- Your appendix is a small finger-like pouch extending down from the large intestine. When it becomes infected and inflamed, the result is appendicitis. If untreated, the appendix can burst, infecting the abdominal cavity. Appendicitis is a leading cause of pain in the lower right abdomen, but it usually has other symptoms.
- 1 Why do I get a sharp pain in my lower stomach when I stretch?
- 2 Does your appendix hurt when you stretch?
- 3 Why does my intestine hurt when stretching?
- 4 What does a pulled muscle in your lower right abdomen feel like?
- 5 When should I be worried about right side pain?
- 6 What can be mistaken for appendix pain?
- 7 What does an inflamed appendix feel like?
- 8 How do you tell if it’s a pulled muscle or appendicitis?
- 9 How do I check myself for a hernia?
- 10 What are the symptoms of a hernia in a woman?
- 11 What does pancreatic pain feel like?
- 12 Why is my lower right abdomen hurting?
- 13 How can you tell the difference between muscle pain and something serious?
- 14 What can trigger appendicitis?
Why do I get a sharp pain in my lower stomach when I stretch?
If you feel a sharp pain near your belly button that gets worse when you stretch or cough, you might have a hernia. A bulge near the belly button is the most common symptom. You may also experience pain in the area near your groin.
Does your appendix hurt when you stretch?
The interesting thing about this is that the stretch of the appendix does not cause us to feel pain right where the appendix lives (which by the way is in the right lower portion of our abdomen). But rather we start to feel pain around the umbilicus (belly button) area first.
Why does my intestine hurt when stretching?
Abdominal strain can refer to any tear, stretch, or rupture of the abdominal muscles. That’s why abdominal strain is sometimes referred to as a pulled muscle. Abdominal strain can be caused by: sudden twisting or fast movement.
What does a pulled muscle in your lower right abdomen feel like?
If people have pulled a muscle, they may notice the following symptoms in and around the abdomen: soreness or tenderness. pain or discomfort when touching the abdomen. swelling.
When should I be worried about right side pain?
You should seek medical help immediately if the pain in your abdomen: gets slowly worse. gets worse suddenly and spreads across your tummy. gets a little better before getting worse again (this may be a sign that your appendix has burst)
What can be mistaken for appendix pain?
Appendicitis can easily be confused with something else, such as:
- severe irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- bladder or urine infections.
- Crohn’s disease.
- a pelvic infection.
What does an inflamed appendix feel like?
The most telltale symptom of appendicitis is a sudden, sharp pain that starts on the right side of your lower abdomen. It may also start near your belly button and then move lower to your right. The pain may feel like a cramp at first, and it may get worse when you cough, sneeze, or move.
How do you tell if it’s a pulled muscle or appendicitis?
That annoying sharp pain behind your navel may well be the result of overindulgence in spicy chips and dip, or perhaps even a pulled muscle. However, if the pain moves to the lower right section of your stomach, kills your appetite, and is unrelenting, it might be appendicitis, which you ignore at your peril.
How do I check myself for a hernia?
How to tell you have a hernia
- Feel for a lump or swelling around the pubic bone.
- If you find a lump, make note of where it is and lie down.
- Did the lump disappear or become smaller? If so, it may be a hernia.
- Do you feel discomfort when coughing or lifting heavy objects? It’s almost certainly a hernia.
What are the symptoms of a hernia in a woman?
Symptoms in Women
- Aching or sharp pain.
- Burning sensation.
- A bulge at the hernia site, but this may not be present with a groin hernia.
- Discomfort that increases with activity.
What does pancreatic pain feel like?
Symptoms of acute pancreatitis include: Pain in the Upper Abdomen That Radiates to Your Back. Abdominal Pain Worsens After Eating, Especially Foods High in Fat. Abdomen Is Tender to the Touch. Fever.
Why is my lower right abdomen hurting?
When the pain is specific to the lower right abdomen, appendicitis is one of the most common causes. The appendix is a tube-like structure attached to the large intestines. Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes inflamed.
How can you tell the difference between muscle pain and something serious?
Muscle soreness should not last longer than five days. Seek medical attention if the pain doesn’t subside after a week, the injured area feels numb, or you are unable to walk or move your arms or legs. These symptoms could indicate a bigger issue, such as damage to your joints or muscles.
What can trigger appendicitis?
What causes appendicitis?
- Abdominal injury or trauma.
- Blockage at the opening where the appendix connects to the intestines.
- Digestive tract infection.
- Inflammatory bowel disease.
- Growths inside the appendix.