A 33-year-old female asked:
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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. John Hagler
80 years experience Geriatrics
Go to ER: Must r/o appendicitis. Do not dawdle. Do not eat or drink anything else until seen by dr.
Answered on Feb 25, 2013
Dr. William Byars
43 years experience Family Medicine
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.
Answered on Apr 24, 2015
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