Well after a hypo-free month I'm now freaking out over my pancreas and spleen because I developed a stabbing pain under a lower left rib a few hours ago. It doesn't feel particularly deep, it doesn't throb, it doesn't hurt more or feel like a lump when I press on my ribs, it's just a sharp pain in one little spot. So I'd LIKE to think that somehow (even though I didn't do any strenuous physical activity today) I did something to the muscles surrounding my ribs and that it isn't a warning sign that something is wrong with an organ, but my mind always assumes the worst.
I have pains like this now and again all in different spots in my abdomen, and if there was ANY way to be able to tell that something was muscle instead of organ pain (how "deep" it feels, whether or not it hurts more when pressed, sharp vs. dull, etc.) it would save me so much fear in occasions like this, but I can't find anything online to this effect. Am I just not searching hard enough, or is there some way to be reasonably sure that something is just muscle pain? This alone would seriously eliminate 50% or more of my health anxiety episodes. Thanks all for any responses.