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I'm sorry to hear about this, have you had any tests?
im here now
i havent had any tests recently, but in the past, when i had similar pains, the doctor examined me and ran a blood test in the past, but nothing conclusive. I have not gone to the doctor this time
i was worried about apendicitus, both before and now]
but in the past they always ruled it out
but recomended further testing
to see what might be going on
this time, i got nervious all over again
its been 3 days sense it started monday night, and it comes and goes
but this has been a bad week for my stomach issues
Okay, do you have anxiety disorder?
Are you there?
yes im here
yes, well, i dont take medicine for it, but yes, i do tend towards anxiety, and doctors have diagnosed me as having one befoe
but, that being said, i do feel physical symptoms in my stomach, and I dont thnk this is truly in my head
Any diarrhea or constipation?
no diarrhea, but this week has been irregular, with going more then normal, larger, monday night, and then slightly constipated the following days, but i went today and yesterday
Any blood in your stool or change in color?
no, they seemed ok and normal
how would i see blood?
would it look like blood?
they seemed normal color and consistancy
but i went a lot monday night
Yes, it would look like blood or look dark black
i dont think i have that
it all seemed ok
Okay, does anything make the pain better or worse?
i feel like the pain comes on around 3 hours after eating, but not always, and sometimes its worse in the morning, right when im waking up, but its a bit hard to nail down. I feel like foods can make it worse, red meat, or rich/fatty food, if i indulge too much, or if i have heavy fiber, like a large dose of spinach or dark green leafy salad. Stress also seemed to be a factor, but i dnt think its only stress related. And i will go weeks with it on and off, varying strengths and then it might subside for a period, but then come back.
does it sound like appendix? its riht in that location?
This doesn't sound like an appendix at all
but its in that spot
and a burning/sore pain kinda localized
i guess that is what gets me paranoid
right where the colon is
are there other things it could be?
It should be constant in the right lower corner with fevers or chills
that does kinda describe it, although no fever, and not constant
but that location
It could be a viral infection that is improving
i did feel a bit of the chills monday night, but never ran a temp, but still, i know appendix is severe and i would know it if i had it, it would not be subtle, at least that is what i was told
and it would progress reletively quickly, not linger for days
coming and going
or even weeks
That is correct
but i guess the location always freaks me out
cause its right there
in that colon spot
Okay, is there anything else you would like to ask on this topic?
no, thanks for your patience, i guess, just to finish up, you would agree that it does not sound appendix related, and you think whatever i had monday night is not super serious? Lastly, are there other conditions that could cause the symptoms im describing?
i know there is probably a lot of conditions
but just curiosu\
the first thing that comes into your mind
I don't think it is extremely serious, and I think it is likely from a viral infection or irritable bowel syndrome
ah ok, and lastly, truly this time, when you say, lower right quadrant, would that be even as low as the groin area? or stopping at the stomach? how low is low i guess it what im curios about, and thanks again, its true, it might be IBL< but i dont know what those sensations are
but ive thought that maybe, and docs have mentioned it, but couldnt diagnose without further testing
It should no be present in the groin area if it is your appendix
maybe im the one guy who has non acute apendicitus, some kind of reoccuring chronic condition
thanks again doctor, i wish i could show you a diagram of where i usually feel the pain
It is possible, but that would require further testing
but i dont know how
what kind of testing?
would be required/
A CT scan of your abdomen
and does that exist? ( great another thing to worry about :)
There are many chronic colon conditions, but this does not sound like any of them
will you be online if about 15 min, i want to try and link you to a picture i will take and show you where the pain is usually
just to show you
is that ok?
I will be, but what would you hope to gain by showing me a picture of the area?
it would be helpful to me
Ok, but it won't help come to any conclusions
i would feel better knowing you saw where i was experiencing the pain usually and it might help you understand my situation, mostly it would give me peace of mind
thanks, XXXXX XXXXX it wont be conclusive of anything, but it would make me feel a little better
ill write here when the pic is ready
i posted it here
the red is the most sever and common location for the pain, the green, medium severity and location it occurs, and blue is the least common and severity
Okay, I've looked at it
cool, did it work?
Yes, I was able to see the image
ok, thanks for looking, any further thoughts?
No other thoughts than those expressed above
does the location reveal anything further, or indicate common appendix pain location?
do you see what i mean by more groin area
for the red
The location does not reveal anything further, that is the location of common appendix pain, but as I said previously, this does not sound like an appendicitis
ok, thank you, XXXXX XXXXX appreciate it
i wont press further
I appreciate your help, will it be offensive if I ask others on the site also?
i dont want to obsess
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No, it is not offensive at all
thankk you, you were very helpful
You're quite welcome