Thank you for your query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
So you had left sided abdominal pain and it felt like contractions, only the pain was severe.
Since you already feel fine, you possibly had very bad indigestion, a lot of gas build up in the stomach. Sometimes bouts of indigestion can cause extreme pain but once the gas clears up it automatically resolves.
When was your LMP? How long does your cycles last? Any menstrual problems before?
It does not seem to be related to period, since pre period pain is never that severe. The only relevant history that i get is the Mexican Dinner, which probably caused all the discomfort. Did you have any episodes of diarrhea last night? How was your stool this morning?
If it was an isolated episode then there is no further cause of worry.
However if it repeats, an Ultrasound Whole Abdomen will be prudent.
Feel free to discuss further,
Patient replied :
Nope, no diarrhea and after the initial left sided pain first bit of stomach cramps, it really felt like menstrual cramps. Totally normal stool this morning.
My last period ended early last week. And no, I have pretty normal periods. I've been on birth control for over a decade, and when I do get cramps they're pretty minor. Nothing some midol won't fix.
I of course went googling when the pain started to subside and I was able to lie in bed with just the heating pad, and freaked myself out reading about burst apendixes and ovarian cysts and kidney stones and the like. But since I feel fine today and have still seen no blood, I'm guessing I can just say it was a weird fluke and not worry? :-/
Yes since the symptoms resolved overnight there is definitely no scare of burst appendix or kidney stones.
So if it does not occur again there is really no reason to worry.
The cramps related to indigestion can feel like that.
In case the symptoms do appear again, an ultrasound will be helpful.
As of now there is nothing to worry about.