A 28-year-old male asked:
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
2 doctor answers
Dr. Mary Engrav answered
30 years experience Emergency Medicine
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.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Neil Halin answered
38 years experience Radiology
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.
Answered on Sep 3, 2013
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