On Tue, 9 Aug 2005 08:40:04 -0400, "Steve Freides"
"collins" wrote in message
I did a bunch of situps yesterday and now there is a spot near my
belly button that's sore.. I can point to it. Is it a muscle soreness
or something else inside?
Has anyone actually experienced appendicitis and can it be
Highly unlikely. Appendicitis is an infection, which means it's usually
accompanied by a low-grade fever. As it progress, the ache in the belly
gradually localizes itself to the lower right. If you've already got a
sore spot, and your discomfort isn't localizing itself further, it's
pretty unlikely it's your appendix.
I'm not a doctor - this is just what my doctor told me as I was trying
to figure out if I had appendicitis, which was shortly before they
removed my infected appendiex.
You could, however, have injured something - see how it feels in a day
or three and start up again easy. No situps in the meantime.
I think I did something... I had the same sensation below the right
rib cage a few months ago after some weightlifting, and it really hurt
at night. Finally I went to see a doc and was given a muscle relaxant,
but someone told me to try a heating pad instead. So I did - Within a
day or so, the pain was gone!
I am not going to do anything to the abdomen until it goes away. I am
just not familiar with abdominal pain and soreness.