Comment by Dr Puneet Arora on Fri 22, Oct 2010 12:22pm:
After reading your past surgical history and your symptoms, I recognize that Dr Mathur has outlined the
possible causes to a great effect. As you mentioned about the severity of the pain which you describe 10/10!
Its most likely due to a nerve injury during previous surgeries which causes inflammatory and immune reactions
to the damaged axons which in turn causes release of neurotransmitters that act locally and in the spinal cord
to produce hypersensitivity. This explains the intensity of pain you are having. Although adhesions are the
commonest complication after surgery to cause pain but the severity which you have described is somewhat
classic for neurological pain (due to nerve injury). IBS is another possibility but again the pain here is
less intensified. At this stage you can definitely consult a gastroenterologist for a proper diagnosis and
also I would suggest to visit a pain clinic to get help to relieve your pain. I hope you will get better soon.
Keep posted. Good Bye.
Comment by Patti on Sat 06, Nov 2010 04:12pm:
I've got the same kind of pain, and I've not had any surgeries. The pain when the Charlie horse is
happening is horrible, but the real problem is after the Charlie horse is over, and every time you breathe, it
hurts where the Charlie horse was. This has been going on for several days now. I also have a large rope-type
knot (about 6 inches long by about 2 inches wide) where the Charlie Horse was.
Comment by Dr.Kokil Mathur on Sat 20, Nov 2010 06:32pm:
Hi! Since there is a knot where the pain was, and the pain was terrible, possibility of a hernia should be
looked into depending on the site of the knot-umbilical, paraumbilical or epigastric. Please discuss with your
doctor. Take care!
Comment by Lauralea on Fri 31, Dec 2010 01:10am:
I have been having similar type pain, sudden and pain lower center and lower right lower quad, no
precipitating factors, comes on 8/10, lasting 3-8 secs and gone. After 5 days and getting worst went to er and
nothing. Cat scan was negative for appendix, ovaries were fine, and no
Constipation, blood work was also completely fine. My friends family and co workers are concerned... And I
would just Luke to know what's going on. I'm 24 female, healthy, no prev operations. Any ideas?
Comment by angela mcmillan on Sat 28, Jul 2012 11:54am:
i also have the same problem. i have gained 100lbs. and before all this weight i usually got those in the
legs and feet real bad.stretching didnt help nor did exercise.cause i worked 12hrs a day on my feet.i dont
remeber having any when i was skinny.but now at every turn it happens.i just stop and try to get still while
shoving my fist in it.i have server back pain,doctor says L5 is dd.i am not on any disability cause they say
you cant get it usually with back pain.when i was skinny about8 years ago,i would have server sciatic pain in
back and down legs,even a few times it got so bad my legs quit working i had to crawl cause i couldnt move
them.i could feel them but couldnt move them.that only happened a few times.i think i got some kind of shot in
my back and they stopped going out on me.felt young again for a few yrs.now i have pain all the time,i cant
wash a sink of dinner dishes without a break.i cant sweep the kitchen floor in one sweep,i have to sweep half
then come back in a few and sweep the other half.i dont have a reg. doctor anymore.but i am sue i need to get
one.i think it is something to do with the nerves in our vertebra.
Comment by Becky on Fri 28, Feb 2014 01:14pm:
I recently started to have a fullness on both sided below my rib cage. Now have had muscle spasm or Charlie
horse in a muscle right below left rid cage. Very painful.
Comment by sandi holmes on Sat 07, Jun 2014 06:42pm:
This happens to me, whenever I get into the passenger seat after a day of ups and downs and so on. Always on 2
hour or so road trips. Fine on the drive there, and fine when Im doing what Im doing at the destination. As
soon as I get in the front seat, and we are on return trip home, the charlie horse, level 10 pains across my
stomach are horrid!!! My Dr said it could be because of my back problems. But Im fine as I said, on the trip
to destination. I go into a panic, and ask my husband to pull over. I cannot get out of the car fast enough.
I'm sweating,and become claustrophobic being inside the car, and at the thought of having this pain for
the trip home. If I can lay flat on my stomach for an hour or so, then get back in the car to go home, Im
fine. Next day area where cramping was is very sore. Always happens in the car. No where else. Its ridiculous.