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Dr Chip (M.D.)
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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I have had an internal itch on my right side lower abdomen

Customer Question

I have had an internal itch on my right side lower abdomen for about 2 weeks. Feel it more at night.. any suggestions?
JA: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?
Customer: No rash or fever... not overly hungry and have experienced nasuea
JA: How long have you had a fever? Do you have any respiratory symptoms?
Customer: No fever no respiratory
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Type 1 diabetic and thyroid issues take synthroid
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

Hello I'm Dr Chip

Can you more fully explain what you're feeling please?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Internal itch more intense at night on right lower abdomen
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK--but just to be clear--it actually itches?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
it feels like an itch I can't get to... deep under skin
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK

Did you have chicken pox as a child?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
No rashes are present and more intense at night
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

OK

About the only thing that can cause this feeling is shingles

Usually the typical rash breaks out within a few days of the beginning of the symptoms but not always

I suggest you see your doctor for an exam and if I were your doctor I would prescribe a course of acyclovir for this

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Even if it is just one small area on lower abdomen? It's been two weeks and still no rash
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 month ago.

I've seen this even without a rash ever occurring

And it can be just a small area