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Low right wide abdominal pain and stomach soreness - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i have been to Dr with low right wide abdominal pain and stomach soreness. he has advised a scan. i have just gone to bed tonight and woken up with a literally screaming sensation of all my bowels and stomach being on fire. what can it be . I am terrified.
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   do u have any fever, nausea vomitting etc ?
User :   feel nauseas
Doctor :   may i know your age ?
User :   68
Doctor :   any diarrhea, ?
User :   no
Doctor :   can u describe the severity of the pain from 1-10?
User :   oonce i got up it has now settled to discomfort and pain i went to see dr with , about 4/5. when i awoke 10.
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   since the pain has subsided , the pain could be due to a no of factors
Doctor :   colitis, a inflammation of colon
Doctor :   renal stones, that present with flank pain , nausea and vomitting
Doctor :   appendicitis
Doctor :   all these conditions can be ruled out by a ultrasound of the abdomen
User :   my dr said he didn't think it was appendicitis, as i thought that that was what it could have been
User :   if they are all ruled out .... what then
Doctor :   in that case, a renal stone or diverticulitis
Doctor :   diverticulitis is common in elderly people
User :   plenty of options there . shoould i go to a and e
Doctor :   the onset of severe abdominal pain that is intolerable, should be checked out at the ER
User :   my scan is not scheduled for 3 weeks
Doctor :   if the pain subsides and you have had recurrent episodes., then you need medications to control the pain
Doctor :   until a definite diagnosis is made and treatment is initiated
User :   ok. could it be cancer. i have recently had a through to post screening come back normal.
Doctor :   YOU can go to the ER and get the pain meds
Doctor :   no , no cancer
Doctor :   cancers do not present in this manner
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   they will have progressive loss of weight, blood in stools, anemia, constipation and other features , which are not with you
User :   what about adhesions or i had a complete hysterectomy 120 years ago but had extensive endometrioses
Doctor :   yes , they could be the cause too
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   endometriosis is a major cause of abdominal pain
Doctor :   You are welcome
User :   thanks for your help
Doctor :   i am happy to help
User :   bye
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   take care and bye for nwo
Doctor :   ** now
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