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A 19-year-old male asked:

Am i having appendicitis? i have a tender pain that comes and goes on my right abdomen. does not hurt when i press down. i have gerd and anxiety. gas?

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Dr. David Krulak
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Likely not appy: Your description is far from typical of appendicitis. An inflamed appendix is usually quite tender when you push down on it. It also tends to me a more constant pain than you describe. However, if you start feeling feverish, nauseated, and like you are no longer hungry, then it would be wise to be evaluated for appendicitis by a physician.

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Last updated Jul 7, 2014

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