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A 18-year-old male asked:

woke up with severe abdominal paib and right flank paib on saturday morning. now i am still in pain. is it likely that this is appendicitis?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
See a doctor: Cannot tell here without a physical exam. Cannot tell what you may have - viral illness, kidney stone, urinary infection, appendicitis, muscle strain, etc. Needs a medical evaluatuon.
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Appendicitis: Possible. Appendicitis can be associated with pain in right lower quadrant. Sometimes fevers nausea. The pain worsens with time. If it started saturday then you would be ready to rupture and in severe pain by now. So you would need to go to er. It could also be constipation, kidney stone, etc... If you are not better seek out a doctor. Appendicitis is treated by general surgeon in hospital.

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Last updated Oct 17, 2013

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