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When I bend down to tie my shoes I have been experiencing spasmatic pains in my abdomen which causes me to straighten back out immediately. The pains actually stop instantly as I sit up straight or stretch in an upright position. The pain is minor and simulates a muscular cramp. I have been having these pains for approximately two years and visited my doctor yesterday. She scheduled an ultrasound which I have just finished undergoing today. I will post the results of this ultrasound when I have them. This is probably a new symptom that doctors are not familiar with as of yet. I only feel this pain when I reach down to tie my shoes. I normally feel it on my left side just below my rib cage and I have to sit up straight or stand up quickly to make the pain go away. I too am overweight around my mid section and have been told by my physician that I need to loose 40 pounds to get to my normal weight (180lbs)

From what I have read in previous posts if I were to diagnose this problem I would pin it on weight gain. I have started an exercise program to loose the extra pounds and hopefully resolve the problem. I will keep you all posted as I continue to make progress.

 

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Update!

I was contacted by the Dr. today just hours after my ultrasound. She urgently needed me to come back in, when I arrived at the office I was informed that I had a cyst the size of a grapefruit in my abdomen. She then informed me that I would need to undergo surgery to drain it. So during the week I will be going under a series of tests such as blood samples, a cat scan and further medical examinations to determine the cause and the severity of the cyst, after which I will undergo the surgery. I will keep you posted as progress is made.

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You may have a hiatal hernia; when you bend, you are aggravating it, therefore, pain results.  The hiatal hernia comes about when a part of the stomach pushes its way through the hiatus, a small opening in the diaphragm.  When it gets caught up in there, it causes heartburn and other discomfort.  You can generally live with it unless it causes a lot of trouble with acid reflux or being able to eat and swallowing the food.  Your doctor may need to do an endoscopy to view what is going on in your esophagus and stomach to definitively diagnosis a hiatal hernia.

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Today I received some good news. My results from the blood tests turned out good. However I am still waiting to undergo a cat scan which is scheduled for Wednesday January 22. I will keep you posted as results roll in.
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Hello. I have been having pain similar to this. It almost feels like something shifts out of place. I had a ct and it showed nothing. The dr doesn't know what it could be since the ct was normal. So frustrating. If I had a cyst would it have shown in the ct?
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I have pain in my abdomen when i bend over for any reason...I have been having these pains since 1 year and by the time a approached to doctor.Had ultra sound but nothing was found.But my pain remains the same...Now i have lower back ache and got bulged L4-5 disc encroaching upon and compressing the-cal sac..Hence can't have bending exercise for back ache..What to do? Is there alarming condition which implies to have doctor's advice immediately...??
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Just wondering if you have any new results. I am experiencing the same thing. Thanks for your help.
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I have been having the same problem . I try to just slide into my shoes, but doesn't always work...

i have $3000 deductible insurance, so a doctor is out of the question unless it gets worse..

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I am currently getting the same, but i feel it has something to do with the fact i am currently a bit overweight and maybe holding in my stomach too much. Feels like a stomach cramp to me around my ribs. Painful and annoying, but doubtful it is anything more than that.

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Hi I am also going through the same thing. Sometimes even when I am bathing and I bend my leg up to wash my feet. Feels like something shifts out of place and I have to straighten my body rite away to make the cramp loosen up and then it feels like something goes back into place. Please keep me posted on your cs results
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I have the same problem Kelsey. It is scary when it doe happen. I haven't been to the doctor about it though, but when it happens, I straighten up fast and it goes back into place.
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hi.

Same problem with me. I have problem of GERD (Acid refulx) and besides i feel tight abdomin when such pain happened. As soon as gas releases, tightness vanished but muscular cramp pain decreases when i take small pieces of meal for two to three days.


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Ok, did my first web search for this issue and found you guys. Thanks for posting this. Every time I try to bend over and ties shoes cramping starts. I thought it was my be my GERD. But was admitted to hospital over a years ago with GERD/chest pains and everything came up good. But, this has only been happening for the last several months. I am not over weight but yes am getting a small belly for a 53yr old but no other problems. What do you all think?
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Hi guys I also have this I've been doing some research and I think its Hiatus hernia - where part of your stomach goes up into your chest..... have a google.  There seems to be some natural remedies which I'm going to try

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I am having the same problem. I'm significantly overweight though 6'2 340. This has been happening occasionally for me for 1-2 years but I've noticed the area is a little more tender to the touch now even after I bend over. It also sometimes happens when I scrunch down to get into a car as well. Hurts like hell. A hernia was my thought, but I thought it was too high for that. I'm curious to know what happened to the original person who posted this.
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