also gets asked if she is pregnant. It took a while for the docs to find out that she has Cushings Disease. It’s rare and hard to diagnose, but over 1 million people go undiagnosed a year….so just in case, look in to it….I hope you do better.

April 25, 2007 at 10:34 pm
(13) Tara says:

I am like all of you. I have had chronic pain in my right lower side ever since my last child & tubal 3 yrs ago.Never had a problem before them.I have had Before my last child I had already had 2 c-sections. I went and had a CT done, Whiched showed that I had a cyst on my right ovary. All the women in my family were all diagnosed with endometritis. Still nothing has been diagnosed. Hope you find better luck.

April 27, 2007 at 12:01 pm
(14) Catherine says:

I have been having sharp pains in my left side since I had my son five years ago, I contacted my GP and he stated that it sounded like cysts on the ovaries, went to gyn but they never did nothing, the pain has now got worse and more persistant, my stomach looks like I am 5 months pregnant and I am totally embarrassed to go out, the pain is sometimes in right sise also

May 10, 2007 at 5:58 pm
(15) Jeanne says:

I am 63 and right now I am having bad pain in my left side going to my back on the same side.I have had a CT scan four months ago for abdominal and pelvic area and was diagnosed with chronic appendicitis so I had my appendix removed on March 23. I have had all sorts of blood work done and a kidney and bladder ultrasound two weeks ago. The pain is getting more intolerable and nothing helps. I am also noticing that my personality is changing ie: more restless and confused. I have so many other health problems that I am hoping that this will just go away with time. Anyone else have these experiences? Thanks for any help.

May 30, 2007 at 12:14 pm
(16) Diana says:

I’m 53 yrs of age. Have had a sharp pain in my right side, ever since the last pregnancy with my second child. I always thought it was a muscle(as I carried him, it seemed between my legs), but it felt like a tear, where the appendix would be found. It’s always there and varies in level of pain. In Feb. I had a period that lasted 2 1/2 weeks, a couple of days, afterward, I woke to a tremondous pain in my ovary. I put off calling the dr, but finally could take no more, after 2 weeks. I had blood in my urine, pressure and pain thru-out my abdomen, (as soon as food or drink reached my stomach, it felt as tho I was knotting up), abdominal swelling, a little constipation, the pain traveled down the inside of my right leg to my toes. I wasn’t getting better, so she orded a full abdomenal ultrasound; due to their suspension of chronic appendecitis. It showed the ovary had released fluid into the abdomen, but it was inconclusive. Pain continued, she sent me for a c-scan. The same. My pancreas, liver, gallbladder, kidney’s, appendix, stomach – all good shape. I’ve gained 25#’s in two years. I’m tired and nervous at the same time. I’ve taken Synthroid for my hypothyroidism for over 20 yrs (the TSH is good). I always feel I have a full bladder and there is never a time that I am not feeling the discomfort from the ovary or pain in my side. I’m asking for a specialist. I’m finished with all the piddling around. She is giving me progesterone to see if my periods will correct. I’ve had the hormonal test that gives you the level of premenopause you are in. My hormones are barely puttering and the dr can’t understand why I’m still menstruating. I feel like we’re only circling the issue! Don’t you think an ob/gyn would have a better slant on this mess?

June 17, 2007 at 1:26 am
(17) Teresa says:

Wow..I too have lower right side back pains. It started a few months ago! I’m wondering perhaps it’s because of my weight. I’m considered morbid obesed! you think?

June 26, 2007 at 7:37 am
(18) Cindy says:

I’m 53 and I also have lower right side back pain which started a few months ago AFTER I lost about 60 lbs. Not sure if it has anything to do with being morbidly obese or not. I’ve had a complete hysterectomy 11 years ago so nothing left down there. The pain is worse when I lay down or sneeze/cough but doesn’t seem to bother me if I’m moving around. Pushing on the area doesn’t find anything; no lumps, no pain. Slight constipation bothers me at times but nothing drastic. I’ve tried to eat fiber-rich foods but that doesn’t seem to make a difference. I have chronic shingles on my right side that pop up when I’m stressed out (so much fun) and I was told I have a pinched nerve in my back (probably something to do with an epidural during C-section way back when). This is getting very frustrating.

July 1, 2007 at 2:11 pm
(19) Angie says:

I have been having the same right side pain for about a year. I am 15 when i was taken into the doctors they thought that it was my appendix so i had to go do lab work they drew blood and then i had a ct when my ct they couldnt find anything wrong. the only thing that they found was that i have one big kidney instead of two. Later that same day i was rushed into the ER because i couldnt stand the pain and i was on the floor rolling around because it hurt so bad when they got some fludis in me they thought that it was just a cyth on my ovarie but they never did anything more that was back in November. Well my pain is starting to get worse again and i cant stand it. I did what marla said her post is farther up the page but she said to look into Cushings Disease. So i did and i have all the symptoms the gaining all of the wheight the stretch marks and all of that and i just had my last period a few days ago and it only lasted 2 days. I want to tell my mom to take me to the doctor for it but i am afraid that she wont belive me.

July 26, 2007 at 12:43 pm
(20) sarah says:

I have had some sharp pain kind of cramp like in the right lower side of my stomach but i think its because im pregnant. but im not sure. i want to know if it is a symptom of pregnancy. i have also been having alot of discharge but it doesnt have an odor and it isnt a funny color and ive been getting pretty nautious thru out the day the past week or so. any opinions?

August 20, 2007 at 3:35 am
(21) Gloria says:

I just got back from the emergency room for lower right side abdominal pain. I feared it was my appendix but after blood test showed normal the doctors ruled that out. I had a quick pelvic and when the doctor manipulated the right side [i guess ovary] the pain was unbearable! So he then did a vaginal ultrasound and found nothing! While lying there the pain subsided a bit. After waiting for diagnosis and treatment the pain return. I’m 23 y/o never had kids and was on my cycle. The pain is so great I am unable to walk upright and take deep breaths. The only thing I was told to do was to eat low fat foods and take maalox and ibuprofen as needed. I went to the county emergency clinic and was there 12 hours to be told this. I am now waiting to get signed up with insurance at my job to get a second [and or third/however many it takes] opinion till I find out what is wrong.

September 15, 2007 at 3:28 am
(22) virginia says:

This is so funny. Every women on this site has complained about the same things in a round about way…. You know last week i was getting my son ready for school and i got a sharp pain on my right side as well i went to the hospital because i thought it was my apendix. Thay said i had a cyst that ruptured now a week later i still have the same pain and went to a womens hospital when the doctor told me i don’t have any cyst on my overys. I am in so much pain i can’t stand it. it hurts when i bend,sit, lay , walk its a sharp stabbing pain and it feels like i am going to burst inside. The doctor i saw tonight told me that i was fine and that i only pritty much wantied morfine for pain. To get high i guess. but were i live you can by pain anything pills to drugs anywhere i really hurt and am pain and no one knows what it is. Its nice to know that alot of women have this same problem. Because i know i am not crazy even though the doctors try to make you feel that way. i just think thay don’t know everything about a womens body and i think that alot of women should get together and find out what is happening to or bodys it has to be a process of elinnation. i had my daughter 3 years ago in aug were are in sept now i stopped nursing her one year ago and 1 year and 1 month later i am going through this it has to be something.. i just started to get these pains last week …

September 25, 2007 at 10:59 pm
(23) Rachel says:

i have a pain in my right side also. its in the middle of my side. straight across from my belly button. it doesnt hurt all the time. It is a sharp pain that fades off and on and if pressure is applied to my side i feel it in my back. It really hurts when i am hungry and/or if i have to have a BM. I also have a problem with constipation. I am 23 years old and i have been to the doc. i have had galbladder tested and kidneys. i have ultrasounds on my stomach and blood work done. everything comes back ok. I just dont understand why i am in pain. I have had this problem for the past 4 years….

September 29, 2007 at 12:26 am
(24) MariceL says:

I’m surprised to read all this comments from women having similar symptoms I’m getting. At first, I feel it’s like a muscle on my lower right abdomen, kind a like swollen feeling, I feel the pressure everytime I get up from bed. My Gyne did all her pelvic/ovary ultrasound and she said they all look normal and she thought it maybe a hernia. She then referred me to a Surgeon and had a CT scan (ouch that’s $50 co payment right there) and found nothing. As I’m doing all this consultation and exams, the pain seems to be traveling to the middle and right of my abdomen, below my rib and right hip to lower back. The pain is there and it gets worst when I’m sitting down, I feel all kind a cramp, sharp, shooting & throbbing pain, also kind bloated and gassy, pressure when I walk and unable myself to work out. I went to another new/doctor (Family Internal Dr) for second opinion and when he pressed my right abdomen was really painful. He said, it’s maybe something hitting the wall of my uterus. He did all my blood test and found out a mass in my liver and not sure if that’s where the pain is coming from. Also saw a blood cell in my urine which has been going on for a while and a Urologist found nothing neither. The doctor gave me celebrex for the pain, but it wasn’t helping at all. Yesterday, I had another CT Scan of 3 phase of my liver (my pocket is really hurting, this is another $50 exam co payment). The pain is here and never go away. I will be getting my latest CT Scan on Monday. I went back to my old doctor and told him the problem and he wanted me to go back to my gynecologist and suggest to do a lapascopy (dont think I said this right) but this is the test where a camera is inserted and actually see ALL my organs. I haven’t called my gynecologist yet I’m waiting to my latest CT scan result. There you go all, I hope everybody is feeling better by now and God Bless You All!

October 1, 2007 at 8:22 am
(25) danielle says:

ive had really dull aching pains in my lower right side n lower back for a few months was admitted to hospital n told i was pregnant and the pain was from a cyst that had burst that every1 gets when pregnant. unfortunately i had to have a D&C for other reasons, n since then the pain is still there its been 3 weeks, ive had ultrasounds that were fine apart from standard swelling of the lining of my womb but im still getting this pain im starting too wonder wether its stress and me thinkin so much into its mkin it worse, my mum seems to think its irratable bowel :/ but in my bk aswell???

October 31, 2007 at 8:11 am
(26) Lori says:

Hi! My problems started a year ago April. I had extreme sharp pain on my right side. I went to Physicians Care & was advised I had a urinary tract infection. (UTI). I have experienced UTI’s before, & this did not feel like that. I was given Bactrim, & told to drink lots of water. 2 hours after that, I was doubled over in pain. I proceeded to the ER, in which the ER Dr. advised he wanted me to see a surgeon in the morning for possible appendix removal. Indeed I had my appendix removed. 4 months later, the pain was back. I then had my gall bladder removed. 4 months later, the pain was back. I was then told I need a hysterectomy. I was admitted to the hospital to find out I had a hernia. So I had hernia surgery. 2 months later, the pain is back. I had my right ovary & tube removed due to endometriosis, & scraping of my left ovary. I felt so much better after that. But then a few months later, the pain was back. I then had a swollen lymph node that was removed, 2 months later, another swollen lymph node was removed. 5 months after that, my body rejected the mesh used to correct my hernia, so the mesh was removed & that was the worst surgery I have ever endured. The recovery time has been 12 weeks, & I am still in a lot of pain. I am right back where I started. In pain, bloated, & just not feeling up to par. I do exercise. I walked two half marathons this year, & I am doing another one in Seattle next month. It does hurt when I walk, run or exercise, but I do it anyway, as I am not going to use pain as an excuse not to exercise. My Dr told me endometriosis has spread, & I need a full hyterectomy. So I will have that surgery in early Dec, & hope that I will finally feel “human” again. I am small boned, I weigh about 125, & 5’9″. Everything I read says people of weight usually have pain, but that is just not true! It can be anybody of any size. For all you living in pain & on pain killers, continue going to Dr’s. You will eventually find the right Dr who will take care of you! Pain killers are not the answer, & can completely change who you are! Get off of them! Ibuprofen 800 works very well for pain! Take care everybody! I wish you all the best of luck!

November 1, 2007 at 11:13 am
(27) Brittany says:

Okay, for the past few days ive had a uti and ive been drinking cranberry juices and water and taking azo for the pain…well since yesterday, i had pain that started on the lower right side of my back and it has gradually moved to my lower right side across from my belly button…it is a pain that is constantly there, sometimes more severe than others, but the pain is always there, sometimes i try to sleep but cannot because it hurts so bad…any ideas?

November 5, 2007 at 11:51 am
(28) Lora says:

I’ve just had another bout with this sort of pain, again, early this morning, the pain is in my lower right side abdomen…It felt like I could have been having an appendicitis attack. Now, approximately 6 hours, after my “pain attack”, my right side, lower back, and kidney area are sore,and I feel kinda bloated…I first had this pain, over 30 years ago. It is an extreme pain that I have experienced a few times over the years, where once again, I felt like it could have been an appendicitis, but the pain always subsided…I regularly have extreme pain at night while sleeping. The pain comes on, when I turn, or change positions in bed, the pain is so strong, it wakes me up. This pain always generates from the right side of my lower abdomen, ovary area. I wish I could find some information on the internet, cuz by reading the comments on this site, it doesn’t sound like our doctors know what causes the pain either. I am 50 years old, pre-menapausal, and not taking any kind of medication, or pain reliever. I am not extremely overweight, only by about 10 pounds, and I am an athletic person. I don’t think this pain has a lot to do with what size a person might be… Thanks everyone for sharing, now I know that I’m not the only one out there.

November 10, 2007 at 9:50 pm
(29) gretchen says:

I am so glad to read I am not alone. I deal with cronic pain in my lower right side. I have tried going to my OBGYN and my Gastro Dr. so far after many tests, no answer has been found. I am so tired of dealing with the pain. I have also thought it was my appendix but the pain althoigh severe, does at times fade. I am so frustrated. It’s a shame that we are all suffering…

November 28, 2007 at 3:01 am
(30) trish says:

Have any of you went to a urologist and asked if you might have interstitial cystitis???

December 5, 2007 at 11:20 am
(31) Crystal says:

Im 26yrs old and for the first time I experienced the worst pain ever in my back on the ride side towards my side, bad enough to make me cry (and I dont cry) I dont have insurance so I’m a little freaked out, but from the comments above it doesnt seem like there are very many Dr. out there willing to truely help.

December 10, 2007 at 10:35 pm
(32) noelle says:

omg – i can’t believe! listen, ladies – we all are not crazy! please someone tell me what they find out and does not let the pain come back. there’s no way that this is all duplicated pain and it’s in our heads? i think not!!!! i just think they don’t know! which doesn’t make me feel better. the things i have in common are herniated bellybutton and holding a six week old – my 5th! please post what this is. sounds like we’ll figure it out before they do! lol

December 17, 2007 at 9:19 am
(33) Tanya says:

I had the same problem,,i had pain for about 8 months,, and all my doc does is give me pain killers and all test come back good,, i feel like im going crazy and its all in my head,,its really making me depress

December 22, 2007 at 1:55 am
(34) mariesmom says:

WOW! I can’t believe how many of us are out there. I have been to every Dr. that ends in “ist”. I have been checked for the ?? Cyists (LOL–can’t spell it)by a Urologist. I have had MRI’s, CT’s and US’s. I have had blood work. I was in the hospital for 10 days. I did have a very sick gallbladder and they removed it. While inside of me, they did a laprascope and found some adhesions and removed them. They did a colonoscopy and found polyps (one would have been cancer in a few years- YIKES.)

So I have had things found and taken care of but none of them relieve this awful pain on my lower right side. It is really my whole lower abdomine but the right feels worse than the rest.It feels like severe menstral cramps and the right side feels like appendicitis.

I have had a hysterectomy, appendectomy, 1 c-section, tummy tuck prior to the pain. After the pain I have had adhesions removed, gallbladder removed and polyps in my colon removed.

I recently found out I had thyroid problems and I have been very very tired. We are looking into adrenal problems.

Let’s keep brainstorming and updating with Dr’s appts and findings. We are not crazy and we are not alone!!

January 1, 2008 at 5:06 am
(35) Mandi says:

I had pain shooting from the front around to my back…It would happen mostly at night while I was sleeping and the only way to get somewhat okay way lying in a hot bath. I didnt have insurance so didnt get medical attention. Two days after I got medical I was rushed into the ER to have my gallbladder removed and close to having pancreitis for holding off too long. I have been treated also for sharp pains in my ovaries and with ulta sounds found out I had cysts. Nothing was done to take care of them…basically “here is a pain prescription”. I still have pains on my ovaries that shoot down my legs for the past 3yrs with no help….who knows….I don’t think they have all the answers…

January 2, 2008 at 2:03 pm
(36) Natalie says:

To mariesmum – I also have a thyroid problem. It’s underactive and I take thyroxine, although I’m not overweight (but would like to lose a stone). Do you think the pains and thyroid could be related? I have pains in my right hand side now as I type this message.

January 6, 2008 at 5:57 pm
(37) rachael says:

am 15 years old and i have the same problem. i have pain constantly and the doctors don’t know anything they keep sending me to another doctor. i have been through every test u can and they can’t find anyhting. i have had csyt on my ovaries removed 4 times and i also have my apendixs removed to i don’t have a clue. they say everything if fine anyone know a good doctor to go to in michigan or anyone know what it could be. i think everyone of the doctors should take us women seriously.

January 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm
(38) Jackie says:

I have been having some degree of pain in my lower right abdomen for over a year now. The pain starts toward the end of my period every month. Ususally it is tollerable this month it was not. I was laid out for 3 days. It was awful! I went to my Dr. yesterday. She recommended I see my OBGYN & if she doesn’t find anything I just need to learn to live w/ it – Do you believe that? I told her I can’t live like this! So she also suggested a gastroenologist. After reading all the above comments I honestly don’t feel very hopeful but I’m going to keep praying. I’ll write if I get any good news. I’ll pray for all of you, too.

January 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm
(39) Julie says:

Has anyone who has left a comment previously gotten anything figured out? I sure hope so.

First, I went to the gyno with lower abdominal pain. She quickly explained it was just an ovarian cyst that ruptured (was there any proof? NO!)

Pain continued…It’s only been a little over 2 months, but I am getting sick of the pain :( I recently went to a General Physician, because I had no idea what it could be. SHe prescribed a CT Scan which came back normal. I had this done 3 weeks ago.

I am still in pain! Any suggestions?

January 17, 2008 at 2:18 pm
(40) Lynda says:

I too have the same pains.. in my lower right side that spreads to my lower back. I have had this pain for quite sometime, but just recently it got worse. Noramally I only have periods once every couple months and they only last 3 days (not taking any birth control) but this month I started my period and it was a weird dark brown color for about two days, then it went to a normal color and has lasted over a week. The pains are definately worse now than ever. I would go to the dr but I never get any answers anyway. Heres my medical history Im 26, I have one child that I had at 15. At 20 I Had one ovary removed and was told the other was blocked. I have periods only several times a year, when I do have then the are very heavy but only last about 3 days sometimes less. I have hypothyroidism. I have about 50 lbs in the last year. And I have these strange pains. It tends to feel better when I press on it. If anyone has any answers yet Id love to know what cam about

January 22, 2008 at 8:30 am
(41) Kim says:

I have been dealing with lower right pain for a couple of days now. I have had a hysterectomy several years ago due to cyst. This pain is much different. It feels like someone keeps stabbing me in the side. It comes and goes but when it comes it doubles me over. I have nothing left from the hysterectomy and I don’t think it is my appendix since I have been through that with my oldest son. I have not yet been to the Dr. because, I know how they are! I was hoping to find some help here but it seems we are all dealing with the pain and no help from the Dr. I will be going to the Dr. today. I will try to write back on what they seem to think the problem is. Good luck ladies. I truly to understand how you are feeling.

January 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm
(42) Tabby says:

Ive had a sharp pain in my low right side for about 3 months now. If I put pressure on it, it doesnt hurt as bad. Its has even hurt so bad, i couldnt sleep or even stand the pain to stand up. Ive missed so much work. And I’m not sure what it is. The doctor says its nothing, But heres the thing, i’ve never had a child nor have been preg. so does anyone have any idea what it could be?

January 28, 2008 at 11:18 pm
(43) krista Lee says:

Hi, I am 31 and am having these same symptoms. I have had them for almost a year now. I can’t figure it out either, seems like I have really bad pains on my right side, they move from right under my rib cage to a little lower down past my navel… I have had all kinds of tests and they can’t figure out what is wrong with me either. It does seem to get worse if I gain a few pounds (when I am on hormones/birth control I gain 5-10 lbs) Are any of the rest of you on birth control?

January 29, 2008 at 3:13 am
(44) Michael says:

This ie weird because i’m the only guy that has commented on this. I have had sharp, throbbing pains in my right side and right lower back for 5 years now. It hurts to work,sleep,walk, or basically anything besides lay flat on my back. I’ve been to the hospital and they diagnosed ne with kidney stones but when i went to the eurologist he said i did’nt have kidney stones.Now I have to get a camera inserted into my bladder in 3 days.I have all these hospital bills and have nothing to show for it except for pain.

January 29, 2008 at 2:25 pm
(45) Sandra says:

OMG, this really makes me mad, because I am having not only this kind of pain, but the exact same RUNAROUND by doctors. I went to a gyn for pain in the right side and she did laser surgery on some lesions that affect this problem NOT AT ALL. THEN I went to the regular doctor who did a CT Scan and said LIVER, but I still have the pain in my side. It affects your whole life!! And no one seems concerned. MADDENING, very.

January 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm
(46) someone says:

wtf, you’d think a moderator to this site or someone would help organize a solution or find a doctor who has an answer to all of these peoples’ problems. There’s 45 comments for crying out loud and almost all of them sound like the same issue.

February 3, 2008 at 2:19 am
(47) Val says:

I am a 28 yr old female.
It sounds like many people here might have PCOS: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. You do not even have to have cystic ovaries (so I have read) to be diagnosed. I am by no means a doctor, but I have many of the same symptoms as you all!. There are quite a few internet sites for this syndrome and I encourage you to look it up.

I pressured my doctors for years to refer me to an endocrinologist or reproductive endocrinologist. It wasn’t until my OBGYN thought I should have blood work done since I was having so many issues (sharp abdominal and back pain, amenorrhea, dizzyness, abnormal weight gain, unwanted facial hair, etc.). My tests came back stating I had high cholesterol (never a problem before!), pre-diabetic (familial) and elevated testosterone, just to name a few. All of these together can be related to PCOS and greatly affecting fertility.

It sounds like PCOS something that more doctors should learn about. Even if just to rule it out.

I wish each of you much luck in discovering what has been causing you great discomfort.

February 11, 2008 at 10:56 pm
(48) Jamie says:

I’m so glad to know that I’m not the only one with this type of pain. I thought it was all in my head!I’m 18 years old, and I’ve been having this pain for about two months now. I’ve been to the doctor numerous times, had soo many test ran and they cannot find anything wrong. It’s so frustrating, it’s my senior year of high school and I feel like i’ve been missing out these past two months. It’s terribly depressing. It hurts mainly when I’m sitting down and standing up. It stops when I’m laying down. It also moves from my right side to my lower back. It’s very overwhelming and I just very badly want a correct answer.

February 13, 2008 at 7:29 pm
(49) Susan says:

I am 56 years old and I have this same right sided pain after I eat. I have been through every test. Also have a thyroid problem like so many others. It is so awful that I have to lie down to relieve it at all. I hope someone gets the answer.

February 14, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(50) pet says:

my husband has had pain on his right side for years.. he just found out he has colon cancer, and has to meet with the surgent next week..just hopeing all in good…. take care

February 16, 2008 at 12:12 am
(51) cher9498 says:

I had pelvic inflammatory disease in May, was on many antibiotics until the end of October. I have lower back pain, right side abdomin pain, pain low in my pelvic area( sometimes right side, sometimes left). all seems to come and go. the pain gets bad when I’m sick. I have no insurance. Dr. put me on celcbrex and skalaxin and wants to do xrays once I get insurance. If the pain didn’t subside I would swear it’s appendicitis. Im being told it’s pain still from the pelvic infection…
Hoping someone finds answers for us!!!

February 19, 2008 at 1:06 pm
(52) Kate says:

I am 22 years old, no kids, and I have been having sharp, sudden cramps on my lower right abdomen…about where a menstrual cramp would be. But they are not related to my period at all. They come and go in about 30 seconds, but when they come, they are painful. It happens 1-3 times a day, at least.
I haven’t seen anyone mention this yet…but the cramping is at it’s worst when I become aroused. Not during sex, but instead at the beiginning of foreplay. Nothing even has to be inserted in my vagina for these cramps to come on. The last one lasted for about a minute. And it was extremely painful. And then it subsides, and everything is good. But that initial cramp makes the thought of becoming aroused not as fun as it should be! And I am pretty sure it’s not normal.

Any ideas?

I am on the nuva-ring, but the cramps have been come even when the ring is not in place. I previously had it out for a month because it fell out and insurance would not pay for a new one. The cramps came just as they always did.

February 19, 2008 at 2:44 pm
(53) mariesmom says:

Hello everyone. I have pain on my lower right side (see comment 34). It has steadly gotten worse and worse. I went to my family Dr. yesterday because it is getting unbearable. He felt around and thinks I have a hernia of all things! I thought they were easy to diagnose but he says 3 out of 10 don’t show up on CAT scans.

I have other symptoms that started out as fatigue and pain all over my body. But this is not related to my abdominal pain, it is 2 issues and, unfortunately, the other symptoms are adding up to Lupus as time goes by and I am feeling worse.

Maybe some of you should have a Dr. take a real good feel in the area and see if they feel any abnormalities. Again– my abdominal pain is NOT related to my Lupus. I don’t want to scare any of you.

February 21, 2008 at 12:05 am
(54) vicki says:

WOW, there are a lot of you out there that are having the same problem and I have. I have been taking notes on suggestion of what maybe. I went for my physical and had pep, Guess what the next day I was cramping so bad, I emailed my doctor and we did the ultra sound, and I previously had a ct done and everthing is normal. my doctor gave me pain pills and sent me on my way. SOmething has go to be done about these doctors that dont seem to care about our health. Thats why we need change. things are getting worst in all area. I just want to be able to stop taking all of this pain medication everyday.

February 23, 2008 at 8:41 pm
(55) cathy says:

just have to ask…. any of you taking anti-depressants like lexapro? could be the meds….

February 26, 2008 at 4:00 pm
(56) Jessica says:

Hi.. I am 26 years old and like most of the comments i read so far i too am glad im not the only one with this (similar) pain. I started experiencing this sharp pain within my lower right abdomen(pelvic) region about 2 and a half years ago. The feeling is difficult to describe but here it goes… its like a piercing burning sensation that at times gets so bad it shoots down my right thigh. I dont have any irregular bowls or discharge, but my period lately has been changing. I am also not on any meds. The burn feeling is more like the sensation when you put icy hot on your skin and it goes from that cold feeling to the hot tingle. I have gone to both my regular doctor and gyno and have had my blood tested and both internal and external ultrasounds because my doctors thought it was either cysts or my appendix, it was neither. My regular doctor advised me take tynenol and deal with it but the pain occurs daily and progressively gets worse. I just cant deal with it anymore. Ive tried doing research to find what kind of doctor i should go to but i dont know where the problem originates, whether muscles, nerves, or something else. I have heard of something called pelvic congestion that supposedly causes similar sensations but apparently not many doctors know about it. i will be seeing my gyno yet again to do some further exploring . If anyone knows of places to go for help or even better doctors in the new york/new jersey area please let me know.

March 1, 2008 at 8:41 pm
(57) shauna says:

Well like everyone else im having a pain on my right side but it seems to be just below my ribs. I am a 23yr old women and mother of 2. My pain seems to shot upwards and have spurts of being worst then others…Its seems really weird that we all have the same symptoms but noone has an answer.

March 1, 2008 at 10:01 pm
(58) Jacq says:

I’ve been having sharp pains in my lower right abdomon since my tubal five years ago. I’m 43. I’ve also have had ultrasounds (3), colonoscopy, cat scan to which everything appears normal. I’m very frustrated! I can’t seem to pin point the pain to anything specific like a food I’ve eaten or any strenuous activity. My last pap just about put me through the roof. My Dr. didn’t seem so concerned. No cysts were found in the three ultrasounds I had. Help!!! I’m not on any kind of medication either that may cause such pain.

March 4, 2008 at 4:15 pm
(59) Bonita says:

Please read the MindBody Prescription by Dr. Sarno. After reading this book and following the directions, I no longer suffer with pain anywhere in my body!

March 6, 2008 at 7:39 pm
(60) Sho says:

This is nuts.. Ive hd this for over 6 years!! And now the pain does not want to go away. Doc put me on Sulfa… it stopped the pain, but afre I was off the pills for a week, it comes right back. Exact same as you all describe here. Im sick of it!! It hurts, its uncomfortable and the bloating and acid in my stomach is horrible. Someone,, please help us all!!

March 7, 2008 at 10:50 pm
(61) Jo says:

I have been having this pain for 4 days now and I am 19 weeks pregnant, so I am worried about my baby. I plan to call my doctor on monday, but my pain gets worse when I sit or lay down, but gets better when I get up and walk. I thought it was gas, so I took colon cleanse, let’s see if it works, cause before I got pregnant, I had pain similar (not quite the same) and the Colon Cleanse really worked. I am just worried about my baby, not so much about me, I can handle the pain. When I was in my 20s, I had even worse pain, it was in my side, and shot up to my sholder, the only way I could breathe was to be bent over a bit and take little breaths, it was that painful. It lasted a month and went away. I had an US and nothing. I think it was extremely painful gas. I really pray that is all it is again.
Doctors are still human and there are things out there they still do not know about the human body and the reproductive system. At least in this country, if a doctor messes up, you can sue them. Can’t say the same for European or other countries where you not only wait MONTHS to see a doctor, you usually cannot sue them if they mess up, not that I would encourage suits without totally legit reason. I hope everyone feels better, this is a ver frustrating experience.

