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  1.  (10345.101)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    I'd also vote for either swollen appendix/caecum or hernia.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
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    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    Depending on the type of pain it could be any number of things. If I accidentally eat gluten (I'm celiac) I get all sorts of painful and tender and bloaty in that general area.

    Appendix pain is:

    The abdominal pain usually
    - occurs suddenly, often causing a person to wake up at night
    - occurs before other symptoms
    - begins near the belly button and then moves lower and to the right
    - is new and unlike any pain felt before
    - gets worse in a matter of hours
    - gets worse when moving around, taking deep breaths, coughing, or sneezing
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      CommentAuthorLabyrinthine
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011 edited
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    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    no no, it's not hurting spontaneously so I don't think I have a disease or anything, I literally just want to know which organ it is. Also, I thought a hernia involved your spine?

    @Warped Savant it's a little bit higher than where my pointer finger rests when I do that.
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
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    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    It may also be your colon.

    You shitting regularly?
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
     (10345.105)
    #embarrassingbiologocalcuriosity

    That general area usually counts as being digestive?



    If it's regular pain it could be some kind of food allergy. I dunno though, I'm biased in that particular regard due to having some allergies m'self.

    At any rate, if you're really worried, see your primary care doc and they may have some referrals for you (gyno and gastroenterologist come to mind).
  2.  (10345.106)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    Labyrinthine -- It does depend on your hand position / hand size, but I still think it's the most likely thing. An issue with your appendix can be a fairly constant pain (if it's really bad) or the occasional pain based on body position / internal organ positioning.
    Also, hernia's don't just occur in spines. A hernia is when part of an organ is sticking out through a part of itself that it isn't supposed to be. Wait... that's worded like ass.
    *google-fus*
    Here, read the first paragraph on Wikipedia to get a better wording of it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hernia
    Read the second one to learn about abdominal hernias.
    Do any of the Signs and Symptoms apply to you? (Seeing as how you said it was an embarrassing biological question, I'm guessing that you have groin pain.

    Regardless, go to the doctor and get it checked. If it's either an issue with your appendix or a herniated something, or even something not thought of so far, it could be really bad and your body is something worth taking care of.
    • CommentAuthorRenThing
    • CommentTimeNov 25th 2011
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    #sweetsweetrevenge

    You can find out if he owns the place by looking up the public tax record.
  3.  (10345.108)
    #HelpINeedAPhrase

    I'm not sure I agree that it's "artificial", or even "stupidity". Even during a crisis, people really do tend to continue worrying about their feelings, and other petty-by-comparison things. Unless it's a truly existential crisis, with Checkov's Gun actively being fired at everyone, life goes on and people still spend most of their time living it. So I'd call it "Persistent Normalcy".
  4.  (10345.109)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    My first guess (especially without seeing where you're pointing) would be some irritation of the colon, like diverticulosis or a food sensititivy. But I would get that guess debunked/confirmed by a physician. Even if you don't have insurance, the cost for an expert guess from someone who can poke at that spot and know what's under it, is worth it.
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      CommentAuthoroldhat
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
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    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    Regardless I'm going to go with the old saying "When in doubt see a doctor".
  5.  (10345.111)
    #embarrassingbiologocalcuriosity

    I'm not afraid to see a doctor about embarrassing/genital-related stuff when I can say "this hurts and I'm afraid something is wrong with me" but... somehow I don't feel like I can go into a doctor's office and say "My sexual positions are limited by a weird pain that goes away as soon as I stop moving/change position." I didn't really want to say that to the internet, either, but I don't want y'all to worry! It could be my appendix but I don't think it's inflamed if so, just unfortunately positioned.

    Thanks for your concern though, everyone xD ...I also now know more about hernias than I really wanted to o_o
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      CommentAuthorAlan Tyson
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
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    ...see, but I'm not sure your appendix should hurt AT ALL unless something's rotten in Denmark. I still recommend getting yourself checked out if it's at all feasible.
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      CommentAuthordorkmuffin
    • CommentTimeNov 26th 2011
     (10345.113)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    I'd start with a gyno then and say exactly that. Gynos are the best for that, and if you get a chill laid back younger woman, they're generally super relatable. FANTASTIC bedside manner. Plus, gynos hear all KINDS of crazy shit. Seriously.

    Uterine fibroids maybe?
  6.  (10345.114)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    I did consider ovarian cysts, because I had to get one removed years ago, which is why I asked if that might be where an ovary is. I don't really know what the middle ground of an ovarian cyst feels like, because the first one went from zero to literally throwing up with pain every time I did any exercise. I suppose that's a reasonable thing to check in with a gyno about. Thanks :)
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      CommentAuthorOsmosis
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    I used the "thumb on bellybutton" appendix finding method with a friend today. Not out of medical necessity, I hasten to add. Just discussing/googling vermiform innards ...
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    I looked up your fancy word and now I will always think of my guts as a packed up pile of huge worms eating and pooping inside me all day.

    Cool.
  8.  (10345.117)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    Before you go to your doctor, if you're worried / embarrassed about saying that it hurts when you're in various sex positions, you could see if there's yoga / stretching / semi-natural positions that are the same / very similar that cause the same type of pain.

    I'm quite curious as to what it is that's causing the pains...
  9.  (10345.118)
    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    Well, look, I haven't seen any yoga positions that involve penetration, but if you have... (I cannot believe I just typed that.) lol it's like your standard size differential issue, just weirdly off-center.

    SOMEBODY ASK ANOTHER QUESTION GODDAMNIT
    • CommentAuthorFlabyo
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    Seriously, NOTHING you can say will ever embarrass a Doctor.

    Have you seen the things they have to do to qualify to be one?

    Whatever you say, they will have heard worse. They will have had to write essays on it too.
    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeNov 27th 2011
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    #embarrassingbiologicalcuriosity

    i agree with Flaybo. the thing is that anything to do with Appendix pain or Hernias, you WILL know about it.

    Caroline is on the ball in that you shuold go and get it checked out with a gynecologist. Sigga had a similar problem for a long time that she would experience pain in her lower abdomen during sex and at night. After many months of nagging at her (it's often usually the other way round i thought!) she went to the Gyno and was found to have dermoid cysts. If you've had ovarian cysts in the past, there's a good chance that they will return. You could also have Pelvic inflammatory disease, which you should get checked out as it may show an underlying case of an STD that has gone unnoticed.

    i now it can sound weird and embarrassing, especially with us all talking about it on here, but we're just looking out for you. I'm sure if you go to the doctor (ask for a female doctor if you are still unsure), it will help allay any fears.