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What is the cause of a sharp pain in the lower right abdomen?

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Posted on Thu, 2 Aug 2018
Question: My 8 year old daughter woke up with sharp pain in her lower right side of her abdomen, she does not have a fever and hasn't complained of anything else. She said it doesn't hurt as much when she sits up.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (26 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
can be appendicitis,ureter stone,intestine colic or others .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different reasons for such pain as
- appendicitis - ureter stone - intestine colic - others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - radiation if any where .
2. Urination and bowel movements are okay or not .
3. Any previous history of similar type pain in this region .

Till you give details , primary relief with acetaminophen ( 325 mg ) dispersible
tablet can be obtained .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (2 hours later)
Pain - radiation if any where. - To mid and left abdom. area. Pain reduced significantly after about 30 min. I have given her Tylenol

2. Urination and bowel movements are okay or not . - seems to be normal

3. Any previous history of similar type pain in this region . yes but not recent (3 to 4 months ago and a couple of times during the past 18 months). she has complained about pain in that area before but it always seems to go away after an hour or so but it appeared more severe this time
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
possible recurrent appendicitis.ultrasound examination recommended.

Detailed Answer:
Welcome

Thanks for the details .

* It is good that her pain is better after tylenol .

* Recommendations at present

- Can give tylenol every 8 hourly .
- Allow her more liquids .
- Prefer soft , light diet .
- Avoid junk foods , dairy fat .

* She definitely requires ultrasound prescription with her doctor for the final
diagnosis to get it cured for always ( a strong possibility of recurrent
appendicitis has to be evaluated ) .

Wishing her fine health ahead .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards take care .

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What is the cause of a sharp pain in the lower right abdomen?

Brief Answer: can be appendicitis,ureter stone,intestine colic or others . Detailed Answer: Hello dear Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com I have evaluated your query thoroughly . * There are different reasons for such pain as - appendicitis - ureter stone - intestine colic - others . Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely . 1. Pain - radiation if any where . 2. Urination and bowel movements are okay or not . 3. Any previous history of similar type pain in this region . Till you give details , primary relief with acetaminophen ( 325 mg ) dispersible tablet can be obtained . Awaiting for your response . Regards .