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Fear of appendicitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Can anxiety cause physical symptoms??
User :   Like lets say i am obsessed about the fear of getting appendicitis . Could my anxiety trigger pain where the appendix is?
Doctor :   hii
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we have chatted yesterday also
Doctor :  
dont worry u are not having any appendicitis
Doctor :  
if still any doubt u get one ultrasound scanning of abdomen and get back to me
User :   well i have no health i'd have to take a trip to the ER...and they would probably do a CT...and I've had to many.
User :   I just can't get it out of my head.
Doctor :  
when did u have ct scan last time?
User :   my pain hasn't gotten any worse. but i just can't seem to shake the thought .
User :   last 3 CT scans were 4-5 months ago
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and pain abdomen from how many days?
User :   almost 24 hours. although i'm not sure if it's even there anymore. I can't tell...i don't know if it's my anxiety telling me it hurts or if it really does. there is no pain when i press or release or upon coughing laughing walking jumping, etc
Doctor :  
are u taking any medications for anxiety?
User :   no. only ativan when needed, but i dislike taking it unless i have to
Doctor :   i feel its better u see a psychiatrist for counseling,as ur last 3 scans in the span of 4 months are normal ,its very unlikely u having appendicitis.
User :   ive also had 2 normal bowel movements today
User :   im nauseated. but i havent eaten all day because ive been scared to.
User :   ?
Doctor :   sorry

Doctor :  
u there?
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nothing to worry XXXXXXXX
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dont make things complkicated
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are u there?
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are u there?
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