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Could this be appendicitis?

I am a white female and I’m 28 years old. Over the past two days I have felt kind of a pressure in my stomach which made me have no appetite at all, then yesterday around 12 I began getting a sharp pain in my lower right side all the way around to my back. This pain was consistent and lasted for about an hour then the pain began all over from my naval down radiating to my back. I went to an aftercare and was told it could be appendicitis so they sent me to the er. The pain just kept getting worse and worse even at the er. They gave me a dose of hydrocodone and it did not even touch the pain. By now I was up to about an 8/10 for pain level. Then as the hour went on my pain became a 12/10 to the point where I was literally moaning and crying in pain in my lower right side all the way around to my back. They gave me two does of dilated at it did not touch it. Then they gave me another medication and it finally began to ease back to an 8/10. They did a ct and ultrasound and said the only thing they saw was some inflammation in my abdomen. They sent me home with hydrocodone and diagnosed me with gastroenteritis which I am concerned about because I have never had pain that bad nor did I have diarrhea or vomiting. The only reason I vomited in the er was because I was in so much pain. I am really worried that I was misdiagnosed because I have never had pain like that before and I have had kidney stones, C-section, and even had uterus contractions after the c sections and nothing has ever hurt that bad. I was literally throwing up in pain. Even at home today I have not been able to do anything but lay in one spot and not move without severe pain. The pain has eased on hydrocodone but every time I even move an inch it’s excruciating. I have not had any diarrhea or vomiting except for vomiting with pain.
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Just got blood word back and I have a high alkaline phosphate, high neutrophils, and low lymphocytes. Don’t know if this helps any and on the ct report they never say anything about pancreas or appendix.
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Call your regular doctor and get seen. Whatever it is, should be better diagnosed than they did at the ER.
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The only thing is I can’t get in with them till the end of the month
Call and ask for their advice.

Did the ER suspect an ovarian cyst, by the way?
And did they rule out ovarian torsion?
Because torsion is nothing to wait around with and treat with painkillers. If you can't get an emergency call through your doctor's answering service tonight, you might go back to the ER.
Here's a description of torsion:

The symptoms of a twisted ovary arise suddenly and intensely. They include severe pain in the pelvic region, as well as nausea and vomiting. The sudden pain can be preceded by occasional cramps for several days, or sometimes, for weeks (often because the ovary twists and untwists repeatedly).

With this condition, typically, you know something is wrong and to seek medical attention. Occasionally, this can be a difficult diagnosis to make as some conditions, such as kidney stones or diverticulitis, may also give you pelvic pain.  
They supposedly did rule that out with the ultrasound
Plus my pain don’t come and go it’s consistent and it hurts if I literally move any. It almost feels like I am recovering from surgery.
I would not let the ER be my main source of diagnosis, and if I remained in pain after seeing them I'd be on the phone to my regular doctor and insist on being seen, either by them or by another doctor they recommend. There's no waiting until the end of the month when you're in pain.
They are now referring me to a gi doctor. I feel like I’m getting the run around.
They are now referring me to a gi doctor. I feel like I’m getting the run around.
They're probably checking the possibility of diverticulitis.

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