A 38-year-old member asked:
Terrible stomach pain - could it be my appendix?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Perhaps: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to go to er.
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How do you know the difference between stomach pain vs. Appendix issues?
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Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 11 years experience
Location and timing: Kinda like real estate, the issue with abdominal pain is location and timing. Stomach pain will tend to stay over your stomach while appendix pain can start almost anywhere in your abdomen but will eventually start to move down to the lower-right. If you have fever, nausea, don't want to eat and it hurts to jump up and down, you should be out the door to the er.
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Last updated Jun 4, 2013
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