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Sharp pain on right side of stomach

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I have had sharp pain in the lower right side of my stomach. It was real bad last night, I could barely stand up. When I would walk, it was terrible pain. I also felt nauseous. Today, I still feel nauseous, but there is only a dull pain. Could this be my appendix?


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replied March 10th, 2010
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A10557
Hi,

Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out. The possibility of appendicitis is definitely there. It usually presents with excruciating pain in the right lower abdomen which may be preceded by a dull ache in the central abdomen around the umbilicus. It is usually associated with nausea & vomiting and may be associated with fever. However, there can be other pains which can mimic the appendicitis pain like pain of a stone in the kidney.

If the appendicitis is confirmed, then the surgery should not be delayed as it can lead to complications like an appendicular abscess or burst appendix. Hence, a physical examination and investigations like an ultrasound or CT scan are required for the confirmation of diagnosis and treatment. I sincerely hope this helps. Take care.



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