March 9, 2008 at 8:18 am
(62) AILE says:

FRIENDS! I 33 female … started having right side pain when I was 28, OVGYN said cyst, GI said gallbladder was working 69% and had inflamation on Stomach. It went away then when I was 31 it came back and has not leave yet. It has gotten WORSE it started by having a BURNING FEELING on my BONE (RIBS) RIGHT, THEN LEFT, it started on my left pelvic BONE is then when my OVGYN took me for a LAPAROSCOPIC and found bad case of endometriosis felt good for 2 WEEKS and now BURNING is BACK on the same places and even on the right pelvic bone also. I have no idea what is the problem. Had Ultrasound, Cat Scan, colonoscopy. I am really depressed and cant live with this any more. No kids, No even sex, They saw CRISTALS on my gallbladder nothing else but I dont think cristals can make you feel this BURNING feeling … I read a LOT on the internet and cant find anything about this … THANK YOU SO MUCH if you have any idea please let me know … GOOD LUCK!!!!

March 12, 2008 at 4:37 pm
(63) Michelle says:

Hi, I’m 30 years old and in December of 06′ I started having pain in my lower right side. Sometimes if feels like it goes down into my leg. I also notice that it is worse when I’m sitting and after my husband and I make love. I’ll cramp the next day. After every doctors exam I would also have severe cramping. By January of 07′ I had been to three different doctors for this issue. I finally found a doctor that said “Something wrong and I we won’t give up till we find the problem.” Fianly, someone believes me. I’ve been through ultrasounds, colonoscopy, laparoscopy, physical therapy, MRI, sleeping pills, pain pills. Finally he decided to take my right Ovary and Appendix in late September. After the surgery they realized that I had tubal cysts and appendiceal litigation. I thought that this was finally the end to my pain. I’ve been doing great up until a few weeks ago. The pain has slowly came back. I’m to the point now that I’ve been in tears for the last three nights. I don’t know where to go from here. I thought that my nightmare was over. I see my doctor in 2 hours. He had told me before that if this does not cure it that he will send me to a chronic pain specialist and put me back on pain meds. I don’t want to live my life day to day on pain meds. There has to be someone out there that has the answer if so many woman are having this issue.

March 13, 2008 at 11:10 pm
(64) Janice Margetson says:

Yes I have this dreaded pain everyone is talking about. I have seen various doctors, undergone many scans and no-one knows what is causing this pain. It is in my side, NOT MY HEAD, please someone help us. I am 53 years old and also look 9 months pregnant and areconstantly wetting myself, sound familiar anyone.

March 16, 2008 at 2:30 pm
(65) Tish says:

Wow, I cant believe there are so many of us out there. I am also one who suffers from right lower side pain that is unbearable at times. As I am writing this I am experiencing one and I am about to cry. I at the age of 24 had a total hysterectomy because I had cyst and cancerous spots on my ovaries as well as my fillopian tube. After removing them I didnt hurt for a while, but it has been back for about a year now and I am sick of the pain. I also have been to every doctor and had every test ran and noone seems to know what the pain is or why it is caused. It is in right side and shoots down my right leg, i cant move, walk, or lay down cause no matter what it hurts.Anyone have any suggestions as to what it could be????? Hellppppppp

March 18, 2008 at 10:18 am
(66) Julie T. says:

Hello to all, after reading all 65 replies on here I am encouraged to go back to the doctor “again”. I have had the same stabbing, burning in my side for over 5 years now and like you all, no results. I have seen countless doctors and had all of the tests that you all have had. It really does get discouraging going through all of this with no validation whatsoever. After the colonoscopy I was actually upset that they didnt find anything. Sounds nuts but Im really to a point to where I think I can handle whatever the results may be, I just want them to figure it out so we can do something to stop it. I feel like I’m going in circles here. I’m a military wife. Good side, I have been able to see many doctors and specialists. Bad side, we move every 2 to 3 years. So, here we are in KS now and I just didnt want to start the whole “let’s start with the blood tests and then we will move to the ultrasounds” and so on. so frustrating.
To compare with all of you. What has been found so far is crystals in my kidney. I have ruled that out because I have had kidney stones, not the same pain. endometriosis on my right filopian tupe (excuse my spelling I dont care to look it up right now :}) this was new to me maybe it was that, did a hystorectemy, good for about 2 weeks, the pain returned. I forgot, the first thing was the apendectomy, nope, my appendix was fine now that they see it in a jar. So, like you all, after all of the tests and drs from Germay to the USA, nothing.
Whatever this is has really affected my life. Especially since I dont know what to do or not to do to keep this pain from coming.
By the way, I’m 37, 5’6, 115 lbs. I’ve been this weight all my adult life so we can rule out the obesity thing. I honestly feel its a lower intestinal problem because I have more pain when I’m gassy or have to poddy. The pain is pretty much always here like a throbing but thats when its really bad. Once again, the doctors didnt see anything abnormal. I will say that for a few days after that test I felt no pain. It was a heavenly 3 days. but of course it returned. Which tells me that when my bowels are “cleaned out” I’m better. If this sounds familiar to any of you, let me know.
I have to say on a day of desperation I seriously thought about contacting Sylvia Brown (psychic), but I just cant pay $700. for that. Then after finding yesterday that there are so many of us out here with this same fantom pain, I thought about Oprah. If anyone had the contacts to get the word out about this, its Oprah. I thought the idea silly at first but this is a real problem for so many women and “man”. What do you all think? Let me know and I’ll start compossing a letter, or if one of you want to volunteer…

March 19, 2008 at 4:56 pm
(67) MARY says:


March 20, 2008 at 10:18 am
(68) Julie T. says:

Mary, if you didnt have this pain before the surgery, you should let the dr. know. Just to rule out surgery complications. If its the same thing all of us are going through then I totaly understand your fear, having that kind of pain can really scare you. If its any consolation, I’ve had this almost every day for 5 years and I’m still here. Fighting not to let the everyday pain break me, but I’m alive. I’m know we will find out what this is…one day…I’m seriously wondering if its not just endometriosis. Its so hard for dr.s to see…honestly, I don’t know but hang in there, maybe we will have some answers soon.

March 22, 2008 at 5:53 pm
(69) Jo says:

I had a complete hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries and appendix because of the endometrosis. I am 5 months post surgery and starting to experience pain in my right side just like before the surgery. I was told the endo can come back even if there is no endometrium and no ovaries!!! How scary is that after only 5 months out!!!

March 25, 2008 at 1:51 am
(70) Jane says:

Hello everyone,
It seems that I have gone through a similar experience to all of you. I am still yet to figure out the source of my pain, but have researched heavilly into ‘trigger point’ therapy. This involves treating trigger points, or knots of muscle. They can occur in any muscle of the body but for the symptoms discussed they are most likely to be present in the psoas muscle/s and/or the abdominal muscles. I would recommend you at least see a physiotherapist or get some massages to see if this helps. Best of luck to you all, and remember, your health is everything so keep trying to resolve the issue… and don’t let doctors insinuate that it’s all in your head – it’s not!

March 25, 2008 at 7:41 pm
(71) Stacey says:

Hey ladies! As so many others have said, I can’t believe how many people are in similar situations to mine. In April of 2005 I had a miscarriage, and I was 11 weeks along. Ever since then, I’ve had pain in my lower right side, right where my ovary is. The pain was never severe, but just enough to be annoying and it was constantly there. I went to my ob-gyn, and he did exams, tests, and eventually told me that he wanted to do a laporoscopy to check for endometriosis. So, I did that, and it came back negative. He says I probably have IBS, but I really don’t think I do. So, a year and a half after the surgery, I’ve basically gotten used to the constant dull pain in my right side. Everytime I see my doctor, I tell him I still have pain, but he never ever seems to be concerned…he’s a good doctor so I don’t think he doesn’t care or anything though. Today, however, I was at work and five or six times I had a VERY sharp pain in my lower right side of my back. It would just all of a sudden be there and leave just as suddenly, but everytime it came I almost fell to the ground. My boss even asked me if I was okay. I’m due to start my period tomorrow. And I think that my kidneys are back where I’m having the pain, but I’m not positive about that. So, I don’t know if the unexplained back pain has anything to do with the stomach pain or if they’re two totally unrelated things entirely. Any ideas?

Also, does anyone know anything about endometriosis? I know what it is and can give a basic explanation of the disease. But I’m wondering, since my pain isn’t so severe, if maybe the endometrial tissue deposits are so small that the laporoscopy couldn’t detect them. Does anyone know if that’s even possible, or would it catch it if it was there, no matter how small?

I’m just very scared that what we are all experiencing may be linked with endometriosis, and I know that when it goes untreated the possibility of infertility increases…and I live my life for the day I have kids. Do you think I should visit another doctor?

March 25, 2008 at 7:48 pm
(72) Stacey says:

Oh, I also forgot to mention that I got asked TWICE today at work when the baby was due. I’m not pregnant. I haven’t really noticed any swelling, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened. After the second time, I went into the bathroom and sobbed. I feel some of your pain.

March 26, 2008 at 6:25 am
(73) FAVOUR JOSEPH says:


March 30, 2008 at 2:42 am
(74) aimee says:

hi i am 23 and i am having the same kinds of pains one pain is right above my belly button the others are like knives stabbing me. the pain is not bad all of the time. i skipped my period last month and have been having pains in my sides i know i have a uti but that is not why i would skip a period. i have been feeling nautious if thats spelt correctly. i dont assume i am pregnant because u have to have sex to get pregnant. i already have a condition called hypoglycemia which is low blood sugar but that still doesnt explain why i would skip my period and have sharp pains like this. i think it might be a cyst or a blockage or something. ive been having menstrual cramps and my period is due for this month soon so we will see if i start my period this month. i know that i might have hernias also from lifting heavy boxes that are tares in you. if that is the case we could all go in for surgery and fix it but it seems these days the doctors are so smart their stupid i noticed the last few times ive gone to the doctor the doctor seemed to much in a hurry and it felt like they doctor didnt care much as to give a full exam and rushed me out of the room after i waited there for 7 hours so girls i would suggest getting a different doctor and also maybe insurance because i have the same problem its hard to find a good job these days that provide insurance. i hope some of my info was helpful.

March 30, 2008 at 2:49 am
(75) aimee says:

also i forgot ive been asked if i am pregnant for the last 4 years ive had abnormal rapid belly fat and it made me have stretch marks im only 23 years old and have never had any kids. ive never been on birth control but feel i dont need it because i dont have sex. also the last time i used a tampon there was green stuff at the top of the tampon and my mom keeps accuseing me of having an std which makes me laugh because i dont have sex so i dont know maybe we all have a female infection in our reproductive organs i dont know. id like to call it fd female disease lol a disease that we cant seem to figure out what it is.

March 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm
(76) lynz says:

Hi Im 28 years old and I have been having a sharp pain on the right side since yesterday. I tried web md symptom checker and nothing…. So I was scanning the net for answers and came accross this blog. It is insaine how many people are going threw this and no one seems to have answers. Ive had a tubiligation and 2 children. about 4 years ago I had 6 cysts removed from my ovaries and let me tell you this is a whole different type of pain. Similar to someone shoving a needle into my side and removing it. Its not reaccuring or even predictable. It comes speradically and leaves after about a minute. It has happened aprox 5 times in the last 24 hours. I do not have belly pain or any other symptoms but Im deffinetly gonna go to the doctor if it dosnt stop in the next 48 hours. Any suggestions or comments are much appreciated.

March 30, 2008 at 6:54 pm
(77) Jo says:

Many of you have dealt with this for YEARS! Mine started about 8 hours ago, so I won’t complain too much! Ironically I have a doc. apt in 2 days, so I hope it is gone by then. I dread all the tests and surgeries that you have had that didn’t help most of you laides. I feel a little discouraged by your lack of relief! Wish me luck!

April 2, 2008 at 9:29 am
(78) Diane says:

I too have these symptons. Im 30 and for the past 3 years since my daughters birth ive had trouble with periods to were some are non existent to some were I bleed for 5 weeks solid passing blood clots the size of my hand sometimes to then stop for a few days maybe a week to then go through it all again. Never had problems with periods before birth ( had c section )and like many of you, have pains on both sides of abdominals, the right side being more dominant and back pain is constant. I am overweight and sick of docs using this as an excuse, been to docs so many times i just put up with it now, until a few months back, I was in that much discomfort and pain I was actually sick cos the pain was so severe. I have had a scan over a year ago, and came back ok, had blood test after blood test all come back normal, but I know there is something up with me and even now sitting typing this I have this dull indigestion feeling in my chest underneath the breast area bewteen the ribs it feels like ive ate bread and its got stuck and going down really slow and a dull ache in my right side going through to my back, Ive had my gall bladder removed over 5 years ago, i lost alot of weight really quick which kicked off the gall bladder to form the stones and I can honestly say the pain severity is about the same as gall stones when its at its worst. The last attack I had was the worst were I took myself up to the local hospital days after as normally the pain would come and go but for 5 days I could hardly stand up straight due to sever pain in the abdo/pelvic region it didnt let up. got poked and prodded to be told they didnt have a clue and suggested an ultrasound scan and also suggested it could be a number of things like IBS, Twisted bowl or acid, the latter was mentioned because 2 occasions ive woke up with acid in my throat but never had it again. It was a day after the hospital visit I got my period and which I mentioned all the probs I had been having but got told it wasnt anything to do with that I was told to go back to Doc to get refered to hospital, which i did for the doc to then turn around and tell me i needed more blood tests and urine samples before she refered me which came back as usual normal. I have kinda gave up trying to get someone to listen to me, my family think I am a hypochondriac cos theres is always something up with me, but I have never felt right for the last few years and it seems to all be tied and I am being my own doctor and saying it has something to do with my womb/cervix and periods. I also have noticed my moods are quite bad too, I can sometimes feel like my blood is literally boiling inside me and for no reason I can wake up in bad moods and im lucky my partner is so laid back or I dont think we would be together. Anyway ive had my say now, I hope you girls are feeling better soon and get better treatment than what Ive received

April 2, 2008 at 11:04 am
(79) Patty says:

OMG, I’m 42yrs. old. Had hysterectomy about 5 yes. ago. I went from 142 to 200 lbs. I look like I’m 5 mos. pregnant. People ask me when the baby is due too. I know how you all feel. My lower rt. side hurts along with my lower back same side, also pain shoots towards my belly button. Had ct scan & Doc said appendix looks good. Gyn thinks I should wait it out to see if pain will go away if not see Gastronolgist. Now that I have read all of your comments I feel discouraged. I can’t believe that no one (docs) can figure out what the heck is going here. May God be with all of you during your bad days.

April 4, 2008 at 3:20 am
(80) Fiona says:

Having had pains since having my appendix out last September after my own GP said it was a water infection, I ahve been in constant pain.

Going back to the GP to tell him that the pian in my abdomen is unbearable, I have been giving pain killers and antibiotics, had US CT scan and all come back negative.

I did however on my last blood test have a large number of white blood cells showing so this means that there is an infection somewhere but where??

I fell like fraud going back to the doctor week after week but I can not stand this pain anymore. I feel sick all the time and very very tired and my eyes looks like a pandas any answers please

April 12, 2008 at 11:27 am
(81) Diana says:

I have the same problem. I am 23 years old and have been dealing with “womens” problems ever since i was 14. In december I had a laparoscopy because my right side pain was unbearable I did all types of test and found nothing….with the laparoscopy they found I have endometriosis…and a huge cyst in my ovary. The lower right side of pain can be many things such as hormonal imbalance, pelvic inflamatory disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Most of the time its caused by an active ovary…..it could be even irritable bowel syndrome. Unfortunately when we walk into a doctors office just by the right side pain they dont know….a lot of testing has to be done. I know that my lower right side pain is my right ovary that has cysts and its a constant pain….it starts to bother me more before my period and when I start to ovulate. Go to the doctor until you know exactly what it is…..it took me 9 years of testing until i got the laparoscopy…and found out all the mysterious pains i’ve had for years. Best Of Luck

April 15, 2008 at 8:56 am
(82) terri says:

gave birth early @ 20 weeks :(

when I left the hospital I wouldn’t stop bleeding so I went back and they gave me a emergancey D & C..

It’s been just over 10 days since I left.. I have the re occuring pain just below my ribs on my right side..
When the pain come It becomes so sharp I begin debating on going too the emergancy room.. What could this be and what should I do?

April 15, 2008 at 8:18 pm
(83) Sherika says:

I am nineteen years old and i have the sharp pain happen twice, the first time i had to rushed to the er and told that i could have been a cyth but they werent for sure…well its six months later and im having these pains as i type. I went to the doctor and was told that nothing was wrong me, other than that i had endometrosis (which i have none since i was 14) ive been on birth control since i was 14 and ive never had this happend till now, ive aslo have had an underactive thyroid since i was 7. My docotros look at me like im lying, and my family is starting to get real worried, if anyone has answers please let us know

April 16, 2008 at 12:52 pm
(84) Tonia says:

Possibly Fibroid Tumors – I had the same pain on the right side, in my lower back which sometimes stemmed down to my leg. A few years ago I was diagnosised with fibroid tumors and I also had the heavy bleeding and the extended cycles off and on. My doctor did an ultrasound and found out that the tumors were pressing against a muscle in my back which was causing extensive pain. Eventually i had a myomectomy because of my age and still wanting to bare kids. Once I had surgery, the problems went a way. So you may want to check and see if you have fibroids or a similar situation.

April 16, 2008 at 9:32 pm
(85) Sarah says:

Hey!I am a 23 year old. I have the same related pain. I lost my baby at 7 weeks :( ! After a while I started bleeding and couldn’t stop. I had to have a D&C done on me. Its been about a month since i had that done and I just recently started having a sharp pain on my left side. Sometimes to my back where the pain is. I had a ultra sound done today and they said everything looks fine ,but I still have that annoying sharp pain in my side where ovary is located. i feel fine when i take pain medicine or if I lay real still ,but when i start moving around again it starts hurting me. It comes and goes. Please if anybody knows what is going on please tell me and us all!

April 20, 2008 at 8:20 am
(86) Jillian says:

I am 27 and have had the pain described by most of you on my right side/back for several months, on and off. Once it was accompanied by a UTI and sometimes with bloating or constipation. I have 3 kids, had my gallbladder out 3 yrs ago and have never been on birth control. I have left the ER after waiting several hours and once only given antibiotics for the UTI. Basically I am dealing with it but I think I will go back to the ER today and demand more tests. I have been up all night with the pain…

April 21, 2008 at 1:49 pm
(87) annu says:

i also feel the same right side pain in lower abdomen…i think it could be ,because of cysts or fobroids in my uteres.:(

April 23, 2008 at 1:37 pm
(88) jessica says:

There is a condition called interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome. The main symptoms include intense pain in the sides as well as the chronic feeling of having a bladder infection. This condition only occurs in women, there are not many tests to detect it although there have been doumentations of this condition from the late 1800′s. It was also called the crazy woman syndrome because no tests would prove there is anything wrong yet these women were experiencing such discomfort and pain. Basically the cause is the lining of the stomach is being eaten away by an overabundance of acid. Have you noticed that if you eat high acidic foods such as onions, oranges, hot things, etc. you will have a flare up even more then usual? The reason why I know all this is because my mom had these symptoms over a year ago, went from doctor to doctor until she found a specialist who was open minded enough to consider ic. She was given a prescription, a strict diet, and also was suggested an over the counter medication. About 8 months ago I began to have the same symptoms. At the time I didn’t have insurance nor the funds to travel from doctor to doctor trying to find a dignosis and I told my mom about it. She suggested trying this wonderful over the counter medication called PreLief. She rarely takes her prescription and eats what she wants no. Every time I eat “naughty” foods or I know I am going to eat “naughty” foods I take two pills. Basically it neutrilizes the acid in food without harming your body. It’s really a miracle pill! I don’t have the pain anymore or discomfort, my husband is soooooo much happier because I am not crying anymore about the discomfort and pain! My suggestion is try Prelief, it won’t hurt you if this is not the cause of your symptoms and if it is you won’t believe the results. I know you can get it at walgreens, you can also order it online. I hope this is helpful and I hope you guys all start feeling better!!! There is a light at the end of the tunnel!

April 24, 2008 at 3:35 am
(89) crystal says:

you know it could be alot of different things but i had the same pain on my left side and it was a boil inside it came out but …..it could also be sum thing having to do with acid reflex i have that now and never had it b4 all this !!! man having ur tubes tied causes so many problems ..i wish sumone would have told me!!!!

April 28, 2008 at 11:18 am
(90) laurie says:

Thrilled I found this site; same right
side, right back,lower right sharp pain,sometimes constant and sharp, a lot of deep down burning pain – pressing on the areas does not intensify the pain nor do I feel anything abnormal…i’m 53,in the throws of still menstruating irreg. and
having premenst. discomforts for weeks on end…bloating, weight gain, fatigue
but scared something is just wrong…i’m approx. 20 lbs overweight,eat a lot of fiber but still eat some bad stuff (this combo produces bloating and gas too) and I consume alcohol in moderating but regularly …do you think that contributes? I will try and lighten my
dietary and alcohol intake and try exercising more frequently to see if that helps – it will be hard to exercise with the pains but have noticed when i am doing heavy chores, etc that the pain lessens for a while…at least the frontal ones…i will also try the PreLief mentioned and will let you all know…so do consider and adjust your eating, beveraging and activity – and note if
that changes anything…feeling good about ourselves that we are doing our part should at least help our spirits
get thru this mystery…

May 2, 2008 at 9:28 pm
(91) Melissa says:

Hi, I am 27 and yesterday was the first I have had this pain, I woke up at 5am with sharp pain on my right side going towards my back and down my thigh, I was bloated and at first thought it was just gas. Then at 7 I threw up and the pain was really bad, I thought it was my appendix. I went to the hospital they did tests and were 50/50 either it was my appendix or it was cist on my ovaries that eurupted. They didn’t want to do the test on my appendix because if it was the ovaries it would most likly irritate them. I was sent home even though my white blood cell count was higher then normal and told to “keep an eye on it”. Today I woke up felt better but my right side is very tender and sore that someone hit me. I’ve had stomach issues for the last few years, vomitting on and off, I’ve been taking vitamins and that vomitting has stopped buy now this…..

May 7, 2008 at 7:08 am
(92) Victoria says:

Hi. I am 17, and I work night shift at a hotel, and at about one am yesterday i felt that my belly didn’t feel right. as the night continued the “not feeling right” changed into a pain in the lower right side. It hurts most when touched and when there is pressure it hurts my lower right side of my back. I have no history of anyother medical problems, so i went to the hospital they said they couldnt find anything in my blood work, just to take it easy. It bothers me so much because i know something is wrong, and they where no help. I plan on just going to my family doctor in the morning to see if I can get a better answer. I will try to come back and let everyone know. Also,I am freezing right now :(

May 13, 2008 at 5:30 pm
(93) Diane says:

I am in the same boat here. Pain in right hand side and lower back sometimes in my hip and sometimes so intense it wakes me up and I can’t straighten up.

I am bloated, acid reflux, ammenorrhea, unwanted hair, acne and chlorasma. I am going to ask for my hormones and testosterone to be checked. I am wondering if it is polycystic ovaries. But does anyone know what the treatment would be?

I am also going to try those prelief tablets as I’m sick of taking nexium and zantac which are now ceasing to work.

May 14, 2008 at 2:19 pm
(94) JulieT. says:

ok, I left a comment earlier explaining that I have the same sharp pain in my right side. I just got back from yet another doctor. good news I guess you can say because this has been going on for over 5 years now. The gastro-intestinal dr. did whats called a breath test, found that I have an infection in my colon and prescribed xifaxan. I’ll let you know in two weeks after my antibiotics have run there course if this has solved my pain. wish me luck…because this may help some of you if it works.

May 16, 2008 at 5:54 pm
(95) HELP US says:

this is unbelievable. Same symptoms, having them now!! unbearable, they say it is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease but i’ve been tested for everything and have no reason to have PID so they can’t explain that either. if pain can kill you, this definitely is deadly.

May 26, 2008 at 12:37 pm
(96) Marian Beirne says:

I have same symptons for 1 year as all letters here put now have decided to leave well enough alone in case i pick up mrsa in hospital in ireland i am a lot older 55yrs so maybe its the menopause im going thru

May 28, 2008 at 10:48 am
(97) prieta says:

Hi Everyone I am a 37yr old woman with 5 children and since 1999 I was diagnosed with lupus and have had both of my ovaries removed due to cysts and after my last ovary removal in 2007 I started having the same pains you ladies have I went to a lot of doctors as well and alot of tests done. The last doctor i went to looked at all my records and ran test himself of course i thought it was going to be like every other doctor blame it on the lupus or depression my anemia or anything else he also ran more test for about 3months and he found something i dont want to alarm anybody but you should get checked for it. they found a large mass on my righ kidney which is causing all of my pain and discomfort. Have not gotten surgery because so many test i became allergic to the cat scan and mri die. so the doctors want to do a radiation thing but since i have lupus i would be taking a risk in becoming a vegetable just for one test and i still have 3 little ones at home so i can’t risk it. but if you ladies are in so much pain have the doctors check your kidneys or the liver.

July 2, 2008 at 9:38 am
(98) Betty says:

I have the same pain in my lower right side, the pain runs down the front of my right leg and into my back, I have a burning sensation in my right side. I cannot imagine why the Dr’s cannot diagnoise this. Mine seems to get worse when I have a bowl movement. To some of you, my stomach swelled really big on the left side, I was very uncomfortable, I went to my Gastroentrologist, told him how I felt, he ask me about my diet, I told him I ate a varied diet and was trying to add more fiber to my diet, he told me that 15% of the people cannot eat a high fiber diet. Told me to stop eating so much fiber, I did and got better really fast, then this right side stuff came along. I need to see a Dr. but after reading all of your comments I am not sure it will help. It helped me to know that I am not in this alone. I am 69 years of age. God Bless each of you.

July 7, 2008 at 6:45 pm
(99) Rena says:

has anyone thought to look in the colan for hemaroids? (spellever)

July 11, 2008 at 3:42 am
(100) Charlene says:

3 Days ago i woke up in the worst pain on my lower left side. It almost felp like labor pains..The pains shoot down to my vagina area.
It hurts if i move a certin way, or lay on that side. I dont have health care for myself to get checked out.. so i was wounder is anyone has any ideas of what it could be.. and should i have it checked?

Also.. once in a whill the pain will shoot to the right side. But its mainly the left side.

July 12, 2008 at 11:09 pm
(101) PersonwithSimilarExperience says:

Have your doctor look at all of these options:

Interstitial cystitis
Polycystic ovary syndrome
Fibroid Tumors

Some solutions:
Trigger point Therapy

July 15, 2008 at 12:41 am
(102) Poonam says:

Well hello ladies iam writing this on behalf of my wife. We are newly married couple she moved here about 9 months now.Guess wat ,pain on the ride side of her lower stomach. Read most of article here sound smiliar to wats going with her but me being not her cant feel the pain but cant see her bare that pain by herself.Its been like this since dec of 07 and freaking docs cant figure out wats goin on wit her, done blood work ,berium,ultrasound,ct scan u name it,all the freaking test, guess wat came out negative.Emergency had been my second home.I think medical company which make pills have a deal with hosipital on prescribing T3s and T4s ,percasets,etc… and hospital staff need a boot in there azz, where sun dont shine, they busy playing stupid games on computers rather taking care of ppl who need serious help . I hope they go through this pain everyday.My wife is only 22 me 28 and i tell u we going through rough time rite now but hold in there barely.I feel helpless cant help her out wish i was the doc… anyways had and appointment wit gyno told us wit the reports been provided to him said that he will do a scopic test see if everything is alrite in stomach that putting camera in her belly button.But also seen something in the report regarding uthera being tilted from its orignal place….but by the ways he sounded to me seems like he knows wats he doing told us this very typical and common thing…but for this procedure will take about within 4 month. of hell…… we miss our love life…..very much….most important thing for me is to get feeling better….running out patatience any help or suggestion….

July 15, 2008 at 1:06 am
(103) deborah says:

wow!i can so relate,thinking it was all in my head.I’am 23 years old and been experience lower back pain on the right side with a wrapping throbbing pain down my right leg since i was 18.the pain gets so sever to the point to where i cant get out of bed and from moving at all.I’ve been to many doctors and hospitals had ex-ray ,ultrasounds,spinaltabs,MRI and cat scans all negative results this monument i went to see my new Doctor and told him about my pain also to show him my back which i notices over the years i now have a wide deep dip,when he seen this his response was o wow we need to take ex-ray’s i go back to have another ex-ray in a few weeks and hopefully i could get some answers have a feeling that this is the Doctor who would find the problem.

July 21, 2008 at 1:45 pm
(104) kat says:

i think we should all print this page and bring it to our docs because i feel like i dont even have to say what my symptoms are..just look up, lol

July 23, 2008 at 6:15 am
(105) Tina says:

Me too! Tonnes of unbearable pain. Had hysterectomy Dec ’07 – cervical cancer. I can’t work,clean the house, go for a walk, sit, or stand for more than 5 minutes. My back constantly kills, my right side of my belly kills, I pee myself all day long, also no intimate times with hubby – hurts soooooo bad! When I go for a car ride, every bump in the road causes shooting pain to go up my belly. The pain is weird as well. Hot burning ripping crampy pain. Sometimes it feels as if someone is stabbing me. Had Ultrasound, CT scan, another CT scan tomorrow, Several ‘down-there’ exams, bloodwork, x-rays, cystogram (just to name a few) All tests come back NORMAL. I have been to my family DR numerous times, Oncologist 3 times (of which told me to continue to perform my womanly duties!!! What a JERK!), going to see a GYN next month (a Female DR). On lots of pain meds, gained almost 50lbs so far, my belly swells up to the size of a watermelon if I do anything like sweep my floor or walk around the block. Very hard to bend over, hurts if I stretch. I feel as if I’m going crazy. The one oncologist that I seen told me that it was all in my head. I cry all of the time, I feel nearly useless and hopeless. Can someone please share any information that they find out about what is wrong. We all have had enough and need answers. How can anyone live like this? I can’t believe that some of you have lived with this for so long. I’m only 34. It has only been 8 months for me and I can’t take it anymore. Pain meds aren’t working so well.
I wish everyone the best of luck.
Take Care!

