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Question about a feeling in my lower abdomen....

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:08 AM
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Something sorta unusual seems to be happening with me. Well so far it's nothing major, but there's something happening....
I'm a guy (now in my middle years of life (older))

So about 2 months ago I noticed a very slight feeling in the lower left side of my abdomen. So it's located about 2 inch above the top of my left thigh. So it's on the lower left abdomon. Then the feeling is about 2 inches inside.

So today I was sorta pushing my finger into the area. And the there's a large area that's actually slightly sore to the touch. Not painful, but slightly sore if you push. The other side of my abdomen if I push around there's no pain or soreness at all. And I don't feel anything on the right side at all. (it's normal). Just the left side it's kinda odd.

I got a bit of a challenge though. I'm not a fan of the medical industry. Not at all. I wont' go see a dr at all unless I have like a broken arm. So I'm not sure what to do with this. My plan right now is to wait a few more months and see where I'm at at that point.

So far from what Im seeing online it could potentially be Diverticulitis. I don't know this is so weird, I've never ever had any issues like this so I'm not sure what to make of it.

Got any suggestions???

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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vague pain symptoms can be from a muscle being pulled to cancer, but you already knew the correct answer was: go to a doctor



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:12 AM
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Got any suggestions???
a reply to: lavatrance

Yeah, get your azz to the doctor.

Maybe this? Diverticulitis
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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:18 AM
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Just had the same thing. Go to the hospital you need surgery now. I just went thru it. Side note I had to walk home from the hospital and I went to work the next day and had no time off.
a reply to: donktheclown



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

I am no fan of doctors myself. They are over specialized and most are arrogant a-holes.

However, there comes a time when their requests for diagnostic testing becomes necessary.

This is that time for you, friend.

Go. Be well. Enjoy life.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:34 AM
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Don't be stupid. Go to a doctor.

My dad was stupid and never went to the doctor most of his life. Then when he retired, he was required to have a complete check-up before he was able to get any kind of health insurance. They found colon cancer. Luckily it was caught early, so he lived through that (no chemo, just surgery). After that, he started going to the doctor regularly for check-ups. About 4 years ago, they found prostate cancer - again in the early stage - so he lived through that too (also just surgery, no chemo).

I'm glad to have my dad around, and I'm glad he finally started getting smart about going to the doctor.

If you have anyone in your life who cares for you or who depends on you, you owe it to them to go to the doctor.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:36 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

My suggestion is to see a doctor that works for you and you're comfortable with. The doctor likely has better insight and will probably schedule you for tests (blood/ urine tests to see if anything is lacking or elevated, possibly an MRI/CT if blood and urine are inconclusive or flags pop up). As to the outcome of those tests, it will be up to you to do what you want about the findings. Doctors can't/ shouldn't force treatment on you.

Personally, I think it is quite impossible AND irresponsible for anyone to try and "diagnose" your chief complaint on this forum. Something which is causing you significant internal discomfort for more than 2 months wouldn't be crazy to seek medical investigation for, in my opinion. Anything less and you are simply taking your life out of your own hands and placing it in the hands of chance.

I can appreciate the apprehension of the medical industry you have. However, there is also a time and place to take responsibility for what you think and do.

The possibilities of what this could be are indeed frightening, improbable or simple as it could range from a pulled muscle to a tumor to an abdominal aortic aneurysm. But imagine not knowing if these are serious symptoms and not doing a damn thing about it. The muscle thing would more or less figure itself out as long as you aren't straining yourself. The tumor could be aggressive or benign. An abdominal aortic aneurysm can be spontaneously fatal, basically a ticking time bomb. Although this would usually present as a tearing sensation with the possibility or feeling or even seeing a pulse at the site. That said, everyone has the potential to present differently than everyone else in terms of symptoms.

It's your body, you know it best. It's your choice. Good luck.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:46 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

HERNIA!



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:48 AM
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WHY do people do this? Why are you on an internet forum, asking for medical advice? Do you think someone here is going to cure you? All you're going to get is some "I had the same thing and it was..." which in no way means that is what is wrong with you.Next, you're going to get the "yoga and vitamin" gang, telling you to eat some kinda weird natural "cure".
Go To A God D*mn Doctor.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:49 AM
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GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM NOW!

Not a diagnosis: the digestive system is very extensive and runs from bottom to eyeballs... any symptoms in the abdominal area should be taken VERY seriously for MANY reasons. Waiting can mean the difference between life and death. For example, a small abscess left untreated can grow until it explodes releasing toxins into an unfortunate person's system causing blood toxicity that leads to a very quick demise. I have had 3.2 million hospital visits due to Crohn's disease, so I have a little bit of experience with abdominal pain.

GO TO AN EMERGENCY ROOM NOW!!



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:59 AM
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wow, a person is really worried and anxious.. How about you ask, any swollen lymph nodes, lost weight, fatigue, could be gases or just the easiest formula you are stressed.. noooo you just said cancer in the first sentence, and the OP, asking medical advice in a forum where 80 percent has a mental issue isnt the right start



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:04 AM
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NO WAY I already told y'all I don't believe in the medical industry. It's such as scam. I'd rather die of the decease than be tortured to death by dr's who work for big phrama and have very few real solutions.

