For the last year, I have had an intermittent stabbing pain about two finger widths from the left side of my navel. When it first happened, my husband was driving me home from a regular monthly doc appt. I thought my aorta was rupturing! By the time we got close to (a good) hospital, the pain had eased and I felt ok - save for the MAJOR anxiety attack I had in the process. Since I was feeling better, we took to the net and found TONS of posts about the same symptom...only, no dx's from people - if they ever got them.
But since then, I have noticed an equally intermittent pulsing in my left abdominal area. My GP and OB/GYN felt nothing during palpation. Nevertheless, I kind of had to beg my GP to order an ultrasound. That was done exactly one year ago...AND, it was normal. The tech said I might need a CT to check my colon. I have been experiencing periods of constipation, then periods of diarrhea. I discovered that too much kale or other greens can bring on the episodes of pain and bowel issues (w/nausea and lethargy).
That said, the pulsing stomach thing is still concerning because, especially, I sleep on my stomach and it will wake me up after 6-7 hours of sleep. I need 9 hours. I am 40, no kids, I am now on a beta blocker (6 months now) for tachy - not bp, I have an undifferentiated connective tissue disease, and I am 5'2"/107 pnds. I am quitting smoking - again - and I am less than 5 cigs a day from my max of 11 (since Oct 2013, previously quit 4/5/12).
I know this is a LOT of info, but I have a LOT of factors that could be contributing andI don't want to paint myself as healthy, so there you are. I do, however, eat VERY healthy and I do eat meat. I also do yoga to assist with my joint and muscle issues...but it does not seem to help with this scary pulsing and discomfort next to my navel.