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I've been having mild lower right abdominal pain for the past week, along with nausea Could it be my appendix?

I've been having mild lower right abdominal pain for the past week, along with nausea Could it be my appendix?

Yes: Appendicitis should always be ruled out with persistent right abdominal pain with nausea. Best test is a CT scan of the abdomen. Please go to the emergency room. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more


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What can cause upper abdominal pain with nausea, trouble sleeping and walking, vomiting, decreased appetite, and lower right abdominal pain?

What can cause upper abdominal pain with nausea, trouble sleeping and walking, vomiting, decreased appetite, and lower right abdominal pain?

Dysautonomia: This is a relatively common condition and by far the commonest cause is poor diet. The lower part of the brain controls the organs of the body in performing their functions. Lousy diet affects these control mechanisms, particularly all the sweet stuff. ...Read more

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I have lower right abdominal pain that radiates to my back and sometimes my hip, it ranges from mild to severe but is always present, it started week or so ago, what are some common causes of this kind of pain?

I have lower right abdominal pain that radiates to my back and sometimes my hip, it ranges from mild to severe but is always present, it started week or so ago, what are some common causes of this kind of pain?

Causes: Possibilities include kidney stone, right sided pelvic pathology, appendicitis and nerve discomfort due to pressure on a nerve root from a disc in the spine. If a rash appears, shingles would be likely. Since the discomfort is severe and persistent, see your Physician for evaluation. Appropriate tests will be ordered to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain, what to do?

Lower right abdominal pain, what to do?

See a doctor: ASAP. RLQ pain, among other things, is associated with appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. Patients with RLQ abdominal pain should not delay seeking medical advice / treatment. ...Read more

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Acute lower right abdominal pain, what to do?

Go to the ER: As if this is appendicitis it is an emergency and must be ruled out before making a diagnosis of kidney stone or other causes. Do not wait! ...Read more

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What could lead to lower right abdominal pain?

What could lead to lower right abdominal pain?

Other symptoms?: Does it feel like a pulled muscle? How long does it last? Have you tried any meds? Nausea? Fevers? Diarrhea? Would you say it is more related to food or activity? Causes include muscle strain, appy, gyne issues for females, herniae, colitises, enteritises, ibs, constipation. You should see your md for a complete history and physical exam. They may want to do studies as well. Fell better ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain hurts more when I exhale?

Lower right abdominal pain hurts more when I exhale?

May be serious: Pain in the right lower abdomen is one of the symptoms of appendicitis, although other things can cause it. If it changes with breathing it can be a sign of an irritated abdominal cavity (peritonitis), although it can also be muscular, hernia, other infection, etc. If it gets worse, and other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever exist, be seen! ...Read more

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What can the cause be for lower right abdominal pain?

Appendicitis: The most common cause is appendicitis. It is not, however, the only possible cause. Get it evaluated. ...Read more

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What causes lower right abdominal pain that comes and goes?

Many reasons: The pain in lower abdomen which comes ang goes need to be evaluated by your doctor. There can be gas, constipation, kidney stones, etc.
You should get evaluated and may need a consult with a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do about acute lower right abdominal pain?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any diagnostic and/or treatment plans. RLQ abdominal pain is concerning for appendicitis in the acute setting and should prompt an immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain with some radiating to the lower right back?

Lower right abdominal pain with some radiating to the lower right back?

More info!: How long has it hurt? Do you have fever, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, trouble urinating? If this lasts more than a couple of hours and is constant, call Doc or go to the ER. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain hurts more when I exhale, what could be wrong?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain can be caused by way too many things to advise you on what to do for your present condition. You need to see your doctor who will take a complete history and perform a physical exam before recommending any diagnostic and/or treatment plans. Right lower abdominal pain is always concerning for appendicitis which is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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What may cause lower right abdominal pain with no other symptoms? Thank you

Many things: Many things can cause right abdominal pain - from serious problem such as appendicitis to benign process such as gas. Best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having lower right abdominal pain, how long can I wait before getting it checked?

I'm having lower right abdominal pain, how long can I wait before getting it checked?

See a G.I. doc: If you are having persistent right-sided lower abdominal pain, you should make an appointment to see a G.I. doctor ASAP. Why wait? If it is obvious that it is not going away, you should have it evaluated sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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I've been having slight lower right abdominal pain that comes and goes. Possibilities?

Many many: Possibilities. Appendicitis, crohn's ileitis, diverticulitis, kidney stones, urinary tract infections, colon obstruction, gastroenteritis, mesenteric adenitis, meckel's diverticulitis duodenal ulcer, or even cancer to name most common causes. In women, ovarian cyst, pelvic infection, ectopic pregnancy, uterine fibroids, ovarian cancer. So you need to see a doctor who can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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I have lower right abdominal pain. Could it be from my appendix?

Other possibilities: Certainly, appendicitis can cause rlq pain, but so can other sources, including ovarian issues, swollen lymph nodes (adenitis,) meckel's diverticulitis, colon diverticulitis, kidney disorders, and even pneumonia. Your history and other associated symptoms can better guide your diagnosis. If you have associated low grade fever, loss of appetite, and nausea you may have appendicitis. Good luck. ...Read more

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What could be lower right abdominal pain in a 12 year old?

Fever?: At mcbirney's point it could be appendicitis or just gas. Have it checked as soon as possible to prevent complications. ...Read more

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27/M lower right abdominal pain. Pain scale of 6/10. Worse when pressed and released. More pain when bending over or taking deep breaths. Past 4 days.

Sounds a lot: Like a "smouldering" appendicitis!

See a Medical Professional as soon as possible.

A walk in Unit is preferable but consider a ER visit since it is the weekend!

Good Luck and I hope this helps!

