Appendicitis left or right

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Avatar_f_tn My six year old was sent for a CT scan today as she presented with symptoms of appendicitis. Severe lower abdominal pain. The pain intensified when walking or if she coughed. She is also complaining with right leg pain when she moves the leg. She is also running fever. The CT showed that her appendix was 5.5 cm. I was told they wouldnt do anything for her unless it was 6 cm or larger.
Avatar_n_tn What you describe could be a number of things, including pancreatitis, appendicitis, diverticulitis, ... or something else altogether. This set of symptoms doesn't seem to be the type one can afford to ignore. Pls see a doc/urgent care right away. Hope you'll write again to let us know how you're doing.
Avatar_m_tn It hurts to walk and I must sit down with great care, I have performed some of the tests for appendicitis such as lying supine with my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> leg bent and pushing over to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span>...this results in much pain. Having been an EMT for many years I understand this could be appendicitis, however, I am confused about the pain free lapses. I live in the middle of no where with poor hospitals about 2 and a half hours away.
4186692_tn?1350826888 The pain remained but became a bit less intense or maybe I got used to it. I also developed an ache in my lower <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side. Sunday was much the same except that I took my husband to the airport to fly off to work in another city, so was mostly alone. My son and daughter-in-law live in a selcontained flat in the ground floor part of our home. On Monday I rang work to say that I was sick and wouldn't be coming in.
Avatar_n_tn Now it's 2 in the morning and my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> stomach feel really full and tight. I feel popping and gurgling but I also have back pain and pain in my right side.
Avatar_f_tn He took out my appendix which he said wasn't too inflamed but didn't look normal and he burned some lesions that had grown from a prior surgery 3 months back. After I woke up the shoulder pain was gone from the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side and appeared on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> (which was probably from the anesthesia). The belly pain subsided and I was discharged as soon as I could pee. 5 post surgery... I have right shoulder pain that I feel when I'm in certain positions (like laying on my left side).
Avatar_n_tn The pain is usually in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side, mid-way between my bellybutton and my hip. At times the pain is sharp and stabbing and causes me to double over in pain - I would give it a 7 out of 10 for intensity. Other times the pain on my right side is dull and aching, and sometimes this is replaced with a burning sensation. Occassionally I have pain just to the left of my bellybutton which can be quite sharp (as though someone were prodding me with a needle).
9068836_tn?1401935720 get this pain on my right side like right next to my bellybutton , kidney & gallstones where ruled out i had an ultrasound well 2 & a pelvic ultrasound i mostly get this pain when im constipated!
Avatar_m_tn the pain now is middle of my stomach and alittle sharper pain two inch to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> of my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> hip bone do i need to be worried about appendicitis at this point, i'm freaking out and doubting the PA i saw before
Avatar_n_tn This past Sunday, I was sent home from the ER with a diagnosis of early appendicitis. I'd been suffering from a fever, lower/midline abdominal pain on my right side, and severe diarrhea for several days, and was told by my doctor to go to the ER to rule out appendicitis. Besides my signs/symptoms, the only abnormal finding was a slightly enlarged appendix in the ultrasound and CT.
Avatar_n_tn I have been have sharp pain on my left side on and off for at least 5 months when I intially got it I was sleep and went directly to the er room and told them I thought I was having appendicitis and the doctor told me know he says the pain alwas starts on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side and I know thats not always true it can start onany side than float around. Yesterday my right side was hurting really bad and when I start walking or coughing it got worse i had to stop doing what I was doing.
148354_tn?1211237506 How bad was your sons pain when this first started. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> now it's next to my daughters belly button. It hurts worse when she jumps or runs or when the area is pressed. She's occasionally nauseous but no vomiting. The pain has slowly gotten a little worse as the week goes on. All her blood work and ultrasound came back normal. My gut is telling me this is related to her appendics but the childrens hospital said it wasn't and they have no idea what is wrong. Thanks in advance.
148354_tn?1211237506 Pain in the rear or leg that is worse when sitting Burning or tingling down the leg Weakness, numbness or difficulty moving the leg or foot A constant pain on one side of the rear A shooting pain that makes it difficult to stand up Low back pain may be present along with the leg pain, but usually the low back pain is less severe than the leg pain Symptoms that may constitute a medical emergency include progressive weakness in the leg or bladder/bowel incontinence....
405614_tn?1329147714 No inflammation in the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> lower quadrant or adenopathy is appreciated which would suggest appendicitis. When the doctor told me that the CT was normal, I asked him if the appendix was viaualized. He actually said "I could see about this much (holding his fingers an inch or so apart) and it looked fine, not swollen or anything". I'll keep following up; my PCP is pretty great about that stuff. Oops, better go!
