A 47-year-old male asked:
should i have my appendix removed i have pain in the lower right side radiating down my right leg and right testicle and the right lower back. i can push on the appendix area some times painful but most times not when pushing on the area. have seen doctor
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hello. : Hello. You indicated that you have seen doctor many times. However, had you had a consultation with a general surgeon? I would not recommend an appendectomy unless it is deemed medically indicated. If your appendix is not the source of your pain, you could have undergone an unnecessary surgery. Have you had a mri? Is your white blood count elevated? Sometimes there can be subacute appendicitis that walls off and then becomes intermittently symptomatic. I do recommend a consultation with a general surgeon if it hasn't already been done. If you are medically cleared, consider medical acupuncture.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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