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pain/ache in lower right abdomen, it is not painful to the

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pain/ache in lower right abdomen, it is not painful to the touch, around the crease slightly above the leg.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.

That needs an exam
Depending on a number of factors, that can be appendicitis.
That needs to be ruled out.
Hernia
Other bowel problem.
Ovarian problem if you are female.....
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I am male, so that would rule out ovarian. I heard appendicitis can be painful when pressed on the area.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Not always...that is later when it gets worse.
You can not diagnose yourself in this instance.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Would a trip to a and e be viable? I know NHS is bad at the moment so I never want to bother them, but looking up appendicitis all resorts to getting immediate emrgency help.

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 2 years ago.
Yes
A&E is appropriate.
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