I'm gonna buy some flax seeds today and get more fiber. But I guess they say when you get older what doesnt hurt doesn't work. No I just don't trust dr's at all. I'd way rather suffer at home and hope for the best than suffer as a naive ginnypig to their stupid ideas. We're just not in the era of actually curing anyone in hospitals. I could be wrong, I'm not saying I know it all. But based on everything I've seen, I just think hospitals are a 50/50 at best. Thus doing my own research.

I need to find this dr ha ha....




posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:07 AM
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a reply to: kumiho

ya I have been under an awful lot of stress. more than probably anytime in a very long time. I am slowly cooping better though as time goes by.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:12 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance Could you at least consider seeing an Eastern medicine practitioner? I know from past threads, you don't trust doctors but, Eastern medicine is like 4000 years old.
Really you should get past your fear of being ''given'' an illness by a doctor and just get a diagnosis. Maybe it would help to talk to a few lab technicians about test results. The lab technicians are often the ones who see things first before any doctor.
I wish you well.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:16 AM
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my first thought was hernia also, but well, does there seem to be more discomfort with certain movements or when you are exerting yourself in some way (like lifting)?
only a doctor can tell you for sure what it is, but then maybe not.... with my hernia, I told my doctor I thought that was what it was and well, he said it wasn't sent me off to run up close to a thousand dollars in medical bills for tests, and well, it took another doctor about four minutes to determine that it was.
I'm afraid that I've lost faith in doctors that I can't afford to play around with for months on end like that.
so I understand you desire to avoid them.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:21 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Your only other option is: Green Hairy Leaves



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:22 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Really, how can you expect to self-treat without a diagnosis from a medical professional. Flax taken in the wrong dose can actually cause an obstruction, as well if one has a condition where little sacs have formed on the intestine and protrude into the body then seeds will get trapped in these sacs and cause pain and inflammation.

www.livestrong.com...



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:27 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

i had somethin similar ... started as a 'feeling' about an inch in diameter ... around my groin area ... not sore .. just didnt feel right .

left it ... but it wz getting worse ... weeks passed .. and next it put my back out ... my knee started clicking ... i developed a limp ....
i was sitting on a bean bag .. in the same cross legged position we typically imagine native americans sit in ... like a kinda yoga position ... it became too sore to sit like that ...
bought a new chair ... that made it easier to sit now, cos my back was gettin worse ... did loadsa research ... came to conclusion it was either hernia .. or, damage or strain to my psoasis major ... after the back went out and my leg got very weak .. the psoasis major became the liely candidate ..

went to the doctor .. he said it was just my imagination cos i smoke weed ... i cdnt blv what i was hearing .. i looked him dead in the eye .. and said .. doctor .. im not stupid .. you dont limp around in pain for weeks imaging your back down to your foot, is out of place, cos you smoke a J ...
'Noooo' .. im not saying your stupid .. just that .. when you take MJ .. it can make you think things are comiong at you ....
Eh ?? ... wow ... i went to that idiot for help, and thats what i get .. that the pain i experienced for many weeks now, causing me to limp and have sore back, to the point of buying a new chair to sit in for back relief, is purely my imagination ... twat ... i even told him that after researchin it, the symptoms suggest psoasis major .. i handed it to him on a plate .. but i guess in his mind .. i researched it, and convinced myself i had these symptoms, while the MJ was making them 'come at me' for weeks on end .. idiot

so back to researching it myself ... the nature of the muscle makes it difficult to heal .. as it pretty much joins the bottom half of the body to the spine .. as one part contracts, the other relaxes .. so cant rest it to let it heal .. and cant over exert it ... took months to heal .. just as research said it would ..

like many others here .. id say .. of course go to the doctor .. but remember .. its just a human, in a room, who will hopefully have the knowledge you require, and the will to care to help ... but being human .. its kinda pot luck as to what you will get .. the main thing is, that they refer you to specialist if required .,. but never solely rely on someone to care to help you as much as you would care to help yourself ... Never rely on anyone but yourself, to care the way you require... so well done for researchin yourself .. def keep that up ... but the stress your goin thru alone aint worth it .. go get it checked out so you can relax and get yr life back in order ..

Good luck .. God bless n' all that


ETA - forgot to say .. it was the way i was sittin on the bean bag .. that was my problem .. was fine at first .. but in time .. the beans flattened .. and i slowly sunk further into the bean bag over time .. in my yoga position .. it forced my legs up tight against my groin area ... cos it took so long to get so bad .. and i didnt really notice at first .. didnt attribute it to the bean bag til i did enough research, and the symptoms worsened enough to narrow it down to psoasis major etc ... doc was of zero help at all to me, in this instance.. needless to say i changed practice after that...
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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:28 AM
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a reply to: lavatrance

Okay then. Good luck.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 09:37 AM
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You could always see a homeopathic doctor or naturopathic doctor.




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