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Severe stomach pain, appendix suspect - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Abdominal Pain
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User :   how do i know if my stomach pain is from the appendix?
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am
Doctor :   THe pain is usually in the right lower part of the abdomen
Doctor :   If you press over the part, the pain increases
Doctor :   You have fever / vomiting sensation
User :   I have pain in both the left and right abdomen
Doctor :   Is it lower abdomen?
User :   Yes
Doctor :   Do you have fever?
User :   No
Doctor :   Do you have nausea / vomiting?
User :   No but its also hurts when i stretch out and exhale
Doctor :   Did you try to press over the painful part and do you elicit tenderness?
Doctor :   Since when is the pain?
User :   I started to feel it about a week ago as a small pain, and since 3 days ago it has gotten worse
Doctor :   Ok, you need a physical evaluation by a doctor
Doctor :   and if needed an ultrasound of the abdomen
User :   Ok. When i push on the left side it hurts in the right and when i push the right it hurts in the left
Doctor :   Ok what is the score on a scale of 1 to 10?
User :   7 or 8
Doctor :   Ok, I suggest you to see a doctor if it is that severe
Doctor :   and your own self elicitation is also pointing it could be something urgent
Doctor :   What is your age/

User :   17
Doctor :   I suggest you to see a doctor soon
Doctor :   It is the best thing that you can do right now
Doctor :   instead of wasting more time
User :   Well 2 days ago I seen a doctor that said it might be appendicitis and suggested I go see a doctor at a local hospital and he said it most likely isn't but to keep an eye on it to see if it gets worse
User :   so im just trying to get another doctors input
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   I feel it is an urgency
Doctor :   and needs a better evaluation with Ultrasound
User :   would it be Ok if i went in the morning. It is 1am here
Doctor :   If possible go now otherwise first thing in the mornig
Doctor :   I do not think you can sleep with this pain
User :   Ok thank you I will go as soon as possible
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