July 23, 2008 at 7:26 pm
(106) Lesley says:

A year ago my dr wanted to switch my birth control pill. Once I did I started to have very irregular periods with severe cramps and this pain in my lower right pelvic area. As the year went on the pain progressed and I started to have pain in my lower right back and pain that shot down my thigh. Occasionally I would get the same pain in my left side. After 5 months I got back on my old birth control. The symptoms persisted. I went to the dr and found I had a cysts on my right ovary. She wanted me to wait another month to see if the cyst had gotten any bigger. When i went back the cyst was gone but there was a even larger cyst on my left ovary. So i went to the gynecologist, had yet another ultrasound and saw there was still a large cyst on my left ovary. He switched me to another birth control. Now the pain is worse in my lower right abdomen and back and more persistent. I’m set to go back to the dr in another month for guess what another ultrasound. I’m getting frustrated with the drs and with the constant pain in my pelvis. WHAT IN THE WORLD IS WRONG WITH ME?!?!!?

July 24, 2008 at 4:18 pm
(107) barbara says:

I had what I considered “attacks” on the first or second day of my period about 10 years ago. the pain would start on my left or right side and feel like someone was ripping my insides out. It was so bad that I had to lay down and wait for it to subside. Afterwards I was completely drained of energy and felt sore like after a good workout for days. I went to at least 7 gyns who did not have a Sclue about what was wrong with me, except they discovered I did have cysts on both ovaries. One sent me to a gastroenteroligist, but he found nothing wrong with my colon. One Er doc said that when an cyst bursts it releases blood into the abdomen and it can be very painful. He speculated I could be growing these every month. Finally a Physician’s assistant put me on a low dose birth control pill and my “attacks” went away for 18 months until another doctor took me off and lo and behold the pain came back. Luckily, I went thru menopause and the pain went away completely, which proved to me that it was a female problem all along. I will say that most doctors did nothing for me and I think they did not take me seriously. So I even started taking my husband with me since he was with me through many of the more severe attacks. It is frustrating so you have to keep trying until you finally find find someone who really listens to you. We women go through so much pain anyway, that I think some Gyns just think we are complaining about bad cramps. I was in my forties and these were no cramps I had ever had. They just do not want to admit they don’t know what this pain is. Good luck to all of you.

July 28, 2008 at 8:28 pm
(108) Alisha says:

Wow, im 22 yrs old never had any pregnancys and I have had these same pains on my right side for monthes, this month had to be the worst, Ive had to period this month and 4 days i have been having constant pain in my right abd…. in my belly botton and my lower back, I dont want to go to the hosp b/c i dont want to be there 12 hrs to get sent home with pain killers.. its something, we know our bodies and something isnt right.. is there any dr out there that cares to do the testing and things to see whats wrong… im to the point im going crazy and just crying b/c of the pain,,,, help me

August 2, 2008 at 1:00 am
(109) Wabba says:

For the past 2 weeks, I ( a 52 year old white female of 5′ 1″ and overweight for my petite preemie bone structure ) have had increasingly upper right abdominal pain. Starting out as come and go severe pain, it has now elevated to persistant non-stop exausting, grabbing, cutting pain. After 4 visits to various ER’s and several doctor appointments with CT SCAN, X-RAYS of chest, ULTRASOUND and MRC/MRI…the verdict is in by my PCP ascribing the pain to NOT BE GALBLADDER. The only abnormality, is a 4mm lesion on the left lobe of my liver; could this in any way be the root cause of my excruciating pain? Does anyone have a clue or a similar problem…and is there any hope for my relief? Plus I am scared that I won’t be able to survive the growing persistant PAIN-MEDS OR NO MEDS! Thank you all for any light you can shed on my delema; I am like many of you…becoming my own MD.

August 3, 2008 at 3:04 am
(110) Tracy says:

Hello ladies after reading all 109 entries, I am flabbergasted that we have all lived with a severely decrease in quality of life due to the unexplained. First I have to say that I am so glad that I am not alone. Seriously there are weeks, months when I think I must be crazy. I have had chronic pain in my lower right quadrant for the last 20 months. When it all began my PCP was sure that it had to be related to my Celiac’s Disease. I have to admit I bought into it. I am currently taking 240 mg of Oxycontin and 12-15 mgs of Dilaudid a day for the break through pain as those of you living with this pain probably already know that that amount of pain medication does not keep me pain free. It does however keep my pain at an almost tolerable level (between a 5 – 7) on the “pain scale”. My pain seems to have three cycles. First, it is that horrendous pain in the lower right quadrant that feels like a combination of burning pain and throbbing continuous pain. The second phase is the same however, it involves my lower right quadrant on the backside. This adds an intense throbbing pain that brings me to my knees even with the pain medication. Finally phase three has the same continuous pain from the first two phases but adds a shooting pain that goes from my lower right quadrant to mid thigh. This phase also includes waves of cramping paint hat can only be compared to the contraction felt in the late stages of child birth. Phase three is crippling to say the least. My PCP performed every test with in his power to rule out the easy things: pregnancy, STDs, appendicitis, gall bladder, kidney, and liver problems. When these all came back normal and STD free he referred me to someone he thought might be able to help me.
For the first year of this debilitating pain, my PCP sent me to a prominent hospital in my state and had the gastroenterologist perform every test he could think of so as a result of those visits I had a mass and abscess removed from my rectum and my tail bone removed in the process.
This was thought to be the cure. I was so excited and in fact I was pain free for almost three weeks before it all returned again. I was again referred back to the gastro department for more tests and eventually the removal of some small benign masses from my small intestine. Of course I knew that that wasn’t going to solve the problem, but at this point it is important to rule out everything.
When this brought about no cures I self referred to the ob/gyn department at this same hospital. Come on you guys know that when push comes to shove your PCP is likely to label us with CPP and just prescribe the pain meds to keep the squawking quiet. I did not have this pain until the 37th year of my life and there is no way in H*** that I am going to stay this way for the remainder of my life. I know you all are with me here.
So OB doc sent me for an MRI. Surprise not like I haven’t had this test before, but I am willing to play along after all, she is the first person in awhile that has seemed open to the idea that this might be treatable. So MRI is back and the findings are 1. I have a 3cm sac of fluid on my left thigh (not a problem wrong side of the body for me to believe it is significant in any regards) 2. She noted a sac of fluid sitting behind my uterus again not significant in that the doc doesn’t believe that this is a source of my pain either. 3. I have some small ovarian cysts (again probably not significant) 4. My fallopian tube on the right side appears to have some damage. BTW did I mention that on my way to discovering the reason for my anemia several years ago the internal medicine specialist referred me to an OB/Gyn to have an endometrial ablation to get rid of my menstrual cycle so that my anemia would be cured.) Of course this did not fix the anemia because as it turns out I have Celiac disease, which was the real reason for the anemia. This is important in that the ablation might be the reason for the damaged fallopian tube and as a result possibly the reason for my pain. Finally not noted on the MRI but possibly the source of my pain, endometriosis. Which is not always noticed on an MRI or any other test as it just appears to be tissue not anything out of the ordinary. So Monday I am suppose to call and schedule a diagnostic laparoscopic procedure to rule out endometriosis. If that is a failure then we will go with a complete hysterectomy so that maybe, fingers crossed this will be the end of my pain filled journey. I cannot wait to be narcotic free. Nor can I wait to have fun with my family and friends. If you have any ideas I appreciate any thoughts.
Yours In Good Health,

August 4, 2008 at 10:48 am
(111) Hayley says:

I am so relieved to see that I am not the only person experiencing these issues! I have been experiencing lower right abdominal pain for a month now and it is AWFUL. I went into the ER a few weeks ago and they were convinced it was my appendix. They did the surgery, and but of course, the pathology report showed it was NOT appendicitis. I still have the pain in my right side and it feels like a knife is constantly stabbing me there. Also experiencing nausea and have low fever.

So far, I have had 2 CTs, 6 urine tests, pregnancy test, a vaginal ultra sound, abdominal ultrasound, 5 blood tests, appendix surgery, met with a urologist, gastro doctor, general doctor, obgyn…. EVERY DOCTOR POSSIBLE!

Here is what they have found so far: everything “normal” except that my right kidney is larger in second CT than the first CT, and I have calcium oxalate in my urine.

I am so tired of hearing “everything looks normal” when I am 150% positive something is not right.

The pain becomes so draining and I have found that I do not have the ability to maintain the same activities and energy level as I used to.

If I find ANYTHING in any upocoming tests, will let everyone know.

Best of luck and feel better.


August 8, 2008 at 10:54 pm
(112) gladdie says:

a few days ago i fell on my back now the pain has went around to the right side of my ribcage where the liver is and i have really bad pain deep hot pain at the tip of the rib had exrays no broken boner

August 8, 2008 at 10:54 pm
(113) gladdie says:

a few days ago i fell on my back now the pain has went around to the right side of my ribcage where the liver is and i have really bad pain deep hot pain at the tip of the rib had exrays no broken boner

August 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm
(114) Jackie says:

I applaud all of you…women have to go through so much. It wasn’t enough to just deliver our babies.
I have had severe pain in my right side(pelvic area) for about a year now. The pain changes each month and I know that I have fibroids. Doctors wanted to do surgery before, but my mother went through that.
She is now on kidney dialysis and she doesn’t suffer from hypertension. She thinks it had to do with HRT drugs she was on after getting her hysterectomy to correct her hormone levels. The doctors of course do not want to admit that one. Who knows?
I think with blogging and getting different problems out in the open, we can be a help to one another.
Thank you and let’s continue to make a change.
BTW- Hayley try to see the results with your urine test. If you have any or high levels of protein there, it may be something going on with your kidneys. I’m not a doctor, but you never know.
Take care ladies…

August 20, 2008 at 6:20 pm
(115) Michelle says:

Well it’s going on 2 years now and they still don’t know what’s wrong with me. I printed out these 23 pages of comment and will be taking this to my doctor. I’d like him to read this and hear what he has to say.

August 21, 2008 at 2:49 pm
(116) Melanie says:

I have had cyst on overies for most of my life. it first began when I was 20yrs old. I went to the Dr and he told me I was just a woman this stuff happens. I finally went to a Dr who did lap scope and found cyst and adhesions that had everything tied togather. Told this was how the body healed it self. After many years of cyst being removed and not able to have children. I finally did IVF and had a child. I desided at that time since I was in pain all of the time that I would go ahead and have a hysto. That with all the hormones taken for the IVF and all the cyst and my chances were very high for cancer that I had my child and I would have hysto. We scheduled a hysto and the Dr butchered me. Litterally. He nicked my bladder and intestines and left an ovary in also. 5 weeks later I had acute pancrititis which I find out that can be caused by a change in hormones. (just what was told). I know that adhesions are very painfuls and probably a problem if you have had surgery in the adobinal area. Adhesions occur from the organs in the body becoming dry during surgery. Then of course the healing process. I have regretted every day since of having a hysto. It does not just mess with hormones, affecting your sex drive, messing with tissue latisity in breast and just all around messing with mood and how you deal with life. Be careful with who you have work on you. If you do not feel strong about the Dr go to another one. It is not like there is only one. We now days have to research everything for ourselves because it feels as if Drs are so busy that they do not have the time to research things that are not right in front of them. I speak from experience. Take care of your bodies because they are the only ones we have. The lady that posted before mine is right. If there is pain there is something wrong.

August 28, 2008 at 10:36 am
(117) Andrea says:

I am 24 and since 19 i have had major pain on both right and left side PAIN. It felt like someone was stabbing me for 30 secs at a time. and sometimes I would have just have cramping sitting pain in my side and pelvic area. I was told that I have a “sensitive uterous” and they gave me pain meds. Then last year I had a 7 1/2 cm cyst on my rt side and they thought after removing it would be ok. Well still having it. I have had cat scans, MRI’s, ultrasounds, ect… nothing. Thank you ladies at least I know I am not crazy and by our symptoms all match but history does not! I have never had kids, been pregnant, and I know that we HAVE all had cysts.. any thoughts ladies? I think doctors don’t know why and that’s why they try to make us believe it’s nothing. I will say tht exercising DOES help me. By the way, what are the symptoms for cushions?

August 29, 2008 at 5:31 am
(118) Jackie says:

I blogged at this site a couple of weeks ago…Melanie, I am so sorry what happened to you. It is just so inexcusable what these physicians do to OUR bodies anymore. You would think with all the technology and everything we have in our country, we would be in a little better standing. I don’t know what is going on with that.
I wanted to say that my fibroids are HUGE and my cycle is ridiculous anymore. I have to use ultra tampons now. Think about the days of just regular and super ones. Now they have Super Plus and Ultra tampons on the market. Just imagine how many other women are going through this.
I thought about a partial hysterectomy at one point, but with all this information here, I am just going to deal with the pain and blood until hopefully menopause hits.
I pray for everyone’s safe resolutions…take care and continue to blog.

August 31, 2008 at 5:14 pm
(119) misty says:

hello, I am 31 yrs. old and am a mother of 5,and I have been told that if something didn’t hurt something would be wrong! I too have suffered from some side pain in my lower right side. It is just below my rib cage. It isn’t constant. It is more of after I eat. But I have heard about some people who have hd a surgury after some years later, there has been scar tissue to grow and attatch itself to other parts of the body. (of course that is only things that I have heard.) I was also recently diagnosed with arthritis in my neck and it followed by muscle spasms, perhaps you ladies might want ask your dr. about that for you back and side pain. My grandmother started getting it at age 30 and it was the crippleing kind. (It may have no connection but I think it would be a good question to ask the dr.)With a pulled muscle usually rest and not lifting anything for a few weeks will make it better. I had tests done and all came back fine too, so I am gonna get and apt. with my new dr. to see about it. I try to use the internet for some possibilities but you still come up with all kinds of stuff it could be. I do know that vitimans and the DanAtive drink will help with some of the intestinal things. Juice can somtimes make your bowels contract and hurt or mine they do anyway. perhaps some of your pains could be from being overworked.(just a thought) My last dr. told me that a bladder infection could cause those side and back pains too. I have heard that virises play a big part in these pains too. I heard somewhere that our bowels play the biggest part in our sickness. I think it was something about bacteria but I am not sure. I’m also not trying to tell anyone this is what you have, just offering ideas that might help. If you have moved to a different climate and then started having these pains, perhaps it might be part of it. (anything is possible.)I feel strange having similar pains and then offering possible solutions or ideas but, I have heard a lot of things and wanted to share them with you. Pease of mind would be great for all of us. Well ladies my prayers and thoughts go out to all of you, I will say a special prayer for you in hope you will find a cure for all your pains.Good Luck and God Bless you all!!

September 9, 2008 at 12:48 am
(120) Brie says:

Wow I am glad I found this. I have 3 daughter and my right side pain didn’t start til after my 3 child and I had my tubes tide. First I was told it was scar tissue time to heal but here it is 2 years later I can’t take this pain on my right side anymore. I had my gall bladder taken out when I was 21 I am now 32. So I know has nothing to do with that. I see the doctor in 2 weeks. Hope to get some answers if I find out anything I will leave a comment maybe it can help someone else. I am so surprised to so how many other women or have the same problem as me.

September 10, 2008 at 12:00 pm
(121) Bee says:

i took a friend to the er who was visiting from out of town with a whole bunch of the symptoms mentioned. pain , sharp knifing pain you can hardly move, everyone assumed it was a kidney stone. the tests came back and pointed at a urinary tract infection. i saw the pain, i heard it and i hope to never go through it. i always thought UTIs just worked themselves out, but this one had spread into the kidneys. hopefully the antibiotics will take care of it, because she said it hurt worse than back labor. anything is worth a try and god bless us all one day we will find a great doc.. I have a GI speicialist who is going to scope me tommorrow and he said if he didnt find anything, he wants to look deeper, he wont give up on me, i hope. good luck you all, pain sucks, I feel like a crappy mom because i cant do those “things” with my kids. a few more years this way, if the doc doesnt figure it out, I am scared they are going to have to take care of me

September 10, 2008 at 6:39 pm
(122) Ketra Thompson says:

BE CAREFULL… I was diagnosed with endometiosis and had a partial hystorectemy in November 2007. I am 30 years old with 3 children and suffered for years with intense periods that ended for a while after my first child but became intense again after having my tubes tied after my 3rd child. The operations seemed to help for awhile and while I no longer suffer from knock me down pain of menstral cramps I still suffer from sharp pains especially around the right side of my abdomen, a heavy feeling thats painfull down the middle, pain when I urinate and frequent urination. I thought for a long time I was still healing, I have been told it can take a year.

September 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm
(123) Mandy says:

Ladies, please read this. I am 40 years old, I have two children in their teens and have been having these symptoms for 24 years. They started shortly after I started taking the contraceptive pill. I believe there may be a link there, but in many ways it was related to anxiety. I have been diagnosed with (over the years) Polycycstic ovary syndrome, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Anxiety and Panic Disorder. I have been to the emergency room on many occasions screaming with pain. I have been told conflicting things by many doctors – some say cysts hurt, some say cysts don’t hurt ! My pain gets worse when I am anxious or nervous – this points to IBS, but remember that your hormones are affected by this too! I am often worse when I am pre-menstrual. I have had three exploratory operations (nothing found) – countless scans (sometimes identifying fluid around the ovary, sometimes not), countless blood tests (no thyroid problems, no organ problems). I have learned some things over the years – first, if it was life-threatening, I wouldn’t be here now! Second, relaxation definitely helps, stress makes it worse. Third, I have seen a good homeopath who has prescribed hormone balancing therapies (works!). Fourth, when I am carrying more weight and not exercising, it gets worse. Fifth, I haven’t used tampons for ten years now. They definitely cause problems. Sixth, I was finally told not to take the contraceptive pill. I believe artificial hormones also play a part. Also, I was told not to use a Coil or Cap. Your body rejects such things when you are sensitive in this way and other methods (that do not affect YOU) are better. I believe that what we experience is a combination of things – that is why doctors cannot diagnose them. They are interlinked with each other – pyschological and physical elements working together. The best thing I ever did was to accept it and learn the things that make it better, identify the things that make it worse. The doctors are clueless – our gynaecology is still a mystery to the! I just wanted to try and reassure people – because if you panic about it, the pain gets worse. You know your own body – take control of it, monitor when the pain comes and goes and note down what you were doing, how you were feeling etc. Learn to see the patterns…your body is just talking to you, that’s all. It’s trying to help you. When it eases, it’s saying ‘great, you’ve done the right thing’. When it hurts, it’s saying ‘stop that’. I’ve been working on this a long time…it doesn’t scare me anymore. I feel more in tune with myself – and haven’t had severe pain (only niggles) for several years now. Try to meditate, to relax, to give yourself some time, eat healthily, (sugar and fat make me worse), exercise, don’t pump your body with hormones you don’t need. Take care everyone. And take comfort in the fact that it’s something so many of experience – you’re not alone, and we all get through it.

September 12, 2008 at 2:41 am
(124) brittany says:

so i am number 124 to be complaining about the same type of pain, just about, and that scares me more then when i got online to try and find out what this could be. there are so many people with the same pain, and im sure there are many more, and yet no one has any answers. no doctor seems to know what they are talking about, and how to treat the pain we have. for a little over 3 years i have had the same pain, and i am only 22. when i was first seen, i was told it was just a cyst and it would go away on its own. 2 years later when i went they said they cyst was still there, but that it may not be causing the pain i was in. both times i was seen in an emergency room because the pain was so bad i couldnt even moved. a sharp stabbing pain in my lower right stomach, side and back. its the worst feeling ever, and when i sit or stand it feels even worse, like my insides are falling out. anyway, i am recently trying to get insurance coverage so i can MAYBE find out what the hell is wrong with me, and after all the research i have done online, i am wondering if it is even worth it. it doesnt seem like any doctor knows what they are talking about. either way i am just going to be living with this pain… or i can go to a doctor and just be put on a bunch of pain meds to numb the pain, instead of knowing and fixing the problem. it just seems like a lose lose.

September 15, 2008 at 8:24 pm
(125) momto4 says:

Been going through literal hell today, and googling right sided pain, came across this site.

I had 2 kids, had my tubes tied…then had more intense pain during periods…nothing like today tho. Well that tubal failed, I had a miscarriage.

I went through IVF because I wanted more children, stimulated the ovaries, ended up having twins. My same obgyn retied. and burned my tubes (right side regrew itself, that’s why it failed).

Now the twins are 5 mths. During c-sec recovery, my right side was giving me intense pain, but it seemed to heal. However the past two months during ovualtion, it hurts more than before, I seem to have some greenish discharge, and now intense pain…my period came this morning.

I use to have hard to deal with periods, but it would be okay with some tylenol and pass in a day. But this is all more to one side, localized to one spot….making me think about going to emergency with 5 mth twins, and my two other kids as well.

Lets see if it is better tommorrow.

September 22, 2008 at 7:56 pm
(126) cznine says:

check out PCOS, very similar symptoms

September 23, 2008 at 1:22 pm
(127) Alysha says:

I am having periodic pain in both of my hips. I went to my doctor yesterday and my x-ray shows that I have an enlarged liver. My blood test results have not come in yet. Has anyone’s doctor said anything similar to this?

September 23, 2008 at 1:34 pm
(128) Alysha says:

Oh, and I forgot to mention, I am extremely bloated and gassy. I have been having cramping pains in my abdomen, not unlike period cramps. I have also had some heartburn. I am moderately slender and I look like I am a few months pregant, but all the pregnancy tests come up negative.

September 24, 2008 at 2:18 pm
(129) heather says:

i have the same pain it comes and it go’s i’ve had it for about 2 years now it did’nt start untill after i had my galbladder removed they did ct scans bones scans xrays and they can’t find anything the pain hurts the worest when i breath in deep and lay down please someone tell me what it is???

September 24, 2008 at 9:43 pm
(130) suez says:

Hey Ladies. Same here, same here, same here! However, I gave up on the Doctors BS and started taking charge. I went to a ThetaHealer (google it) and got treated that way. I saw a Naturopath and received some great advice. I started meditating on banishing the pain and cause thereof. I started on an all natural diet. I drink 2 litres of water a day. I drink Essiac Tea (google it) every day and take all natural supplements (not the store bought ones containing all kinds of chemicals) also every day. My pain is gone after 6 yrs and has been gone for almost 2 yrs now. I’m not saying you all should do this (don’t want the FDA on my hiney!), but I’m just saying how I took care of it. Research, take charge, don’t give up.

September 25, 2008 at 6:36 am
(131) Deserae says:

Well, I have been having alot of pain lately on the right side of my lower abdomen. The pain comes and goes, it’s been a couple of days. A few years ago I had my gallbladder removed and the doc found a mild mass in the liver. I tried calling that doctor to make an apt. I thought about going to the emergency, but I don’t want to waste time there if they are not going to be able to solve the problem or give me beneficial meds to heal the pain. So, I figured I would just wait a few more hours and call my health insurance and try to speak to a nurse over the phone about the situation. I just really pray and hope that it’s nothing serious and that the pain goes away….

September 25, 2008 at 2:35 pm
(132) Miss B says:

Do hernias and cysts resolve themselves? I do have fear that having my tubes tied may have left scar tissue or something isn’t right with the ovaries now. My doctor thinks it’s just a muscle strain or tare, and has ruled out appendicitis.

I am a 55 year old female experiencing persistent right side pain for over 3 weeks now. Pain started as a dull ache about 3 inches right of belly button, sometimes radiating downward or slightly upward. The pain sometimes turns sharp or burns, especially when getting into a vehicle, trying to turn from back to side in bed, while leaning back to recline, to bend or stoop. It burns especially severe when coughing or sneezing. The pain has become more constant than intermittent lately. Sometimes I awake at night noticing the ache in my side. Sometimes it feels good to put pressure on the spot and hold my stomach tightly to keep it from hurting while sitting.

I have normally weighed 145 lbs. but experienced a swift weight gain over a two-three week period, going up to 160 lbs. with no change in diet or activity, and a noticeable pooch or pouch occurring, seemingly overnight, both above and below the navel. My face has also become round and full.

I delivered my last child 15 years ago and initially had my tubes tied, but soon had to have my uterus removed (leaving the ovaries). I have generally been very healthy. Diagnosed with Lupus at age 30, however it flared and then disappeared after the birth of my last child at age 40. Had an L5/S1 disc repair back surgery at about age 45. I recently retired from a very stressful job of 20 years. I have always managed high stress well, with job and kids, etc. Life is much easier now. The rapid weight gain is a little disconcerting, and maybe it accounts for weak stomach muscles all of a sudden, even though I probably walk and exercise more now than I did while working.

Blood tests and urine show no problems. Doc wants to do a CT scan, but after reading all these entries I am discouraged and think it will be a waste of time and money. I guess I’ll just keep on doing what I’m doing – putting up with it for now. Good luck to all of us! B

September 26, 2008 at 12:11 pm
(133) anna says:

hi i would just like to say i was in hosbital last night with the same problem i was in pain in my right side and i was been sick i have add it for a while it just got worse last night i went my doctors today and she said i have got a pelvic infection and it also stops you from getting pregant which i am trying but no luck and this is why so i have add some tablets and hopefuuly i wil be better hope this helps

October 7, 2008 at 11:56 pm
(134) Allie says:

I also have had this for years on end. i am 25 and it started when i was 14!

Dr’s passed me off to other dr’s saying it is IBS.. and then cysts but no cysts were there on the ultrasound. It goes away sometimes but comes back with vengence. Usually before/after my period sometimes it lasts for months. Makes me tired and depressed. I havent had kids yet but my fiance and I will be trying in the next 4 months. Good luck everyone and keep us posted. It is nice to know I am not alone or going crazy.

October 12, 2008 at 1:28 pm
(135) Julie says:

I have the same problem, sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen. I had a complete hysterectomy in July 2003 because I had Endometriosis.Since June of 2008 I’ve had problems with pain and diarrhea off and on. But now I’ve had sharp pain in the right side for 2 weeks straight, went to ER and they did a CT with contrast and said it wasn’t my appendix or gallbladder.But I needed to follow up my primary DR. and I needed to see a GI specialist for a colonoscopy.My Dr. has done stool tests and blood work , hopefully the GI Dr. will be able to help. I know what you all are going through. I feel the same way though I’ve never had children because I couldn’t.

October 21, 2008 at 3:15 pm
(136) Kristen says:

Man! i thought i was just going crazy! i cant believe how many women feel just like me! i just had my second child 3 yrs ago. i had a tubal after. when i was 19 i had my rt overy removed. ive been in pain on my rt side and back for 2 yrs. it feels like somebody has kicked me in my side. i have spent way to much time and money trying to figure ouy yhr problem! the docs dont know! all they have done got me hooked on pain pills ,witch is another problem im being treated for! my doctor just told me that when we get older we have more pains! im only 27! i hope we get a answer soon!

October 26, 2008 at 2:30 pm
(137) Julie says:

Well I went to the GI DR. and she scheduled me for an abdominal ultrasound & EGD in Nov. She’s not sure what’s going on, surprise there huh? Anyway She said one of the things it could be is sludge in the gallbladder or IBS ( I don’t agree on ibs)or gastritis. She won’t know until she does the tests.I asked if it could be from adhesions from my hysterectomy and she said that’s rare.I was diagnosed with endometriosis when I was 21 and I had my 2nd laparoscopy Dr. said I had adhesions, so we’ll see. I can’t eat hardly anything just rice, crackers , toast. No appetite anyway. Well thanks everyone for listening and I hope you all get help too, no one should have to live in pain. Take care

October 26, 2008 at 3:59 pm
(138) Jennifer Mackoul says:

Hello girls. For all of you that are suffering with right side pelvic/back pain. I have had and STILL have the same identical problem. About 3 years ago I had the pain and ended up at OBGYN as a last resort. All of the scans & ultrasounds came up clean so he ordered exploratory surgery. I had a laparoscopy and hysteroscopy and was found to have a uterine fibroid on the outside of the uterus and endometriosis. Neither one of these things are really detectible on scans or through routine tests. This doctor wanted to take out all of my female organs and send me into instant menopause at 32 so I had him just remove the fibroid and the one pock mark of endrometriosis. I experienced immediate relief after the pain of surgery passed. The pain is back again even worse than before and the OBGYN told me “I told you the endometriosis would come back” and refused to do anything more than an ultrasound. I feel that he’s backing me into a corner. I wonder how he’d feel if he was told he had to be castrated!!! I don’t know. Maybe I’m just a foolish,stubborn woman. Anyway, try asking for the exploratory surgery. One camera goes through the bellybutton and the other through the vagina and you will be “asleep” during the procedure. Good luck and God Bless!

October 27, 2008 at 2:15 pm
(139) Melissa says:

hey girls…i am 21 years old and i have had problems with ym periods ever since i got my first one i believe i was 14!! i had cysts all them time only ever on my right side tho and also back pain i was tired of being in pain every month i got my period so i finally had a lapascopy (surgery google it for info) finally after the surgery i felt awesome…and u even recover fast ended up i had “minor” Endometriosis ( so the dotor said which also took me a year to get the surgery b/c he said i was to young to have it i was 19)..anyways five months after having the surgery i found out i was pregnant….now after the baby is born and i have my periods again im back in pain i have had a cyst on my ovary and now im not sure if im able to have another baby without the sugery anyone have an answer??

