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Appendix removed 5 yrs ago but still have pain?

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I already had my appendix removed 5 years ago but still have pain in my lower right side sporadically. I also feel tired and sick to my stomach if I eat certain foods, but I've always had a weak stomach. I can't afford to go to the Dr. right now. What could it be?

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replied February 10th, 2011
Appendix and Appendicitis Answer A19467
Hello and thank you for posting your health query on E health Forum.

From the history provided, your abdominal pain could be associated with the post surgical scar tissue weakness or tenderness.

The symptoms described are very nonspecific and do not help to give a proper cause of your problems. A complete history regarding your dietary habits, current symptoms in addition to a physical examination will be helpful to know the cause of your stomach issues.

Most common causes of abdominal discomfort associated with intake of meals could be due to GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disorder) , peptic ulcer disease , malabsorption syndromes, intolerance to gluten or lactose, gall bladder disease, etc.

You might consider to consult your health care provider for additional information and treatment.

I hope this helps.

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