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I am sorry to hear of your discomfort
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may i ask what kind of doctor you are
Could you tell me how can I help you ?
I was talking to another doctor, but was curious about a second opinion
Sure tell me what are the complaints you have at present ?
if I show you a picture of where I am often experiencing discomfort, could you talk about possible causes, and specifically, how it might relate to possible colon or appendicitus pain
that is my picture, i diagrammed where i experience this pain
red is more sever and common location, green is medium common and severity, and blue is least common and severity
I got it 11
ok cool, thanks for looking
Do you have any other complaints apart from the pain ?
does it seem clear what im trying to communicate with the colors
well, i had other symptoms monday night
Perfectly clear .
i felt nauseas and had a nasty headache and felt weak and shaky
but no fever
Do you have a problem with your urine or stools ?
and tuesday was better, but still weak, then yesterday and today, better still, but still have the pains from the picture on and off , coming and going, seems to be related to meals
but ive had these pains going back 2 years now, on and off, sometimes they come for a couple weeks, then i go without any pain for awhile, then it might come back
but this week, it occurred with the other symptoms, may or may not be related
There are a few possibilities that need to be considered in here
but really, i was curious about the locations and if that means apendix
Appendicitis is a common cause of the pain in the area you mentioned but it is not usually related to meals
Thus as it is related to meals then it could be related to the bowel
A CT scan with contrast though helps know the exact cause of this as well .
so based on my pictures, where the red is, i thought maybe that is too low for eppendix pain
its almost groin area
Appendix can cause the pain in the red area . The pain usually starts around the umbilicus and radiates down to the right
Another possibility of a pain in the area is also a ureteric stone
that seems higher and more between the hip and belly button
Well it is a possibility as there can be a little variation in the location of the pain
how is the pain usually described
A CT scan with contrast would be a step in the right direction along with a blood count
now im nervous again :)
No there is no reason to be nervous
i have been nervous i have had it
worry about it quite a lot
As you did mention it comes on with meals it points more to something within the bowels
i do feel that
There is really no reason to get stressed
it feels food related as i can almost feel the food passing and irritating it
but maybe im imagining that, but it seems like it to me
A pain like this is a common occurrence and once we have the diagnosis in hand then the treatment can be started in accordance with the same .
most often it occures around 3 hours after meals and sometimes in the morning right as i awake
Do not think too much about it
Anxiety can make things worse .
So please relax and see your doctor for this and he will be able to take you through this .
true, i feel that as well, and i mean stress can make it worse for real
but your feeling is its not an acute condition?
No it does not seem like an acute condition as you have the pain on and off since the past 2 years
Nonetheless as the pain has been chronic it is worth getting it checked .
well, if we discard that part for now, and just measure from monday night
lets say, it started monday night
and its thursday right now
could it be accute?
If it is only 3 days back then it can be acute
The pain in an acute condition is usually quite severe though
by the third night it would be escalating? not coming and going
Yes usually that is the case
i have heard appendicitus usually escalates in hours
like you are in the ER within 12-24 hours with extreme pain
not guessing about things
its not subtle, that is what the other doc hinted
Well yes the pain with an inflamed appendix is usually very severe .
but i have to say, im nervous again, as the location is not ruling it out, and the timeframe as well is suspect, now im worrying i have it again
i thought the red would be too low for it
or less common at least
based on the other picture it seemed too low
As I mentioned as it is related to the meals it makes appendicitis less likely
well, i think it is
but i guess i have no proof of that
So please do not worry , though you should still get a check
but it seems to be the case
when you say check, do you mean go to the ER?
The pain with the appendix is quite severe too and you would have found it difficult to chat with a pain like that
oh i see, i wouldnt be here chatting with you, i would be in great distress
If the pain is not as severe then you can also get it checked in your doctors office
well i can walk and jump and act normal right now
but i do feel some sensations in there even now as we talk
Well a person with an acute condition cannot do all of that
i think the pain at its height might hit a 3 on the 1-10 scale
Sensation and a severe pain are two different things
varies from 0-3
So please relax and do not think about it as much
As I see it you are an anxious person
maybe a tiny hit of a 4, very infrequently and short lasting
Thus do not worry
yes i am, i am sorry about that
i have anxiety and a bit of hypochndria as well
So please relax
i should has said that first
Ii can see that , that is the reason I mentioned it
So please calm down and relax and rest
but, i worry then i wont be taken seriously too, my symptoms do feel real
You should try and get some sleep .
i will soon, good advice, the other complication is I am in canada right now, so seeing my doctor is not easy unfortunately
but this site does help
Your pain is not as severe
Please do not worry
You can ask for me later when you have questions .
ok, thank you very much for your patience and time
have you seen many appedix cases in real life?
Have seen many of them
so you can feel pretty confident about my situation, seems not likely to be it
It is a very common condition so yes have seen innumerable cases
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