November 3, 2008 at 10:52 am
(140) Mel says:

I am 19 years old and I am having the same pains as you guys..But I can’t lay down at all cuz when i lay down and breathe its like a sharp pain stabbin me.. In order to sleep I have to sleep sitting up.. Everyone is tellin me to go to the dr. but I am scared because I dont know what is wrong with me and after reading your stories maybe they won’t know what wrong with me.. I have no insurance what so ever cuz my job doesn’t offer it i dont know what to do…

November 4, 2008 at 3:55 pm
(141) dee says:

i am 41 yrs old and had my tubes tide 14yrs ago. and my periods are not normal i bleed in between periods. and sometimes i do get sharp pains in my right side. is this caused by getting my tubes tide. please give me some info

November 6, 2008 at 6:40 pm
(142) sarah says:

Hey ladies I’m 31 have had a complete hysterectomy 14 months ago and am having pain in my right side just right below my rib. I was having problems with diahrea and pain and the dr put me on an antobotic it stopped the diahrea,(for Now) but I still am having pain. I’ve had every test known to man a coloscopy, bloodwork over 10 tubes in one week, hyda scan, ultra sound and xrays and now tommorrow I’m having a ct scan with contrast. I keep gaining weight but am barely eating am nausous all the time, all the dr can say is most of the test have come back normal and he thinks it’s IBS,I had some inflammation in my colon and thats when he put me on the antibotic. I refused the pain meds because I told him I didn’t want to mask the pain I wasn’t there for a quick fix, and then he tried to put me on an anti depressant even though I said no to it because, I’m not depressed I’m in pain, he says that it helps with the IBS ,so I now get to go to see a specialist/surgen because he is clueless.Good Luck To All

November 6, 2008 at 11:06 pm
(143) Nadia says:

Hello everyone, I need some help. I have been having lower right quadrant pain consistently for over six months. I get excruciating sharp pains when I have a b.m, an hour after eating, during intercourse, and the pain doubles during my period. Other symptoms that seem to get worse around my period are extreme vomiting, alternating diarrhea and constipation, occasional blood in my bowels, lower abdominal pain on both sides and aching lower back. I have had a history of cysts , but the ultra sounds are coming up negative for cysts as the pain increases. All GI tests and colonoscopy come back clean. I am twenty-five and had a daughter nine months ago, during which I also experienced severe lower pain throughout,bad enough to induce contractions. Now, I have been tossed back and forth between a GI, an OBGYN, and my PC and they do not take me seriously. Does anybody have any suggestions? Could it be endometriosis on my bowels or rectum? The doctors will only give me lortab, which does not touch the pain and make me too drowsy to take care of my daughter, so I take nothing but ibuprofen, which takes the extreme edge off…sometimes . I am in pain every day now and I am going crazy!!

November 12, 2008 at 1:21 am
(144) Krista Lee says:

Hello ladies… Okay so I left a comment almost a year ago and I am STILL having the same flipping pain in my right side. I am completely fed up with it! I have been through all kinds of tests and everything comes back normal. I came back to this site to see if anyone had figured anything out and still I see NO one that has actually figured it out! UGH!

I am by no means a moderator or a doctor but I was pre-med for a few years and I would love if we could all get together and figure this out! Let’s all do a little survey and see if we can figure out what is causing it? Email me at kristaleephotography@comcast.net with your answers and after I compile everything I will post the results and maybe we can figure out the common denominator. If you do email me you must be COMPLETELY honest. I know it is sometimes hard to answer questions about your weight, diet, alcohol or drugs but it won’t work unless you are honest. (I used to drink A LOT and did occasional recreational drugs and I was always embarrassed to tell my doc). Please try to be as short with your answers as possible.

Here goes:
1) How old are you?
2) What supplements are you taking?
3) What medications are you taking?
4) Have you had children?
5) Do you drink alcohol?
6) If so how much?
7) How many years have you been drinking?
8) Have you ever had a problem with alcohol?
9) Do you use any drugs?
10) If so how much and what?
11) Have you had a drug problem in the past?
12) Are you constipated?
13) Do you have IBS?
14) Are you a nervous/stressed out person?
15) Do you exercise? If so how much?
16) What is your diet like?
17) What makes the pain in your side worse?
18) What makes it better?
19) Have you gained weight in the past 6 months?
20) Are you on birth control?
21) Is the pain below or right under your bottom right rib?
22) Does the pain move from front to back?
23) Is the pain a stabbing sensation, burning sensation or a dull ache?
24) How tall are you?
25) How much do you weigh?

Email me at kristaleephotography@comcast.net with your answers… Again I am NOT a doctor or a moderator, I am just simply someone who is tired of not being able to figure this out!

Krista :)

November 13, 2008 at 4:35 am
(145) Lynda says:

Hi Ladies,
Echoes of my life…………. I have just spent 3 weeks in hospital trying to sort out my pain on the right lower quadrant. Ok, take you back one year ago, I had a total abdominal hysterectomy because of heavy cycles and pain. About 3 months after the hysterectomy this stabbing, sometimes dull ache pain which extends mid way down my right leg appeared. I accepted this as a “normal” part of healing and left it until this year when I went for my check up. An internal scope revealed 3 cysts on my left hand side and after a course of drugs to try and shrink the cysts I had to undergo a laparotomy. Before surgery I asked the gyno to pls check out my right hand side. Well, cysts removed successfully & I was told no problems on the right. 3 days after being discharged from hospital I was back with a massive pelvic infection, treated with antibiotics for 5 days and once again discharged, 2 days later back with a ruptured pelvic abcess on my right hand side. Weeks later, I still have the same pain but everytime the cyst ruptures (yuk) the pain eases. I have had all sorts of blood tests, cameras stuck in every orifice, major antibiotics & suffered every imaginable indignity. Listen to your bodies. If you have had PID or many surgeries, do not rule out pelvic abscesses. The symptoms you mention are real and so similar to mine. Good luck ladies.

November 14, 2008 at 6:47 pm
(146) Rebecca says:

hi ladies
i am suffereing pains in the right side and going through to my back and now its going into my groin i am diagnosed with cysts on my ovaries and a uterine fibroid have had a child pains have been there since childbirth the pains are scaring me to death.. i am starting to become depressed and taking lashing out at my husband and daughter i cant lie down i cant sit i cant stand its driving me crazy the pain will not go away

November 18, 2008 at 4:31 am
(147) N, says:

Im 16 & i’ve got it to. I randomly woke up about a week or so ago when a VERY SHARP pain & couldent sleep. I was constantly getting up going to the toliet, even though i know nothing would happen. It hurt when i lay down, so i had to sleep sitting up. The next day i had stomach ache. It kept feeling like i needed a wee. I went to the doctors and he said nothing wrong with me. So a few days later i went back again as i couldent go college, but this time it was a different doctor. She said she is more then happy to give me antibotics and treat it as a water infection, but id not come. So she gave me antibtotics to take for 3days. I dident feel like i need a wee anymore, but i did have bellyache and backache. And really thumping headaches. They said it could be an infection if it is not a water infection. So i’m going back today to tell them TO DO SOMETHING!

November 19, 2008 at 12:57 am
(148) MF says:

How amazing! Way too many of us having the same issue. My right-sided pain has been with me for several months. An ulrasound showed uterine cyst in June, but after 3 months of bc pills, next ultrasound found nothing. The pain(s) is still here. Some days are worse than others – anywhere from a few seconds to almost a minute long, several times a day. Am scheduled for a CT scan in a couple of days – probably will show nothing, right?! Great – I’m thinking I’m on a path of no return … will be back after results come in. Wish me luck! …

November 20, 2008 at 1:56 am
(149) vicki says:

omg i am so glad i am not the only one coping with this sunday i woke up with this pain in my right side that woke me from a dead sleep it hurt so bad i tried taking a hot bath nothing seemed to help when i would take a breath it hurt like hell the pain radiated all around my right side from the front to the back it hurt so bad when my husband realized i was hurting he rushed me to the er in which they did blood work took my medical history the whole nine yards than they decided to send me for a ct of my whole lower stomach and that side of course they told me i had a severe infection of my right kidney and than the doctor dropped the bomb the pain is from the infection and oh by the way you have an ovarian cyst on the left ovary but it will go away on its own i am just so greatful i found this site and i am not alone

November 20, 2008 at 11:47 pm
(150) Melissa from Indiana says:

I am 29 I have 3 daughters ages 12,9,and 7. I miscarried in 2006. Had a D&C ever since the D&C i have had the same pain. I have not yet became pregnat and i have been tring since my miscarriage. I have been to 4 different gynos and the last one said that he wants to put me on birth control to see if i can get pregant that was in April 2008 I stopped the birth control in August 2008 because the pain became worse and it was making me sick as in feeling light headed and i wanna pass out, and it felt as if i was running a fever 24/7 which there was no fever, and i could not take the pain now he wants to do a dye test to see if i have blocked tubes. I am scheduled in December to have this done. I will let every one know what the test results say and how i feel after the dye test. I my tubes r blocked i will have to have surgery and i willl keep all of u updated on what goes on. take care every one and wish me luck

November 22, 2008 at 6:32 am
(151) dannie says:

Hi there.. im 151.. Oh MY GOD! and i thought i was the only one depressed and going crazy.. I am a nervous person.. or like easily scared like person.. and this time right now its been 3 months i haven go out to party.. i had a bad depressing situation and my stomach went bad.. at firs i woke up almost vomitting my stomach acids.. it was terrible i was suffocating with my own fluids.. and belly swelling like i was pregnant they told me its gastritis and colitis.. and gave me pills.. well they didnt work.. felt good 1 day.. went out and bad the next day.. then my ginecologist told me i had a small cyst.. on a ultrasound she did.. and the next time i was there 3 weeks later without taking any meds.. the cyst had dissapeard even her thought it was weird.. they she prescribed me some bc pills to prevent the cyst comming out again.. and to try to diminish my belly swelling it was awful and she saw it was my intestines.. then after a week i felt a lil better and decided to go out.. from 5pm.. to 8pm.. at the time i got to my house i was burning in fever.. and dhiarrea for the next WEEEK .. i loosed so much weight (and still loosing)… and they told me i had a virus called “rotavirus” (here in mexico i dont know if its spelled correctly in english :p) then i had these strange pains in my lower part of my belly like in the uterus area.. like mentrual cramps but, even im 22 and i havent got kids.. i can say it was something like labor pain!!!.. i cried and then i had to go STRAIGHT to the bathroom.. they gave me some pills for that and something to equilibrate my flora found in the intestine.. and it went well .. i felt bad and sick for almost 3 weeks.. (keep being crazy and depressed didnt want to go out or i didnt want to see anyone..) after i felt good like for three days i started feeling bad again.. those horrible cramps.. and now that right sided pain.. that increases when i lay down.. relaxed and breathe.. uhhh its awful.. and well.. i went to my reg. dr. and told me to go to a gastroenterologist and make me an endoscopy.. (camera through intestine) and take a sample to analyze..(she told me there was a syndrome called GUZZI or CUZZI something like that and its like for easily changeable stages of the intestine..).. (i havent searched it ) but because of my depression and crazyness etc.. trying to find a cure for my disease but not that dramatic.. i went with a naturist and she told me that what they where trying to find with that analysis was to search for HELICOBACTER PYLORI (search for it!!!!! its the cause for gastritis!!!)and well did the breathe test.. and it throw me a 99% of that bacteria.. and have had (months before.. some other bacteria over my intestines) well and they gave me a treatment with antibiotics called claritromicine.. at first i got SO EXCITED i got the cure.. but now i have 1 week and i have this weird pains in the right side.. i dont know what it is.. i told my gastro. and he told me by phone it was the small intestine problem and gave me a colitis pill.. which hasend done anything to me.. :( im still going to wait what happens after i end my treatment.. and tell you what happened.. but I would recomend yo to search about this CUZZI SYNDROME, LOOK FOR HELICOBACTER PYLORI UNDER A BREATHE TEST, aaaannd the ones i havent made is a CHROHN DISEASE test it affects the right side of the intestine but it does not have a cure :S just painkillers and stuff.. just have to live with it.. or also try going to the neurologist.. and try to find something about the CIATIC NERVE.. it comes from the lower part of the back.. goes down on the butt.. and comes down and wraps the thigh going down to the foot.. they say its something very painful if you have it.. im going to ask if it can be a cause for this weird feeling of the front right side pain.. Right now its possible to check out everything..!! its horrible for me i still have all these pains.. im driving myself crazy!!!!.. and watching my stomach like if i was pregnant .. and my “uterus” part.. looking from the outside.. veeery swelled like a male’s part!!!.. its awful.. Besides the tests i recomended try something like pain therapy or something.. or maybe going to the neurology .. maybe its something going on women before menopause.. maybe its like a certain brain enzyme or liquid we dont secrete until we become menopause or something i dont know anything can happen.. IF SOMEONE COMES WITH A CURE FOR THIS STRANGE STOMACH AND RIGHT SIDE’S BAD FEELING PLEASEE TELL US.. I’LL BE CHECKING THIS SITE PERIODICALLY.. and thanks all for sharing your storys! like everybody says.. its glad to know im not the onlyone going CRAZY ABOUT THIS.. take care.. im still praying so i can get my life back.. i’ll have all of you in my prayers!! .. a kiss and a hug for all of you..

November 30, 2008 at 2:11 am
(152) stephanie says:

i too am having the same problems no need in saying it you all know the symptoms unfortunately. i was told to let my complex cysts run their course and they would decompose themselves. that was when i was 13, im now 21 and am still dealing with it. my doctors also suggested i might have endometriosis but did not want to do anything to confirm this suggestion. i’ve been through every test, mri and cat scan i can think of, no matter if it was a female health related test or not. overall i have wanted to give up but the pain is too unbearable (and i can handle A LOT of pain) i will definitely be checking back to see if anyones had any breakthroughs

December 3, 2008 at 11:16 pm
(153) Julie says:

Hi Everyone,
Well I had the EGD and the U/S , the U/S came back normal and the EGD showed inflammation in my stomach, DR. told my husband that I had mild gastritis, she didn’t tell my husband a lot he kept trying to ask her questions and she kept trying to walk away.I had a follow up appt. in one month so I made a list of questions. I told her I still had bowel problems, burning yellow bm(sorry so graphic) after eating sometimes,etc. She said she didn’t think my problem was digestive but she scheduled me for a colonscopy for Dec. 17. But she said she didn’t expect to find anything. I think after the colonscopy I need to find a different Dr.Oh and she’s not sure what’s causing the gastritis ,she took 3 biopsies, H.Pylori was negative. But since then she’s done a blood test for it also.I haven’t got that result back yet. At this point I don’t know what to I’m in pain and I have no appetite, tired just feel awful. Well thanks again for listening to me and if anyone finds out anything would you please let me know here’s my email jlstmn18@yahoo.com
Take care everyone , there has to be some kind of help out there.

December 4, 2008 at 11:33 am
(154) Imani says:

Hi everyone. I am a 30 year old mother of 3 girls. My last was born in November of 2007 and I had a tubal in September of 2008. Since my procedure I have had nothing but pain. My lower right abdomen aches constantly. I can’t sit, lay down or make any type of movement with out some sort of pain. Just within the past three days it seems to be getting worse. When I have to urinate, pass my bowels, pass gas or anything it throbs. I made a doctors appointment for tomorrow but I’m not to optimistic.

December 8, 2008 at 1:32 pm
(155) debbie says:

Hi Ladies,
I’ve been going through this for months now as well. Every test comes back normal or unremarkable. I have found however that I was low in Vitamin D and that I have excessive diverticulitis on my colon. But that does not explain the pain on the right side or the extreme bloating of my abdomen. It’s weird, when I get up in the morning I look about 4 months pregnant and by the end of the day, I look 9 months pregnant. Every doctor I’ve seen blames it on aging and eating too much! I’ve gain almost 30 pounds since April. Yes, I’m aging but I’m eating less than I ever have and I exercise more and I still gain weight but only in the belly. Just because I went through menopause does not mean I should look pregnant. I am going for a colonoscopy just to make sure there is no cancer. After that who knows.

December 16, 2008 at 12:34 am
(156) Melissa from Indiana says:

Hey every one I just got done with my surgery about 6 hours ago every thing went great. I do not have a block in my tubes and I do not have endometrosis. Thank God! But I did have a problem remember I said I had pain well my doctor found out what the cause was. I had the right side pain when I went for my surgery he found that I had scar tissue around my abdomen. It was growing like a spider web that is what it looked like on the picture he removed it. I feel 100% better. If all possible you guys might want to mention something to ur doctor good luck to every one and may god bless all of you. PS I am in no pain after surgery i feel good.

December 16, 2008 at 12:41 am
(157) Melissa from Indiana says:

read my commets i am # 150,156 and 157. You can always bring up to ur doctor it wont hurt i will keep in touch on how i feel in the future. good luck girls.

December 18, 2008 at 8:39 pm
(158) Christie says:

I have been down this road for a very long time. I was 16 when I found out I had endometriosis. I am now 30. Long story short 3 kids later I had my tubes tied. Look up adnomyosis. Anyone who has had any type of surgery tubel c-sec can develop adnomyosis that has had endo. There isnt alot of doctors that I think know much about it.

Like I said I have had this since I was 16 and have looked up hundreds of websites and I have never heard of it. I found this doc who did and ultrasound and it came back as a definate because of my tuble. You would think my old doc would have said “you know with the history of endo are you sure you want to risk it.” but I dont think it is very well know. Adnomyosis wont kill you and can never be cured. It is another type of version of endo and it is this: The endometrium that is on or around the incesion can basicly get sewn or traped into the muscle of your uterus. Look it up espically several people I have read stories about..(#78 Dian,and Imani #154)

As for the right side pain Im not sure it has alot to do with adnomyosis but it definatly is there for me two. Today I woke up and I felt this pain in my lower right side and Im not kidding about every 30 sec to 2 mins it is jabbing me for only a split sec but non stop since I woke up. now, I have had this pain so many times before but never ever this long and so often but I have also been so constipated and havent been able to really eat. I was given advice which I will ask my doc before I start but to start with a colon cleanse and a diet change.
to be continued…..

December 18, 2008 at 9:15 pm
(159) christie says:

I was also told before that I had IBS but they never did anything to help but now Im wondering if doing a colon clense may help a little cause I was reading some stuff about it and they say because of our food choices being very proccessed now a days that we probably have build up and wondering if it will help. Im willing to try any thing now. I know my only option to get rid of my adnomyosis is hystorectomy.

I know I alredy had my tubes tied but still Im so afraid. I almost rather live on pain pills now. I have talked to people who have had adnomyosis and got a hystorectomy and wish they would have done it sooner. but it is so final and im scared of how many diffrent hings can happen.

I wish evryone of us good luck I think with all my years of looking for answers and the numerous doc I have seen that maybe it is just our diet and I think that Im willing to try anything at this point I dont think it is weight gain or the pills cause I dont even take them anymore they dont even work for me they just make me not really care anymore I will only take then if I feel like I cant do this any more. And the doc wont help. I have been to emergince rooms and have had mri’s and ultra sound’s internal and xternal. and besides adnomyosis and endometriosis they cant find anything so maybe it is the way we are eating. So I will try it and let you all know if there is any improvement. I just dont know what else to do.

I know all docs do now is try to make us feel like its in our heads and that we need to be more healthy but maybe they are sort of right cause I can probably bet that not one of us eat good. I hope for our sake that maybe that is all it is and hope we can fix it with out anymore surgerys Ill be in touch.

December 21, 2008 at 5:53 pm
(160) Krista Lee says:

Hey ladies!!! Thank you for all of your emails, etc. I have managed to collect some info from the survey (Post # 144 on this page) and have gotten a little closer to getting this narrowed down. I also took another trip to the doctor and the ER since I posted last.

I believe that there might be several conditions that all of us are dealing with so the answers that I have found may not work for everyone on here. Some of you are complaining of a pain that is lower in the abdomen than mine, so I do not believe that is the same condition as what I am about to explain. My pain is located directly under my bottom right rib. It is a burning/stabbing pain that gets worse after I eat or when I am sitting down. I have had pretty much every test run over the past 2 years, and everything always comes back normal.

I ate a big meal 2 nights ago and it hurt so bad I finally just went to the ER. I couldn’t have asked for better luck, as when I went in the nurse that was assigned to me had been dealing with EXACTLY the same problem for the past few years. They ran a bunch of blood tests and did an ultrasound, and as usual everything came back normal. The nurse and the doctor came in and explained to me that these are EXACTLY the symptoms of a poor functioning gall bladder. Many times the tests will not show abnormal results, because your gallbladder is still working, but it is just not working WELL. The nurse suggested that I get a Hidascan, which measures the efficiency of the gallbladder. I have not gotten this done yet but you all might want to check into getting it as well. She also told me to steer clear of dairy products, fatty foods and to eat smaller meals more often. They gave me some meds… the first was an Irritable Bowel Syndrome med(Bentyl 20 mg) and Darvocet (only if needed for pain). I didn’t eat any dairy yesterday and started taking the Bentyl as prescribed. The pain went away about 8 hours later and I still have no pain as I am writing this!

The nurse told me that she had the exact same problem, and as long as I did these things it would really help the pain. She also told me that she finally just had her gallbladder taken out, because she got really tired of only being able to eat a certain diet and that she was very glad she got it done, she has not had any problems since.

These are some similarities I have noticed from everyone that has emailed me:

-All are female (which gallbladder problems occur in women twice as often as it does in men)
-Most of you eat healthy and are very active and are between the ages of 20-35.
-Most of you drink some alcohol
-Most of you could possibly have IBS (irratable bowel) like I do.

Again as I said in my previous post I am not a doctor, I am just trying to find some way to get rid of this pain and help everyone else in the process… But I really think a lot of us may be suffering from a poor-functioning gall bladder. The doctor said that they normally don’t run gall bladder tests unless you are over 40 because it is not common for people this young to have gall bladder issues. So that would explain why most of us are under 40 and having these undiagnosed problems.

I hope this helps and let me know if you have any other questions!


December 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm
(161) Krista Lee says:

Oh, also I forgot to mention that some of you with problems urinating, or feeling like you have to go along with the pain in your side may have a kidney infection. One of the girls that emailed me said that her doctor finally diagnosed her with a kidney infection and the antibiotics cured it!


December 21, 2008 at 6:14 pm
(162) Krista Lee says:

Okay… Last post I swear! Haha… I also wanted to mention that for those of you that feel bloated, you may just be constipated! I was having the same problem (I felt pregnant), but I would have a bowel movement 1x/day or every 2 days so I thought I was normal. Turns out you technically are supposed to have 2 larger bowel movements every day, and if you are NOT going this much, the bloating in your stomach could all just be constipation. No matter how much you work out that will not go away.

Constipation is also part of having IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and the main cause of IBS is STRESS! So for those of you that are under a lot of stress, you may be having IBS/constipation without even realizing it. :)

Hope this helps.

December 22, 2008 at 10:21 pm
(163) Tammy says:

I am 43 and have been having severe pain in my right side for about 3 years. I say it feels like my ovary is exploding. It can happen at any time and can last from seconds to hours. It often wakes me during the night. I have had CTs, MRIs, and nothing is found. My doctor put me on the pill trying to stop ovulation, but I have been having much heavier and longer lasting periods than before I took the pill. I had my tubes cut, tied and burned almost 19 years ago. I have had 2 c-sections and thought it may be scar tissue. A few months ago during my period I started having such sever pain I went to the ER. The doctors ran tons of tests and found nothing. Then the ER doctor did a vaginal exam and found that a blood clot had been stuck – I received instant relief when he simply pulled the clot out of the way (sorry to be so graphic!)But that didn’t stop the pain for long. At least 12 days per month I am in severe pain. I have no insurance since my divorce and have racked up so many bills I have let my car go back just to pay the medical bills. I know my doctor thinks I am crazy, but without insurance my hands are tied. I can not afford yet another scan – they are over $3000 each. So that is my story. I hate that so many of us are suffering without answers. I am, however, grateful to hear I am not alone. I will mention this site to my doctor, just so he knows I am not crazy. Thank you to all for sharing!

December 28, 2008 at 3:36 am
(164) Deanne says:

My sister went through all this, first endometriosis surgery, then ibs, tthen hysterectomy but pain did not diminish. Finally they cut her back open for endoemtriosos surgery and found she was covered with scar tissue from the prior surgeries. Her uterus was connected to her bowels by scar tissue. Some people scar bad and it doesn’t go away.
Other than that, I had a sharp pain in my right side while 8 months pg; couldn’t get x-rays til baby was born. They found no cause of pain but found I had congestive heart failure from pericardum cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart that some women get in labor and need a heart transplant. Luckily I haven’t in 11 years. But I am on morphine for a back injury –2 ruptured discs and spinal stenosis and facet damage. They also found a calcified stone in my gallbladder. The lady who was getting a CT scan needs it as a lot won’t show on x-ray. I too had endoetriosis and an ultrasound said so but a laparoposcopy told them I had more than the ultasound saw–like a cyst the size of an orange in my cul-de-sac. They got it all out but said it returns . That was alleviated by danizol and getting preggers within 2 years.I think some of you need new doctors–I was treated like a pill-seeker by mine and insisted on seeing a specialist so saw a bone doc who saw on ct scan I had the ruptured disks. That was horrid pain , too horrid to want to live w/o relief so I got morphine. It changed my voice–can’t sing clearly anymore, but it does not get me high like oxycontin did.I function as normal, sans pain. For disc pain I can tell you how to tell-have someone pat you on the head and then push down on your head. If it hurts it’s a disc. Also it would be easier to walk on pavement than grass with its hidden dips and hills–those would hurt. I’d sure like to see an answer as my husband is now suffering from low low right abdominal pain–had it weeks and thought it was a torn muscle but tonight he’s almost crying. No fever so I don’t know what to do. I hope doctors see this and check this mystery out.

December 28, 2008 at 4:09 am
(165) Deanne says:

to no. 75:green means infection. As a teen I had that and went to a gyno and he pulled out a strip of the cardboard of an old tampon that had come off in me and didn’t come out with the tampon, so it stayed there til it turned green. If you ever get antibiotics for something else , see if this clears up, too. But really, I’d go to a doctor or another one til I was diagnosed. Some antibiotics don’t work for some things just others, and you don’t want another painful day, too.Does anybody try hot water bottles ?

January 2, 2009 at 10:57 pm
(166) angela says:

I have been having this sharp pain in my right side just like a lot of you.It is very painful and I really dont know what to do.I thought maybe It was a pulled muscle.But I really dont know what I could have done.I to have had cycts on my kidneys the doc said the size of a foot ball I went in to the er with sharp pain thinking I might be preg.To find out I was not.Even though I looked like I was.The doc. even said it was un believable that the cyct was so big and on the kideney.I have since then had two more children.after my 3 I then had a tubal.I have been alright untill now.and really dont no why.So believe me ladys I feel your pain god bless!!

January 2, 2009 at 11:56 pm
(167) Kim says:

I had Laprascopy surgery done about two weeks ago and since a couple of days ago I am having very sharp pains on my left side. I saw my doctor today and she ran some tests. All the test came back normal. She told me I don’t have an infection and tests don’t lie. I wanted to tell her I know my body and this is not normal. Does anyone know what can be causing this?

January 4, 2009 at 8:34 pm
(168) Genevieve says:

Okay ladies .. I’m getting very worried here, because this seems to be happening to a lot of us out there .. I’m here to write for my gf Amanda because for the past few years she has been experiencing pain on her lower right side which some doctors have said was appendix pain.. But not enough to have it removed.. Just Two days ago I had to rush her to the ER and wait Seven Hours! to find out that it is nothing .. They had no diagnosis nothing.. She had a UA, CT, X rays, Blood work and so forth and to have another down fall because this seems to happen every year and only once or twice a year.. I’m very fortunate to not have experienced this type of pain .. But that doesn’t change the fact that I have to see her in pain and there is nothing that I or any Doctor can do .. Now.. I have been looking and searching for something because I know that this is not all in her head.. WE need to do something and doctors need to dig deeper into finding out more about the female body, because it seems like more than half of us out there are experiencing something like this or worse .. Good luck to all and if any one has any kind of information that would be helpful please share it with all of us .. It would be greatly appreciated .. Best of luck to all of you..

January 6, 2009 at 4:22 am
(169) Karen says:

I have had this ache for about 14 years. I have been to the doctor numerous times. I have had cat scans, and physical therepy for it. I am over weight. I have a thyroid problem. I was recently diagnosed with Hashimotos disease, but I still am not on medications for it, as my insurance is horrible and I havent been back to the doctor. I had a tubal in 1994. I have had kidney stones. I have had to have 2 large stones removed. This pain started after the removal of the first stone when my son was 6 weeks old. I had hydronephrosis, and the stone was removed immediatly. I actually had this pain before that…. but I assumed that was the cause. I guess it started actually during that pregnancy.To this day I cant get a full night sleep. I havent slept well in about 15 years total. I have to sit up to sleep at all. I try to lay down but I wake up in an aching pain and it gets to where it is hard to breath. I only get the pain in the day time if I am in one place sitting. At work if I dont have a good chair with ability to recline a bit off and on I get to where I cant stand up. When I get out of the chair its like I am 100 years old. I have atrocious menstral cycles. My main issue aside from the pain is my insurance. It just doesnt cover much and I dont know what to do anymore.My pain is on my right side. Right under my rib cage, or thereabouts. I just want to sleep. I am so tired of the pain. My cramps are also ferocious. I am 38. I am going to check on the Adenomyosis next time I can afford my co pay. my e mail is caspersmeow@att.net if anyone has any definate information.

January 6, 2009 at 4:24 am
(170) Karen says:

by the way, I had a tubal in 1994 also. I just thought I would mention that.

