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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I experience pangs of pain in my lower right abdomen. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male. My height is 5 feet and 10 inches, and my weight is 260 lbs. I am in good health with excellent vitals. My blood pressure, sugar levels, and cholesterol are in exceptional range. I have never been on any prescription pills. All of my routines have been normal a...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen might just be a colicky abdominal pain. The pain of appendicitis is usually acute with fever and the appendix usually gets inflamed and may even burst. So, that seems unlikely. Still, I would advise you to get ...  Read Full »

My surgeon expressed concerns about my right vocal cord's size and scratchy voice. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had surgery for appendicitis. During the surgery, one of the doctors was concerned about the size of my right vocal cord or my scratchy voice. They took a picture during my breathing tube insertion and suggested me consult an ENT specialist. I was traveling for work for the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I reviewed the picture of your vocal cords (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). The doctors are right. The right cord is quite bigger and thicker than the left. Additionally, there is a thick int...  Read Full »

Having pain in left ovary, and it increases during exercise. Is it ovarian cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 33 years old female, and I have had three c-sections and normal regular periods. My menstrual cycle three months back was short and lighter, and I ovulated about a week early. I noticed some pain, which almost reminded me of implantation pain. This continued on and off with pain an...  Read Full »


Dr. Joshi Shalaka Kishor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After undergoing three cesarean sections, it is quite possible to haveintra-abdominal adhesions. Which may give rise to intermittent pain associated with the bowel movements. The pain that you experienced could be mid cycle ovulation pain.As you have undergone transvagin...  Read Full »

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 icliniq.com. 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 »

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

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...  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 c...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Ramakrishnan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 si...  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 icliniq.com. 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 usually o...  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 icliniq.com. 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 think of acut...  Read Full »

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. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

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

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 »

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