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I have had dull stomach discomfort that has lasted about 24hrs. The pain seems to shift around my abdomen. No fever, would this be gas or appendicitis?
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Feel sick?
Appendicitis can start with dull achy discomfort in mid abdomen, often nausea, loss appetite, diarrhea, urge to move bowels (but can't); pain can move down to right lower quadrant (but doesn't have to), with fever, maybe frequent urination, worsening of above symptoms.
Might hurt pulling right knee up to chest, extending right leg, or bouncing on heels from standing on tiptoes. Got any?C md or er.

In brief: Feel sick?
Appendicitis can start with dull achy discomfort in mid abdomen, often nausea, loss appetite, diarrhea, urge to move bowels (but can't); pain can move down to right lower quadrant (but doesn't have to), with fever, maybe frequent urination, worsening of above symptoms.
Might hurt pulling right knee up to chest, extending right leg, or bouncing on heels from standing on tiptoes. Got any?C md or er.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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In brief: Either
It could be either at this point.
If the pain localizes to one specific location, it is probably not gas. If it persists, you may need to be evaluated by a physician.

In brief: Either
It could be either at this point.
If the pain localizes to one specific location, it is probably not gas. If it persists, you may need to be evaluated by a physician.
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