January 8, 2009 at 10:20 pm
(171) Candy says:

Like many of you I am suffering from this pain..it has been a while since i have had this pain bu it came back today in my lower right side where my ovary is..so very painful and it doesnt matter wha i do lay down sit or stand it just HURTS!! it varys from how long it will will go on sometimes hours or days ..its a guessing game i have had this off and on for over 20 years I’m 43 with 3 kids all c-section and had my tubes tied after my last one at the age of 21 , it has been a while since this pain has been here this time it is 2 days after my period and the morning after i have had sex ..at first i was thinking it was my ovaries but some of you still after having them removed still have this pain..I am very discouraged after reading for the last 2 hours all these posted.. I am sitting here in pain right now *tears* WONDERING IF ANYONE WILL EVER HELP US…

January 13, 2009 at 4:44 am
(172) Tammy says:

After reading all these comments, and going through almost identical problems I am beginning to wonder do these CT scans EVER show anything? Sounds like they need to develop a different way to view things. I have lost count of the CT scans I have had done on me. I have been suffering from abd pain on both sides intermittently for over a year. It started on left side and middle. I have an extremely bloated belly all the time, gassy, constipated. I hurt really bad after bowel movements. I have diabetes and have been diagnosed with delayed gastric emptying, so that is what has been blamed for the pain. Had a three day hospital stay because I could not stop vomiting and was given Zofran and Hyomax. Pain stopped and i was able to actually eat normally for about two-three weeks. Now pain is back, right side this time around my ribcage. Radiates to back at times. They always look at my gallbladder but never find anything wrong. I have been thrown pain pills as well, but they have not had the nerve to tell me “your just here for pain meds” because my husband is ALWAYS with me and he is a big guy. Let me tell you ladies, have a man with you when you go to ER or doctors vistits and see if they don’t treat you different. I have noticed that they do. A year ago when pain began I had endoscopy and colonoscopy. They only thing they found was some polyps that were removed and gastritis. I was found to have large fibroids and had a complete hystorectomy. They left me a partial ovary so I would not have to go on hormones at 41. Nothing I have had done has taken the pain away permanently. I am starting to wonder how much of it is mental. I have anxiety issues and panic attacks. I am willing to look at any option at this point.

January 13, 2009 at 10:55 am
(173) Emily says:

im only 15 and i just got a stabbing pain today after i went for a pee. it started as a stabbing pain in my lower right abdomen and has spread round my back aswell it hurts more when i breath and move. ive had a kidney infection before but i had pain in both sides now its only on the right. i dont know whether to go the hospital or not, cause it might not be anything that serious.
anyone know what it could be?

January 13, 2009 at 3:33 pm
(174) d says:

I had severe pain on my right side for several years. Test of all kinds and doctors of all kinds could not find the problem. Finally a doctor did exploratory surgery and found an absessed fallopian tube. Finally the pain was gone. The absess does not show up on CT’s, sonagrams, etc.

January 14, 2009 at 10:09 am
(175) Jackie says:

Hello again ladies,

I just wanted to say whatever is going on with you is ALWAYS reason to be seen by a doctor. Nothing is too big or too small because you never know.

I have been dealing with the sharp pain in the right side as well as the left at times. I have fibroids now the size of a 4 month fetus and others also. I recently found out that I am severely anemic and of course doctors want to operate, but my blood and iron are too low right now to even think about that.

I am hesistant about taking a lot of chemicals because sometimes they do more harm than good. Don’t be afraid to ask your mother or aunts of their family histories of things that may have happened to them. Genetics and mother nature play a huge part in our lives as women.

Please get out there and talk with your friends and other women about what is bothering you and I am sure you will see some of the same things going on with other women as well. Just don’t fall for the easy way out because they are way too many hysterectomies being performed yearly. There has to be another way to help women out than resorting to the knife first.

Take care and stay healthy out there…


January 15, 2009 at 1:54 pm
(176) whit says:

i have a sharp pain very low on my middle right side. lower then where my intestines are and i eat healthy and exercise. the pain hurts to touch, jump, and sex. feels somewhat swollen. i can not have intercourse from behind. started after a period i had for 3 weeks. but i do not have normal periods playing sports. anyone who has ideas..i have made a appointment to the doctor but she can’t see me till feb 9th!!

January 17, 2009 at 11:43 am
(177) Zee says:

Hello everyone. Wow there are a lot of posts on this and its so sad to see that all of you woman are going through such pain on every level. With all the stresses of life, day in and day out, we as woman do not need or deserve this on top of every day life. Its hard to function with such pain yet we still have to walk through each day with a smile on our face, take care of our babies, husbands/boyfriends and function with our jobs.
Ladies do this. When you have a pain don’t go running to the doctor right away with the first little pain. From my experience the doctors will probe you and use you as their little “Operation” Toy. Doctors are only human and can really only guess what is wrong with you with the knowledge that they have. (many out there do not update their knowledge or are quacks) but don’t get me wrong their ARE good doctors out there but I’ve seen so many woman get operations for a pain that only came right back after the operation that was suppose to get rid of the pain in the first place. Woman have sensitive bodies and the common cold can trigger just about anything. I’ve had colds and virus’s that have brought on tooth pain, pains down my legs, pains on my side, head pain, name it, far after the cold has gone because it has happened all from secondary problems from the common cold or virus. I’m on cold number 3 in a row for the past 2 months with 2 stomach virus’s mixed in. Why? because I am a woman with responsibilities, 4 children, a job and a household to take care of and the stresses of life. So I’m sure like myself a lot of you ignore the colds, treat it with over the counter medication and carry on. But the serious thing here is that a common cold can bring on a LOT. If you don’t get the rest you need for your body to heal, it will catch something else bringing your resistance down even more causing a domino effect.
I have the sharp pain on my lower right side right now. I’ve had it in the past. Having sex with my boyfriend brought it on this time on top of having cold number 3. I went to far with pushing my body. I didn’t get enough rest and had sex on top of being sick as well. My boyfriend is on the larger side and hit something while we were in the middle of doing it giving me that pain that you are all familiar with. In the past the pain went away after a few hours but this time with my cold the pain has stayed for 2 days now. It probably was enough to trigger a cold in that area or infection although infections cause fevers in which I do not have so I’m sure this will pass. Also, on a side note sex can bring this pain on if the guy hits that area inside of you that is sensitive. I’ve talked to my daughter who is 19 and sexually active along with talking to her friends and they all have had that sharp pain on the lower right side after having sex at times. Some times lasting hours, some times lasting days but eventually goes away. They have told me their period has caused the pain as well on top of cramps. Also a week before my period on and off for the last year I have received that pain.
This time with me, it happened after sex. I had sex one night he hit the area (not on purpose because the guys feel bad when they hit it and it hurts) then I waited one day and had sex again in which i should have gave it a rest for a lot longer than ONE day lol and then it happened again! So now I have the pain along with a very bad cold and a mild stomach virus on top. I had all the same symptoms that were posted on here to the point where yesterday I couldn’t walk! Yes it hurts but Im going to at least give myself 2 weeks before I start to really freak out over it. Im sure once my body is over the cold virus’s and is in its healing process the pain will go away. I will definitely check for fever and if so go to the doctor to make sure nothing major is going on like bursting of appendix but I’m sure its not that. I try to stay away from medication unless its completely necessary. Keep your bodies healthy ladies and don’t push yourself to the point where your body is going to just keeping getting one thing after another. You are precious and your body is sensitive give it a change to heal
and pamper yourself even through all your daily responsibilities. You only have ONE body so take good care of it and use your own gut instincts on what could be wrong. YOU know your body best of all. The doctors are there to help but use your knowledge and common sense to figure out if their prognosis is what is best for your body. Good luck girls and big hugs to you all for all your pain in which you are going through~

January 21, 2009 at 4:45 am
(178) amanda says:

hi all,

this is so hard to read all these women are going through syptoms i had 2 years ago. When i was 15yrs i would get right sharp pain off and on during my period. I would always attend hospital during this time as the pain was like a knife going in and out of my ovaries. They would say it was somthing new each time, until finally after 4yrs of pain i had a MRI that showed a growth in the right side of my utres. The problem was this was not on the wall it was in the musule and would not be easy to remove with not knowing wot this growth is. It took them 4 more years to finally remove it because i was a 22year old who had not had kids. My gyno called me a though weeks ago to ask if she can use my films and notes as more women are starting to had the same syptoms. She is now doing a case study about my conditions.


January 21, 2009 at 11:30 am
(179) Sandi says:

I too have right sided lower pelvic pain. The pain is constant however the severity changes. The sharp stabbing pains come and go. I had a uterine ablation in July 07 due to numerous fibroids causing pain, continual heavy bleeding and anemia. I’ve had a cyst rupture before that sent me to the hospital ER where a CT scan found fluid in my abdomen. I see the OB/GYN in a couple of weeks and am hoping to have this resolved. This has been going on for about a month. I’ll post again if a solution is found. I will pray for us all.

January 26, 2009 at 3:19 pm
(180) shan1 says:

Have most of you had tummy tucks?

I have and have all the symptoms mentioned, gone & still going through most tests mentioned. i was wondering if it would have to do with tummy tucks or possibly c-section scars? Let me know as I am desperate… like most, looking for answers as the last years of doctors inconclusive answers are very frustrating & tiring.

January 28, 2009 at 6:20 pm
(181) holly says:

i am currantly have the problems for te fast few months i’ve been feeling a sharp pain on my right side its a bloated gassy feeling.The thing is the pain is always there it never go away & it hurts like crazy during sex. I went to see my doc yesterday & told her about it she did a quick test & tell me the problen is from my cervix & dat i should have a pap smare done cause she think dat i may have a cyst

January 30, 2009 at 12:38 am
(182) Edwin says:

Well, go and have sex the pain will go.

January 31, 2009 at 9:27 pm
(183) Karis says:

This is unreal to me. I have all the same symptoms that everyone else has been saying. Pain in right side, bloating, hurts in all different positions, hurts during sex, gas, yeah, all of the above. I was diagnosed with endometriosis 3 years ago, but the pain in my right side is not associated with that. I have been tested for intercysital cystitis, and that’s not it. I finally am getting scared thinking it may be my appendix or gall bladder, but all of you are saying that’s not it… I have no insurance right now and can’t afford to go to the doc. Right now is the worst I have felt in a looooong time. I decided I am going to the Dr. tomorrow if this pain doesn’t stop. Hope everyone is getting better. We really need to figure out what this is. No one deserves to feel like this, or feel like we’re crazy. It’s relieving to know there’s more out there, but really scary at the same time…

February 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm
(184) Diane says:

I have been having lower right side pain.. I can not over do it when I go out. I can not stay out long either because the pain becomes excurusiating. I was in the ER two days last week, They thought it was Gall Bladder or Appendix. They did an ultrasound and then did an Cat Scan with contrast and found nothing. Now the doctor told me to see a gastro doctor. Could it be kidney stones or something. but I do not have problems urinating. please help.. the pain is terrible.

February 6, 2009 at 11:42 pm
(185) Jennifer says:

ITs called PCS or

Do you ever get a piercing pain in your chest, usually on your left side under your rib, which almost feels like a bubble ready to burst?

It causes you to catch your breath, and you try not to breathe in or breathe out too much because it’s extremely painful either way. You take short, staggered breaths and try not to move. Finally, you work up the courage to take a sharp inhale or exhale. You feel a sensation similar to a bubble bursting and the pain is gone.

What is this strange sensation that is so painful and uncomfortable? It is actually a very common condition and most people have experienced it. The medical term for this occurrence is Precordial Catch Syndrome.

Many people mistakenly believe that they are having a heart attack at the onset of this type of pain. While the pain is strong and located in an area that would seem like the heart, this condition is not a heart attack, nor is it heart related.

Precordial Catch Syndrome (PCS) is the most common cause of recurring chest pain. It is also sometimes known as “a stitch in the side” or “Texidor’s twinge”. It occurs most often in children and teenagers, but does persist into adulthood as well. The pain occurs just under the left nipple, near where you feel the heart beat most strongly on the front of the chest, and comes on very suddenly.

This extremely sharp pain causes a person to not want to move or breathe. This is where the “catch” part of the name is derived. Any movement or breathing only seems to intensify the pain. The pain usually lasts for around 30 seconds to 1 minute before disappearing. Sometimes the pain will suddenly disappear upon taking a strong breath or moving suddenly as well. This can almost feel like a pop of an imaginary bubble. After the pain is gone, there is usually a dull ache that lingers.

These onsets of pain can occur frequently, sometimes several times a day, and can occur when exercising, resting, or when in virtually any other state. Doctors have not been able to correlate PCS with any particular triggers, such as heavy activity or the like. However, there are some doctors that believe things like heavy or irregular breathing or even posture could play some type of role in bringing about an episode of PCS.

At this time, doctors and researchers do not know what causes the pain associated with PCS. The most accepted theory is that the pain is the result of a pinched nerve somewhere. Due to the fact that the onsets of PCS are so quick and disappear just as quickly, it’s hard for doctors to actually see the condition in action.

While doctors aren’t sure of the actual causes, they are sure that it poses no danger. They believe it to be a completely benign condition and is most certainly not cause for alarm. For this reason, there is not a lot of information or studies regarding the physical cause of PCS available. Doctors feel no need to intensify study of something they know to be only a minor inconvenience.

The only real worry is that sometimes, what seemed like PCS, could possibly turn out to be something more serious. The following are signs of more concerning illness:

- Chest pain that extends into the left side of the jaw or arm
- Chest pain that a person describes as a “heavy” feeling
- Pain that does not improve at least a little after 24 hours of regular doses of ibuprofen
- Fever
- Cough, especially a cough that produces phlegm (“flem,” or “flame”)
- Extreme anxiety with the pain or a feeling of “impending doom”
- Blueness or paleness of the lips or fingernails
- An irregular, rapid, or pounding heart rate
- Marked difficulty breathing or catching one’s breath (different from mild pain with breathing)

If any of these occur, please be sure to call your doctor’s office right away. These could be indications of a more serious and potentially threatening condition.

February 9, 2009 at 3:05 pm
(186) Merissa says:

I have the same problem and have been suffering from it for about a year. I have had multiple ultrasounds and have had an MRI but the results have come back negative. I have pain in the middle not necessarily on the right but my back aches and I always feel bloated and gassy. My stomach swells up and the pain becomes so bad that I can’t stand properly. This has been happening every month after my periods but this month I’ve had occurances of it every few days. I am waiting for the results of my lastest ultrasound if this turns out to be nothing, my gynacologist’s recommended that I see a gastrotologist.

February 17, 2009 at 2:18 pm
(187) brenda says:

It is amazing that so many women are having the same problems.I have had pain on and off on my right side for about 3 years now.i had a laprascoptmy (spelling?) just over a year ago, where she removed my left ovary because it had twisted in on itself, had leasions removed, scar tissue releaved and diognosed with endrimeteosis (again cant spell these long medical terms). All was fine for about 5 minutes. No joke. I am 37 years old and have been thinking about getting a hysterectomy because the pain gets so bad. But reading these comments I am re-thinking that idea. I also don’t have any insurance so when I hurt I go to the E.R. but it is embarrassing to keep going back for the same problem and having the tests come back negative for the hundreth time. Not to mention the same tests being done over and over again. The pain is mostly low right side sometimes just under my ribs and even in my back. I have tried everything from muscle relaxers to vicoden and nothing helps all the pain. The painkillers make it tolerable but I am up to 4 5/500 vicoden per dose and am scared to tell the Dr.’s that I need a higher dose because they all ready think I am a drug seeker. and nothing could be further from the truth. I haven’t worked for over a year now and just thank GOD that my guy is very understanding. If anyone finds an answer, any answer, please post it for all to read. In the mean time I am going to get tested for some of the things others have had and hope it’s something. I am at the point that I will take any psitive test just so I have an answer.

February 19, 2009 at 9:39 pm
(188) Lori says:

I just looked this topic up online because I’m having those sharp pains in my lower right side… again like I have had for the last year. I am 24 years old, normal weight, no kids. I know this is going to sound crazy because it sounds so simple, but seriously the only way I can keep these pains away is by drinking rediculous amounts of water. Today I wasn’t able to drink as much as usual and the pains are back in full force. I was hopeing to get an answer to what this was… I was thinking it might be my liver, but I had no idea…. but I figured I’d share the water story. I know we’ve all heard oh drink more water, but it honestly helps. But it’s a lot of water! Please try it and someone let me know when they find the permanent cure.

February 28, 2009 at 11:53 pm
(189) shaina says:

I have had the same problem for almost 2 years now! The doctors cant find anything. But mine is a little different. I have a huge knot that comes up (feels almost like its coming from my ovary)it hurts but not in sharp pains, it presses against my bladder, and its really uncomfortable. The knot mostly comes out when im hungry or have to use number 2 and all i have to do is barely rub my hand across it and it goes down. I would really like to find out what this is, so if anyone has any idea, please let me know.

March 12, 2009 at 7:51 am
(190) jenn says:

wow look what number i am
well im 28 i have 4 kids
been feeling kinda wierd the past week had my period last week was kinda heavy
this morning i woke up at 3 am i was layin on my belly an it hurt so bad i then laid on my left side and finally fell asleep when i woke this morning my right side hurts so bad and my lower back im in so much pain it hurts to do anyting and if i push in my side it hurts even worse
i went to my doc they said it was prolly from havin my period ????????
it hurts to breath for god sakes it cant be from my period
well i just got dressed boy that was a chore i can barely lift my right leg to get my pants on
this is unreal that everyone here has about the same problems

March 12, 2009 at 12:02 pm
(191) Kelly says:

I have been having the same problems, I have a dull constant pain in my lower right side that doesn’t go away, I have also been emotional lately which is very unusual for me, along with bloating and diarrhea. I thought maybe I was pregnant but I took a test and it came back negative. Someone let me know if they have any clue what this could be.

March 18, 2009 at 1:17 pm
(192) Rebecca says:

I’ve been having a pain in my right side as well, right above my hip, on and off for about two years now. It wasn’t happening for a long time, but it’s returned. It only hurts in the morning after I’ve been laying down all night, and goes away after a few minutes within standing up. When it hurts it’s merely a dull pain, but it feels as if I can’t take a deep breath because it causes more severe pain, right there above the hip. It also hurts more when I have to pee. I’ve had ovarian cists before, and I’m only 18, however I am guessing this isn’t my ovaries. I’ve recently had blood tests and all that jazz as well, but everything came back normal. Any ideas?

March 22, 2009 at 10:18 pm
(193) Lauren says:

Last night about 8:00 or so I got like a sharp pain in my side, it wasnt really really severe or anything..not enough to make me cry or bend over in pain. The feeling was kind of similar to when you have to pee and have been “holding it” for a little while, but I didnt have to pee. I didnt know what it was, and thought well maybe itll go away, it could possibly be just a gas pain. The pain did not go away, and the next day I went to the ER. My pain was in my right side and went around to my lower back around the kidney area. When this first started it was a pretty constant pain..the next day it was kind of off and on but still painful. Thats why I decided to go to the ER. The doctor came in and pressed around on my stomach and on my lower back, none hurt except a spot just below my ribs…it also burned a little when I would pee. Not every single time though. She told me that it sound like I had a UTI, but there was also a possibility of a kidney stone. She went out of the room and came back a little bit later and told be there was something(Sorry I cant remember the name)in my urine that made her think there could possibly be something going on with my gallbladder. She wasnt sure, so they took some blood. She gave me an antibiotic(incase it was a UTI), something for pain, and also a little container, strainer, and pee cup to ‘monitor’ my pee to check for signs of a kidney stone. Every time I pee, I have to pee into the bowl type container, pour that into the strainer then look for(as she described it)sand looking type substance. Also she told me to drink lots of water. Ive had several kidney infections when I was younger, as well as a UTI when I was pregnant last year. Im hoping that this is what it is and not any issue with my gallbladder, etc. Im going to take the antibiotic, drink plenty of water, and also monitor my pee and see how everything works out! Ill let you guys know, maybe this could be the issue with some of you!

March 24, 2009 at 9:52 am
(194) cesca says:

hi all,

im 22 and have had this pain for about 6 years… last year it was so bad i was taking to the ER, at first we thought it was my appendix, but after a blood test that was ruled out! i stayed in hospital for 5 days, i had many many blood test and an internal scan- all they found was my white blood cells were really low! hence why i was in there for so long! i thought it was something to do with my periods as the pain seem to come roughly 2 weeks before i was due… i also often got this pain during sex but never really the connected the 2 that much but after reading all the comments made me re think…. i also feel like i have a huge belly compared to the rest of my body have tried all the diets in the world! i wonder say i was over weight but my belly is very bloated!! today i have the worst pain at work, i am goin to get another doc appoinment to see what can be done!!!
thanks for everyones comments!!!

miserable girl london!!!

March 25, 2009 at 2:26 pm
(195) Jessica says:

It truly shocked me to see how many women are suffering from the same things. Here’s my story to add to all of yours:
This all started when I was about 15. Horrible pelvic pain, irregular periods, etc. I went to the ER on several different occasions thinking it was appendicitis. Finally when I was 19 they did a laparoscopy and found endometriosis. A D & C was performed. My pain went away for awhile. I had two kids and shortly after that the pain and issues started happening again. I have since then had multiple ovarian cysts. One grew to the size of my uterus and was hemorrhagic before they took it out. By the time they removed it it had cut off blood supply to the tube so they had to remove both the left tube and ovary. Two years after that I was seen at the ER for horrible right side pain. Checked for appendicitis did a CT, X-ray, blood work, ultrasound, etc. which all showed nothing. I finally went to my OBGYN in tears it hurt so bad. She did an emergency laparoscopy and found a very small amount of blood pooled in the abdomen. She removed the blood and the pain went away for 2 years until last night. It has gotten progressively worse during the day. I have an appointment with the doctor at 4:30. I’m sure they will check for appendicitis and it will come back negative. I have also been to a gastroenterologist, a urologist, OBGYN, and family and ER docs. I will let everyone know what I find out – if anything. If someone gets some answers please let us all know!

March 29, 2009 at 9:00 am
(196) Meetu says:

I had that pain right after gallbladder surgery. I had also eaten yogurt. In my case, I never ate yogurt again. Never had the pain again. Either it was that or that I healed from surgery.

Could be the fat content? When I eat more cheese than normal, I get shoulder pain too.

March 29, 2009 at 11:14 pm
(197) Peggy says:

This is so sad!!! I can’t believe E.R.s or Doctors can’t find what is wrong with us. I too have had terrible pain in my lower right side. It also goes into my back like some of you have said.
I started having this pain last summer. I was walking with my friend when I first had this pain. As we were walking I got a sharp stabbing pain that made me have to stop walking and bend over for a moment in pain. The pain subsided for a little while, but then it came back as cramping. As weeks past…the pain was not stabbing pain, but more like cramps, period sort of like cramps. I no longer have a period due to menopause. I am on hormone meds. I take a pill called, prometrium and I wear a patch on my lower tummy called, vivelle dot.
At times the pain feels like a throbbing pain or as if something is pulsating inside my ovary or somewhere in that area.
I went to the E.R. and had tests run, including a ct scan. They said they could see nothing wrong.
I am suppose to have a ultra sound where they go inside the vagina to check things out. I hope and pray they find something so I can at least get relief from this.
I just pray it is nothing too serious. After reading all of these comments where not many of you have found relief…I pray I find it so I can report back to you what my prob. was. I also pray you all find what’s causing your problems. Surely we can’t all have the same thing…? Can we?

March 31, 2009 at 10:38 am
(198) Lanah Dawn says:

Ladies, it is heartening to know there are so many others in the same position and I feel for you all.

I am 29 & started having intermittent sharp, piercing pains coming in waves in the right pelvic area about 4 weeks ago, 2 weeks after having my second child (normal delivery, no prev c section or surgery). The pain is sometimes so severe it takes my breath away. I am otherwise well, & it is not related to urine, bowel function or menstruating, & not tender to press over. Taking paracetamol & ibuprofen but not really helping. I am going to see the GP tomorrow and hope to get some tests arranged. Really scared in case it is anything horrible, but it is reassuring to find out I am not alone and others are going through this too. I hope we all manage to get some relief and answers – if I get anything useful I will let you all know.xx LD

April 2, 2009 at 9:26 am
(199) melissa says:

to cindy, if you are taking fosomax or any other bone medications due to your histerectomy, lay off of them i too had shingles and problems until i quit taking that “poison”.

April 12, 2009 at 4:38 pm
(200) Callie says:

Meetu, it could also be lactose intolerance–yogurt and cheese.

However, I off-and-on, have right-side lower-back pain, and had a full hysterectomy Feb. 2008 due to uterine cancer. Two weeks ago, I had a terrible fall on a wet tile floor and am quite sure I bruised my kidneys. The left side is feeling better, but the right side has gotten worse. It may be because I have to hobble to walk because I wrenched my right knee. I don’t have ovaries, so it’s not that. I watched carefully for blood in urine or feces for kidney infection, etc., but am worried that I hurt something in my side or back. Anyone experienced this before? I might need to contact my ob/gyn soon in case it’s gyn-related.

April 16, 2009 at 11:56 pm
(201) Yvonne says:

Oh my God I feel like crying knowing that I am not the only one that feels like this. I am
28 yr old female.
I have gotten cat scan, ultrasound, x-rays, I have just got my breathing test done, next step is upper GI and lower GI. I have had my gall bladder taken out. And it is my lower right side of my abdomen that just kills me. I get really tried, I have lost a lot of weight, some times it is really hard to walk and I have to I am a hair stylist. My hair looks really bad I have lost a lot of hair, my skin does not look the same. One min I can put on paints the next I can’t. It is really hard to lay on my right side. Some times it hurts to bend over to pick up stuff. I cough a lot, my back hurts too. They don’t know what is going on. They are trying so hard for me. I understand how the Docs feel my Docs want to find out what is wrong with me too. We almost had a crying match going on. They want to help me so bad I hope they find what is wrong. I believe they will. I am not going to give up on hope. That is their jobs I know in my hart they want to help that is why they are putting me trough so much tests. Its just I want to get to feeling better to be my self again. I am crying right now cause I just want to know whats wrong just like they do. You know. I cry also cause some times it hurts to make love to my husband. God watch over you all and your family’s and your Docs and their families. Lets pray that they will find out I know in my hart they will its just going to take some time.

April 21, 2009 at 1:19 am
(202) Dani says:

This is crazy so many people have this pain too! I am turning 21 soon, had the pain since i was 14. Right away when I was 14, they did an ultrasound saying it was a cyst that burst and i probably had more cysts since the pain was so bad and continuous. Go figure, no cysts. A few years later another doctor said it was acute apendicitis and my appendix was inflammed but it would go away. 7 years later and i still get sharp pains on my lower right side every day. It is getting so frustrating, I don’t know what to do. No thyroid problems, no cysts, blood work is fine, ultrasounds and CT are normal…I know everyone is at a loss here and i feel bad for you all! My pain used to be disabling, but over the years I have walked through it, however after its a sharp pain, sometimes it gets really crampy and I just don’t want to move! Uggghhh…we will figure this out!!

April 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm
(203) Erin says:

I am 25 and have been experiencing off and on pain in my right side for 10 years now. It is a sudden sharp pain that will eventually fade away, I’ll feel relief, and then it will come right back. It’s sometimes just right of my belly button, sometimes lower, sometimes in front, sometimes further towards my back. The best way I can describe it is that it feels like nausea – almost like a poison in my right side. All I can do is press down on my side to try to make it feel better and I’m not sure if that really helps or not. I was initially put on birth control for this reason when I was 15. That obviously didn’t help. It does not have anything to do with my period because I’ve been on extended birth control for over a year now (I have a few periods in a year). It doesn’t seem to have any type of pattern at all. I am not overweight. I’ve never been pregnant. I’ve never had any type of surgery. I’ve been to the Dr. and they said maybe it’s IBS. I’ve been making sure to get lots of fiber to stay very regular but being regular doesn’t seem to have any affect on the pain. I can’t figure out why I can sometimes go for months without the pain and then out of no where it will come back. About a week ago was the first time that I can remember in all the 10 years that the pain came and did not give me any relief at all for an entire week. Before, I might experience the pain every day, but it would always subside – even if just for a little while – it would always subside. I wish I knew what in the world was wrong with me :( It is encouraging to know I am not as alone as I thought I was – but discouraging that no one really has any answers :(

April 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm
(204) Patty says:

oh my goodness! my pain started the first weekend in march. for four days i had sharp stabbing pain on right side. i can’t even really tell if it’s in the back or the front sometimes. then it turned into less pain but chronic. i’ve had exray, ct and ultrasound all negative! at least i know there are a lot of us out there so hopefully it’s not deadly!

April 30, 2009 at 10:01 am
(205) Robin B says:

When I was 5 months pregnant I had my appendix taken out because I was curled up in a little ball on the bed from the pain. Then , also while prego, I was admitted to the hospital 2 more times for hydrophrenosis and kidney issues. So now Im not pregnant, (i had my baby july 08) and I once again had severe pain in my lower abdomen. I went to the er and go a CT scan. I was told had colitis. I saw a gastrologist and he set me up for a colonoscopy. I was diagnosed with diverticulosis which isnt supposed to be painful unless you get diverticulitis. I have called my gastro 3xs because I am having sharp pains on both left and right side below my pelvic bone. I dont know what to do. They first prescribed me with darvocets which I called and complained because they upset my tummy. Then they called me in Tramadol which makes me feel extremely out of whack and gives me headaches and keeps me up at night. I dont know what is going on but I want answers and I want a dr who understands what is happening to me. I feel like my doctor thinks im crazy or a pill popper. I just want the pain to end. Let me know if anyone knows what this could be.

May 3, 2009 at 5:01 am
(206) Sandi says:

I had to diagnose my own abdominal pain. I would get so bloated and sore with pain which was so excruciating that I could barely stand it. Eventually I started surfing the internet and decided that it had to be blocked arteries coming FROM the heart to the lower organs. I was right and now have two bypass graphs off of the aorta.

May 4, 2009 at 4:04 pm
(207) geo says:

me too!
off and on for several years now. Right side under the last rib. I mostly get pain at night that is lessened by urinating,
I told my chiropractor, and she suggested that my rib was poking an organ. Indeed, the pain goes away after an adjustment. But it comes back. I wonder if it could be that simple. i’m not convinced, but it does help for a while.

May 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm
(208) DebbieLou says:

I fit the bill for the basic problem presented here.
If you have ruled EVERYTHING else out try this:
I stopped taking birth control!
I stopped using Tampons! (Pads ONLY and avoid anything going up in there but a penis. i.e., no iuds)
I had a laparascopy done that removed some endometriosis and adhesions.
I WILL NEVER use any hormone treatment/birthcontrol pill again!
I have been pain free for ten years!
(I also added an organic diet about six years ago).
PLEASE try this and post back if it works…may take some time to see results.

