Appendicitis or something else?

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Hi, I'm female, 46. For the last few months, when lying on my right side in bed reading, I get this excruciating twisting sort of bulging pain near my hip. IT feels like something is going to burst if I move. I can't think how else to describe it. When I move (in agony) it eventually subsides. For the next few days the area feels really bruised as if I've been punched. It happens every so often but is becoming more frequent, only on the right side and only when I lie in that position.

I thought at first kidney pain, appendix or ovarian pain but because it's sporadic I don't think it can be.

Can anyone shed any light please?

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    Appendicitis pain happens whether you are in bed or walking about, so not that. Ovarian cyst usually has other symptoms, like heavy bleeding, possibly sudden pain of the doubling up kind ( I had that with a large ov cyst.)..I don't know anything about kidneys except that a blood test would likely show something up if it was that.

    Guessing you should trust your instincts and take it that there is something bulging there which gets trapped or sensitive when you lie on it.

    Definitely not okay. See doc . If doc doesn't know, then xray might show something. As it is getting more frequent , don't wait too long.

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    Thank you. MY GP says there's blood in my wee and so I'm going for a scan.
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    Thank you all for your most helpful comments. GP has called me back - appointment tomorrow.
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