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Tenderness in the lower abdomen

I have a very tender abdomen with the most tenderness in the lower right quadrant, just inside my hip bone . I am 64 years old. Of course, I have no insurance and am not yet ready for Medicare . At first I thought my appendix might be causing the problem, but I have no rebound pain and can lift my right leg up without pain (clues from the internet). A friend thought it might be diverticulitis . I did have a fever of about 101 for around 18 hours, but it s gone. I just feel like someone beat me up.
Asked On : Sun, 15 Apr 2012
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Thanks for posting your query

The signs you have mentioned as clues from internet are true for a retrocecal appendix, there are other positions of appendix where it can lie in abdomen and can have different symptoms

For me diverticullitis is more concerning than appendicitis

From your information I feel it is more related to appendix

Under all circumstances do go for a complete blood count and an ultrasound before you stamp anything

Hope this helps
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Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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