May 19, 2009 at 8:36 pm
(209) LetsFINDaCURE says:

I too have the same problem. I am 29 years old, 120lbs, 5’7″. I have extreme pain in my right side. I have been in and out of emergency and the Dr. endlessly. This pain has been going on for me since October 2008 is when I firt started noticing it. I just ended up having a laporoscopy done and they removed 2 cysts and got rid of some endometriosis.

I am on Lupron 3.75mg (its a shot) to get rid of the rest of the endometriosis. Also I am on pain meds, and another drug that goes in conjuntion with the Lupron to fight endometriosis and to help with the side effects of Lupron(menopausal symptoms).

After surgery I thought I would be free of pain, and that was not the case….I have the SAME pain in my right side as before.

I even developed a bladder infection and needed to take antibiotics this past week post surgery.

I forgot to mention that I also have a kidney stone on my left kidney. (Which I have had kidney stones before, they feel like you are in labor and passing gravel through your urethra! :) FUN
Its evident that the Doctors don’t know what they are doing, they are just guessing like the rest of us (after all they are only people and not God).

So we are going to have to heal ourselves.

I have read the posts and I have started/am going to start doing the following:

I am going to buy some PRELIEF as mentioned in the above posts. It will help with the acids in the stomach.

If you find yourself having bladder infection symptems, get AZO Maximum Strength—they are red pills that make your bladder feel 100 times better and it feels better to go pee. It turns your pee orange though.

Also I think it can be a sort of Crohns/Irritable Bowel Syndrome sort of thing that no one has diagnosed yet.

It seems like we need to treat based on these.
There are probiotics at CVS pharmacy that treat IBS and also Crohn’s etc… check those out.

Also I am going to order Bowtrol. (google it). I am also going to go to whole foods and see if there is any supplements i can get there to help.

I believe this may be intestinal and diet related. (not meaning we eat junk food, but may be eating foods that don’t agree with our blood type etc…)

So…i am gonna try supplements out and a plainer diet, eliminating meats too.



May 19, 2009 at 8:41 pm
(210) LetsFINDaCURE says:

Oh I forgot to mention when you google Bowtrol ….google bowtrol irritable bowel so you get to the Bowtrol that is for irritable bowel, crohns etc… The regular bowtrol is just a regular colon cleanse :)

May 28, 2009 at 9:40 pm
(211) Jody says:

OMG I have had these same problems for 6 1/2 yrs.Started out as right rib pain that came and went. I had all the test’s for kidney stones and blood work and was told it was all in my head even tho I had so much blood in my urine the DR asked me if I was on my period. (I had a hysterectomy don’t have a period.)They took my gallbladder out then another surgery for scar tissue. I was told it was endrometrosis. Irritable bowle syndrome, reflux, muskuler skelotel pain.Now the pain is constant. It radiates my right side front and back. I gave up for a while and tryed to learn to deal with it till it got worse. I go for another scan tomorrow. I pray it shows what is wrong. Cause I KNOW it is something. Well, thanks to all of you for sharing your story. I pray we all find the answere soon.

May 31, 2009 at 6:23 am
(212) cindy says:

I had same symptoms right side pains so bad went to hospital I thought maybe appendicitis. Doc. said it sounded like IBS. Told me to lay off the dairy. I did and find it hard to believe. I had no more pain. Then I thought I was alright and had a malt one day and the pain was so severe I coudnt believe it. I guess No more dairy for me. Yes that means cheese too. Just try to elimate dairy and see if pain goes away.

June 2, 2009 at 10:41 pm
(213) Carrie says:

Hi it sounds like we’ve all been in a very similar boat here. I’m 21 and so far i’ve been suffering with this abdominal pain for well over a year. At first i thought it was just period pain and i was popping paracetamol every 4 hours as you do and then the pain got increasingly worse which is when i thought you know enoughs enough. So i waking up at sort of 7am in excruciating pain hobble to the doctors as they open at 9am putting pressure on my stomache with a hot water bottle on it hoping someone would see me.. all they did was send me to the emergency room. Got to the hospital and their 1st assumption was you have appendicitus then it turned from that to a urine infection and i was sent home with antibotics. This didn’t cure it so two weeks after my antibiotics had finished i was back down to the doctors and they sent me to the hospital again, they poked and they proded and they said we want to perform a laparoscopy, you may have a cyst, not sure if it’s cancerous yet we will let you know… honestly the NHS make me sick… anywho after my laparoscopy it came back that yes i did have a cyst but nothing out of the ordinary which was relieving then they said right we’re going to send u to see an intestines specialist. I sat and explained my story and he is the 1st doctor who actually listened and sympathised with how i felt. Sent me for a stomache x-ray and said yes i know what it is, its a bowel obstruction. You’ve been like this for about 12 months prior to seeing me, its going to have to be shifted so he gave me phososoda i think by Fleet and basically after that all i did was drink water and light food nothing too heavy for a week and see how i get on, slowly but surely the pain is creeping back and its getting worse so iv got to go and see him again in about a week but its something worth considering. I don’t think anyone can say they drink as much as they should be doing. This is an eye-opener for me. I just hope this may of given you another aspect as to what your pains could be. xxxx

June 5, 2009 at 4:39 pm
(214) Misty says:

I know exactly how you feel.. I am 32 and for the past 2yrs I have been in pain ( off and on ) before periods after periods I feel bloated lower right side gets really sharp pains and almost feels that something is on fire.. I had an ovarian cyst on the right side when I was 12 and they did exploritory surgery the cyst rupshered before they got to it. The Dr said they cleaned me out real good and had me on birth control to keep them small. I have a child now that is 12 and have been off of birth control for almost 2 yrs and about a year and half ago this pain got really bad. I had intercoarse and he hit something on the right side and I thought I was going to die … It hurt so bad and is acheing still.. What is going on I fell like my body is going crazy. I don’t have health ins so I am not able to be seen even when I am in so much pain .. Please someone let me know what I can do …

June 6, 2009 at 9:09 pm
(215) Donna says:

Hi everyone,

It’s so comforting to know that so many women are experiencing the same thing I am. The pain in my right side first started last year July. At first, I thought it was just bad period cramps but then one night, the pain was so bad I couldn’t sleep. It’s a sharp pain right next to my belly button and also a sharp pelvic pain. The pain comes and goes and it hurts during sex. I’ve been to the doctor many times and they ruled out appendicitis. They sent me for both an abdominal and pelvic ultrasound but they both came back clear. I have no idea what’s causing this pain and it’s very frustrating. I’ve tried using a heating pad for pain relief and it helps a little bit but the pain comes back. I’ve also tried acupuncture which helps at first but then the pain eventually returns. I would say I feel this pain about 3 times a month and when it comes it lasts for about 2-3 days (on and off). If anyone finds anything out…please share.

June 8, 2009 at 5:15 pm
(216) KATHY says:


June 29, 2009 at 1:31 am
(217) Kris says:

I also have had the same problem for three years and it seems to be getting worse. A burning pain under right side of the ribs. I had a tubal 16 years ago. I have had my gallbladder removed and also a full hysterectomy due to fibroids. I am wondering if this pain could be related to having the tubal. Also wondering if thyroid levels have anything to do with it. I plan on investigating further. It is good to know there are other women out there with the same problems but also discouraging that we cannot get any diagnosis.

June 30, 2009 at 11:11 am
(218) Erica G says:

I am 19 and feeling most of the same symptoms as yall… :( I have been to the doctor and they don’t know what is wrong. They actually said ” We have no idea” and that I am a “project”. My mom keeps telling me to drink cranberry juice and that is her cure.. but it’s not working and I don’t think it is later. I feel like I’m a lost cause and that people think that I’m making this all up. I am starting to believe them. But there is no way that so many people can have the same symptoms and be making this up. If someone ever finds a cure or comes close PLEASE let me know. It’s beggining to be ridiculous on how desparate I am to end this paing. I feel like it is ruining my life and routine.

June 30, 2009 at 2:45 pm
(219) Ashley says:

Wow…it feels good and at the same time really sad to find this site. For the past two years, off and on, I have been having pain in my lower right quadrant that often spreads over my entire abdomen; it’s a very specific, localized pain that is near where my appendix is which is what worried me in the beginning. It feels like a sharp, “pulling” kind of pain that also be throbbing and stabbing at times. I actually went to the emergency room for the pain and they did a cat scan, pelvic exam, and ultrasound only to tell me there was “nothing wrong”. Meanwhile, I’ve been having excruciating pain on and off. I’m sick of going to the doctor and being told there’s “nothing wrong” when there obviously is. I’ve gotten over the fear of appendicitis and I know it’s not cysts (I’m on birth control). Then at my last gynocological appointment I was told I had a fibroid only to get ANOTHER ultrasound and it be determined that I had no fibroid and no other abnormalities. It is beyond frustrating as I am getting married in a little over a week and then am off on my honeymoon and I’m finding it hard to be excited about it because I feel so sick. I feel your pain, ladies; hopefully we’ll get this figured out soon.

July 2, 2009 at 3:33 pm
(220) maria says:

i have been having pain in my left ovary since i had my daughter in 2005 its not continous but its like i might bend over or sit still and cough or walk and when the pain hits it like a shary knife inside and quick somtimes i have to moniter my breathing do to it because it catches me off gaurd what could this be???????

July 5, 2009 at 8:23 am
(221) Lalee says:

Well, where should I start? I have never had children. I’m 39, had a tubal 10 years ago and an Endometrial Ablation almost 5 years ago for periods that would never end. The procedure was easy with about 2 days of recovery. My periods stopped completely! I had problems with ovarian cysts too but after the procedure it’s like all my problems went away. Life was great! Then last month the pain in my right side began. So, sever I doubled over and just cried for 3 days. I have never felt so depressed; I honestly wanted to just die. Then I started a light period for the first time in almost 5 years, and all symptoms went away. Now this is month two. The depression isn’t here but the pain is so bad that my husband is demanding I go to the hospital. I’ve explained to him that I’m now having periods again and it’s all related. After reading all of your posts I honestly don’t know. I am uninsured and simply can’t spend my life’s savings allowing test that will most probably show the cause as undetermined as it has you many of you. I have never had monthly cramping that I would consider worse than the average woman, and up until 35yrs old my periods were “normal”. They cysts were always on my left side and the pain only occurred when one would rupture accompanied with a fever, chills and indescribable pain. Last year I had 2 knee surgeries (one was a total replacement) I had to take so many pain meds. that when I finally was recovering in January and tried to stop taking them I found out that I was addicted, and had to go through withdraws. Somehow I lived through that and now I’m afraid to take pain meds. again! F.Y.I. Please be careful everyone when taking pain meds. If you take them as prescribed you do not know you are addicted until you try to stop taking them. The process makes you so sick.
This right side pain is different and much higher than I remember the pain on the left side and lower back when I had problems with cysts. I just honestly don’t understand why the pain is uncontrollable and so sever if nothing more is wrong with everyone that what men like to call “female problems”. I hope we all get some relief!

July 16, 2009 at 12:14 pm
(222) margaret says:

ive been experiencing these symptoms too pain in side tummy and back also pain down my leg ive to go for a cervical smear test tomorow as my doctor said there all symptoms of cervical cancer im 30 and a mum to 6 kids 2 sets twin boys at 9 and 7 and a little girl of 3 and another boy at 1 will let u all know the outcome of my tests

July 20, 2009 at 5:18 pm
(223) Heather says:

Good Grief! I can’t believe there are so many of us. My pain started when I was pregnant with my first child 13 years ago. Felt a “ripping” pain when I rolled over. Labor was all back labor and I have had pain ever since. I have a dull burning ache in my lower right side and back pain at the same time. I asked a doctor about it years ago and was told it might be a spastic muscle and left it at that. Over the past couple of years it is more constant. Fibroids run in the family big time and I am going to request and ultrasound. After reading all of these posts I may not go further than that if it is negative. A few days ago I suddenly felt nautious. I thought it was from a medication that I take that will make me nautious if I don’t eat enough when taking it. I eat a little and it goes away. But a few days ago it didn’t go away and I still feel nautious. I feel kind of really hungry more than nautious but I just feel all around bad. My back and front have been hurting for a few weeks now and more recently I have a burning sensation in my back. God I hope someone finds a solution to this. I’ll be going to the doctor soon….

July 21, 2009 at 11:46 pm
(224) michelle says:

I have had lower right quadrant pain for the past 6 yrs. Have had many kidney stones and past them over the years,had a stint placed in the urinary tract for a couple of weeks. Thought the pain was from a kidney stone & or bladder infection. Put on antibiotics many times,feeling better for a short time and then symptoms are back as usual.Have been to two pcp’s,3 urologists,1 related to a research hospital,gastrologist,gyn and have had numerous tests as well. The doctors say that it has nothing to do with the kidneys or bladder, yet through the night & every 3 hours during the day, I need to empty the bladder or else I have symptoms where I can’t breathe, my brain becomes cloudy, I have a huge pulling feeling of downess where I can’t seem to walk very far and become very lathargic. It creates a burning feeling throughout my entire body. Every morning I wake up with a burning tongue,eyes ect. The burning sensations lessen with urination but have never gone away.The pain in the lower right side does become worse with diet, and there are days were I am fed up. I’ve tolerated it so long and don’t know what direction to look in. I’ve tried colon cleansing, losing weight but I’m only 120 lbs., and exercising, but all I get from the doctors is that I probably need some physical therapy exercises. They refuse to do an IVP because I’ve had them in the past and this test has always found a blockage where others have not, but think that the dye could be causing a systematic issue having had so many before. They have told me that I have a small cyst, but on the left side,not large enough to cause any pain. The burning feeling is sometimes worse than the pain in my abdomen, where it sometimes causes depression even though I though that I have no reason to be. I’m 42 and never thought I’d feel this old. Thought I’d always have high energy. I’ve lost some good years and don’t want to lose anymore. I’ve had 2 children vaginally, the last pregnancy 13 yrs ago, do not do drugs, alcohol, take any prescriptions, do not smoke, and tried to take a lesser, stressful job for a few years, just in case this was all caused by stress. It is not in my head, there is a clear cut pain with this abnormal burning sensation. I’m going to look into the previous comment regarding the blocked arteries. Otherwise, stumped and tired because I’ll need to start all over with the doctors again. Didn’t realize there are so many people out there with this pain. Hope there is a solution found soon.

July 24, 2009 at 9:41 pm
(225) Andrea says:

i am 33 years old, and last night i started having pain on my right side, it feels like appendixcitis but i know i no longer have it, so i went to the doctor, she ordered a CAT sacn and they did find something going on there…at first they said appendixcitis since i said it can be possible then is diverticulitis they said… so now i will take2 antibiotics for a week and hope for the best, if it gets worse they said i should go straight to the ER

July 26, 2009 at 12:58 pm
(226) Angel says:

I just went to the ER last night with severe pain in my back that wrapped around my right side. It was so painfully at times I would cry. I thought it was a kidney stone. The ER did a CT scan of my abdomen, blood work and urine and it was all normal. I was so disappointed because now I don’t know what is wrong. I was told to refer to my gyno dr. because of my history of cysts and endometrisos. So that is what I’m going to do. My pain is better today but I still have an aching feeling. The ER wouldn’t give me anything for pain, so if I start having the episodes that made me cry, I’m just out of luck. I hope that my gyno dr. will be more helpful and that all the ladies on this site finally get some answers and relief too.

July 27, 2009 at 1:01 pm
(227) Heather says:

I may have found the solution!

My sister went to the ER recently with lower quadrant pain. The pain was so severe she had to call 911. Tests were run and they found nothing wrong. The ER doctor suggested she may have “Pelvic floor spasms”. I looked this up and think this may be my problem and many of yours too. There are many symptoms and in one article it states that you may experience all of the symptoms or maybe only one. One of the symptoms is a pain that starts in the front and goes around to the back(which is my problem). The article talks a lot about bladder problems so even if you don’t have those keep reading. Read the whole article.

A muscle spasm would not show up in any test.

Here is where you can find the article:
http://www.preventdisease.com Search for an article titled “Explaining Pelvic Pain”. I think this may help many of you.

August 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm
(228) Mikki says:

I have the same symptoms and first noticed it about 2-3 years ago. My pain is in the lower right quadrant of my abdomen. It ranges from a dull ache to severe agony. It seems to be worse before and for about four days after my period. It also appears to be worse if I am not taking birth control pills. I am having it right now. Recently went to a MD-Enterogastrologist and she wants me to get a CT. I’m a little scared because I have just now become concerned enough to go get this check. Have gotten several ultrasounds because I have had a hemmorhagic cyst on my left ovary for years, but the pain is on my RIGHT SIDE.

I believe this lower right-quandrant pain is one of three things: 1) It is endometriosis and the adhesions are severe 2) appendicitis 3) something wrong with my lower colon/intestines- a perforation or something.

The pain has recently started aching in my lower back (right side only) as well.

It’s comforting that others have this too. When I have my CT in 2 weeks I will let everyone know what it is. Thanks for sharing.

August 6, 2009 at 10:50 am
(229) Christian says:

OKay… wow, so many people have posted comments since “07″ and we still don’t realy know whats going on. This is so weird okay so since July 20th I’ve been experiencing pain. It started in my uterus, then it went to my right side by my ribs and just floats in between my kneck and my right side. It is extremley uncomfortable and I wish it would stop. It hurts when I lay down, walk , move and even breath into deep. If anyone knows something about this please post it because I will continue to check as im sure others will continue to check. Thank you and God Bless everyone.

August 12, 2009 at 9:35 am
(230) Heather says:

Had an upper ultrasound and was found to have a gallstone. The pain from the gallstone is a pressure under my sternum, upper back pain, burning pain in my back where my kidney is and some pain under my rib cage. Having surgery next week. I also had a pelvic ultrasound for the lower right quadrant pain and have a mass on my uterus. It is beleived to be a fibroid. I have been referred to an obgyn for consult. Well see what happens with that.

August 16, 2009 at 10:09 pm
(231) Robyn says:

I am having sharp shooting pains that start on my right side and shoot downward towards my back. I had these pains before, and after much testing, had my gallbladder removed. I haven’t had these pains for a long time, but tonight they started up again, about 4 years AFTER my gallbladder was removed. I’m also burping and gassy, bloated. Just finished my period a few days ago.
When the pains first started tonight it felt just like the pains I had before they removed my gallbladder!! If my gallbladder is gone, what could that be now??

September 3, 2009 at 1:36 pm
(232) Heather says:

Ok. I had the gallbladder removed and the pain under my ribcage and to the right of the bellybutton is gone. I was found to have a fibroid on my uterus and was referred to and obgyn. I saw her today and she said that the fibroid is tiny and wouldn’t cause this pain. She thinks it is IBS. Seems like everyone has IBS these days. I have noticed that the lower right quadrant pain and back pain seem to happen with constipation. She said that when most people feel this pain they think it is an overy or the uterus because of the location but it isn’t. If you don’t have this pain during your period then it isn’t gynecological. I have the pain on the right and it travels around my hip to the back. This area is a trigger point for pain because of the nerves there. I think she said that sometimes that can be taken care of with surgery. I have been told to take a fiber supplement for the next 6 weeks and then follow up with her. You need a lot of fiber each day. You need to get the supplement and take it several times a day. I hope this works. For me the pain comes and goes and not on a regular basis. I really think it is IBS.

September 11, 2009 at 8:41 am
(233) anonymos says:

wow. I can’t believe so many people are having the same problems. My problem was a sharp stabbing type of pain in the lower right side of my stomach. I had several test done and they showed nothing (pelvic sonogram, upper GI series with SBFT, blood work, ect). It wasn’t until my doctor order a upper and lower endoscopy that I am finally starting to get some answers. I’ve been told that I have stomach ulcers that I wasn’t even aware of since my pain is much lower and I also have inflammation on the lower right side of my colon. I’m not sure what exactly that means for me yet, but I’m sure my doctor with tell me more at my appt on Tuesday. If anyone is still having these sharp pains and has not had a upper and lower endoscopy done, I would recommend talking to your doctor about getting one. Hope everyone gets the help they need. Good luck!!!

September 12, 2009 at 3:55 pm
(234) Cassie says:

it sounds like you should have gone to the doctor at least a couple of weeks ago

September 12, 2009 at 4:36 pm
(235) random says:

what vitamins or herbs could a person take if they have a kidey cycts to help melt it away get rid of it

September 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm
(236) jean says:

Lara comment #28, exactly what happens to me sometimes when I roll over in bed, it’s like a charlie horse but in the pelvic bone spot. And sometimes I’ll get a quick stabbing pain on the left side when I’m walking followed by some back dull hip pain for a day or so. Part of getting older I guess. For anyone wanting to loose weight, ask your doc about medifast. It is soy based, cancer cells hate soy so that’s good for you. I lost 42 lbs, Feb 3rd til now Sept. 14th. :) Cheers to us women! We are the world!

September 14, 2009 at 11:58 pm
(237) Aya says:

This is amazing, but slightly disheartening; considering the amount of us going through this, it seems like we would have encountered more solutions or at least more ideas as to what is causing this.

I am 18 years old, female, and have been having abdominal/gastric issues that get progressively worse for the past two years. I have been bulimic for 5 years, so I am always worrying the pain stems from that, whether it is an ulcer or gastric rupturing from throwing up.

I started taking birth control when I was 15, so I wonder if there is a correlation.

As for my symptoms, I am extremely sensitive to food; cheeses, milk, breads pastas, rice, and other miscellaneous foods instantly make my stomach hard, bloated, and gassy. I only make a BM once every 3 or 4 days, sometimes not for a full week and a half. I bloat really easily, and even after just drinking a glass of water, my stomach will expand a few inches. I’ve started restricting my diet severely to avoid the unpleasant stomach upsets, which stops the bloating, but not the pain. My stomach feels empty and overly-acidic; I hiccup a lot and regurgitate pure acid. I have heart burn frequently and a constant gnawing burning pain in my stomach which gets worse late at night and the emptier my stomach is.

What drew me to this thread though is a recent development. In addition to the other discomforts which are a daily thing, I’ve been getting sharp isolated bursts of pain; It starts in the right side and radiates under my ribs. It hurts to touch and to lie on my side. It is a burning sore throbbing pain that becomes stabbing with movement. Standing for long periods of time makes it worse and i begin to feel really heavy in my pelvis, as if my organs are falling out, or expanding and trying to burst through my stomach! It only goes away by sitting down. The pain comes off and on sporadically and in varying intensities, but usually later in the day.

I am going to the doctor about it soon, but Ia m not sure how much good it will do; my doctor never finds anything wrong with me, and writes off a lot of my complaints as just hypochondria spurred on by the bulimia. I would really like this to end though. I i am not in pain, then I am in constant discomfort and afraid to eat because of the stomach upsets it will cause!

September 15, 2009 at 10:36 am
(238) Jamie says:

I am having the same pain. Mine happens every month, and lasts a few days, but has been getting worse over the last few months. I thought it was stress because sometimes I can go months and months without it. Doc did a full-screen blood test and everything came back normal. I am on birth control so she says it’s probably not ovarian cists. Yuk, though. It affects everythin…i can only sleep on my left side, I’m tired…and gassy and have horrible BMs. I am going to go back to doc if it happens again next month! What the heck is it?!?!

September 16, 2009 at 11:53 am
(239) Heather says:

Aya post #237 it may be your gallbladder. I was having a burning pain under my right rib and would also feel it by my bellybutton. It was gallstones. I had my gallbladder removed and everything is fine now.

September 22, 2009 at 7:42 pm
(240) rose says:

i had a total hysterectomy done 4 yrs ago very successful ,my every day life was great no problems what so ever ,a few months ago i started experiencing some severe pains ,if i feel to pass wind ,do any one of my numbers ,after eating or sometimes even if i dont eat at a certain time i have a bowel movement ,this pain is somewhat like labor pains ,even after intercourse the pain starts it is becoming worse now and i would like if any one could give me an idea about this ,sometimes i am afraid to visit the doctor just not to get bad news i need help please

September 23, 2009 at 8:34 am
(241) Heather says:

Rose, look up Irritable Bowel Syndrome. I have the same thing. A couple of months ago it was so bad and lasted 2 weeks. I had a pelvic ultrasound and they found nothing. The doctor said it is probably IBS. I started taking a fiber supplement and have had no pain since July! I could just be luck but I am hoping it is the fiber and I will never feel that pain again.

September 24, 2009 at 2:07 am
(242) Susan says:

Me too. Just started two days ago – the first day of my cycle. At first I thought it was severe menstrual cramps but it became so bad I almost drove myself to the hospital. I took Midol instead – and have been taking it every 6 hours now to cope with the pain – but I am very worried as it is unusual for me to have such severe cramps and why only on one side? And sharp like contractions. Sharp shocking pain then a little break, and repeat. Very strange. I’m 33, no kids, want them, and have had an ectopic which left me tubeless on one side. I think I will be seeing my doctor despite all of the unsuccessful attempts I’ve read here. I will let you know if he is able to find the cause.

October 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm
(243) Sara says:

I am 18 years old, and I have the right side pain worse then I ever have. Since i started having periods I have always had such bad pains that I have had to leave school and such. Today when I started my period, I had cramps but my right side hurt way more than it ussualy does. I was curled up in a ball for 4 hours today because I couldnt even move it hurt so bad on my right side, and that was with taking Midol. I dont know what to do. It usualy hurts in my right side, and every time I have a period it gets worse.

October 7, 2009 at 5:00 am
(244) constance says:

used to feel some pain in both sides of the uterus every after a period. it would alternate. for three years now i only experience some little pain in my left part of the uterus whenever in periods. this makes me think thta only one ovary releases ovum. please advise. constance.

October 10, 2009 at 12:03 pm
(245) Elizabeth Secora says:

I have had this pain ever since I had my right ovary removed and my gallbladder out. I do find that if I have more fat in a day the pain can get more intense, but even when I eat a very healthy diet I still have the pain. It almost feels like a bruised rib. I sometimes get a sharp stabbing that shoot upwards too. Very annoying. I was also diagnosed with Celiac Disease and I follow a strict gluten-free diet and it does not help the pain. This pain is so much different than abdominal pain associated with Celiac Disease or IBS issues – it is in the right middle quadrant under my right rib.

This is so strange how so many have this problem! I did notice one man having the same issue. I was leaning towards female issues, but perhaps not? I’m sick of tests and doctors and pills and pain and no diagnosis!

PS: As for IBS – that is a NON-DIAGNOSIS!! They tell you have IBS when they can not figure out what the problem really is. If you think you have IBS I implore you to get tested for Celiac Disease. http://www.celiac.org if anything at least to rule it out! You might also talk to your doctor about colitis.

October 14, 2009 at 7:06 pm
(246) carrie says:

Have you ever asked your GYN about poly cystic ovarian syndrome????

October 19, 2009 at 9:58 am
(247) Heather says:

I thought the same thing about IBS because it seems everyone has it and when a doctor can’t diagnose something that is what they come up with. All I can tell you is that I had a very painful episode that lasted for a couple of weeks in July and I haven’t had one since. Fiber, fiber, fiber! It is working for me.

October 20, 2009 at 3:38 pm
(248) alex says:

i was diagnosed in 2004 with endometriosis that affected every reproductive organ in my body and resulted in me having 3 ops in 6 months. 2 months later i managed to conceive and gave birth in 2006. I have recently been having pains again in my pelvic area and sharp pains in my side. my dr examined me and had referred me for a scan after asking me if id had a difficult delivery, which i did, and telling me i had a bulky (enlarged) tilted womb. I am also passing water a lot and have had rapid weight loss in the last 2 weeks……anybody had anything similar or give me any clues???

November 14, 2009 at 1:02 am
(249) dana says:

I know the posts go back since 2003 but I’ve had the same tests ie,CT,cystoscopy,pap. For 2-3 months doctors have taken urinalysis and culture. All came back neg. I’m going crazy I thought. My lower back felt like there 20 horses galloping on it. Pinch nerve on my left lower side with pain and cramps spreading down my thigh,buttock and leg. Pain for months. I also started frequent urination, burning at times. Felt I had ciatic and/or some kind of a terrible situation. Went from doctor to doctor. One doctor even said take a vacation and another said nothing is wrong with you.
Finally a doctor tested me for mycoplasma and ureaplasma and bam! Positive. Bacteria with no cell wall. Only tetracycline,doxycycline could cure. Symptoms: back pain,cramps,ciatic felt like and urethra syndrome. Now they tell me I have UTI from the infection. Most doctors do not test for mycoplasma/ureaplasma I asked for it. I researched it on google after 2-3months of pain. Now they’re treating my uti first to clear it up, then the mycoplasma. I heard women should be tested for it to rule it out because it can spread in other parts of the body.spine,back,etc and will never be diagnosed unless mycoplasma and ureaplasma are tested to be positive. Vaginal swab and/or blood work will determine it. Good luck! I have a long treatment to go since this infection could have been with me for years.

November 29, 2009 at 12:05 am
(250) Julie says:

Hello all,
I see we are all in the same boat.. I had a partial hysto when I was 23 and still have my overies.. I had my gall bladder removed 3 years ago.. I have had this pain in my right side around my back(from front to back) as well as shooting numbing down my right leg.. As I sit here keeled over taking big breaths it is killing me.. This all started after having my gall bladder out and when they did that hit my liver and punctured my lung.. I cannot bare the pain anymore or the feeling and I would love for it fixed. I do live in Canada and as much as I can say i would rather pay for a good diagnoses in States then all these docters here that seem you are taking time away from golf.. I have been to Emerg I dunno how many times and still nothing.. If I ever do find out what his Problem is I sure hope it can help someone else as well..

