stabbing pain in right hand side of abdomen

by ALP
(Scotland )

Hiya i am a 29 year old woman who had a C section 4 months ago with my second child n have felt fine.

In the last 2 days I have been have a stabbing pain on n off on my right hand side about 4 inches along n 1 inch above belly button.

I don't think it has anything to do with the c section but obviously not ruling it out, Straight after it happened I took a hot flush.

I have felt really tired n had a lack of energy but had put that down to having a new baby.

I really hate going to doctors n bothering them so if anyone has any ideas on what it is n how to help, please help :)

Dear ALP,

I certainly agree with you that it is very unlikely that the pain you are experiencing on your right upper abdomen is not related to your cesarean section; at least not directly.

A post surgical adhesion (internal scar tissue), though, could cause intermittent sharp pains like what you described.

How is the pain at this moment? Is it still there since you made this post yesterday? Is it related to eating or certain movements? Have you suffered with gallbladder concerns in the past before? Or have you been involved with any recent sports or unusual bending or posturing?

Gallbladder / Gallstones, muscle sprain, or very unlikely adhesion following your cesarean section, or indeed muscle knotting in the region you described - what we call myofascial trigger point pain, could be the cause of your symptom.

Should the pain still persists, what about seeing your doctor to examine you to exclude gallbladder issue at the minimum? I do not think doctors generally ever think they are disturbed by patients; is that not what gets them up from their bed in the morning - to see patients and be helpful? So please be sure to see your doctor.

Do not hesitate to contact us, should there be any way we could be of further help.

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