I don't know what's wrong
(Alberta Canada )
For 5 days now I have had on and off sharp lower abdominal pain. I have a constant dull pain but every hour or so I get sharp pains that last for about 30-60 mins. When I push on my lower right abdomen there is a gurgling sound and feeling. I feel nauseated. I feel hot. I am 13. The fist and third day of pain I had diarrhea. And today (the 5 day of pain) I just started my period. The flu has been going around my house so it could just be that. And my family has a history of cancer. ~Jelgab
Thank you for your post here.
The pain you are describing here is most likely due to what doctors refer to as corpus luteum cyst.
Corpus luteum cysts are a type of cyst in the ovary, which are the empty shell from which a "egg" is released. It grows for a while, and then ruptures at about the same time of menstruation, causing the type of pain you described.
The pain should settle on it's own. Should it still continue after the next few days, or if it getting worse, you need to see your doctor immediately. Sometimes, the cyst could become twisted, causing severe pain spreading to the upper thigh and leg.
It is important you see the doctor if you still having the pain by today, to also exclude other condition like appendicitis.
This pain has nothing to do with cancer, Jelgab, despite the history of cancer in the family, but thanks for including that information. I can see your concerns.
Please seek help if this pain is not gone, by the time you receive this response - you posted your query last night didn't you?
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