December 7, 2009 at 3:35 am
(251) Dana says:

Well I guess I’m joining the club. Im a young female just turned 20 a few days ago but I’ve been dealing with sever bi-lateral hip pain since august 10 2008. Although military related with a physical therepy medications, frequent docters visits nothing is stil to be found. MRI’s, X-rays Ultra Sounds are all normal.I hate waking up in the morning because the pain is so sever. Sometimes my hips lock in place an im stuck in a ball crying. Until I can suck up the courage to force my legs straight. I can no longer serve in the military nor be a dancer like I was prior to the military. THIS IS RUINING MY LIFE!!! I am so stressed and upset. And it’s like no one understands. At the age of 19 I went through a wheel chair,crutches and now a cane. Which doesn help but instead resulted in carpal tunnal in my wrist. I NEED HELP PLEASE!! I can not live like this. It hurts to walk, I hate stairs, or trying to step up into the car. I know there are worse off…but this is taking control of my life. I feel like my docter doesnt listen an jus keeps writting perscriptions. I don’t want the pain pacified I want it gone for good.
But idk if this may be any of you as well but here are my diagonstics that i’ve recieved so far.
– pain localize iliac crest:
refractive error myopia
hip sprain hamstring insertion
itiobal ban fraction syndrom
muscle ligament and fascia
bi-lateral hip strain
bi-lateral hip sprain

please send help

December 14, 2009 at 10:59 pm
(252) Nicole says:

My 16yr old daughter received the depo provera shot twice this yr, 1st time in April and 2nd time June. She has had nothing but medical problems ever since. She too has been dealing with severe upper right side abdominal pain, vomiting, fatigue, massive weight gain, severe stretch marks, bloating. She was chkd for Cushings Disease, but it was negative. She has Fatty Liver Disease. Due to all the weight gain from the depo shot, she has developed this. Fatty cells infiltrate the liver causing inflammation, pain, fatigue. There is no medication to treat this. She must follow a STRICT LOW FAT diet and exercise regimen. Thismay help to reverse the effects, and help prevent it from getting worse. This was through a massive blood workup after ultrasounds showed nothing abnormal. If you are overweight, or have had major wieght gain due to a reason such as this, ask your doctor abt Fatty Liver Disease. This maybe what is wrong. And if you know anyone considering trying the DEPOPROVERA SHOT, I strongly advise against it!!!

December 22, 2009 at 1:30 pm
(253) Samantha says:

Laddies this blows me away. For about 2 years I had verry heavy painful peiods then for a year I bleed non e stop so my gyn removed my uterus but left everything elese intact. Now the pain is back on the right side and down my legs and lower back. What getts me is when they tell you to discribe your pain,so I told my gyn I would like to have 2 rubber bands and 2 50 lbs weights. Let my tie those to his private and drop them..this would discribe part of my pain.I would like to say the removal of my uterus was enough but now i am haveing so much more problems.I am now haveing cysts on my ovaries and an enlarged cervix and now looking at a complete hystarecomy..I don’t think they know how to treat us but if you look up our sympthoms we are all canidates for cervical cancer which scares me to death… I will keep each and everyone of you in my prayers i ask you keep me in yours…

December 22, 2009 at 11:21 pm
(254) Sharon says:

I have had “labor like” pains with my menses ever since a still birth and following that a DNC because I couldn’t deliver the placenta. It has been 4 years. I have been treated with pain medicine, an exploratory Lap in June 2009, which Dr. Quack couldn’t see anything wrong, and now, he told me 2 months ago, My Uterous has Prolapsed, it’s only 3 inches from the opening, and I should just let him give me a total hysterectomy. ? I’m only 36, and I don’t want to start menopause. He is now suggesting Depo-Lupron therapy. It drives your ovaries into double time, then they supposedly become exhausted and stop ovulating, thus putting you into premature menopause for about 6 months. I’m so frustrated with his Multi-Diagnosis, and have had 3 or 4 second opinions before this dr.. I eve had 2 Dr’s tell me it was all in my head. One was even a female! No mercy. Pain is real, and it sounds like I’m not the only one. Maybe we should start our own Research Organization. We need help.

December 26, 2009 at 10:19 am
(255) Laurel says:

Most people here have described a pain on their right side by their hips but my pain is in a different spot.

My pain is on my right side like right below my rib cage, it feels like someone is stabbing me. But my pain doesn’t happen when im active and it doesn’t happen at all during the day. But for some reason it happens whenever i lay down to go to sleep at night, and it stays with me all night (which makes it extremely difficult to sleep) and then in the mornings it feels 100 times worse to the point that even if i move a centimeter it kills!

I have no idea what it could be, its only been happening for about 4 nights now, and i just started my period. But i have been having a more heavy flow this week than any other time ive had my period. Im 20 years old, and never had any kind of surgery or anything.

Some people are saying i just pulled something on my side, but if you have any good advice or have a similar story i would love to hear about it!

January 5, 2010 at 4:17 pm
(256) Katie says:

Well…I guess I’m the newest club member. I’ve been having pain in my right lower abdomen for about 5 years now. When I first experienced it 5 years ago I went to a GI doctor who did a CT scan….nothing wrong, probably just IBS. The symptoms pretty much went away, (not sure why), until 4 years later when I was pregnant with my son. I would wake up in the middle of the night because of a stabbing pain in my lower right abdomen that would occur if I tried to move. The pain was so severe that I would be completely immobilized by it. It would only last about a minute and would then slowly subside. The pain has been constant now for about 6 months. Not a severe pain, but more of a low grade ache that at times feels like a burning sensation. Like previous posters, my pain sometimes goes into my right leg. Every once in a while I get the severe stabbing that immobilizes me, but not very often.

I recently had a pelvic ultrasound which turned up nothing. I was told it was completely normal. No pain during pelvic exams and it doesn’t hurt to push on my abdomen at all. I actually just went to the doctor again today and was told that it still sounds like IBS. I was given a prescription for stool softeners and told to see how it goes.

I’m pretty frustrated and tired of having this pain. I’m starting to become pretty depressed about it and feel like everyone thinks I’m crazy. I would really like to find a doctor who will actually listen to me and help me find a solution. If anyone knows of a doctor in the Seattle area that they have found success with, I’d love their name.

I hope all of you can get some answers and begin to feel better!

January 11, 2010 at 12:17 am
(257) Lisa says:

Read this article please. I have been thinking for years that it was some sort of scar tissue drawing/pulling and getting the pelvic/back area out of whack and pressing on nerves in addition to IBS and scoliosis that a lot people dont realize they have and that it causes the pelvic bone to tilt slightly inward and press on nerves , trap gas , send shooting pains down the leg and so on . I think for some or a lot of us it is a combination of more than one thing and little things like stress , constipation , ovarian cysts and fibroids just add fuel to the fire. Anytime you have a burning pain you best know there is a nerve invovled ……….http://transitionalhealing.wordpress.com/2007/03/30/scar-tissue-and-cesarean-birth-c-section/

January 11, 2010 at 12:23 am
(258) Lisa says:

One more thing , I fogot to mention that after having severe pain to the point I was sick to my stomach (and knowing I had irritable bowel syndrome) I found out I had lactose intolerance and that milk , ice cream , dairy and even hidden sources of milk like coffee creamer and malted milk balls were making me sick for days on end and causing stomach spasms. Coincidentally I had an ovarian cysts so its all interelated a lot of time . Wish I could wave my magic wand and make mine and all of your pain go away.

February 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm
(259) glenna hale says:

On March 13, 2009, I had a complete hystorectemy and bladder lift. I seemed to be doing fine until early May, I began to have severe smothering or shortness of breath. I had also noticed a movement on my right side from time to time. I often wondered if I could’ve had a tubal pregnancy, but I refused to believe that could have been possible, because surely it would have been discovered during the hystorectemy. My current issues at this time is when I stand or sit upright, I notice what appears to be a hard ball like mass in my upper abdomen. When I lie down, the ball like mass disappears or seems to move under my right side rib cage. I plan on bringing this to my doctor’s atten-tion, but lack of insurance keeps me from doing so at this time.

February 12, 2010 at 5:09 am
(260) rcurbgirlnno1 says:

I have had hemorriods for the past 20 yrs but now they have really gotten bad they bleed almost every time I have a bm the pain I suffer from during the day is like a throbing pain that goen into the vaging walls can hemorriods push through the walls and buldge into the vagina and today I started have alot of pin in the right side of my stomach

February 14, 2010 at 8:06 am
(261) tm says:

I don’t see much mention of ovarian cysts, but they do cause pain on the sides and they can cause constipation. They can be benign or malignant and they don’t leave by themselves. I am grateful for the comments that help me think about what I need to consider for my own treatment.

February 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm
(262) Katie says:

The same thing happened to me. The pain got really bad after two weeks of vague pain. I went to the hospital and got an ultrasound. My filopian tube and ovary on the right side was twice as big as the left. I had multiple cists, and one so big on my filopian tube that they had to take the whole tube out.
I dont reccommend you waiting for the pain to go away. The longer you wait, the more serious it’ll get.

February 24, 2010 at 12:58 pm
(263) Joe (male 47-225 lbs) says:

I have sharp pains on rt side of mid section abdominal area, feels like it is under ribs and in my intestines, along with rt side lower back sharp pain especially when getting in and out of bed and I believe this is 2 seperate issues. I now stopped taking aspirin for a week and my stomach pain is gone and I found out that something that small we ingest forms a resin within our intestines and causes complications. A lot of medications leave you with this sharp pain and in this area of our intestines. My back started to hurt first and I just found out that I definetely strained a muscle or herniated my stomach lining, (a yoga message therapist told me) which is connected to our backs. I lifted too much weight on exercise machine in gym. This can happen by rolling over while you sleep, accidentally, or getting in and out of a car without paying attention to how we move, abruptly. Our stomach linings are very delicate. I never went to the doctor because I have no insurance. So, in my opinion, most doctors want to operate on everything under the sun, and you must be very careful before having any operations like some of the stories I read above. I have been doing hot baths with 1/2 qt of epsom salt for around 1 hour daily and I feel real good. But as soon as I do something like pick up something heavy or swing an axe to chop firewood my rt lower back gets these huge sharp pains. So now before every movement I make sure I really think about how I am about to move my body, beforehand. Another thing I noticed is I tried to dance for a real good workout and when I moved up and down my back was in severe pain. So now I will be taking it easy for the next six months, staying away from any kind of medicines, and being very conscious of how I move my body and will be reducing my weight. I realize that I am only 1 of 2 guys that left a comment, but I do feel like maybe this will help someone. I hope we all get better.

March 1, 2010 at 7:50 pm
(264) cinda says:

I am 22 years old. I have been feeling like i am repgnant- i get morning sickness- off and on through out my day, I have sharp pains in my lower right side of my back and stomach (comes and goes). I had bllod work and sono to see if I was preg- neg, they did blood work for my splen, pedicits, liver, gall bladder- they checked my kidneys, thyroids.. But there is nothing wrong. I also get sharp pains in my right ribs and uper abb. I get sick where I cant eat anything for like two weeks and lost 12 lbs. just wondering if anyoneis having the same issues

March 1, 2010 at 8:00 pm
(265) cinda says:

I am 22 years old. i am having sharp pains in my lower right side of my stomach and back. I also get pains in my rib area on my right side and upper abdoman. i get sick after eating or drinking anything. lately I couldnt drink or eat anything for 2 weeks- I was extremely week and tired. I felt like I drank a gallon of water and could fit anything else in my stomacha nd lost 12 lbs.I got many tests done, they checked my kidneys,gall bladder,thyroids,liver, splene,pedictic, checked if i was preg and all came out good. they dr. act like im crazy because they cant figure it out.The dr, tryied to clam it was acid reflux & sending me to a GI specialist…

March 8, 2010 at 2:09 pm
(266) Karen says:

Can i join the club?! I’m getting a pain just above my right thigh towards my vaginal area. Also, in the exact same spot but on my back I’m getting the same pain. It is literally a short sharp pain as if my elastic on my knickers is too tight, it feels as though if I were to move my knickers it would ease off, but it obviously doesn’t. I am also feeling bloated, sick and and have recently had alot of discomfort in my stomach area. I was convinced I was pregnant. But tests were negative and my Doctor has diagnosed me with ‘Flatulent Dyspepsia’ which I am currently taking medication for. Although it is worth noting that the stabbing pain that we are all feeling has only started since I have started taking the medication (not sure if they are connected??). I’ll let you all know how the medication works out but I sympathise with everyone. I know my body so well, I’ve had my appendix out already (although the pain is very similar). I’ve had no kids, I don’t take the contraceptive pill nor do I drink alcohol….I’m stumped!

March 10, 2010 at 9:33 am
(267) stevie says:

Well here goes. First off after reading over all these posts and all this suffering and I am no MD but have done my research on this as I have suffered as well since a complete Hysterectomy in 1997 and then a scope 6 months later for the same pain I acquired after the Hysterectomy, yes I was completely normal until a Doctor(hate to call a person this especially when they have their own interest in mind not yours) scared me into this surgery because I was 44 and had ovarian cysts which by the way were gone when he did the surgery so it was all for not! any way after 13 years of dealing with debilitating bladder pain and abdominal pain, a pulling pinching burning with bowel movements, sneezing coughing, moving wrong, mostly on the right side and lower pelvic area along with bloating and other symptoms. In July of 2009 I woke early hours with severe bloat and nausea ended up in the ER and diagnosed with a small bowel obstruction, that resolved with weeks of fluid diet and diarrhea. I now am in my 4th week of another episode and after talking to a surgeon and also reading up on this , when ever they go into your belly your chances of more and worse adhesions are almost 100 percent. there are adhesion barriers that are being tested and used but the bad outcomes(death from anaphylaxis) is too high for me to even consider that route! This is basically a no win situation until they can find a simple way to correct this and probably not in this life time. Most surgeons will also tell you that when doing a lysis of adhesions a laparotomy will be preformed since using a scope could mean puncturing the bowel as well as other organs because of the adhesions to the abdominal wall. so there you go, in for surgery to remove adhesions that are gluing your guts together and out with more and worse than you went in with! I am looking into finding a massage therapist who works with deep tissue massage as I have seen on the net there is a practice out there that does this to help with adhesions. I wish everyone that is suffering with pain from this horrible outcome of surgeries to find some relief soon as we all need it to get on with our lives that we have lost over it all! To those who have posted that have not had surgeries, infections, ruptured ovarian cysts, endometriosis, even diverticulitis can all cause adhesions so don’t let any Dr. give you antidepressants and send you on your way which I have had done to me by at least 20 Dr’s through out my ordeal! if it means going to a hundred DR’s to find the answers then so be it but don’t start second guessing your self, I also did that! it is not your emotions doing this! it is the pain that cause the emotions!!!!!!!!!!!!!

March 19, 2010 at 3:58 am
(268) chloe says:

i am 13 years old and has had previous pains in my side. But the last time it was on my left side. Right now it is on my right and it hurts really bad when i stand up. I haven’t had this before and i haven’t got sick yet but all i have eaten is a sausage, so i don’t think it is that. I woke up with it this morning but didn’t feel it when i was lying in bed, but as soon as i got up the pain hit me My belly feels swollen and feels like someone is literally stabbing me. Any ideas of what this might be?

April 6, 2010 at 5:25 am
(269) Dolly says:

I too have been in discomfort from time to time. Same symptons as you. I had an ultra sound done about 10 years ago – results were that I had a fatty liver. Discomfort comes and goes. Got rather sick this past January. Couldn’t eat for 8 days. Did blood test – nothing found. Had a CT done – still got that fatty liver. One thing they did find was a lymph node by my pancreas. Will be having a GI consultation to advise what I need done. It was mentioned that the CT scan showed no cancer in my stomach. Possible suggestions were that I would need to get another scan done (not sure what kind of scan) and/or a colonoscopy. I do notice that the discomfort usually happens when I eat certain kinds of food. May the Lord bless you all.

April 13, 2010 at 10:58 pm
(270) sarah says:

I feel everyones pain! I have endometriosis and I have horrible cramps and lower right side pain everday now for 7 yrs. It seemed to start after I had my gallbladder removed..then had hyperthyroidism…then surgery to remove adhesions…..then appendix…..then adhesions and finally diagnosed with endo……unfortunately I think this is the cause of all these horrible pains! Be strong!!!!! Its all hormorne related!!!!!!!

April 21, 2010 at 4:29 am
(271) Jayne says:

I have the same prob. Ever since having my tubal ligation at 23yrs (16yrs ago now), I have have terrible pain in my right side with painful and heaving bleeding during periods.

Originally I had no trouble. I call this my “appendix” pain. I am very worried that this could be serious?!? What can I do? Am I asking the right questions, etc ???????????

April 27, 2010 at 2:43 am
(272) liz says:

i’m 18 and i have been experiencing lower right abdomen pain for the past year. i’ve been to so many doctors and hospitals. the pain feels like a sharp, stabbing pain. i had laproscopic surgery about a month and a half ago to remove an ovarian cyst. when they went in, they didn’t find a cyst, but said my kidney was a bit messed up. i don’t know what they meant by it, but they told my parents. nothing was wrong with my appendix other than it being the biggest appendix my OBGYN had seen. she said it wasn’t a problem that she could help. i’m still waiting for my appointment with a kidney specialist, but this pain will not go away. it keeps me up at night, me crying in pain and not being able to eat. i’m going to my normal doctor tomorrow, again, to see what he recommends. i hope something is found out soon, i cannot stand this pain. any ideas what this could be?

April 27, 2010 at 5:30 am
(273) liz says:

heres more about my pain:

i’m 18 and i have been experiencing lower right abdomen pain for almost a year. i’ve been to so many doctors and hospitals. the pain feels like a sharp, stabbing pain. the pain has been here since november of 2009. i am 5’8″ and 175 lbs. (about 5 pounds over weight) i have never been pregnant.

i had lapraoscopic surgery about a month and a half ago to remove an ovarian cyst. when they went in, they didn’t find a cyst, but said my kidney was a bit messed up. i don’t know what they meant by it, but they told my parents. nothing was wrong with my appendix other than it being the biggest appendix my OBGYN had seen. the ureter in my kidney didn’t move during my surgery, so the OBGYN said something could be wrong there. another thing she said was that my cervix was small, but i’m sure that that has no part in the pain. she said it wasn’t a problem that she could help and she just gives me medicine. she put me on birth control, and that helped a tiny bit, but mainly with the cramps i get with my period. i’ve had many ovarian cysts on both sides, but it seems as the pain isn’t coming from that because in the past i would not feel anything.

i have many symptoms, but they do not happen all at the same time (i have anxiety and depression). i get diarrhea, vomiting, some constipation, fatigue, loss of sleep (from the pain), missed periods (i get them about every 3 months, for 2-3 days. i’ve only been on birth control for a month and a half and i got it when i was suppose too, but only for 3 days), pain after urinating (takes a while to go), a little blood in my urine, fevers (all the time, between 99.5 to 102), headaches (i get chronic migraines though), nausea (very sever at times), stomach aches, acid reflux,

i’ve been to the hospital several times and they just say there is nothing wrong with me and prescribe medication. thats it. i’ve had so many CAT scans, ultrasounds, MRI’s, and blood tests and nothing was wrong. they would give me morphine each time i went there, sometimes more than once. the only thing that happened was that i had a panic attack, calmed down and the pain got worse about 10 minutes after.

i’m still waiting for my appointment with a kidney specialist, but this pain will not go away. it keeps me up at night, me crying in pain and not being able to eat. i cannot go up the stairs easily or anything, the pain is unbearable. if i push down on it, it would help a bit, but when i released, the pain would instantly get worse.

the pain can go to my back, to just below my ribs, all on the right side. i cannot lay on my right side or barley touch it due to the pain. this pain does not go away or lessen after my period. the pain does subside sometimes, but it doesn’t go away. if i take a warm bath, it does nothing.

my mom, who is a nurse, said it could be my kidney, a hernia or my gallbladder. i don’t have any kidney stones that i know of, but if i had it and passed it, shouldn’t the pain be gone?

i’m going to my normal doctor tomorrow, again, to see what he recommends. i hope something is found out soon, i cannot stand this pain. any ideas what this could be?

May 3, 2010 at 11:20 am
(274) Nancy says:

I seem to have the same pain for almost a year after a hysetectomy. I have gone for so many tests with no answers. Why can’t anyone find an answer to this pain we all have???

May 4, 2010 at 3:05 am
(275) jesse says:

if you r having sharp pain on your right side on your belly its probly your appendix you need to see a doctor right away the pain is solely on your right side and wraps around to your right lower back side

May 6, 2010 at 8:08 pm
(276) Wendy says:

I am 38 and have had a pain come and go on my lower right side. My doc told me to take a fiber supplement. I have a history of hard bowl movements. She told me the ovaries are just as sensitive to pressure as men’s testes are. It is possible for a packed intestine to put pressure on an ovary. And after reading in a previous post that the intestine is curved a lot on the right, that makes sense. I notice when I take my fiber religiously, the pain goes away and stays away. When I stop, it comes back. It comes and goes throughout the day – usually in the evening. Ibuprofin (400mg) is enough to stop the pain. The fiber I take is Citrucell. I believe the bulk forming fiber supplements work better for me than the fiber that dissolves to a clear solution.

May 10, 2010 at 2:28 pm
(277) rosie says:

i had a hernia op in left groin at end of nov 09. nearly 6 months on i still get throbbing in the area. have noticed if full bowel pain is worse. will take advise about the fibre supplement. a lot of the symptoms the previous people had were similar to mine. in feb09 i noticed for a few days i had what i thought was sciatica. pain was very bad when i got out of bed, then for ages it was bad till i started moving around. i couldnt lie on the left side as throbbing started immediately. my usual, i didnt go to doc till april. doc diagnosed hernia. strangely, a year before i had a slight pain in lower left abdomen and was diagnosed with ovarian cysts. many trips to hosp with internal scan and even a biopsy. result all was neg. but after few months pain disappeared completely. then as i say it all started really bad. finally got the op 7 months later. im interested to get info from anyone whos had same op to see how long it takes to be pain free. im worried that its “popped” again, as have lifted heavier items recently but not in early stages. but pains are more niggly now not like the real pain i had before the op. lived on ibruprofen then but no painkillers needed no TG!

May 14, 2010 at 1:38 pm
(278) arlette says:

I have had this pain for over 8 years on and off. I finally went to a naturopath / accupuncturist and he immediately got me stop eating red meat and dairy and to stop drinking alcohol. Our meat industry injects cattle with alot of hormones and there is quite abit in dairy products and surpisingly chicken skin. It took about a year of no meat etc…for the pain to completely stop. Altho I do have the occassional bout of pain in my groin, I rarely miss work any more, I can walk and all the cysts in my overies have virtually dissapeared or shrunk. also the accupunture took the pain away immediately, but I did have to go back monthly for that entire year while I was detoxing. I cant tell you what a difference this diet change has made. when I have a steak once in awhile I get the pain back. so, that is what I am attributing it to. I hope this helps, good luck with your detox and stay away from the red meat, if you watch the movie “Earthlings” believe me, you will NEVER want to eat that hormone laced, cruel kill meat again. go organic!! good luck , arlette

May 26, 2010 at 6:49 pm
(279) sammy says:

hiya folks im havin bad pains in my right side,between my ribs an hip,feels like a very,very bad stitch,i cant take deep breaths,or walk,or move have to find a position to get comfy in and stay there,till it subsides,can be 1hr,depends,it can happen anywhere,at anytime and its made me cry in the street cose its just agony,i have been lifting 10ft floorboard plinths,and doors could it be muscular??please help,i have no health probs usually,fit walk,2miles everyday and bike everyday,but this is stopping my from doing that as im scared of having an attack…

May 31, 2010 at 7:48 pm
(280) cinda says:

When i was 15 Ihave birth to my oldest son – 7 years ago.. he came out (sunny side up) you can say, evr since that I have been living with serve back pain – in high school I could be stuck in a desk because I couldnt get up – my back hurt so bad. I had another child last year – about 6 months ago i have been having these sharp pains in my back where it feels like a knife is just stabbing me over on my lower right side of my back. I had test after test done – normal – mr. doctor thinks im crazy! i dont understand – who can I be 22 years old and have a worse back then my 38 year old husband, 55 year old mother, my 78 year old grandma?

June 17, 2010 at 4:23 pm
(281) Shannon says:

Wow, I can’t believe how many of us have the same symptoms. I myself has had 4 Ultra Sounds and abdominal Cat scans. They can not come up with anything either. They are sending me to a gastro specialist next. I hope they can figure something out for all of us . It is a little comforting to know that I am not crazy! Was starting to feel that way.

June 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm
(282) L Miller says:

Ladies, we all have many simular symptoms. Look into Fibromyalgia and IBS more fully. Both conditions can make these symptoms occur. I have been having lower right abdominal pain for years. Can feel as if it is over the liver or gallbladder and can travel down to the asending colon, appendix and groin. Even down my leg and to my toes. Much nerve pain and neuropothy. Go to a Gastro!!!! Also have a pelvic ultrasound. Is anyone post-menopausal? I have more pain now that I don’t get periods. Its exhausting isn’t it? Good luck to all.

July 24, 2010 at 2:46 pm
(283) Cappy says:

Hello all, I would have loved to find your posts last year, when I had the most debilitating pain in the right ovary area. It’s been going on for over 6-7 months when during the summer it got so bad that I ‘did’ my back (from all the pain I think) and went to a massage therapist. She said she can not touch my lower back area (basically, the area where the spine ends was the worst – with incredible pain!!!!) as it was so inflamed and worked on the rest of my back. Whilst doing that I’ve told her about this horrific right belly pain that even was shooting around my abdomen into my right side of spine. She said that I have my bladder inflamed, probably from it ‘catching cold’ (basically getting lower stomach area cold, which is easy to do in drafty London houses…..). I continued to have twice weekly massage with her for nearly 2 months and also really listened to all her advice…. She told me to wear something warm around that area (I had this thing made out of rabbit skin – you know, like for old ladies LOL) , which I did. Also, every day for nearly 2 months I had to put on the following: put a towel on a plastic back and sprinkle very strong alcohol (above 50) on the towel. The put that towel with plastic on my stomach for 20 minutes. After 1-2 applications my stomach started to heat up, whenever I did this and after less then a month, my pains were gone. Now, I’m still extremely sensitive and get bladder pains whenever I’m even in a little bit of draft, but this alcohol thing really helps. Hope it helps whoever has the same problem too!

Secondly, whoever had an abdominal operation in their life, can have adhesions, which can cause this odd thuging pain. Adhesions are not normally seen on scan, only when a camera goes in – laparoscopy. Also, many people get bladder infection after the abdominal operation, as bladder is very sensitive to cold, and when tummy is open it gets cold & dry – really bad!!! & you end up in tremendous pain!

IBS and celiac disease can all cause these problems too, as your body can not digest gluten (in celiac disease) and other certain foods – so definitely get checked out on these diseases too (I’ve since been diagnosed with celiac disease too……).

There is an intestine shaped really funnily in that area, so ensuring that you’re not constipated is really important. I think sometimes that area gets blocked and that’s why it hurst there.

And lastly, pinched nerves, slipped disks, etc. can all radiate to stomach area, so it’s worth having your spine checked. I have a back injury since absolute ages ago and sometimes the pain really does radiate towards my stomach. The biggest problem is that we don’t have a table full of specialists (like in the House series) looking at all our symptoms, trying to figure out a real cause of these debilitating pains. So we end up being ping-ponged around until, like some of you, end up without some internal organs…….It’s truly sad :-( I hope you all get some answers and get better. Living in pain is not fun, I know that as I’m also one of your painful kind. Take care.

July 29, 2010 at 4:57 pm
(284) Mags says:

Hey im 21 and every now and then i’ve sharp pain in my side that sort of goes to my back alittle and im like short and on the heavy side. I dont have medicare and it would cost my parents to much to see a dr. so i dont know why my side been hurting on and off evey now and then and i took pain pill and it goes away for alittle bit then comes back. Is that normal?

July 30, 2010 at 9:57 pm
(285) Jenn says:

Today I am having this awful pain in my lower right side. About 3-4 inches from my belly button straight across. I have also been to the doctor, multiple times. I have also seen about 3 different doctors and none of those knew what was wrong. Mine usually falls just between cycles though, and I know ovulation can cause discomfort. I did look this up and most women who still get their periods get this pain about half way into their cycle. Just mark a calender when you get these pains with the day and about what time it started as well as marking the first day of your next period. I bet you will find a pattern. Also, this can be caused because your ovaries have little “balloon” type cells that fill up with water and sometimes some of them don’t all pop when your ovary has already released it’s egg. This can cause that cell to become inflammed and cause “traveling” pain in that area. (Back, hip, belly.) It will be painful to push on as well as sitting, standing, walking, etc, until it has released all of the water and returned to normal size. This can take almost two days to feel better. Use warm compresses like heating pads, heat patches or warm baths, as well as counter pressure when it is almost un bearable. It is always a good idea to check with your doctor but due to the fact that we all have had the same response for our pain, I have been tracking and researching this to see what makes more sense. It’s not “nothing” there is something happening for sure. But track it, time it, and try to stay comfortable. Once you find that it is re occuring, you know it is due to your cycle and you’re ok. To some of the older post menepausal (sp?) women out there with this problem, you may want to look into kidney stones as well as PID. PID can cause these symptoms as well and they do not come and go. PID can cause infertility in younger women, so if you haven’t been to the doctor about your pain at least once, go before you assume it is related to ovulation cycles. Hope this helps and I hope you all feel better too. :)

August 23, 2010 at 9:41 pm
(286) Angel says:

For the past 6mths or so I have had this dull/sharp throbbing pain from my ovaries area that goes into my sides, down my legs to my knees and stops, it doesnt go further up or down, I am tired ALL the time, it hurts when I sit, stand, lay down, no matter what I’m in pain all of the time its a dull pain, I’ve come to bare with it now, well most of the time. A couple wks ago I had a discharge that wasnt normal, it was (im sorry) snotty like, slimmy, had a very light pink/red tint to it, I’m just tired of being in pain and its hard to go to the doc. because its exspensive! I will bare with it until I just cant take it no longer then I’ll have to go thru the hell of ER. Could it be my ovaries or something else, some type of cancer thing?

