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Knoxville, IA
A 33-year-old female asked:

Sharp intermittent pain on right side..how do you know if appendix or b.m? i have had a b.m. today as well as yesterday but have this pain.

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Dr. William Byars
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Nature of pain: With acute appendicitis, the pain would normally be steady rather than intermittent. It would be aggravated by walking, with significant tenderness to touch in the right (usually lower) abdomen.
Last updated Apr 24, 2015

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