A 19-year-old female asked:
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i have minor pain near my appendix but no other symptoms of appendicitis. what could i have? besides appendicitis?

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Dr. Benjamin Kim
42 years experience General Surgery
Stones, ovary, ..: Pain" near the appendix"may arise from the ovary, abdominal muscles, terminal ileum, colon. Ureters etc. You can have stool or stones in the appendix that can irritate but not cause "appendicitis" yet, kidney stones may cause pain, ovarian cysts. Your physician can help sort this out with careful history and tests. A general surgeon can directly address appendicitis.
Answered on Mar 6, 2017
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Dr. Robin Rosenberg
43 years experience General Surgery
A host of things: Crohns disease, yersinea infection of the stool or adnexal problems( tude and ovary-thewe are some who believe in chronic appendicitis, a laparoscopy is indicated.
Answered on Mar 6, 2017

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