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Abdominal pain due to appendicitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   hello
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Yesterday I was running and I had to immediately stop as I had this unusual pain in the middle of my stomach. It went from the belly button to the lower right. The pain was intense enough to make me unable to run. It was like a squeezing aching feeling. I went home and it eased off after half an hour. Later on in the evening I felt sick after having something to eat, I only had some soup as I wasnâ??t feeling hungry. I still kept having moments where I felt a milder dull aching pain in the same place as before. When I press on the area it isnâ??t painful. Iâ??ve been relieving my bowels slightly less than usual. This morning I still can feel a dull aching pain but it comes and goes. It now feels a bit saw. Iâ??ve had something to eat this morning and I donâ??t feel sick. I do not feel hot and my temperature is 36.2
Doctor :   Let me read it
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
May I know your age and gender?
User :   I am 22 and male
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :  
Is this the first time you had such a complaint?
User :   yes.
Doctor :  
Doctor :   did you have fever and/or vomiting complaints?

User :   I had no fever and I only felt sick, I felt like I needed to vomit but I ddint
Doctor :   Ok

Doctor :  
Since it is right there is a possiblity of it to be Appendicitis
User :   ok...
Doctor :   So that has to be ruled out first along with Diverticulitis

Doctor :  
for that a physical examination by a surgeon and also an Ultrasound would be required
User :   ok, would the pain get worse or should I have an examination straight asap?
Doctor :   You should get an exmination done
Doctor :  
to rule the above 2 conditions
Doctor :  
otherwise the next possiblity is a muscular pain
Doctor :  
as it was while you were running and also pains on pressing
User :   ok
Doctor :   Am I clear in that?

User :   yes, I will try and get examined as soon as possible
Doctor :   That is fine

Doctor :   Is there any thing else I can help you with?

User :   no thanks, thanks for your help
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