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I am currently 5 1/2 mo pregnant with pain on my right side. I have only had the pain for 3 days, it does appear to be intermintent and it is worse when I am moving or sitting. (Basically when I lay down it goes away.) The pain started approximately 2-3 inches to the right of my belly button and has shifted approximately 5-6 inches from my belly button. My pain is higher than that of "regular" appendicitis cases however from what I have read, that is normal becuase of the baby in my enlarged uteris. I have had a mild fever since last Thur 3/11 it has been hoovering around 99.6 generally I am 97.4, so it is high for me. Yesterday, I started to experience diarrhea. I had a urinalysis done on 3/11 where I was told I had a UTI and then they sent the culture out and it came back negative for UTI. I opted for another test since I didn't want to take the antibiotics if they weren't needed. Same results. My WBC >100; RBC 50-100. am not sure if it is appendicitis or something else...

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replied March 22nd, 2010
Complications during Pregnancy Answer A10823
Welcome to the ehealthforum. I am glad to help you out.

The symptoms which you have described can possibly occur in appendicitis. The pain of appendicitis is definitely higher in location in the case of pregnant women.

However, appendicitis needs to be confirmed by a physical examination and investigations like an ultrasound of the abdomen.

Other possibilities which should be thought of are an ovarian cyst bleeding, acute cholecystitis, stones in the kidney or ureter etc.

Please do consult a general surgeon for the same as it is not possible to make an online diagnosis. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care.

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