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Mild swelling and pain near appendix post a fall. Pressure buildup in appendix on coughing, sneezing. Appendicitis?

im 14 and i was running in an airsoft gun war and i tripped and fell on my right side my right leg has some bruses and my left is sore by my lower right side by my appendix has a slight swelling pain its not terrible but it feels like a bruise im terrified its appendicitus im a drummer in a band i BMX and Skateboard is this appendacitus? it feels like pressure builds when i couch or sneeze or laugh please tell me its not appendicites
Asked On : Fri, 1 Feb 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Hi ! Your history suggests that you might have torn some muscle fibres and might have developed a hematoma (collection of blood) in the are which you think is for appendix. This will give rise to the pain while coughing and sneezing. You may take some anti inflammatory tabtets for the pain and swelling which will gradullay subside. See your doctor if the swelling increases. However, one should not be very much confident of this diagnosis and appendicitis should be kept at the back of one's mind as a coincidental pathology. If the pain gets worse, you should see a general surgeron, who may advise you for an ultrasound abdomen apart from some routine blood tests. Wish you an early recovery.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon Dr. Ivan R. Rommstein's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcomet to HCM.
It doesnt sounds to me like appendicits. YOu would have associated nausea,vomiting, fever and constant pain in lower right abdominal area. If this is panful when you press it then it can be appendicitis which is very common in your age. If you want to be sure you should go to hospital.
WIsh you good health.
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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