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I have pain in my lower abdomen just below my belly button.

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I have pain in my lower abdomen just below my belly button. It is not severe. I also feel like I have to go to the bathroom, but cannot. I do not have a fever. I am thinking about going to emergency because I am afraid of appendicitis, which my brother had. Do my symptoms
sound like I should go to the emergency room, or is it just constipation, or something else? I have had the pain for a couple of days and it is a little more prevalent now.
Thank you.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.David replied 5 years ago.
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Have you undergone any tests so far?
Is there any other known medical illness?
Hard stools?
Customer: replied 5 years ago.

No tests regarding this pain. I am on medication for high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I have a small ulcer. Yes, hard stools, no nausea and no vomiting.

No blood in stools.

Thank you.

Expert:  Dr.David replied 5 years ago.
The pain you are having can be due to different causes.Most common one are:Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix),bowel obstruction,Cholecystitis (inflammation of the gallbladder) with or without gallstones,food allergy,hernia.Other less common causes are:intussusception,Diverticular disease, including diverticulitis.It can simply be due to gastritis/gastric ulcer or constipation.
As the pain is not severe,you can wait & watch your symptoms.Till than take tab. Ibuprofen 400 mg from the counter.Take tab.Ranitidine(Zantac) 150 mg twice a day.Both these are available without a prescription.If even with this medication,your pain is not relieved,then you need to go to ER.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

I only have omeprazole. Can I take that instead of zantac?

Thank you

Expert:  Dr.David replied 5 years ago.
you can take omeprazole 20 mg. It will also help greatly.
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