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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

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...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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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