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Intermittent Right Lower Quadrant Pain
8yrchild, intermittent lower right quadrant pain, sluggish, off food, slight temp 37.2.no vomiting, diarrhoea, slight constipation, pain started 12 hrs ago?
Physician assess: Because of the position of the pain and the presence of slight fever he/she should be examined for the possibility of appendicitis. Twisting of an ovary would be another concern if your child is a female. Poor appetite and sluggish behavior also fit with appendicitis. Have your child seen by your MD or in the ER if more quickly available. ...Read more
Depends: Ovulation is often accompanied by a pain that could last several hours called "mittelschmerz". It actually is caused by the leak of fluid when an egg is released, so it is sort of like a cyst. However, pain that lasts is more likely to be something else, possibly a cyst, pregnancy, or even appendicitis. ...Read more
What should I do with right lower quadrant pain that has been diagnosed as constipation with an x-ray. Made changes to diet but symptoms worse?
Just as long as it: Is not appendicitis, then you need to be aggressive with managing your constipation.Changing diet is not going to give you a quick fix for long standing constipation! You need to take dulcolax or the like. See a gastroenterologist for management. You may need bowel cleansing initially for being impacted! ...Read more
RLQ abdominal pain: Pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen can be from many sources, including the gallbladder, liver, kidney, ovaries, colon, small intestine, and pancreas, among others. If the pain is severe, you should go to the emergency room. Otherwise, see your doctor soon. Hope that helps. ...Read more
Needs to be checked:
Sharp pain in right lower quadrant can be due to ovarian pathology line an ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, or infection of the appendix
you need a detaled history and physical exam, and if indicated blood and urine test, and may need ultrasound or cat scal to find the cause. ...Read more
When im lying on my back, having a sort of lump in my right lower quadrant that moves. When I try to press it, it moves away?
Mass: Could be an ovary or cyst. Hard to say for sure without exam. ...Read more
Hi, I'm currently experiencing pain in my right lower quadrant as well as dark red spotting. I'm just wondering what your thoughts are on this?
Get evaluated: Pain that is regionally specific is usually easier to work up by a doctor. If you have your appendix, then this may be a warning sign of inflammation. Other possibilities also include gastrointestinal disorders like irritable bowel, Crohn's or ulcerative colitis (autoimmune), celiac or gluten sensitivity...you get the picture. See your PCP. ...Read more
Yes: It definitely might be related to gas, a common cause, especially if it comes and goes or if you notice it for a few hours after eating and its relieved by passing gas or a bowel movement. The other thing to be concern about in that area is an appendicitis. If you notice a constant pain that doesn't improve accompanied by any systemic issues like a fever, then need to see physician immediately. ...Read more
Is a pain on the right lower quadrant and back that come and go be linked to Helicobacter P or gastritis?
When a permanent irriversible ileostomy surgery is performed, does it matter what side the ostomy site is placed? (Left or Right lower quadrant)
I have pain in my right lower quadrant radiating to lower back with a lot of gas and it smells really bad?
YOU SHOULD SEE DOCTO: You have pain in abdomen and you should check with your doctor to find the cause of the pain. We can not advice you without examination. ...Read more
Stabbing pain in right lower quadrant, dizziness. History of endometriosis with pain in same area but not usually this bad. Should I go to ER or offic?
Few prominent mesenteric nodes are seen in RLQ (right lower quadrant) -Tiny cyst in Rt lobe of the liver. - Urinary bladder diverticulum?
Nodes liver cyst: These findings described suggest a diagnostic study was performed and probably a abdominal pelvic CT. They cysts and nodes are relatively common incidental findings which may or may not relate to the purpose for which the study was ordered. That it was ordered suggests a venue for you to discuss the results with the provider who ordered it. The Urinary bladder diverticulum may need further eval. ...Read more
I keep getting intermittent sharp pain lower right quadrant of stomach. For the past 4 months roughly. Internal ultrasound clear. What could it be?
Hard to say: Hello, I am sorry you are hurting. Pain in your right lower quadrant could be a number of things including tubal pregnancy, pregnancy, appendicitis, ovarian cyst, colitis or something else. The ultrasound does not always rule out these concerns. Make sure your are not pregnant, and if your pain is persistent get in to be seen by your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
Possible cause of intermittent vomiting (greenish bile) for last 12hrs and lower left quadrant pain in 6yr old boy? Temp 36.7
SEE a doctor: That is a question that needs a lot more information before I can even begin to guess. What makes the pain come on? How severe? What makes it better? Which side? When was your last menstrual period? Have you had any nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or constipation? Any fever? Any burning with urination, frequency or urgency? And I could go on. This is a problem that needs to see a doctor. ...Read more
I have slight pain and firmness in my left lower quadrant. What should I watch for to indicate an abnormality?
Diverticulitis?: Left lower quadrant pain typically indicates inflammation or infection of the descending colon. However, traveling left kidney stones can give you similar symptoms. Please consult with your physician. Fever and chills, painful bowel movement and urination will indicate urgent symptoms. Bloody urine or stools need emergent evaluation. ...Read more
Lower Right Quadrant pain there when I think about it, don't feel it when I don't think about it. It's been going on for 33 days no other symptoms.
Perhaps the appendix: Common causes of right lower quadrant abdominal pain in your age group include: appendicitis (inflammation of your appendix) and possibly an inguinal hernia. While appendicitis is typically associated with more intense pain and fevers, occasionally chronic inflammation can cause low grade discomfort as well. Given that it has been going on for so long, please consider seeing a doctor. ...Read more
Eval: Causes of left lower abdominal pain can include but are not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone or injury. Get chronic pain checked especially if associated with stool changes. ...Read more
I am having left lower quadrant pain. I have constipation frequently and the pain. What could it be?
See a doctor: This may be a minor issue easily resolved, but may also have potential serious consequences. Please see a doctor and have this resolved. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more
Could be many: Things, from gas to constipation to muscular issues to appendicitis. Without more history, it is hard to say what could be causing it. If it is does not improve, or is associated with other symptoms, see a doctor. A physical exam is recommended to help determine what could be causing it. ...Read more
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Pinched Nerve: Sounds like you have a pinched nerve in your back. I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. ...Read more
Very few: Your descending and sigmoid colon. Your left oviduct and ovary, if you were a woman. Depending on whether or not there are large fibroids, or a baby, the uterus may sit in the left lower quadrant. ...Read more
See a doctor: Compression of the nerves in the thigh or lower back and other causes such as appendiciits, hernias, back problems or hip problems can lead to pain. You should rule out hip problems such as a 1) stress fracture, 2) avascular necrosis, 3) transient osteoporosis, 4) arthritis, 5) labral tears 6) infection. Muscle injury/tendinitis around the hip joint may also cause your pain. ...Read more
Upper right quadrant pain that is intermittent. It is severe and feels as if something is stuck. Pain lasts 3-4 minutes. Choly 3 years ago?
Abd pain needs exam: It is impossible to answer this without an exam ...Read more
Many Possibilities: Could be anything from gas, passing a kidney stone, colitis, diverticulitis, fecal impaction or a number of other things. Best get to dr. Right away as some of these conditions can deteriorate into peritonitis. If this has been going on for a number of hours I wouldn't delay. ...Read more
63yr old female. Bike rides once a year. After 26 mile ride, not well hydrated, experiences lower right quadrant pain. Pain remains 9 hours after ride?
Appendix: Make sure it is not your appendix. Please see a doctor to get checked out especially if the pain is still there or worsening. ...Read more
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