Appendicitis no health insurance

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For the past two months or so, I have had these bouts where my stomach starts hurting (around the middle), and then I get this stabbing pain in the lower right hand side (where the appendix are). The pain is almost unbearable, but then after a half an hour to an hour, the pain goes away. I am curious if it is possible that it is my appendix. Can you have appendix pain that comes & goes?
I don't believe them and am sure that I experienced chronic appendicitis. I am 8 weeks after surgery, and have no pain and lots more energy. Interesting thing the doctor told me was that he had a hard time finding the appendix. It was shorter and stubbier than expected; about half of the normal length.
Weve got health insurance. Good health insurance. Blue Cross/Blue Shield. The whole family went to the eye doctor yesterday. All had exams and each exam was $10. Yeah, $10 bucks!!! Pretty awesome.... glasses for the whole outfit excluding me, even with good insurance is going to cost $700. So much for that good insurance. Who knows what it would have cost if I was going to get glasses....
By late evening and early morning the next day I was doubled over in pain. No fever, no vomiting and the pain was more in my "gut" than my side. My husband took me to the hospital and, ta-da, it was my appendix. I would say, if your pain is bad, you need to be seen. Good luck...
laparoscopy to rule out appendicitis - no appendicits gyn consult looked at cervix, fallopian tubes, uterus. noted kinked fallopian tube, fluid plus pain deduced pid. although kink on left side - pain right. fluid culture - normal. met with gyn. admitted incorrect dx (after $70 antibiotics of course) and a few extra holes in my tummy. suspected kidney with further understanding of location of pain. ivp - no stones has another "episode" of pain. didn't go to the hospital.
I have been taking birth control for the last eight years and haven't changed prescriptions at all. I currently do not have health insurance and can't afford an ER visit, and this problem isn't hurting enough to warrant the debt I'd be in to have it checked out. I just need feedback to figure out if this is something I should really be worried about or just something I should get checked immediately upon getting insurance back.
(my head is a bit fuzzy, so sorry if I'm not talking about the correct topic!) I think insurance coverage has a lot to do with the regulations in your state. Some states have far fewer requirements placed on insurance companies then others. I'm lucky enough to live in NY State, which has a good amount of requirements. Three years ago I never would have known how lucky I am. My DH worked at a top National Bank for 10 years, in the mortgage division.
We needed more information on the cyst so set up a gynelogical ultrasound. Went for that and cyst is down to 1.5 cm and simple. No cause for concern. Issues are continuing and increasing in pain. Pain is concentrated on right side, around back with some twinges in my upper abdomen and on the left. I faxed my bloodwork from my Rheumatologist to GP wondering if the results showing renal issues might be causing issues.
The hospital has to be my last option as I do not have any health insurance and do not want to bury myself in debt for something that may be nothing at all. Thanks!
I don't have insurance either yet but I recently found a health community in my area that helps people with low income and no insurance - for complete blood work and all kinds of other blood tests it only costed me $5 and the exam was $25, so I recommend that you do some calling around in your area - call any doctor really, and ask if they know where to go in your situation. In the meantime it's probably best to try to get on some kind of insurance too.
It is worth the hospital bills, if you don't have insurance, to get this checked out. Take care and put your health first.
Your symptoms are pretty vague, so it would be hard for any of us here to offer an opinion on what might be the problem. Each case of Ovarian Cancer is different, but I can tell you I never had a pain that fits your description. Your best bet would be to find a clinic, or maybe call the health department in your city to see if they can offer an exam for free or at a reduced cost.
my baby will be 1 year old in June and I still havent had my post partum visit, at the beginning because of work, and now because i have no health insurance. For the last few months, I have been extremely tired, yet can not sleep. i average a total of 20hrs per week, even though the kids are in bed by 9pm. I have a stomach ache regardless of what i eat, and my abdomen is tender to the touch. my pelvis is hurting me all the time, my lower back and hips are also causing me pain.
Been dizzy and tired a lot. No rebound pain like appendicitis. But it does hurt to press on. Should I go to ER? I don't have insurance. My OBGYN wants to be paid up front for an ultra sound and I can't afford it. What could it be and what should I do? I'm 30 yrs old with a 2 1/2 yr old and a 5 month old. Miserable and tired of hurting. Also, my periods bleed more but don't hurt any worse.
I am hr also, call dr or go to er... Better safe than sorry!!! It's at 20 weeks that they will try and save your baby and u are 22 weeks GO SEE, I would.
