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Question: Sharp pain in lower right side of abdomen


 annad - Sun Sep 18, 2005 9:37 am

I am a 27 year old female and two years ago began to feel a very sharp, stabbing pain in the lower right side of my abdomen, quite near to my hip bone. I had some tests to rule out gynaecological issues. The pain petered out and I forgot about it, but recently it has returned, perhaps more severely. It is usually very painful for about 30 minutes, but can begin up to two hours before, and increasingly get more painful. After it subsides, I am able to go to the toilet. The pain is always in the same area, and occurs sometimes daily, sometimes only once or twice a month. Please help!
 krissyleewicked - Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:00 pm

HI Annad-

I am not a doctor..I am actualy a dietitian but I have worked in hospitals for years and have learned a lot recently from my own health issues ( which I am still trying to get resolved). I know sometimes the right lower abdomen can signifiy appendicitis, you might want to discuss having an Xray or CT scan with your primary care MD. Also it can be ovarian, which I found out..I ended up having an ultrasound where they found a cyst..so if it persists you could discuss this with your doc. My best advice is continue to address it and discuss options with your doc. If you have any diarrhea or constipation with it you might want to consult a gastroenterologist or let your doc know about this as well.

Hope u feel better.

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