i feel a sharp pain in my stomach like below my belly button in the center….what could this be?? Its like a pulling or tearing feeling when i lean forward…it just started happening today…like right now…???
The tearing sensation you mentioned sends me a red flag and makes me think of a hernia.
Do you feel something bulging beneath the skin?
Do you have a fever?
According to WebMd.com, “tearing pain” in the abdomen is an urgent situation. If this pain is severe, please go to the hospital. This really could be a number of things including the beginning of appendicitis or something else serious.
Understanding Hernia – Symptoms
What Are the Symptoms of a Hernia?
For inguinal, femoral, umbilical, and incisional hernias, symptoms could include:
An obvious swelling beneath the skin of the abdomen or the groin; it may disappear when you lie down and may be tender.
A heavy feeling in the abdomen that is sometimes accompanied by constipation or blood in the stool.
Discomfort in the abdomen or groin when lifting or bending over.
Symptoms for a hiatal hernia may include:
Though heartburn is more likely in those with a hiatal hernia, some have no symptoms at all. Upper abdominal pain may occur.
Call Your Doctor About a Hernia If:
You suspect that you have a hernia. Sometimes hernias require urgent medical care; an accurate diagnosis is important.
If you can’t get the hernia to go back in. This is called an incarcerated hernia and can lead to strangulation.
You know you have a hernia, and you are nauseated and vomiting or are unable to have a bowel movement or pass gas. You may have a strangulated hernia or an obstruction, which are emergencies. Seek medical care immediately.