Dr z ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain, discharge, heartburn?

Lower right abdominal pain, discharge, heartburn?

Leukorrhea, color?: The answers are myriad: infection, the onset of menses, inflammatory disorders. Std is high on the list associated with pid (pelvic inflammatory disease). Recommend seeking ob/gyn for a pap smear. The "heartburn, " unrelated, may be due to gerd (reflux) or gallbladder disease. Ultrasound and/or hida scan and labs for h. Pylori, liver function tests, and of course beta-hcg to rule out pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have lower right abdominal pain and only burns when I'm done lifting weights?

I have lower right abdominal pain and only burns when I'm done lifting weights?

Hernia?: Do you have a bulge on that side near your groin? You may also have a pulled muscle. ...Read more

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I've have lower right abdominal pain for about 5 days and now I'm a bit nauseous but not sick. Appendix?

Could be!: With pain for 5 days it is time to go to an ER and find out what is wrong. ...Read more

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Lower right abdominal pain started as swelling in my lower right pelvis?

Need info/eval: Really too limited information to render much advice. Rlq/right pelvic pain in a woman your age has a wide differential of possibilities that include but not limited to acute appendicitis, acute mesenteric adenopathy, crohn's disease, ruptured ovarian cyst, torsion of ovary, pelvic inflammatory disease, hernia, ovulation, inguinal ligament strain. See a physician for history and physical exam. ...Read more

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What causes lower right abdominal pain and blood shot red eyes?

What causes lower right abdominal pain and blood shot red eyes?

Probably a virus: These two things may be related. .. In which case, it's probably a virus; rarely it could be an infection with a parasite. Viruses will pass and be killed by your immune system in 7-14 days, in general. If this persists either: the symptoms are not related, or there is another cause. Intestinal parasites/worms can cause allergic reactions, right lower pain, and bloodshot eyes. See your dr.! ...Read more

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I have severe lower right abdominal pain which radiates down front right leg?

See you doctor: Pain in the right lower quadrant needs to be evaluated by a physician to exclude appendicitis if this is new for you. It could also be things like a hernia or kidney stone but would be impossible to know without a thorough evaluation. Please get medical attention asap. ...Read more

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I'm having lower right abdominal pain that keeps reappearing and clear discharge lots of it what's going on? I'm in so much pain im tired of it

PID: You might have pid, ovarian cyst, appendicitis, etc. You need to get checked. If it is a recurrent pain it might be an ovarian cyst and if you tend to grow those you might want to try to get on birth control pills, they can help to suppress ovarian cysts, but in any case you need to talk to you dr. And probably get physical exam and some tests. ...Read more

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I have been having lower right abdominal pain. It started near my belly button and moved to the bottom right. What could it be? What do I do?

I have been having lower right abdominal pain. It started near my belly button and moved to the bottom right. What could it be? What do I do?

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 or ovarian problem can cause pain. ...Read more

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Should I go to the doctor if I have been having lower right abdominal pain for 3 days? The pain is dull and only hurt when I move it or touch it.

Should I go to the doctor if I have been having lower right abdominal pain for 3 days? The pain is dull and only hurt when I move it or touch it.

Yes, please: The pain you are describing may be due to many different problems, of which appendicitis is the most concerning. While most people would be quite ill 3 days into an episode of appendicitis, some cases can smolder & lead to worse problems left untreated. This is best sorted out by a face-to-face evaluation--please don't delay. ...Read more

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Need to know if chronic appendicitis exists and if so what do I do? Wouldn't it be better to have my appendix taken out? I have been having lower right abdominal pain. When it started over 30 days ago the classic symptoms matched up with the signs of ap

Need to know if chronic appendicitis exists and if so what do I do? Wouldn't it be better to have my appendix taken out? I have been having lower right abdominal pain. When it started over 30 days ago the classic symptoms matched up with the signs of ap

Appendicitis: Chronic appendicitis exists. Occasionally a patient will present after the acute episode with abscess. The abscess is treated first, (drainage and antibiotics) and the appendix is removed at a staged procedure about 6 weeks later. Okay to ask your doc for referral to general surgeon. Take a friend with you to hear the risk/benefit analysis of elective appendectomy. You have a choice. ...Read more

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Severe lower right abdominal pain accompanied by diahrea and nausea. Should I go to ER?

Severe lower right abdominal pain accompanied by diahrea and nausea. Should I go to ER?

Maybe?: If you have an acute appendicitis when you jump up and down it makes the pain much worse 90% of the time. Also have low grade fever, decreased appetite. An inflamed appendix almost never bursts in the first 24 hrs but that is no reason to tarry now. Go and get thee to a good hospital pronto!! ...Read more

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Could there be an association between the blood in my stool and lower right abdominal pain?

Could there be an association between the blood in my stool and lower right abdominal pain?

Hematochezia: Nobody can state no without a thorough work up. If you have a bleeding mass that is actively bleeding a lot it will come out as fresh blood. ...Read more

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I have abdominal distention, nausea, lower right back pain, and lower right abdominal pain. What could this be?

Many possibilities: But appendicitis and kidney stones should be considered.

Please see your doctor for a complete history and physical of this problem. Additional lab tests will also be helpful.

This workup will allow your doctor to narrow the possible diagnoses to the most likely and make a treatment plan with you. ...Read more

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I'm always dizzy and feels something blocks my throat. And lower right abdominal pain and back pains. What could be causing this.

I'm always dizzy and feels something blocks my throat. And lower right abdominal pain and back pains. What could be causing this.

Anxiety, Stress: I understand your discomfort.
It is likely that you have anxiety due to stresses in your life.
Please see a psychiatrist for evaluation of your psychiatric and medical condition.
Various treatment of anxiety can help your symptoms. ...Read more

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