Do you still have your apendix? I was having a lot of trouble with irritable bowels, cramps, straining, my lower right side would hurt off and on, then after about 6 to 8 months of this my apendix ruptured. It is on your lower right side. Make a fist with your right hand thumb sticking out (like a cool thumbs up), put your thumb in your navel and roll your hand down and to the right at about a 45 degree angle and that is about where your apendix should be. If the pain gets really sharp and bad see about it immediately. They can laser out your apendix and you go home the next day. I was not so smart, didn't go to the doctor, thought the pain would go away, mine had been ruptured for a couple of days and I was in the hospital for 6 days. Worth checking into in advance! Good luck!