Pelvic/lower abdominal area - off and on waves of sharp twinges/pain

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This is kind of hard to describe for me, but I’ll do my best. I’ll start off by saying for the past few weeks I’ve had abdominal heaviness/ soreness that comes and goes. It’s like a bloated feeling, but slightly more uncomfortable in my lower abdomen. Side note: I get very heavy and painful periods each month & that’s usually when I feel the most discomfort, but these feelings have been happening outside of my period time-frame which makes me wonder. 

I work out pretty regularly and consistently. I try to eat a well-balanced diet and eat more veggies than meat products. 

I’ve also had what feels like sharp, shooting pains in my lower abdomen/ pelvis. They come in waves. I’ll feel something for a few seconds, it’ll fade, and then it’ll come again a few seconds later before it finally goes away. Sometimes it’ll occur every few hours or every few days- it’s hard to say. It’s not an excruciating pain but it’s jsut something I notice. Occasionally, I will feel a similar “twinge” like pain in my vaginal canal. It’s a dull, random shooting pain that comes in waves.

I don’t feel these sensations all the time, however, it makes me worried it’s something of concern? 

I’ve had waves of nausea, too, the past few weeks. I don’t know if the nausea is linked with these abdominal/pelvic/vaginal aches. 

I’ve been having serious health anxiety lately- to the point that I’m constantly thinking about my body and what’s happening inside of it. 

Anyone familiar with these random twinges of pain in these areas? 

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    Also- the twinges will sometimes be on just one side. Around where my ovaries might be. The doctor has felt for ovarian cysts but didn’t feel anything there. She said if I keep feeling things, an ultrasound might be necessary. I do think that anxiety could be part of the reason. 
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    Hi hope, Google chronic pelvic pain syndrome, it's called iliacus syndrome, a group of muscles originate round your back, through the stomach crossover your pelvis and down the inside of the leg, I suffered for years. Then learn how to stretch them. Go see your GP as someone suggested! They won't have a clue what the syndrome is, need any further help just ask. Fred.

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    I used to get stabbing pains in the vagina from the age of 39 particularly at ovulation.   Sometimes it happened on a regular basis and at other times randomly.  I told my doctor that I was panicking about it and he told me that this was very common.    I also have IBS and it started with shifting abdominal pain, change of bowel habit and nausea.  It was made worse by my periods.  Bloating is also a symptom of IBS.  

    See your doctor for advice.

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    i have this same thing happening on my right pelvis area. sharp painful twinges that last for a second and are gone again, but come in waves.

    did you figure out what it was?

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