Ok so fro what you are describing, it does not sound like that there is a very serious issue in the region. Yes if you were unable to pass stools or you were also experiencing tenderness in the region which means pain on pressing down on the region, then it would be something which does need to be evaluated. Other symptoms which require immediate evaluation include,
If these symptoms occur then yes you should be evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. However in their absence the most likely cause for your symptoms is a muscle spasm of the abdominal wall muscles which can last for several weeks in some patients. The fact that the pain occurs mostly on you sitting up from a laying down position also fits into the possibility of this being a spasm. In most cases this can be corrected with simple measures like,
Increased intake of plain water
Increased intake of electrolyte-rich fluids like Gatorade and Pedialyte
Use of OTC anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen at a dose of 400-600 mg thrice daily
Application of OTC Capsaicin gel over the area twice a day
Application of heat on the area for 10-15 minutes at a time, 4-5 times the day
If that does not help in managing the symptoms over the next 3-4 days then you will need prescription muscle relaxants and you should see your doctor in that situation.
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