Hi, I got your response after I walked away from my computer. I am not the type of person who looks for trouble, but I do find this discomfort disconcerting. I have no specific pain in my abdomen; it hurts to sit or lay, mostly because of the side and back pain. I have tried dry heat, moist heat, massage, and Aleve, and it does not appear to be abating. It's not appendicitis because of the left middle location of the tenderness. Any other symptoms I should be watching for?
Just noticed that I am indicated as male -- I am female, if that makes a difference in this case.
Just one more question -- why would it radiate around to the back?
This back pain radiates directly around from the abdomen tenderness, which is about half way between my breast and my waist, a little toward the left side than the center.
You have been extremely helpful. Thank you so much! I will make an appointment with my doctor asap.