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A 30-year-old female asked:

How to tell if i have appendicitis or ovulating? i have a sharp pain in my right side, feels like it's behind my hip bone.

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Appendicitis ?: Pain from appendicitis begins slowly in general, with mild upper abdominal discomfort and concentration of pain in the right lower quadrant over a period of 12-30 hours. Ovulation pain is usually about mid-cycle, and is not preceded by discomfort around the umbilicus ("bellybutton") . If the pain is persistent over time, go to an ED where an MRI or CT can diagnose appendicitis.
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Last updated Jan 18, 2019


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