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Suggest treatment for sharp pain in the abdomen

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Posted on Wed, 1 Mar 2017
Question: I have a sharp pain in my right side. Its down low four inches below the belly button on the far right but on front of my body . I got out of a chair yesterday and felt something go. By morning I was in a lot of pain! I can walk but i feel it with all steps. This pain is not coming from my hip as I can sleep on my right side!
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Possible muscular pain but can be appendicitis too.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question.
I read it carefully and I understand your concern.

If you feel the pain only when you move, then you might have pulled a muscle or pinched a nerve in that area. In this case I would recommend to take a painkiller like Ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours. Also apply ice locally and use an analgesic cream to massage gently the muscle.

If the pain is present at rest too, if you start having nausea, low grade fever, constipation or diarrhea, pain is continuous - all these symptoms are indicative of a possible appendicitis and you need to go to the Emergency room. They will evaluate you by doing an ultrasound and some labs.

Hope this is helpful.
Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Otherwise,
Dr.Papaqako
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (1 hour later)
Well then should I go tomorrow to see about this!
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Klarida Papaqako (11 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Happy to have helped.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I hope I have been somehow of help.

As I said, if you are better no need to go to the ER. But if worse then you need to go as soon as possible.

Let me know if you need more clarifications.

Regards,
Dr.Papaqako
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Brief Answer: Possible muscular pain but can be appendicitis too. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thank you for using Healthcaremagic to post your question. I read it carefully and I understand your concern. If you feel the pain only when you move, then you might have pulled a muscle or pinched a nerve in that area. In this case I would recommend to take a painkiller like Ibuprofen 400mg every 6 hours. Also apply ice locally and use an analgesic cream to massage gently the muscle. If the pain is present at rest too, if you start having nausea, low grade fever, constipation or diarrhea, pain is continuous - all these symptoms are indicative of a possible appendicitis and you need to go to the Emergency room. They will evaluate you by doing an ultrasound and some labs. Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need more clarifications. Otherwise, Dr.Papaqako