Appendicitis

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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Why do I get right lower abdominal pain only while sitting?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 44 years old. I think I have appendicitis. Last month, I got a slight pain in my right lower abdomen. I do not have pain when I sleep. But, I only feel slight pain while sitting and doing work. What should I do? Is this appendicitis? Is there any tablet or medicine for this? Plea...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from light pain in the right lower abdomen for the last month. Lower abdominal pain may arise from various reasons such as abdominal muscle strains or sprains due to long time sitting, ...  Read Full »

What is the reason for my on and off sharp pain on the right side of my abdomen?

Query: The other night i drunk beer. But yesterday i got mild fever with wet stool. I felt sharp abdominal pain at the right side of my stomach. It is like a sharp pain that triggers from time to time. within atleast 5 seconds the pain is increasing and then gone. what would be the reason? please help  Read Full »


Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi, Thank you for consulting at icliniq, From what you have mentioned, few common diseases that can cause such symptoms are appendicitis, kidney stones, gallstones or even gastroenteritis, depending on the exact location of the pain weather it in the umbilical area, or upper part of your stomach ne...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my right flank area?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old male and I have a healthy weight. I am experiencing pain in my right lower side, just above the ribs. Pain in the right flank side, as indicated in the picture. It gets worse when I eat a lot and during exercising (heavy weight lifting). And it goes away if I eat le...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from pain in the right flank side for more than one year. According to your blood test (attachment removed to protect patient identity), your gamma globulin, bili...  Read Full »

What causes sharp pain in left lower abdomen?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 31 years old female, 5'8", 175 lbs. Three days ago I started getting a really sharp pain in the lower left abdomen. It came on sudden and was gone within seconds but still bad enough to have me doubled over in pain. Thought it was related to period that was due following day. Hap...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

General Practitioner, Family Physician, Preventive Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your complain which I must say you have very nicely written down. As per the location of the pain that you mentioned, there are some conditions that need to be ruled out. First is appendicitis. It is followed by vomiting and constipation. Second is renal...  Read Full »

What could cause sharp cramps in right lower abdomen with grade 1 fatty liver?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband gets sharp cramping in the lower right side of the abdomen over a period of two months. It happens once or twice a week and lasts for a minute. We checked for appendicitis and kidney stones and all the reports are negative. We did a CT scan of the abdomen and it came normal bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Lalit Bansal

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will definitely help you. Right lower abdomen pain has many reasons including appendicitis and kidney stones. There are some other reasons like indigestion of food, infection of the small intestine, or worm infestation. This may be functional also in which no caus...  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

Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

Can a CT scan miss appendicitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was in an emergency last night because of 48 hours of pain that moved to my right lower abdomen. Also, I am not eating, and I have severe diarrhea if I do. They said my white blood cells were a bit elevated. The CT scan without contrast did not show an inflamed appendix. Now it is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.CT scan could not miss a case of appendicitis unless the medical personnel who viewed the CT scan were not qualified enough for correct interpretation of the scan.However, the other causes of right lower abdomen pain may be any one of the following. It could be due to irrit...  Read Full »

Could severe pain in the right lower abdomen be due to an appendicitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I suddenly started having severe pain all over my stomach yesterday. I took injections for pain, vomiting, and gas from the nearby clinic. But the pain did not stop, and it continued till the evening. Then I went to a hospital, where I was told it might be an appendix and to ensure th...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your unavoidable necessity to delay the treatment. 1) Based on the description of your stomach pain, it might be due to an appendicitis. 2) Another possibility for similar pain is kidney stones, but this was excluded from the normal urine report. ...  Read Full »

My ultrasound showed appendicitis but CT without contrast was normal. Is the result reliable?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the right lower abdomen for 10 days. The ultrasound had shown mild inflammation of the appendix. Doctor then suggested a CECT whole abdomen. However, in the past, I have had difficulty keeping down the contrast they ask to drink. So the doctor advised CT Scan with I...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivek Chail

Family Physician, General Practitioner, Radiodiagnosis Physician, Radiologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The appendix is a tubular structure measuring less than 5 mm in normal people. When there is appendicitis, the appendix enlarges to 8 to 10 mm or more in diameter. Ultrasound scan has an accuracy of 50 percent for appendicitis in most patients. You have been found wi...  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

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »

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