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Pain in the lower abdomen on sneezing or coughing. Appendicitis?

I have been having pain in my lower right abdomen (slightly under where my belly button is and to the right) it is VERY painful ( stabbing pain) when I sneeze or cough or laugh too hard-- or try to sit up. I still have my appendix, but am not exhibiting any other symptoms of appendicitis . Could it be something serious? It s been two days now.
Asked On : Thu, 9 Aug 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Yes this can be an appendicitis. When you caught or sneeze your peritoneum is moving and it hurts when it is irritated by some inflammatory process in abdominal cavity. If you do not have any others symptoms like nausea, mild temperature rise, and higher heart rate it does not rule out appendicitis, and even observation in hospital may be required.
You need to have a least abdomen ultrasound and blood tests performed. If it might be a chance that you are pregnant, a pregnancy test should be done.
Pain in this location is characteristic also for an ovaries inflammation and right kidney infection.
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General & Family Physician Dr. Harish Naik's  Response
Welcome to HCM.

Pain in the right lower abdomen could be due to many reasons like urinary tract infection, appendicitis, ovarian torsion etc...

If its appendicitis you get other symptoms like fever, anorexia etc..

I advise you to take painkillers which are available over the counter. and consult doctor for further evaluation.
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