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If you do not have fever or nausea of difficulty with urination you may simply try some Tylenol and rest
pain in the abdomen,
especially in women
is difficult to diagnose
and sometimes from a dangerous cause
this does not sound like a kidney stone... those are acutely painful and often debilitating until they pass
the appendix is in the lower right abdomen
as is your right ovary
and it is possible this could be early appendicitis, but doubtful
if it is you will continue to get more pain throughout the day
and if you do
you should be seen immediately
could be an ovarian problem like a cyst
these are not emergencies and will do well with rest and mild OTC pain relievers like motrin
there is any chance you are pregnant
ectopic pregnancy is also on the list
worsening pain, particularly if accompanied by vaginal bleeding should prompt an immediate ER visit
thanks this is helpful
there's no way I'm pregnant
I've had the same dull pain for about 5 days now
it's getting slightly more persistent and seems to get worse when I'm lying down
I'm stuck on the kidney thing because I had surgery on my kidney about 10 years ago
do you have an appointment with your doctor lined up?
what kind of surgery on the kidney?
I had a stint put in to correct a stenosed ureter (sp)?
yeah, that's not going to be the cause of this issue
but it is getting to the point that you will probably need an imaging study of some sort....
doctors found it by accident - my kidney was hugely swollen and I had tons of kidney stones
a CT or ultrasound
the danger signs that should prompt immediate evaluation are rapidly increasing pain, a fever, nausea and vomiting, or vaginal bleeding off cycle.
should I just wait it out for a few more days to see if it feels better?
remember, the kidneys are posterior (mid upper back)
Can't tell you what you should do... Would be able to do that if I could get a good exam on you
how hard is it for you to see your doctor?
it just feels like there's a swollen organ...
on the lower right above my hip
i would have a very low thresshold for getting someone to check you out today
I'll make an appointment with my doctor... just wondering if I should go to a specialist
you hurt right where the appendix is
no, not a specialist
your doc could do that after an exam, right now we wouldn't know which specialist to go to
have to get an idea of the diagnosis first
if you get worse today the ER is your best bet as it has the capability to do every test you might need
if you are stable seeing your doctor is a reasonable option
ok i'll make an appointment with my general doctor today
thanks for your help
you are most welcome
make sure when you make the appointment that you tell the clerk to let him/her know that you are having 'right lower quadrant pain'