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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My daughter is a healthy 29 year old well she is

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hi my daughter is a healthy 29 year old well she is experiencing bad abdominal pain started around 3:30 am and a fever not sure what it is my thermometer is not working so she reallycant move at the moment or else it hurts to bad any clue on what it could be?
JA: The Doctor can help. Just a couple quick questions before I transfer you. How long has your daughter had the fever? Has she used any medication for it?
Customer: Around 2:30 this afternoon
JA: Has she seen a doctor about the fever?
Customer: No on both questions
JA: Anything else in her medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: She has a protrusion in her belly button and kind been feeling a little pain for a month

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
Is the pain around her belly button?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Reply to what

I asked it the pain was around her belly button

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
What 50 dollars to talk i dont think so
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
U better not be scammers if u r that is sickening

The phone call offer was automated any you don't have to accept it

But I need more information please

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
She had bruise like pain in her belly button but no bruise on skin for about a month im wondering if its the flu her daughter was sick mon

Is that protrusion tender and can it easily be pushed back into her abdomen?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Sorry about my last statement but im a little on edge
Customer: replied 9 days ago.

No problem

And is it stuck--it can't be pushed back in?

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Yes it is soft looks like an outy and she has an inny she can push it in but it was much bigger when she lost some weight
Customer: replied 9 days ago.
It got smaller when she lost 10 lbs is what i meant to say

Then it doesn't sound incarcerated--stuck

But that still could be the source of her pain

The other possibilities would be diverticulitis--an infection of a small pouch in the colon--or perhaps appendicitis

She needs to see a doctor right away for an exam, blood work and a ct scan of her abdomen

This could well be a surgical situation so she shouldn't try to wait it out

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
So go to er for sure cause she doesnt want to

I understand but that's my recommendation

Otherwise she can take some ibuprofen and drink plenty of fluids and rest

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok thank u so much greatly appreciated have a great day

My pleasure but let me know how it goes

And please remember to rate my service to you so I can get credit for my time

Customer: replied 9 days ago.
Ok thank

You're very welcome

Customer: replied 7 days ago.
I thought we were finished but yes u were great gave me the information i needed very pleased with everything you told me i rate u a 10

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