Patient Comments: Abdominal Pain - Length Symptoms Lasted

How long did the symptoms of your abdominal pain last? Was there anything in particular that helped with pain/symptom relief?

Published: June 09

I have had right flank pain for about three months. Only hurts when I am jarred or I twist or turn around like looking over my shoulder, or sit in a hard back chair for too long. It is relieved when I lay down. It does not hurt or bother me while sleeping. When I arise in the morning, it returns as soon as I start walking around. X Rays, blood tests, MRI and CT scans all have been negative. I cannot press on anything to make it hurt. It feels like an old fashioned side ache or cramp when you started running right after eating, but this does not go away until I lay down. Tried Tramadol, but it only made me goofy and did nothing for the pain.

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Published: June 06

My pain started abruptly. It is light in the morning and builds as I eat and drink. I have trouble passing gas and feel that two areas in my large colon are compressed. I have lost 15 percent of my weight. The pain is either below my ribs or near my sigmoid colon. I take sleep medication to get nights sleep and have several small bowel movements in the morning.

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Published: June 02

The pain lasted about 3 hours. It has been 12 hours since, and I can still feel some pain, but it is very mild. What helped me out with the pain was that I laid down on my bed, curled up (fetal position), and put my hands on my abdomen, where it was hurting. I think maybe the heat from my hands could've caused it to relax. It was the worst pain I've ever felt. I couldn't even stand up.

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Published: May 30

My abdomen pains come and go, about every 15 minutes sometimes. They come early in the mornings and late at nights. I sometimes feel relief after I drink some tea. Sometimes it just gets worst.

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Published: May 19

I have been diagnosed with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). I had my gallbladder removed last year no stones, but I was told it was diseased. This is what is currently happening: If I eat or drink too much the left side of my abdomen hurts severely. I feel like I want to throw up. I drink Mylanta and eat about 6-8 Tums and push my stomach in and pray that I have a bowel movement. It does not stop the pain, but it gives me some relief. The upper part of my abdomen is extended and very hard. I have frequent bowel movements which are never hard they are actually very soft. When I do not eat or drink the area is fine. It does not matter if I eat ice cubes and drink water. I am not running a fever, but I do have chills sometimes.

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Published: July 23

I found that prune juice relieves that pain a little, by removing gas from the abdominal cavity.

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