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Having pain on the lower right handside abdomen having pain on the lower right handside abdomen, what to do, i consulted an doctor and she told it could be symptoms of appendix and i need to take a scan to confirm, and if its confirmed and emergency ope

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Any : Any abdominal pain is always concerning for patients, and rightfully so. If a patient has new or persistent pain that lasts over several hours, they need to have medical evaluation. If a patient has vomiting or fever they need immediate medical evaluation. Typically, appendicitis starts in the upper abdomen, then the pain moves down to the right lower abdomen. It is usually accompanied by nausea and vomiting, and sometimes by fever. The patient often does not want to eat and has no appetite. Pain in the right lower abdomen should always raise suspicion for appendicitis. To evaluate for appendicitis, often a ct scan is performed. Ct scans usually, though not always, show the appendix to show if it is enlarged or appears infected.
Dr. Neil Halin
Interventional Radiology 40 years experience
You should have scan: If you doctor thinks you have an emergency situation then you should really listen to them. You went to your doctor for their advice and if they think you need something urgent then you should listen.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

Pain on the lower right handside abdomen i having pain on the lower right handside abdomen, what to do, i consulted an doctor and she told it could be symptoms of appendix and i need to take a scan to confirm, and if its confirmed and emergency operation

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Enoch Huang
Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine 26 years experience
Pain : Pain in the right lower hand side of the abdomen could be appendicitis, but it could also be a kidney stone, kidney infection, bladder infection, or complications of pregnancy. You should definitely see a doctor to get urine tests to check for infection and/or pregnancy, as well get examined to determine whether you need the scan you mention in your question.
Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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