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If your appendix's is going out is it possible for the pain come from the left side and not the right side? Background info she had gastric bypass a year ago this past may, and a hystricrickme in december

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In brief: Maybe

Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on he location intra abdominal , or retroperitoneal.
With history of two other major abdominal operations, i would be concerned about adhesions or obstruction depending on the exact symptoms and exam.

In brief: Maybe

Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on he location intra abdominal , or retroperitoneal.
With history of two other major abdominal operations, i would be concerned about adhesions or obstruction depending on the exact symptoms and exam.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Joy Jackson
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In brief: Appendicitis

Appendicitis usually causes right lower quadrant tenderness.
However in some cases the patient may experience left lower quadrant pain as a referred type of pain. Regardless abdominal pain needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are simple tests in order to determine the cause of the abdominal pain, a doctor will determine what specific tests are needed. The most common conditions/problems involving left side of the abdomen are: divertivulitits irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) kidney infections/stones bowel adhesions/blockages all of these can be treated, so prompt evaluation is necessary.

In brief: Appendicitis

Appendicitis usually causes right lower quadrant tenderness.
However in some cases the patient may experience left lower quadrant pain as a referred type of pain. Regardless abdominal pain needs to be evaluated by a physician. There are simple tests in order to determine the cause of the abdominal pain, a doctor will determine what specific tests are needed. The most common conditions/problems involving left side of the abdomen are: divertivulitits irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) kidney infections/stones bowel adhesions/blockages all of these can be treated, so prompt evaluation is necessary.
Dr. Joy Jackson
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