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Pain in the side of appendix. Worried

Hi for the past 3 days I've experienced dull pain around my right side and appendix but the pain has moved around. It was around my back for a while now it's down near my ovaries so I assume it's just something to do with them but it's also moved from my right to my left. But I'm still confused as to why I had that dull pain on my right for the last 3 days. Also I have a friend who is a nurse and did a check for rebound tenderness which is apparently a tell tale sign of appendicitis but I felt nothing out of the ordinary. The pain hasnt gotten worse, it just hangs around really. I also asked a friend of my dads friends who works in ICU and he asked if it got worse when I walk or cough or move in certain ways and I said no so he also thought it couldn't be my appendix. Anyone know what it could be?
Asked On : Wed, 1 May 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
welcome to health care magic
regarding your query,,the pain may or may not be appendicitis..
in your query you didn't mention about your age and your periods..what about the monthly periods..are they regular and flow...
if they are regular consult physician and do an ultrasound and it will tell you the correct diagnosis for your pain..and also do a blood test..
Appendicitis also some times is difficult to diagnose by clinical methods including rebound tenderness etc.,

if your periods are not regular and irregular flow consult gynecologist and she/he will guide you..
hope you will understand my suggestion..
have a speed recovery
thank you
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. S. Jegadeesan's  Response
As your pain is vague in presentation, your explanation is also vague. After going thro' the history of your pain it is very difficult to arrive a positive conclusion. The + points are - you don't have temp, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. bleeding per vagina. you are non toxic and moving around with pain.
So it is better to do the investigations, instead of wondering what may be the cause (asking here and there) along with clinical examination the following are needed
1) Ultra sonogram of abdomen (USG)
2) Basic blood tests like TC, DC (WBC), ESR, HB, urine and motion analysis
3) If indicated a plain X-Ray abdomen in erect posture
With the above investigations diagnosis and treatment will be very easy.
The way you have expressed your pain, some times no specific illness may be there.
Best wishes
Answered: Wed, 1 May 2013
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