Lower right side abdominal "bubble" pain

by Andrew
(ESSEX, England)


I am a 34 year old Male and suffering a bubble type pain in my lower right hand side abdomen, it is more noticeable when in bed laying on that side, it feels like a bubble trapped underneath.
I generally feel ok, nothing different in toilet etc...
I have had no other medical problems in the past, been generally healthy.

Hi Andrew,

That's a rather uncommon description - abdominal bubble pain; but I suppose it describes how you feel when this pain comes on. That must be annoying, I believe.

May I ask you a few questions just to clarify things a bit more? How long, have you had this bubble abdominal pain for? Has it always been in the lower right abdomen? I note that you said there is no problem with bowels etc, but have you noticed any connection with eating a certain type of food, or perhaps does it tend to be worse only at night? Now I am going to ask a really embarrassing one here - do you fart a lot? If so, does farting or belching seems to help relieve symptoms - yes I am trying to exclude trapped wind.

What's your weight and appetite like? Is there any one in the family with irritable bowel syndrome?

Without the benefit of a face-to-face examination and further test if required, my strong guess, is that you may be suffering with either trapped wind or irritable bowel syndrome - the pain dominant variety.

No body however, should make a diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome, without doing at least some basic investigations to exclude other potentially more serious conditions that mimics irritable bowel syndrome (ibs).

I do not, in any way think that the cause of your abdominal pain is due to any of such serious causes, but it is strongly suggested that you see your GP, for examination and some basic blood test at the minimum.

Should your test comes back normal, then we can be rest assured that this lower right side abdominal bubble pain is either due to irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) or trapped wind. What do you think, Andrew?

Please kindly let us know, if you can, how things went and looking forward to hearing back from you soonest.

Best Wishes.

Dr Edema


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