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Should the ER be visited for abdominal pain after falling on the back?

Hi there - I m a 67 y/o female that fell recently. Landed on my back while in my yard, approx. 2 wks ago. Since then, I have severe abd. pain to the right of my navel. Worst pain is when going into a sitting position from lying flat, not as severe when twisting getting up from a chair. No pain if not moving. I have no fever. Do have gas, bloating and that churning feeling in my abd. I do eat too much popcorn, stupidly, along with a hx of diverticulitis. Should I see my PCP?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
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Yes, see your primary care physician as soon as possible. If you are not able to get in quickly then it would be a good idea to go to an urgent care or the emergency department. This could be serious.

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