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I have a bad stomach ache and it feels like there are knots

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I have a bad stomach ache and it feels like there are knots in my abdomen. It's mostly around the sides and the back but when I stand up its all over my stomach. It feels tight and is painful.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.


I am sorry to hear that.

How long you have these symptoms?

Do you have nausea, vomiting?

Do you have diarrhea or constipation?

What pain killer you took?

Any other medical condition you have?



Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I woke up this morning at 7:45 with the symptoms and it's now 10:10pm. At first it felt like a muscular problem but has gotten worse through out the day. It's not too bad when I lie down but when I stand up I'm bent over in pain.
There is no nausea or vomiting but at times I feel a tiny bit sick like I could throw up, but it passes very quickly.
It kind of feels like constipation but bowl movements have been relatively normal.
I took panedeine 'for relief from strong pain'
I have no other medical conditions.

Some information which I feel may help:
Yesterday I drove for 8.5 hours with only one stop. So I was sitting down, rather tense I suppose, for that amount of time. I'm not sure if this could be contributing to the pain. I'm pretty sure it's not muscular though.

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 6 years ago.

Thank you.

I agree with you it does seem muscular.

The following possibilities should be considered:

1. Acute cholecystitis ( gall bladder disease)

2. cute pancreatitis

3. Acute appendicitis

4. Pelvic inflammatory disease

Since, your pain is persistent without any improvement, you need clinical evaluation and a CT scan of the abdomen.

Please proceed to the urgent care.

Edited by Mysticdoc on 8/8/2010 at 12:27 PM EST
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