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Feeling heaviness in right side of stomach. Medication? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 26-Sep-2013
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User:hi doc
Doctor:How can I help you today?
User:past few days i have heavyness on the right side of stomach
User:sometimes pain also there
Doctor:How bad is the pain?
User:i fear if it is Appendicitis ?
User:pain is bearable
Doctor:Where exact is the location of the pain?
User:i mean its not paining that much but yes there is pain
Doctor:A simple test-USG abdomen can find usual causes like appendicitis
User:so where the tummy touches the right side of the thigh
User:that area its paining
User:but it comes and goes
Doctor:I guess it should be evaluated before it gets worse
Doctor:It may be appendicitis, though the location is a little bit lower
User:sometimes it is on the right side sometimes below
User:it can be cured right without surgery or operation?
Doctor:If appendicitis, then it can be cured with surgery
Doctor:It may also be just a muscular pain
Doctor:from exercise etc
User:i see
User:ok i will go to doctor then
User:do i need to go for Utlra sound?
Doctor:That will be the first step to find the cause
Doctor:The treatment is usually aimed at treating the cause
User:what should be the cause of appendicitis?
Doctor:appeniditis means inflammation
Doctor:It may result from infection
Doctor:impaction of feces,
Doctor:Many reasons
Doctor:There may be no specific cause sometimes
User:ok doctor
Doctor:Do you have any question here?
User:my tummy is growing big , that should not be the cause right?
Doctor:Actually the tummy getting big may be causing the muscular pain
User:ok got it
User:thank you doc
Doctor:So usg should be done
User:no more questions
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me
Doctor:Take care
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