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Severe abdominal pain. Appendicitis? Why fever and chills?

Hi, I m a 15 year old girl and about a month ago i woke up in the middle of the night with severe lower abdominal pain to the point where i couldn t move without being in serious pain. As well i had a fever and chills and had vomited about three times. I went to the hospital and they did an ultrasound but said they couldn t get a clear enough look at my appendix to see if it was a appendicitis , and the pain had lessened a bit so they said to go home and monitor it. After a week the pain had almost completely gone away with just a hint of dull pain in that area, and that still hasn t gone away as well every once in awhile i will get throbbing pain in that area where it is felt when breathing , but it will go away in usually ten minutes, just wondering if you had any ideas of what it could be or if it is anything to worry about? Thanks.
Asked On : Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for writing in.

The possibilities I can think of are appendicitis, urinary tract infection, gastroenteritis.

Are you on any pain relief medication right now?
Any history of burning urination or increased frequency of urination?
Were investigations like complete blood picture, urine routine examination done. If no, I would advise you to get these tests done as it might help in ruling out an active infection.

I would also advise you to drink plenty of fluids at least 8- 10 glasses of water a day. Ensure periodic empyting of the bladder at regular intervals.

At any time, you develop high fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, please visit your doctor immediately.

Hope this helps.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan

Answered: Mon, 20 Aug 2012
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