My mom just told me she's been having pain in the right abdomen for the past seven days or so. She says it starts near the belly button and disperses to the right side. She's also been vomiting - which she says is "acid vomit" and says she has a fever. She's been taking advil for the pain and headaches and mylanta for the "acid".
I've been doing some research and the closest to these symptoms I have found so far are appendicitis and gallstone/gall infections (more appendicitis than anything else really). But according to what i've read, if one has appendicitis - after 42 hours, the appendix ruptures and they experience growing pain. I don't know if that's true or not - but my mom tells me that she's positive that nothing inside her has ruptured and that the pain isn't growing exponentially as it probably should be if something had ruptured. She is telling herself that she's all right and doesn't need to go to the hospital because the pain will eventually go away.
I know she has ulcers and she had a kidney infection (when she was pregnant with me actually - 17 years back) and am thinking that maybe these conditions are either returning or getting worse.
I'm extremely worried and would like to know how I can help her - since it doesn't seem like she's going to go to the hospital unless I call an ambulance for her. Is there a way that it'll just go away or fix itself? Is there some way to figure out exactly what it is that is making her ill? It would make things a lot easier if I knew what it was that was making her ill.
Thank you for your time and concern.
I really hope that someone can/will help me out.
Your mom may have acid reflux disease that is out of control, or she may be experiencing pancreatisis, which can be very dangerous. If her urine starts getting darker or her stool gets whitish, go to the er! I just left the hosptial after a week stay, from pancreatitis, which was caused by a gallstone going into my pancreas.....At the end of the week I had my gallbaldder out, so this should not happen again. Your mom needs to see a doctor in either case. Good luck!
Whatever you have mentioned clearly suggests your mom might be having appendicitis. All the symptoms you told points to appendicitis. One of my friens has similar symptoms and then was diagnosed with appendicitis. I would suggest you take your mom immediately to a doctor.