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Is it my appendix??

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Is it my appendix

I have had stabbing pains in the lower right side of my stomach for about 9 weeks now. It is to the right of the belly button and a wee bit lower, and can sometimes go into the back. I have had a CT scan, Colonoscopy, camera in stomach and ultrasound which have all come back clear. I have also been in hospital for 2-3 days where they thought it was the appendix. Blood count also came back normal. I am getting to my wits end and pain can be extremely bad one minute and not to bad the next, it sort of comes and goes. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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replied March 24th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

Extensive testing which have been negative so far, indicates the absence of any organic reason for your abdominal cramps.

In absence of major symptoms like fever, loss of weight, appetite, bloody stools, etc, your abdominal cramps could be due to irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Additional history about your dietary habits and complete symptomatology can be useful in diagnosing IBS in your case.

You can consult a gastroenterologist for further advice and treatment.

I hope this helps.



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