A 39-year-old female asked:
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son has had epigastric pain for a week and a half with no relief also rlq pain went to hospital found it is retrocecal appendix but nothing done ?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Appendix: They are describing the location of the appendix. If it was enlarged or inflamed the hospital should have recommended removal. If it appeared healthy and was not the cause of his pain the doctor would just make a note of its position. All the best.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
36 years experience Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology
I would add screening labs such as a CBC, differential and urinalysis, ESR can be helpful. If the pain continues, then appendicitis remains a possible cause.
Mar 19, 2015

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