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Abdominal pain, moved to lower right side, nausea and diarrhea with the pain. Why ?

hello, i am a 27 yr old female and have had abdominal pain for 2 weeks now. It started suddenly around my belly button and is a very sharp pain. the pain comes and goes lasting anywhere from 1/2 he- 3hrs. the pain has now moved to the lower right side and i have nausea and diarrhea with the pain. when the pain subsides i have no other symptoms. I had an episode like this about 9 mo ago and after a normal CT scan , untrasound and blood work i was diagnosed with constipation . I dont want to go to emerg if its just that again, but the pain is really bad and i have alot of diarrea so i dont think i could be constipated. should i go to my family dr? the ER? or just wait another week or so and see what happens??? please help!
Asked On : Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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hi.the pain what you have described is very typical of appendicitis which starts at umbilicus (belly button) and goes to right iliac fossa ( right lower abdomen).this type of pain may be very sharp and may be associated with nausea, vomiting, fever and sometimes diarrhoea.

since the pain is now 2 week old it might have gone to subacute appendicitis.

other possibilities are colitis, Meckel's diverticulitis.

your previous episode seems to be a different one.

so my advice is get yourself examined and investigated by a surgeon as early as possible to come to a diagnosis and treatment accordingly.

hoped i have helped you.
Answered: Tue, 31 Jul 2012
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