Ugh, until yesterday afternoon I was having a streak of several good days!
OK, a few days ago I noticed a tender spot on my abdomen on the right side, kind of in between my belly button & my side, but a little lower. I wasn't worried because I seem to remember one of my kids landing on me or something in that area. (Nothing unusual!) But then yesterday afternoon I was doing some light cleaning & felt a sharp pain on my lower right side. I can't say if it was on my side or more in the front, but it was around my hip area. It happened a few times, so I sat down to rest & it happened a few more times. I started worrying about it being my appendix, so I called the doctor's office & eventually spoke with a nurse. Of course by this time the pain hadn't happened again & I had no other symptoms of appendicitis. (I know everyone says you'll KNOW if it's your appendix, but I'm also the woman who didn't know her contractions were starting with her first baby, lol!) The nurse seemed somewhat concerned, but basically said to monitor it & if it got worse to go to the ER.
So I haven't had the sharp pain again since, but it's very tender to the touch on that spot on my abdomen & my side. I'm thinking that it could be especially tender since I spent so much time feeling those areas yesterday when I was trying to find the areas to describe to the nurse. (I've experienced this sort of thing before -- being sore, even bruising, after pushing/massaging an area too much.)
Another thing is that I have a pinched sciatic nerve on my right side. I thought maybe I bent or twisted the wrong way & aggravated it? I did feel some lower back pain, mostly on the right side, when I was experiencing the sharp pain. Is it possible that maybe what I felt was pain shooting from the pinched nerve? Like I said, I couldn't exactly pinpoint where it was coming from, only that it was on my lower right side. Anyone else ever experience anything like this?