A 23-year-old female asked:
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sharp pain in lower right side but down near hip, close to pubic region. more likely ovarian cyst or appendicitis?

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Dr. George T Tsai
26 years experience General Surgery
Hard to say: Nauseated? Pain duration? Quality of pain?Fever? Time of month? You should see a doctor for an exam and lab work to be safe.
Answered on May 7, 2017
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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Could be one of it: Some of the symptoms are common to both , beside other causes , fortunately ct scan will distinguish one from other, avoids surgery once appendicitis is ruled out, see your doctor or go to er.
Answered on Jun 26, 2020
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