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how can i tell if my pain is from gallbladder or appendix

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Please go ahead: & ask a specific question. For multiple questions please enter separate entries. Clarify and re-ask. Take care.

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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eliezer De Leon
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Based on symptoms: Pains of gallbladder attacks, on the right side of upper abdomen while appendicitis, the pain is in the right lower abdomen.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Location, Location..: Gallbladder atttacks tend to cause pain in the right upper- or midline abdomen. Appendicitis usually causes pain in the right lower abdomen. Append ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See doctor: You may have an infection in the area or an umbilical hernia. Ask your doctor to take a look at it.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
pancreatitis: Pancreatitis is a serious illness and can be confirmed using blood tests for pancreatic markers. Gas pains would come and go, pain from pancreatitis ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
17 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
See below: Sometimes it can be tricky and requires a complete history, physical examination, and imaging studies by a physician. Usually hip pain will be felt in ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Heiney
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Location: Location and time relative to eating. It is best to see a medical doctor to sort this out.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Keith Monson
22 years experience General Surgery
Talk to your doctor: It can be difficult to distinguish the two. Gallbladder pain often occurs after meals, in the upper abdomen, radiating to the back or right shoulder ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
62 years experience Neurosurgery
Different radiation: Pain caused by abdominal problems is usually dull and aching and does not radiate (spread) down the leg. Sciatic pain usually follows the distribution ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jennifer Chu
49 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Nerve irritation: Spinal nerve root irritation always causes muscle spasms. If the pain is primarily due to nerve damage, there are symptoms of pins pte pte and needle ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Veeraish Chauhan
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Symptoms: You may or may not have pain. Imaging (xray or ct scan) is the only sure shot way to answer that question. Here is a comprehensive discussion: http ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
It's possible: However, before making a diagnosis your doc will need you to relate your symptoms, (upper abdominal pain after eating, bloating, nausea, vomiting) the ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
8 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
More symptoms: Usually back pain related to kidneys happen at rest and is continuous and is associated with other symptoms ( blood in urine, fever...) if you have an ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Physical exam: Perhaps the best place to start with determining if your liver or spleen is enlarged or abnormal is with a physical examination from a skilled provide ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Testing: Ekg troponin, echo cath some times the history and one's diaphoresis, cold clammy appearance and the severe crushing sternal pain are obvious ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Need to assess risk: Assessing your cardiovascular risk is a complex process based on integrating several pieces of information. Age, sex, family history, smoking history, ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Snunit BEN - OZER
30 years experience Fertility Medicine
Seek medical advice: To differetiate the potential causes of your pain.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Growing pain mainly affects children between 4 and 14 years of age. It is relieved by massaging and does not cause joint swelling, limping or limit ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience General Surgery
Anything: could be a renal problem or an ovary problem or a digestive problem like diverticulosis unless we know what it is how we can tell you how to treated o ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Appendicitis: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Exam, testing: Differentiating the two requires a thorough history and physical exam, lab work, and diagnostic studies such as ultrasound and/or ct scan. See your gy ... Read More
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Possible adhesion: most abdominal pain is visceral in origin, where swelling or twisting of intestine causes this symptom. Post GB, a surgical bed may not have healed b ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Fatty liver: Fatty liver does not cause abdominal pain.Please see your doctor if your abdominal pain persists.

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