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Is it appendicitis or just a pulled muscle?

My seven year old son has pain around his belly button and right side of abdomen . He has no fever , not throwing up, and no loss of appetite . But his pain number is a 5-6, on a scale of 1-10. It hurts when I press on it, when he moves, or coughs, and he says it hurts a little when he urinates.
Asked On : Thu, 17 Feb 2011
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to healthcare magic,
Your son symptoms are suggestive of appendicitis but lack of fever/vomiting can create confusion but appendicitis can present sometimes without fever,so it is better to get it ruled out by an USG and a urine test which will rule out a ureteric colic and thus can give a more precise diagnosis.Anyways the best way is to get him seen by a surgeon as early as possible.
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Have a healthy life..
Answered: Fri, 12 Aug 2011
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Nephrologist Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha's  Response
Thanks for the query
Pain around the umbilicus and tenderness is highly suggestive of appendicitis, since it's a surgical emergencies just get a ultrasound to rule it out
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Answered: Thu, 11 Aug 2011
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