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Lower Right Abdominal Pain

Hi guys

This is my first post so be gentle :)

I was wondering if anyone else has had similar to me and could give me some advice on how to manage the pain and give me some ideas on what could be causing this. As a background 2 months ago I had a moderate to severe pain in my right abdomen (more in my side than anywhere else) and a fever. I was presecribed antibiotics and the fever went and the pain dropped to mild to moderate.

I have been back to the doctors a few times as the pain won't shift and can get pretty unconfortable. So far I have consumed more antibiotics than I care to remember but nothing has helped. I am now going through some tests (blood, ultrasound and so on) and the Dr seems to think it's gall stones or kidney stones...or potentially my appendix... but every time I go the pain is in the wrong place for where they think it should be...no matter how many times they prod my poor tummy and back saying 'hmmmm it should hurt around here' it just doesn't!

Any help and advice would be appreciated, thanks for your time x
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875426 tn?1325532016
Flank pain would sound more like kidney.  Did they test your kidney function and do an ultrasound or scan of the kidneys?  Did they also check your right ovary (including with ultrasound), which hangs down on the right side?
1129974 tn?1260096606
Hi Surgi

I am currently having tests, including an ultrasound tomorrow. My blood results will be back this afternoon.

The original Dr did think it was a kidney infection but they dismissed this on the next appointment and leaned towards a low grade appendix infection but they've gone back on this to! I think they are confused as the pain isn't where it should be. I will update once I know more!
875426 tn?1325532016
Great that you are getting a ultrasound- I hope they find the trouble!
351246 tn?1379685732
Welcome to the MedHelp forum!
Lower right abdomen pain is commonly due to appendicitis. The pain, can at times come and go and not give the classic picture. At times the appendix is hidden behind intetstines and cause pain that appears to shift.
Crohn’s disease, diverticulitis, IBS, infection in kidney, kidney stones, constipation, ovary involvement in women (like cysts), ectopic pregnancy in women (not likely as you have a 2 month long history), mesentry (a thin tissue that carries the blood, nerves and lymphatics for the intestine) involvement, and an abscess in rectus abdominis muscle or psoas muscle can all cause lower right abdomen pain.
Ultrasound will rule most of these out. Otherwise you can discuss these possibilities with your doctor.
Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
1129974 tn?1260096606
Hi Doctornee

Thanks for the indepth reply. My blood and urine tests have all come back ok and it's the ultrasound today. I am hopeful they find out what it is and once I know more I'll come back and share as it may be useful to others.

Right off to drink lots of water...
1129974 tn?1260096606
Well ultrasound drew a blank, kidneys etc all fine however they couldn't check my appendix or the right hand area due to my intestine being in the way which is of course where the pain stems from.

Am back to the doctors in a week to sort out further tests - if anyone knows what these might be please let me know, I have no problems with what they throw at me unless they mention the dreaded fleet *shudder*
875426 tn?1325532016
I read a lot about barium enemas and how they can show up appendicitis, but the concern is for not wanting the appendix to blow with the prep for the test and how they can do it in emergency cases I think.
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