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A 30-year-old male asked:

i am experiencing abdominal pain (side: right lower) (quality: sensation of tearing pain) (severity: moderate) and knee pain.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Need doctor to check: Lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain can worsens over time, with fever coming on). If one had been constipated prior to the diarrhea, stool could have backed up the right side, and caused pain. Having gas may or may not be related to the discomfort (lactose intolerance will cause gas). A hernia problem can also cause pain.
Dr. Keith Thomae
Specializes in General Surgery
Easy One: Moderate RLQ abdominal pain should prompt you to see a surgeon asap: either by clinic appointment within 12 hours, or by going to the ER. Will need an US or CT scan (physician should be able to determine what is best for you). Good luck!

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