Appendicitis is when your appendix, which is a small vestigial organ present on the right side of your abdomen, gets swollen or inflamed. The common symptoms of appendicitis are sudden and severe pain, the lower right abdomen, nausea and vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, and bloating. Appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) is usually done to treat this condition.

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I have been having lower right abdominal pain for the past year. Can you please help?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male. I do not smoke or drink, and my body mass index is normal. I had dinner at a restaurant with a friend about a year ago. A few days later, both of us developed right low quarter abdominal pain, and he even had his appendix removed. My right side pain was at lea...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, it seems to be post-infectious IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome). The IBS started after a brief episode of acute gastroenteritis, which you and your friend developed one year ago. Chronic appendicitis is actually never been documented. Whenever there is inflammati...  Read Full »

How to confirm right lower abdominal pain as appendix pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My 8 year old daughter has had quite severe stomach pain since three days. It started in her naval and now in her lower abdomen on the right hand side. She has had on and off low grade temperature and nausea. She has pain in her legs and some pain in her back. Also she has lost her appeti...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. The pain that you have described appears to be pain due to appendicitis. In appendicitis also the pain starts at umbilicus region and spread to right side of umbilicus. I suggest you to do an ultrasound abdomen immediately to rule out appe...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing right-sided abdominal cramps?

Query: Hi doctor, The following symptoms started about four hours ago. I am experiencing cramps on my right side, near my hip bone. I feel them more in the front but at times, can feel it in my back. At first, the cramps were minutes apart, but now they are roughly 30 seconds apart. I am a 43 year old fema...  Read Full »

Dr. Uppal Veerpal Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Right side lower abdomen cramps could probably be caused by gynecological disorders such as right-sided salpingitis (fallopian tube inflammation) or oophoritis (ovary inflammation). If it is manifested with high temperature and spasmatic pain, then we should th...  Read Full »

Will appendicitis be the reason for varying abdominal pain and missed periods?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 15 years old. I am having abdominal pain for a month now. Sometimes localized on the right side or left side. Mostly, the pain is all over the abdomen and going to the back and pelvis as well slightly. It is recurring, sometimes serious, sometimes dull ache and sometimes mild. Al...  Read Full »

Dr. Nageswara Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The first thing to be ruled out in amenorrhea or not having menstruation is pregnancy, get a urine pregnancy test done. If there is no possibility of such a thing, then start your hormonal pills and get your menstruation. Amenorrhea could also be due to stress, yet t...  Read Full »

I have subacute appendicitis. What is the treatment?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the right lower abdomen for a week. Ultrasound suggests subacute appendicitis. CBC, LFT, and KFT are normal. I do not have a fever. What are the treatment options? Is surgery necessary? Can this be treated with medicine only? Currently taking Oflox 200 twice a day....  Read Full »

Dr. Zubin Dev Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Subacute appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix. The usual treatment is surgery after a course of antibiotics. The best judge of this is a surgeon who has examined you as clinical signs of local guarding and peritonitis are of utmost importance for the timin...  Read Full »

I have pain on palpation in the right side of my stomach despite taking gastric medicine. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from pain on the right side of my abdomen, from the past three days. It pains more when I press my abdomen. The pain is not very severe, and it comes and goes. I thought it is a gastric pain, so I took medicines for it. But, it did not help me get rid of the pain. Wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are a few things we worry about in that particular area: Appendicitis: It does not seem to be an acute inflammation; otherwise, you should be in severe pain and unable to do anything. However, it may be chronic recurring appendicitis. Diverticulitis: It u...  Read Full »

I experienced severe pain on the right side of my stomach two years ago, but my USG and CT are negative, and now I still have pain. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, Two years back, I experienced severe pain on the right side of my stomach. USG and CT scan revealed nothing, so symptoms were treated with painkillers. Two days back, I experienced the same severe pain, and it happened like this. I skipped breakfast and fell asleep after having lunch at 2...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I thoroughly read your query and understand your concern. I suggest you do the following: The first thing in the morning, drinking a glass of lukewarm water is good. Add some baking soda to this if you are feeling bloated. It aids in cleansing the bowels. Ginge...  Read Full »

I have recurring infections in my urinary tract, bladder, and kidney; also, my urine culture shows increased WBCs with no bacteria. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring urinary tract infections, bladder infections, and mild kidney infections. I recently went to the hospital, and my urine culture had 50 to 100 WBC with no bacteria. It got tested for STDS, and pregnancy both came out negative. I have recently heard of honeymoon cystitis. C...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have seen your reports in detail (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). It showed you had mild fever and urine leucocytosis (infectious cells in urine). There are no specific findings in the pelvis, just a small luteal cyst that should be resolved in ...  Read Full »

I woke up in the middle of the night and had a sharp pain in my belly button. Could it be appendicitis?

Query: Hi doctor, Yesterday I woke up in the middle of the night and had a sharp pain in my belly button. It was bearable but severe. Today morning it was still there but not severe. My appetite has been normal all day. It has been about 14 hours since the initial stomach pain, with no fever or vomiting, a...  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pain at the belly button may be due to a urinary tract or bladder infection, or it may be due to appendicitis or small bowel infection. If it is associated with vomiting and fever it may be due to appendicitis. If it is associated with loose ...  Read Full »

I have a hernia and an appendicolith without any symptoms of appendicitis. Should I get an appendicectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I underwent a CT scan 17 months ago for a non-related issue (kidney stone). A 7 mm linear calcified appendicolith was found on the scan within the proximal appendix without evidence of inflammation. I have no prior history of appendicitis and have had no related symptoms. I recently co...  Read Full »

Dr. R. Rahul

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per your medical history, I understand your confusion about what to do. I have gone through the reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). The CT (computed tomography) finding for your appendix does not per se require surgery. But since you ...  Read Full »

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