Avatar_f_tn It could have possibly gas or menstural cramps so I paid no attention. After we <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> the game it felt worse so I looked up appendicitis. The symptoms were similar to mine but maybe it's just me imagining it. I told myself if I throw up I'm going to the hospital.
Avatar_f_tn I need some help understanding if I have chronic appendicitis or possible acute appendix issues or just irritiable Bowel syndrom issues. This is what I feel is going on. Ok, so for about a week or so I've been feeling some strange things going on in the area of my appendix and have no clue what it could be but I'm so worried. Now, I've read so many stories on this issue and most people say the pain they feel is so intense, extremely painful, sweating, and vomiting, and what not, but not me.
Avatar_m_tn They bite into the gut wall when they grow or mate, and can lead to appendicitis on the long term. the pain is usually <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> or <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> or even underneath the belly button, and feels like a pinch with a needle or, if more severe, a hot knife. Get a scotch tape test done, best in the week after full moon (they are more active then). Good luck.
Avatar_m_tn I've been having a sharp to dull pain on my right lower to upper abdomen for the past three days. The pain radiates from my belly button to the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side of my abdomen than back to my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> upper and lower abdomen. I've also been experiencing a gurgling stomach, excess gas and loose stool.
Avatar_n_tn hi, ever since about almost a week ago ive been having on and off pains around my right hip above my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> pelvic area. ive been thinking it might be appendicitis because i have a fever currently but dont know about a loss of appetite. Also it feels like a pinching pain internally, but i have a feeling its not appendicitis since it didnt originate from near the central part of my abdomen. also i occasionally but not as much get the same kind of pain on my left pelvic area on my left hip.
Avatar_f_tn Hi Welcome to the MedHelp forum! In all probability you have cystitis or urinary bladder infection or UTI or stones that have moved out of the kidney. Urine examination followed by culture will be required. Treatment would include antibiotics, anti inflammatory, plenty of fluids and good personal hygiene. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Avatar_f_tn and all of a sudden I have this SHARP pain on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span>/diagonally above my hip. Im 12 weeks pregnant with twins. I have tried moving my body pillow and blankets to position myself more comfortably... but can still feel it. Pain at first was a 6/7 (small pain1-10being horrible ).. now positioned its at a 2 then a 6/7 again. Kinda like off and on... Should I be worried?
Avatar_m_tn The pain associated with a rumbling appendix is usually restricted to the lower right abdomen, but sometimes shifts or extends to the upper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> abdomen. Rumbling appendicitis can be treated, if diagnosed correctly. If feverish symptoms develop, it is essential that the patient is admitted to hospital immediately." As we all know, a ruptured appendix can be potentially fatal.
Avatar_f_tn <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side can be appendicitis. They need to check this again. I had chronic appendicitis with my daughter.. paid started just before I conceived. Kept getting worse and worse and no one was believing me except my obe, who kept sending me to gastro doctors who told me there was nothing wrong and to come back after the baby was born (in 6 months). Finally the pain was so bad my obe admitted me to the hospital.
Avatar_n_tn I am having extreme pain on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side. It is non ending, Ive had it for 3 days now. Its directly on my side just under my ribs. Any clue on what it might be?
Avatar_f_tn I cannot feel any difference between my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> lower abdomen with the exception of slightly more intense pain when I push on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side. If anyone has any ideas, please help this is driving me crazy!
Avatar_n_tn I just spent over 10 hours in the ER yesterday. I went in for SEVERE abdominal pain, nausea, high fever, body aches. they conducted both an sonogram and CT scan; they found an enlarged right ovary and told me that the bloodflow was "different" (I think they meant in comparison to the other ovary). the right ovary measures 2.1 X 4.4 X 2.5cm. the left is 1.7 X 1 X 1.1 cm. There was "no free fluid within the pelvis." My WBC count was also elevated (14.
Avatar_f_tn hurt worse to lay on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side than on my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span>...lying on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> cause my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> side to hurt worse.) and woke at 2am in severe pain. My husband gave me 2 advil PM and it eased the pain enough to allow me to sleep in a propped up position. the pain is not nearly as intense, but is still there all day today. I have not been urinating as much as normal, but figured it was because I haven't been drinking as much as I normally do.
Avatar_n_tn Hi Just today my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>right</span> thumb started tremoring/shaking when I bend it. I've never experienced this before. It is to the point that when I bend it all the way it's even hard to type on my cellphone. Could this just be stress? It came on all of the sudden. I have been up and active all day long without any problems. Should I be concerned? Could it be something more serious like Parkinsons or MS?
Avatar_n_tn I know I may be overly worried, but I am having a cramping in my <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>left</span> side that seems to linger for a few hours at a time. At first I was freakin out b/c I swore I must have appendicitis, but then I found out that that pain would be on the right side. I think maybe it is ligament pain. It is right under my rib cage, it feels like a cramp you get in your side when you are running.