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How long have you had this for?
Do you have any particular tender areas on your abdomen?
On a scale of 1-10 (10 is worst pain ever,)...how bad is the pain?
It began 16hrs ago, tho i did have much milder version of it 3wks ago which was barely there, but a similar cramping sensation. Ididn't have a fever then tho.
Sorry...you mentioned no vomiting.
There are no specific areas of pain to the touch, and on a scal of 1-10 (comparing it to labour - that being a 10) this is an 8.
The pain is worse when you move?
Definitely worse on changing position, or walking around
Have you had any alcohol recently....any history of gall stones?
One glass of wine last night a few hrs before this started. I have approx 4-6 glasses a week, and I had noticed that the previous episode was triggerd after a glass of wine. No family history of gall stones
I feel that this is something you will need to see the out-of-hours doctor about. Severe pain that is worse on moving could be pancreatitis....does the pain get better if you sit sit but lean forward?
sorry...sit still...and lean forward
No, it is only eased by lying down when an actual wave of pain happens
It has gradually eased as the day has gone on, so the attacks are shorter, less frequent and less painful
I am still in considerable discomfort when the griping does happen tho
It will need a blood test to confirm if this is pancreatitis, and although you say that it is getting a bit better, I would be happier if you were examined and checked over. Severe pancreatitis can be very nasty and lead to long term stay. Other possible causes of a colicky pain would be a gallstone, or even a kidney stone....although the location is not quite right.
Severe pain is not something to ignore, so an 8/10 is a automatic referral to a doctor I'm afraid. Is there someone that can look after the children?
Could it not just be viral gastroenteritis then? Thanks for taking the time to answer btw
It could be...but the pain is usually in the lower abdomen when it is associated with diarrhea.
My husband is looking after the kids, so I can see the out of hrs doc - I'm just not sure I can make it there and sit in a waiting room for hrs. Thanks for your thorough answer
If the pain is that bad....request a home visit!
ok thank you