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