Freaking out over abdominal pain??

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Hello I am 17 years old and have had this symptoms for nearly a year I would say and started suddenly out of nowhere during a bad time in my life last year around May or April.

So I had this dull pressure under my lower ribs on my left side and it never bothered me, I still ran and did things normally, my only issue was when I laid on my stomach at night i felt that pressure and usually shifted to the side. It was soo odd but for some stupid reason I never cared to go to my gp to take a look. It doesnt stick out it is not bruised. Nothing is swollen and i dont think it gets better/worse with food.

Im freaking out now thinking the worse. These last few days its kind of been more prominent. I keep thinking I have cancer or a tumor. Ive looked up some stuff and and some things like enlarged spleen has popped up but I dont thik i have an infection I cannot find a reason for it other than a tumor because it just feels like a pressure. Tomorrow I am finally going to build up the courage and tell my mom.

Has anyone experienced this and gotten answers or a diagnosis? Thank you all. I will update you guys on my status soon

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    Pressure can also be build up with gas that can be due to IBS or disturbance of gut bacteria 

    Is your diet healthy or have lot of junk food? 

    Try a good probiotic drink.

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    If your symptoms came on during a stressful period in your life, it could be IBS.  After I had several months of stress, stomach pain started which was eventually diagnosed as IBS.  It came on very suddenly.  One day I was fine but the next morning I woke with stomach pain that never went away.  Do you have change of bowel habit?
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    I have the same thing a dull mild pain on my left side same line of my belly button for a year off and on I'm 47 female. Now the last 4 days I have been nauseated in the morning. In nov 2015 I havdb MRI of my abdomen and nothing everything is good. I have a sliding hiatal hernia and inflammation in the small intestine and the duodenum. Did you go to the doctor? I'm concern too

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