3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > General chatter

General chatter Because life isn't just about dieting. Play games, jokes, or share what's new in your life!

Severe pain in left stomach

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-01-2010, 12:18 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Linsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 859

S/C/G: 280/ticker/10

Height: 5'2

Default Severe pain in left stomach

Hi, just a few minutes ago I was laying in bed and all of a sudden the left side of my stomach started hurting really badly. It's still hurting. This has NEVER happened to me before and it was completely out of nowhere. I'm really worried and can't find a clear answer online. My mom told me that's where my gallbladder is and it can act up when you're dieting, does anyone know what it could be? I'm really worried.
__________________
Linsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 12:44 PM   #2
Enjoying la bella vita
 
nationalparker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Midwest
Posts: 1,767

S/C/G: 179/174/150

Height: 5-4

Default

Don't look for the answer online and don't worry - just call a doctor's office or a general "ask-a-nurse" line... They can narrow down the issue when you describe the pain/type of pain/duration/location, etc. Don't delay too long - you'll just add more worry to yourself.
__________________
nationalparker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
Just keep breathing!
 
GradPhase's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,071

S/C/G: 175/160/150

Height: 5'5

Default

There's not a lot of stuff on your left side. Lower left side could be pancreas, but way more likely just gas.

Lower right side, sharp pain, that gets worse when you press it down and let it go could be appendix.

Gall bladder is upper right quadrant pain, like near the base of your ribcage.
__________________
"..I think you need to stop following misery's lead.
Shine away. Shine away. Shine away.
Isn't it time you got over how fragile you are?
We're all waiting on your supernova, 'cause that's who you are.
And you've only begun to shine.."
GradPhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 02:42 PM   #4
is super awesome.
 
kateleestar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Akron, Ohio
Posts: 1,763

S/C/G: ...ticker...

Height: 5'7"

Default

First, I was all "Left stomach.. like... 2?" LOL. I'm alright.

And I would do these things: Look online, call a nurse/doctor. I wouldn't let it go, though. Important things happen in there!!
__________________
From 6/2011 - 8/2012 I lost 116lbs with 3FC help! Now I'm restarting post April 2014 baby!

Halloween Goal:

That's not sweat, it's your fat cells crying! KEEP GOING!
Mini Goals: 265 - done! 260 - done! 255 - done! 245 - done! 240 - done! 235 - done! 230 - 225 - 220 - 215 - 210 - 205 - 199
kateleestar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 04:28 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Linsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 859

S/C/G: 280/ticker/10

Height: 5'2

Default

Okay, so I went to the doctor. This morning I posted this thread when I was in horrible pain and didn't really know where to look, haha. Eventually the pain got so unbearably bad that I went to the emergency room. Nothing is wrong, they tested my blood and everything was fine. I got some pain medicine and was sent on my way. Hopefully it goes away on its own. Thank you guys.
__________________
Linsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 04:41 PM   #6
Just keep breathing!
 
GradPhase's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,071

S/C/G: 175/160/150

Height: 5'5

Default

Do they have an idea as to what caused it?
__________________
"..I think you need to stop following misery's lead.
Shine away. Shine away. Shine away.
Isn't it time you got over how fragile you are?
We're all waiting on your supernova, 'cause that's who you are.
And you've only begun to shine.."
GradPhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 07:03 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Linsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 859

S/C/G: 280/ticker/10

Height: 5'2

Default

Nope. They suggested it was probably either gas or constipation, but I'm not constipated and I took gas-x before I went to the ER and it didn't give any relief at all. They did urine/blood tests and everything was perfect. My health is great, my liver/kidneys etc are great and I'm not diabetic. The pain seems to have completely passed, but it might still be the pain medication. I guess I'll see how I feel in a few hours. The doctor suggested that I go to an OB/GYN to get checked out.
__________________
Linsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 07:08 PM   #8
happy in her own world
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: oregon
Posts: 1,348

S/C/G: 260/260/130

Height: 5'2"

Default

wow that's unacceptable. i'd be in there demanding they look for something.
lizziep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 07:12 PM   #9
Just keep breathing!
 
GradPhase's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: East Texas
Posts: 1,071

S/C/G: 175/160/150

Height: 5'5

Default

I'm 99.9% sure I have gall bladder problems. Both of my siblings, and my mom had theirs out at very young ages. Instead, my doctor put me on birth control to help my ovaries (..didn't know I was having trouble with them??) - and said it could have been gas. Gah.

Hope your belly feels better soon!
__________________
"..I think you need to stop following misery's lead.
Shine away. Shine away. Shine away.
Isn't it time you got over how fragile you are?
We're all waiting on your supernova, 'cause that's who you are.
And you've only begun to shine.."
GradPhase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 10:44 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
babygrant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: bc, canada
Posts: 1,105

S/C/G: 230.8/see ticker/160

Height: 5'8

Default

I just had my gallbladder out a week ago. The gallbladder is NOT on the left hand side, it's situated right under/below the right ribs. I did have a little bit of pain on my left side, but 99% of the pain was on the right. Severe sharp stabbing.

If you do have problems with your gallbladder and yoru having left pain, I'd ask for them to check your pancreas. Gallstones can become lodged and cause damage to the pancreas.
__________________
SHORT TERM GOAL - ONEDERLAND





LONG TERM GOAL


babygrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2010, 11:59 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
fattymcfatty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Northern California
Posts: 723

S/C/G: 270?/See Ticker/185

Height: 5'9"

Default

Please have your ovary looked at. Been there, done that. I think five years ago I had a cyst that never was diagnosed, and then I had similar pain 6 months ago that was an ectopic pregnancy.
__________________


fattymcfatty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 12:07 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Linsy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 859

S/C/G: 280/ticker/10

Height: 5'2

Default

My mom suggested that it might be my ovary, because the pain was in that area. I should really go get that checked out. Thank you for the warning and suggestion.
__________________

Last edited by Linsy : 12-02-2010 at 12:07 AM.
Linsy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2010, 06:59 PM   #13
I wanna be a loser, too
 
cbmare's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 3,536

Height: vertically challenged

Default

How are you feeling?
__________________
love n kisses,


Life does not happen in a vacuum. Lifestyle changes must transcend habits and routines. - thanks midwife.

Weight loss isn't linear and the body doesn't have a timetable. - thanks Glory87.




I think I can. I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.
cbmare is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
300+ Thankful for Exercise in November Heather 300+ Club 125 12-01-2009 10:28 PM
Dieting with Diabetes#6 paperdoll Dieting with Obstacles 266 03-03-2006 05:40 PM
Discussion 1: Dr Phil's Unlocking the Door to Permanent Weight Loss Angel26519 YOU: On a Diet - and other Oprah inspired diets 96 11-13-2004 05:57 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:25 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2