I tried going to the doctor but they insisted that it was appendicitis and referred me to the ER, where I wait for 9 hours to not be seen. I don't have health insurance and I need to know if this is serious or not.
I am very seriously considering going to a doctor, but I have no health insurance and already have many dr. bills due to a broken vertebrae in my lower back area, so I don't want to go unless I have to. Any ideas on what this might be?
Feels like a stabbing feeling along with bloating , cramping, feel nausea, diarrhea 1st day then constipated then back to diarrhea as well as very gassy. Lost health insurance due to an incompetent individual at the insurance office, awaiting the mistake to be fixed. Don't know what I should do. Does this warrant an er visit? I do not want to waste precious time that could be used on may be someone else that so desperately needs the emergency room.
a simple blood test specifically for appendicitis is available. if your insurance allows i would ask my doctor to refer me to Dr. Naghma Farooqi with UMC. her clinic office is located at UMC Health Point 4004 82nd St. Lubbock, TX. 806-722-3180. She is fantastic and is taking new patients and speaks perfect English! I have had friends that live in your area and know of your frustrations. Dr. Farooqi is worth the drive. I love UMC doctors! No waiting and they treat you like family. Awesome!
I am a 23 y.o. male, no real health problems to speak of except two sleeping disorders diagnosed 4 years ago. I have always had a touchy stomach, but it was tested and I was told at 16 that I might be lactose intolerant, which I believe to be true. Starting about a month ago I began having some serious pain along my right front hip, passed off by the dr's as possible early appendicitis, since then it has became both hips, then centralized in the middle of my stomach, i went to the e.r.
I hope you are able to breathe well enough. And I hope your insurance is covering your health care. I just guessed you might be suing over that.
Hello, I need help deciding what to do. I had no insurance but required emergency appendectomy in Feb. 2003, the ct. scan for appendicitis showed bilateral ovarian cysts. Sadly with no insurance for ob/gyn i was unable to get cysts looked at in local clinics so upon obtaining med insurance in Nov 2003, i had a pelvic and trans sonogram which shows just one 4.4 cm hemorragic cyst which my GYN thinks i should "let it be " untill "after the holidays " or 6-8 weeks....his words..
The cramp which Im having is similar like period cramp, but it goes on/off. No itching vulva/vagina, and no burning sensation when I urinate. I can't hold my urine longer like before. When the urge to pee come, I have to go to the toilet as soon as possible or I will pee in pants. The last intercourse I had was 3 months back, only once or twice. Even after having sex with the last man, nothing strange happened after that. I had this kind of sickness 3 years back.
I have looked, the gall bladder looks too high, the appendix too low....? I have no job now and no health insurance so I have not mentioned that to my doctor yet. (It would be just another reason to be denied health insurance should I get a job, but that is a whole other animal). It hasn't killed me yet after all this time so I am hoping it isn't serious. Such is my reason for putting this off.
I feel light headed and tired, and am in the middle of the worst flare I have ever had, but no fever indicating infection. (I didn't have a fever with the appendicitis either. . .) A CT scan to find out I have gas would be embarrassing, and draining an abcess would be Xpensive. I'm feeling a little frustrated and discouraged. Though I know you can't condone what I am choosing, I would like to know what you would do if you were me just to see if there are any other choices out there.
Insurance is available, but what you can get varies widely, and of course you have to be able to pay for it. On a minimum salary here there is no way people could afford health insurance. My insurance is international Blue Cross, but it excludes a lot of conditions..... and is only for inpatient. I will try my best not to make any claims in case I really need it for something big later.... oh, and the fine print excludes neurological conditions...
Now I don't have health insurance and I'm starting to feel the pain again. Throbbing pelvic pain, heat/cold flashes and also sick to my stomach. I take birth control regularly and have become so immune to Ibuprofen nothing seems to work. I have a feeling it's getting worse, but no one can tell me what is wrong. Please help?
Hi mom! Since you mention you have no insurance, a HIDA scan is much cheaper than paying for a surgery that may not even be needed. First rule of medical thumb is "Do no harm". Doing unnecessary surgery is considered doing harm. Your ultrasound has ruled out gallstones. However, not having stones does not mean you don't have an infected gallbladder. The HIDA scan will check for this by evaluating its function. The test is simple and painless, although it can take a while.
I never did get the impression that he was interested in my health; my insurance had him doing an upper endoscopy on me every year because they didn't want to pay for my Prevacid, and he always seemed to just want to get it over with. It was actually the endoscopy before this one when he said I no longer had Barrett's; I had different insurance, and he told me I didn't need a re-check for at least 3 years.
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