September 3, 2010 at 11:13 pm
(287) millie says:

most times i get a sharp pain in my right side of my stomach and it goes to the middel
just wish there was something i could do to make it stop all the time.

September 8, 2010 at 8:54 am
(288) Mace says:

Hi I’m 19 years old and after reading all of these posts I’m shocked and saddened by how many people have to live in pain. I’m hoping i can help. I have had abdominal pain for two years now and I have gone through countless doctors until I could find one that understood me and my pain.
I have left and right sharp pain on my sides that can travel into my back. I also get severe cramps that is centered at my belly button and can come in waves. 
When I saw my first gastro doctor He believed that all of my pain and other symptoms (including nausea, weight gain, heartburn, fevers) were part of an anxiety disorder.
I then found another gastro doctor who believed me and gave me some possible suggestions that some of you people might have. They are:
Crohns disease
Abdominal migraines
Ovarian cysts
In the end i have been diagnosed with endometriosis and they also believe i have crohns.
I urge you all to keep fighting and see surgeons! I had to have 2 colonoscopy’s, a gastroscopy and a laprascopy before anyone actually believed my pain was real
I wish u all the best of luck and i hope i have helped in some way 

September 12, 2010 at 9:29 pm
(289) Julie says:

I guess I’m not alone here. I have had right sided pelvic pain for the last 22 years. It comes and goes in the sense that sometimes its awful and sometimes it’s tolerable.
I had tons of tests done from ultrasounds to x-rays to CT’s.
Sometimes there was an ovarian cyst, which can be a normal part of ovulation and the pain would be blamed on that.
And I accepted that. Until I had the pain really bad during both of my pregnancies – and you don’t ovulate during pregnancy.
I was convinced it was appendix – on the CT scan the docs couldn’t see it and told me that it wasn’t swollen if they couldn’t see it.
Blood work is always good.
I found some relief working with a pelvic floor specialist for physical therapy. A lot of my pain seemed to be coming from severely tight muscles in the pelvic floor. I found some relief. (Google: abdominal pelvic pain from muscle)
I have not worked with her now for about a month and two days ago I was slammed down again by this right sided pain. My therapist is away until next week.
To be sure it’s not something else, I’m seeing the doc tomorrow and probably will get another CT. I don’t have any hopes this will show much but if it does I’ll report back.

September 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm
(290) Shelly says:

Hi, Wow i have been dealing with this pain on and off for a year now. At first it would come and go, But for the last 2 months its 24/7 major pain. Its on my right side and has gotten where it is in my back and go’s all the way over to my belly button. I have been to the doctor and at first they were telling me i pulled a muscle. So i would take the meds and nothing has worked. Now i know a pulled muscle dont last a year. The pain just takes my breath away. It dont matter what i do, Lay,sit,stand,walk. nothing helps. They ran some test and tells me everything is fine and there is nothing wrong with me. Where i live they just think you want pain pills so they wont give you those for pain. So they are telling me nothing is wrong and there are days i cant take it. All i want to know is what is wrong so something can be done. I can’t live with this pain anymore. It’s taking over my life. Every part of it. I am a happy person. Now i find myself crying all the time. And staying at home doing nothing. All because i am in so much pain.It’s just crazy to me. That these doctors dont do everything they can to help. I go back to the doctor on monday. hoping i get lucky. I hope everyone finds out whats wrong and i hope you all feel ebtter :)

September 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm
(291) Monika says:

Hi All! Wow – We all need to find out why this is affecting us, what it is and how to treat it. I am 31, have had this pain for about 3 years now. None of the docs can fins anything wrong with me.

Please post here if anyone finds a solution…

I hope we all find relief soon!

October 3, 2010 at 1:20 pm
(292) England Glyn says:

291 comments and all with similar symptoms. Sounds to me as though there are a lot of American ladies suffering with Kidney Stones.

October 11, 2010 at 5:16 pm
(293) Angela says:

I had a pain that started in my right lower back – kidney area. I assumed I had a kidney infection having gotten them before and having UTI’s several times a year. The second day of this pain it started to also radiate around to my lower abdomen (right ovary area) and into my right side. When I returned home from traveling abroad and went to see my doctor (about four days later) the pain was pretty much gone – just mild. My white blood count was elevated so he treated me for a UTI, but stated my pain sounded like kidney stones. My husband and I are also TTC and at the time I had many signs of being pregnant. None of my pants fit, I was exhausted and my chest was very sore and also noticeably swollen. Through this, I called my OBGYN and spoke to the nurse twice, who thought I was crazy and said to keep seeing my regular doc. With TTC and the pregnancy symptoms I was worried about Ectopic Pregnancy. Luckily my regular doc, while reluctantly, agreed to hold off and not do a CT scan – until we were sure I wasn’t pregnant. A week later – pain came back – mostly in my right front lower abdomen area. Went back to doc, and by the time I got in, the pain was mild again.. At this time he felt my lower right abdomen and this actually started the pain right back up. Concerned about my appendix and still the possibility of kidney stones – off for a CT I went. The results showed nothing. But the pain went away as did all the symptoms of being pregnant and I got my period. Figured everything was back to normal.

October 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm
(294) Angela says:

Me again – my post was too long…last night – it started all over again. Pain in my lower right abdomen, in my lower right back and in my right side. (Sometimes I have pain in my hip too. Not sure if its’ related.) It seems better to stand than to sit, for some reason. And when I lay on my left side, it actually feels like it’s pulling on my right side of my abdomen. I woke up this morning, no pain. But the frequency of needing to urinate was still there, but it’s not painful to urinate. This afternoon, pain started again, all in lower abdomen. I’m so bloated I again look pregnant and I’m just completely exhausted. I’ve also been somewhat queasy after eating meals – but there does not seem to be a rhyme or reason to this. My regular doc is stumped by my symptoms and because they are not always debilitating while I’m there – I’m not sure he believes me. I’m returning again tomorrow and I hope to find answers. Good luck to everyone.

October 12, 2010 at 11:44 am
(295) Karen says:

Seriously!! What is this? I am 55 yrs, about 12 years ago I had this sharp pain in my lower right side, worse when I stood up, went to Sansom Clinic in Santa Barbara, many tests, nothing, went away after 6 months, now is back, but this time it is like I am pregnant! LOL I do not date for years, and had tubes tied 22 yrs. ago, but I can actually feel with my hand, I think my colon move after I eat. I have sharp stabbing pain in my lower right back as well. I am going to check it out again today, I have little hope after reading so many suffer from this and all not knowing why. Wish me luck. Karen

October 14, 2010 at 7:24 pm
(296) J says:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE SEX. Yep, in my 40′s and really love sex even more than I did in my 20′s. And I get orgasms easily. Now with that being said, I get a sharp pain on my right side sometimes after good sex. Plus, sometimes I feel dizzy & sick after. I have not heard anyone else have pain after sexual intercourse. My thoughts are air got up there, cysts, maybe it’s just from a certain time in the month. who knows???

October 21, 2010 at 5:28 am
(297) unsure says:

hi everyone im 28yrs i also have pelvic pain but its slightly different. A soreness sorta above both thighs and groin. Started only when i was sleeping on my side the pain would wake me up and id have to roll over. It started every few hours then about every 1/2 hr now if i just roll on my side for a few minutes the pain is so severe i can barely roll onto my back where i feel less pain. Now i cant sleep on my side at all or lie on the couch,my sons bed while reading him a story without feeling very sore and stiff and walking like a cripple after. Also walking now hurts and opening my legs also sore.i also look like im about 6 months pregnant but am considered morbidly obease. I find it very painful to exercise any ideas?

October 22, 2010 at 3:22 pm
(298) Samantha says:

Hi all,

Similar stuff going on with me, as all of you have said. I am 21 years old, 5’3″ about 115-120 and have had a mixture of pains in my lower right back and deep inside my right side. It ranges from mild to sharp and burning although nothing in particular seems to trigger it. I have been to the obgyn, regular doctors, and have had an xray to see if there was something wrong with my lumbar or spine. Nothing came back, no elevated white blood cell counts in a urinalysis or anything. I exercise regularly although sometimes it hurts too bad to continue. I used to be overweight and then lost about 30 to 40 pounds. The pain started right after I lost the weight (this past april) and has been consistant ever since. I have put on about 10 pounds since then and have tried going on the pill to see if is just severe cramps. That didn’t work, I actually had a pretty bad reaction where I was quite depressed and moody. Also over the summer I seemed to get sick and bloated after I ate, so I cut out dairy and that helped a bit. I also never eat fast food or meals with a high fat content. I am very conscious about nutrition and “living a healthy lifestyle” especially since all of this started. I find it odd that within these past 10 months all of these problems are starting to accumulate. Anyone with similar problems (the dairy thing, trying birth control, exercise etc).

October 25, 2010 at 11:48 pm
(299) Donna says:

My problems are somewhat different, but after reading many of these posts, it sounds like some of you might have a clogged bile duct. My father had this and they had him in a nursing home because they couldn’t diagnose at the crappy hospital he was in down in Florida. Flew him home to Wis. he went through some tests and the docs discovered he had “debris” in a bile duct that needed to be cleared. He would have pain in his abdomen off and on and his stomach would bloat and feel real hard. The pain kept him from taking deep breaths, so he then developed pneumonia. Seriously, I would ask about the bile duct for many of you.

November 4, 2010 at 3:52 pm
(300) larissa says:

Im 12 and I had the same thing about 2 months ago. I waited for about a month but the pain didnt go away, eventually i went to the doctor got a catscan and immediatly had to get surgery so dont wait just go to the doctor. BTW i had appendicitis and my appendix perferatted.

November 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm
(301) Ali says:

I am in New Zealand and have had this pain for about 16yrs now. I’m 32 with 2 kids and have had my appendix removed 3 yrs ago (it turned out to be normal so didn’t need to be removed). I have had lots of treatment since age 16 for abnormal precancerous cells on my cervix and have Pelvic Congestion Syndrome(varicous veins on uterus). Have dull achey pain constantly, then get the sharp burning, stabbing pains, then every so often the pains get so bad I end up seeking medical help yet again with no real answers. I am constantly tired (am not anaemic) and get quite moody. Do not want to live on pain killers so just try to muddle along. Feel glad I found this website, but also feel bummed out as it looks like it is something we have to live with without any real diagnosis. Gets me pretty down when I know some people think it is all in my head, but as we all know ladies, IT ISN’T!
Best of luck to all of you

November 27, 2010 at 4:57 am
(302) kerry says:

i to have pain on my right side it started about 20 years ago. it first just hurt when i would have my period now i have a sharp pain on my lower right side all the time. sometimes are worse than others. I had a hard time finding a doc that would listen to me. had them tell me that it is all in my head. when i did finely found a doc. she did all kinds of blood tests mris cat scans ultrasound endoscopy, colenoscopy the endoscopy showed that i have gastritis ,heail hernia and the colenoscopy showed a polop then i had a laproscopy and that showed that i have endometriosis the doc said that they removed the endometriosis. I was pain free for about 3 days then it came back.i went back to the doc. because of the pain and he told me that it is just phantom pain needless to say i when to another doc and did another laproscopy and found more endometriosis I had 6 laproscopy and each time they found endometriosis the last one was a complete hysterectomy with both overys out that was 15 years ago. i did not have insurance for the past couple of years. now that i have it again i am going back to try to find the problem with the sharp pain on my right side my gp suggested that it may have something to do with my bones so now i have a appt for a bone doc. I also uses to be thin now im not i have a thyroid problem and i just had my gallbladder taken out a couple of months ago but i still fell nauseous at times hope that we can find the problem because i cant take it any more it has gone on long enough. I am at the end of my rope!!!!!! i just want to just give up no one around understands the how hard it is to live with pain day in and a day out. I can’t handle it any more. good luck everyone hope we can fell better soon!!

December 28, 2010 at 1:38 pm
(303) Patti says:

Oh my gosh! I thought I was alone feeling these same pains.
I was 18 when I was diagnosed with PCOS. I cannot get any doctor to remove the cysts or my ovaries or take me seriously for that matter. I am 35 now and have gone to over 30 (not exaggerating) doctors and not one can help me. I have gone to fertility clinics because I cannot have children, and I have tried to get the doctors to test my thyroid and pituitary glands, but no one will test them. I feel so alone and am on depression medication. I hope I can find a doctor soon to help me like most of you got help. Hope no one else has to go through what I have gone through.

January 2, 2011 at 11:57 am
(304) jessie says:

i found out i have an ovarian cyst but i dont understand how i got it… i am 17 years old and i am sexually active…after i found out about the cyst i realized that its getting harder for my boyfriend to pleasure me…the pleasure slowly started fading and now i dont feel it at all…sometimes it takes a while to get me to feel anything when we are having sex…i ahte doing this to him i mean i pleasure him but i feel like its going to make us drift apart because he feels bad knowing that i’m not feeling anything anymore…i used to and i’m confused as to why i dont now…please help me

January 2, 2011 at 8:05 pm
(305) John says:

Okay so my girlfriend has started getting these pains as well she has had her gall bladder removed and ovarian cysts removed as well and she cries when she sleeps due to the pain but i just wanted to ask one thing is that has anyone ever gone to a chiropractor? i know many might think im crazy for asking but my father is a chiropractor and he has helped many people with pains they never thought he could help with and he has helped people who have been in pain for years i dont know if it will solve anything but it is worth a shot.

January 6, 2011 at 11:10 am
(306) Destanie says:

I am feeling the same thing but I havent had my period and it only hurts when I move or relax my body.. I’m only 17 it’s kinda freakish to me.. does anyone kno whats goin on wit me?

January 6, 2011 at 5:54 pm
(307) Katie says:

I have also been living with the same kind of pain in my right side for the last 3 years. I recently received a diagnoses of “pelvic congestion syndrome”. There is not much they can do for this, but it gives you an idea for the doctor. Good Luck Ladies

January 6, 2011 at 5:57 pm
(308) Katie says:

Pelvic Congestion Syndrome

January 20, 2011 at 1:09 pm
(309) Odetta says:

OK. I’m not posting my story because it is exactly the same. From everything I’ve read….hummmmmmmmmmm?????
Anyone want to try something with me?
No diary
No red meat
60%-100% more fiber
Pure water only
Fruit for breakfast (3-5 piecies)
Veggies for lunch (3-5 piecies)
Sensable dinner NO FAST FOOD
NO: soda, coffee, tea, alchocol drink, diet soda (pop)
Walking in place for TEN minutes each day!
Starting Jan 24, 2011 to Jan 31, 2011.
Weight yourself that morning and then not again until Jan 31, 2011 am. I will repost a progress report Feb. 4th.
This will not hurt, if you are serious about finding a “cure” you will not CHEAT. What is one week out of your life, we have been dealing with pain for HOW LONG?!?!?!?!?!
Please email me at odettaberg@hotmail.com
Subject line? KPPA
We need to find relief. Doctors can’t do it but we WILL.
I will be trying this with three or four other sites as well.
ONE WEEK. ONE WEEK. ONE WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

January 20, 2011 at 1:13 pm
(310) Odetta says:



February 8, 2011 at 10:27 pm
(311) Rosemary says:

Amanda, you might has gas. After reading your story combined with my similar complaints to yours, I think it might be gas that gets trapped inside, particularly after surgery.
Try taking a gas pill and see you if you get any relief. After all it couldn’t hurt.

February 9, 2011 at 10:50 am
(312) Sandra Gray-Rohan says:

I have the same symptoms. I’m going to try an all natural detox and see what that does. I’ll let you all know if it helps.

March 21, 2011 at 7:24 am
(313) Jade says:

hey guys i am 19 never had a child nothing, I am in so much pain right now it isn’t funny…

at 3pm yesterday i started getting sharp pains on the right side of my tummy :( I went to work today and yeah still got the pains, its crap.

heat pack not working
pain killers don’t work
but not seen a doc yet as I have to work, someone please help me this Thursday is my one yr and going away with my partner and don’t wanna be feeling crappy over the wk end.

please please please someone help!!!!

March 28, 2011 at 5:58 am
(314) melanie says:

i have been going through these symptoms for ages now, gone through various tests all come back nomal.xrays etc now am just stuck with painkillers.some days feel like pulling hair out as it is so bad.on mad days it attacks my right leg as well. doctor seems to think it is sacriallitus syndrome.am awaiting for confirmation maybe there is light at the end of the tunnel.

April 19, 2011 at 10:38 pm
(315) haylie says:

im 14 and i have been having the same problem for almost 2 years now. i have gone the the hospital so many times and they wouldnt do anything for me. finally my mom got me a doctors appointment and i had ovarian cysts and one of my tubes shut down. the doctors did surgery and it took care of it.the pain was gone for 5 months and now i have the same pain again but on the other side. i feel someone keeps stabbing me. this happens 2 days after my period every month and it stops me from doing anything i cant even leave my bed half of the time. when i get the pain i need help walking. i feel fine i dont get sick or anything i just have that pain. sometimes the pain travels into my uterus. it hurts to bend down. i hope i gave enough information so someone can help me. thank you!

April 22, 2011 at 12:48 pm
(316) trishia says:

I am 24. i have had two c setions.im pg again.im havin sharp pains in my right and in my lower part of my belle. plus lower part of my back is hurtin. it hurts went i walk to. dose anyone knows what its.

April 25, 2011 at 2:36 pm
(317) Lindsey says:

I am 27 yrs old with 2 daughters, and has had 8 surgeries in the past year. I have had 2 c-sections, tubes tied, partial hysterectomy, both ovaries taken out, galbladder taken out, appendix taken out, im completely cleaned out and still have pains. I actually just had surgery because I was having horrible pains and the Dr said the pain I was having was caused by scar tissue. Still to this day I am having pains in places I didnt think I would have after having a hysterectomy. I wish there was something or someone that knows what they are doing around to tell some information, instead of hearing…. nothing is wrong.

April 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm
(318) jessica says:

im a 15 year old, and my period had only started over a year ago and then it had went away for like 6 months and then all of a sudden for weeks i would get pain right next to my belly button on the right side and i finnaly told my mom we need to get it checked out because i was thinking it was apendix bothering it or something. so finnaly went to the hospital and got tests done like CAT SCANS and blood tests and ultra sounds and what i could get. and the docotrs found nothing. so then we then went to a female doctor and he wanted to feel my stomache and then let me get another blood test done and again everything was fine. then he said its probably because you havent had your period in a long time. so he said i will give you hormone pills to get your period to come back. but then i went on vacation and on the last day of vacation i got my period out of no where. and then this sharp pain was gone while i was on it. then when my period was done for that time of the month i thought that the pain would not come back and that my period was back to normal even though it was never regular. and then the day of which i was supposed to get my period it didnt come and then the stupid pain is back right now. so im thinking the pain comes around ONLY before my period is coming. but im scared and i hate going through this. im only a kid still:(

May 14, 2011 at 12:38 pm
(319) Danielle says:

Hi, im 16 and half years old and for the last week been experiencing right abdo pain, right kidney pain and constant bloating. 3 years ago i had a ruptured ovarian cyst on my right side which i had sorted aswell as my appendix taken out. ive been to my doctor and been to hospital and noone can see the cause of this pain, as two ultrasounds and bloodtests have come back normal, but i am getting blood in my urine and white blood cells, but i have no infection? im on 3 different drugs and none of them are helping, and doctors said its just ovulation pain and stress but i know that it isnt! does anyone have any clue what it could be???

May 25, 2011 at 11:24 am
(320) Doris says:

I’m no where near any of the ladies ages,I’m 74 just started about 3wks ago with pain in the lower rightside,to the lower back,and down my leg.No longer have periods,orvaries the size of grapes,so says my Gyn.Guess have to bite bullet and go see my Dr.

June 3, 2011 at 6:48 pm
(321) tired says:

Just like everyone else I was looking for a site to help me with my pain on the right side and bloating. I dont have the BAD sharp pains yet but it is a constant pain and every now and then a sharp pain that stops me in my tracks. I’ve been asked on several occassions “When am I due” One time I felt like an alien was trying to come out of me. I had NO idea what was going on. I read everyones comments and just wanted to cry and pray that mine dont get worse. I gain 100 pds. Yes 100pds. The crazy thing is my pants size is 14 but my stomach is so bloated I have to buy size 22 and have the legs altered. Well, I’m going to try the Prelief to see if it works. I have noticed that it’s worse after I eat. When I’m at a business lucheon I try not to eat very much so my stomach wont blow up to the size of a 9 month pregnant woman. by the way yes I have fybroids and I thought that most likely that is the cause of all of this pain and swelling. but after reading everyone comments now I dont know. At this moment I decided not to go to all of the different doctors. I dont wont to go through what many of you went through. I will chagne my diet and exercise and see what happens. I’ll let you know in a couple of months. This site has been very helpful to my spirit.

June 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm
(322) Tina says:

I am a 38 year old female who is experiencing the same symptims as many of you. Last Tuesday I woke up with a back ache in the middle of the back and a very mild ach in my lower right side of my abdomen. By Wednesday evening my side pain was getting worse and by the middle of the night I was doudled over in pain. My husband took me to the e.r. They did blood test (fine) and a ct scan which found a cyst on my left ovary but that wouldn’t. Explain the pain in my right side. I thought it was my appendix, but they said it was fine. I had my gall bladder out 13 years ago so it wasn’t that. He said I may have ruptred an ovarian cyst but there was no fluid. Gave me muscle relaxers and notrin and told me to call my doctor.. I went to see my doctor yesterday and she thought it was my right ovary twisted. I got into my gyn. Yesterday(at my doctors instance) and they did ultrasound and found nothing wrong. I got the crazy look and was told I probably pulled a muscle or I have something wrong with my bowels. I am still in pain, but it is more of a consant ache with twinges of serious pain. I am really not sure what to do because my insurance has really high deductables and this already has cost me an arm and a leg. Anyone have any ideas. Or suggestions?

June 30, 2011 at 10:01 am
(323) arati says:

my right over is removed because of cyst and i have sever
right side pain both back and front side i can’t lift heavy things and should have my food in time not delaying more than 5 mints
is it can’t be solved or i have to take the pain till i am alive

July 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm
(324) ish says:

okay im 24, and have 1 child. and was pregnant with another but that one was stuck in the tube at 8 weeks. so my part of my tube had to be removed. this was on my right side. and this happened a couple years ago. now i have endometriosis. j now i am getting stabbing pains that come and go that is only on my right side where my tube was removed. and yes i am having my period. i am just wondering if anyone else has had this or not? and what should i do?

July 26, 2011 at 9:03 pm
(325) erica says:

ok so i dont feel so alone. im 22 and since december of 2009 iv been in constant some times sever abdominal pain. usualy all the time but is more intense usually before and after the periods but i get boughts of pain (like last night) that make me double over and take a few mines to subside. iv been to a gyno, and my regular dr but all the tests that they have done or symptoms that they though it was (endomitirosis, cysts ect) nothing has come back but yet im still in constant pain 2years later. and today is particularly bad. and its only the right side. at first it was though to be appendix and turns out i had ruptured to 2 cysts i was put on a birth control to see if it would help withthe pain and it hasnt at all. i cant afford to keep going to drs when i lost my full time job in december. any ideas besides allowing them to do the lapriscopic exploritory surgery?

July 27, 2011 at 1:32 pm
(326) katherine says:

I am having the same preoblem only mine is on my left side. A few days ago i passed a gallstone and couldnt move for three days, at the same time this was happening i was also having cramps in my left ovarie area that was umbearable. I had an ultrasound done about two years ago and they couldnt find anything but a dilated fallopian tube. Never explained why this was . Anyways i have been having severe pain every month on and off again throughout the month. Problem is its getting worse and its also in my back same spot and when i touch my lower abdomen its swollen and extremely sore. everything i have taken over the counter is not working. I dont know what it is all i know is it feels like im about to start my period only no period , I have fibroids in my family along wih gallbladder disease and cervical cancer. Im afraid that i might have something that the doctors have missed. and its only getting worse.

July 28, 2011 at 9:33 am
(327) April says:

Listen to your nerve impulses.You know those little bouts of tingling and numbness when your limbs are falling to sleep.Those are your nerves impulses in action and they are letting you know that their is not enough blood getting through to whichever limb it is going to sleep right.Well, they do that by not listening to your blood flow and whether its flowing in that limb or not.They do so by the pressure on their theirselves and their own blood supply being distributed in that certain area where your cutting off the supply to it.This is also very pronounced in any type of abnormality your body has inside or outside of it.Do most of you guys legs,one or both, get tingly and numb with a constant dull but nagging little pain…Well your female organs are surrunded by nerves that go to your legs and when your nerve sends out the message to your brain that somethings not right then the impulses (those numbing tingly feelings) tend to the region it travels to first after being told this message by the receptors surrounding your nerves…The cool thing is that this feeling only occurs to the nextregion past the affected one so this makes it easier to pinpoint where this impulse is coming from….Look up the nervous system diagram,caause you need to know the pathways.Why you ask is this important to my problems?Well because your nervous system is what is making you feel the paiin you feel,so dont ignore its shouting.Listen to it,understand it and help it to help you better explain what those little buggers are telling you to your doctor

August 24, 2011 at 11:59 pm
(328) Michelle says:

I have all the same problems. I have been diagnosed with IBS but this is different. I have cramping across my csection scar and then sharp pains on my lower right side. I have had 3 csections, laperscoptomy, hysterectomy, ultrasounds, and xrays. I have also been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and cronic fatigue and this is what my problems always gets pushed under. I have had cyst on my overies on and off my whole life but the pain is just a couple days and I can tell when the cyst ruptures this is different. Has anyone else here been diagnosed with fibromyalgia?

September 11, 2011 at 4:29 am
(329) John H says:

I am the father of a daughter that is having similar symptoms to most of you. I feel your pain because I see how much pain she has been in over the past couple of years. I know she is not crazy, pain is pain! she is one tough young lady so when she is hurting it is real. She has gone through many if not all of the tests you have all mentioned. it is late, she’s in pain, so I began investigating symptoms, websites, blogs/discussions,
and here;s what I have found “Celiac Disease” The link below will take you to a website that outlines the disease and how to deal with it. It starts with a Gluten Free Diet. The symptoms seem to cover most if not all of the complaints I have seen. That is where we will begin.
I have found no other real solutions. it’s a simple step.It can’t hurt.


September 11, 2011 at 5:00 am
(330) John H says:

Here is something else, It might just be Gluten intolerance. She also has some of the associated symptoms on the bottom of the attached link.


September 17, 2011 at 8:15 pm
(331) April Lott says:

I was trying to find out if it was possible to have pelvic Iinflammatory disease even after you have had a complete hysterectomy. I have been experiencing very sharp pain on my right side. The pain is so intense that all I can do is drop to the floor wherever I happen to be. I have been to the hospital twice for this but I am always sent home with them telling me that they didnt find anything, but on the other the hand they did not do any test other than blood work. So any thoughts you may have on this matter will be greatly appreciated.

Thank You,

April Lott

October 17, 2011 at 8:21 pm
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November 20, 2011 at 7:11 am
(333) Tanayha says:

Wow… I seem to be having this pain too. After my partner and I got intimate I started getting a very sharp pain in my lower right side just under my hip. The pain was unbearable. Lasted about 10 minutes then went away. 3 hours later and it’s back again. Does anyone know what it is?? Im reading so many different things?.
The past few weeks i have been feeling very bloated aswell so that might also have something to do with it!..?? Doctors tomorrow I think…

November 25, 2011 at 6:53 am
(334) Roseline says:

I am 27 years old. I am a married woman and now trying to concieve. Now from somedays i am feeling right side abdominal pain sometimes in the left too. I have small cysts in my ovaries. Now it is the 25th day from my period start day. This month i doctor checked my ovulation through scanning and it was success. So I am confused is this pain because of my cysts or i am pregnant..

Please reply.. thanks

November 25, 2011 at 6:59 am
(335) Roseline says:

I am 27 years old. I am a married woman and now trying to conceive. Now from some days i am feeling right side abdominal pain sometimes in the left too. And also i have back pain from 6 months, I think some inflammation in my middle back. I had medicines but it was not going so i stopped all the medicines for back pain. I have small cysts in my ovaries. Now it is the 25th day from my period start day. This month i doctor checked my ovulation through scanning and it was success. So I am confused is this pain because of my cysts or i am pregnant..

Please reply.. thanks

November 29, 2011 at 10:09 pm
(336) llisa says:

Every women seems to have similar symptoms or a tad different- my periods are coming regularly however sometimes twice a month the second period is much lighter went to doc recently again he’s ruled out being prego – as don’t have the exact symptoms we have a 15 month old girl already – sharp pain on and off to my right side – laying down sometimes eases it – it can be discomforting… I am booked for a pelvic ultrasound again next week as they are fully booked this week – am hoping it’s sorted soon… and not overly concerned but it dwells in your mind and I am a busy person – it’s almost like a side stitch who else is having similar dramas? My ovaries have been regularly checked – could it be a cyst a few years back had follicles around the right one but tests showed it was okay nothing strange happening…I overall get regular checkups with my doctor and gyno – it’s all a tad weird not knowing the unknown until a exam test shows something sometimes that doens’t show much either — would love to get to the bottom of this –

November 29, 2011 at 10:13 pm
(337) lisa says:

I am 37 quite healthy and eat healthy – have since our daughter been born late last year my periods have been regularly erlier this year then irregular mid year sometimes twice a month – the second period is much lighter – and cramping can be quite painful.. atm am experiencing pain in my right side – like a stitch like pain – been told not pregnant as the symptoms don’t suggest it – have been getting reg checkups on my ovaries and uterus and doing reg pap smears – all results good – do a slight polycistic ovary syndrome -got told ages ago – tried to book for a pelvic usound this week but booked out go next week – could it be a ovary cyst? A year or so ago saw follicles to right ovary but it was fine nothing then to worry about – could it be a bowel or appendix problem? Time shall tell – anyone had similar symptoms?

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