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Chronic Abdominal Pain in Lower Right Abdomen

I have had on-going pain in right abdominal area for months.  I had it checked nearly a year ago, and it does not go away.  The doctor merely did a physical on-site diagnosis.  Should I ask for an MRI or ultrasound?  It seems abnormal that it continues.  Sometimes it spreads across to left side as well, but usually it is localized on right side.  Sometimes it shoots up and down my leg.
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I have been having the same symptoms..does your lower back hurt too?? did u get an ultrasound yet?
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Hi,

'Lower right abdominal pain shall be defined as abdominal pain occurring to the right of an imaginary line drawn below the belly button or umbilicus.'

http://www.abdopain.com/lower-right-abdominal-pain.html

You need to consult a doctor to rule out appendicitis, kidney stones, diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease etc.

The further plan of management would involve -

'-Blood tests including full blood count, electrolytes, urea, creatinine, liver function tests, pregnancy test and lipase.
-Urinalysis
-Imaging including erect chest X-ray and plain films of the abdomen
-An electrocardiograph to rule out a heart attack which can occasionally present as abdominal pain

If diagnosis remains unclear after history, examination and basic investigations as above then more advanced investigations may reveal a diagnosis. These as such would include

-Computed Tomography of the abdomen/pelvis
-Abdominal or pelvic ultrasound
-Endoscopy and colonoscopy'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abdominal_pain

Let us know about what your doctor advises and if you need any further information.

Regards.
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