How JustAnswer Works:

  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.

Ask Dr. Chip Your Own Question

Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 27426
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
18722459
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr. Chip is online now

This time last year I went through a 3 month period of constant

Resolved Question:

This time last year I went through a 3 month period of constant diarrohea nausea vomiting and pain on my right side of my abdomen... I now exactly a year later have exactly the same thing again instead with my heart racing when i exert myself or go upstair. It went after a couple of months last year but I can not go through this again and I literally will one minute be feeling okay then feel soo nauseous and rush to the toilet with horrendous diarrohea and sometimes vomit.
When I was pregnant over 2 years ago now I had an infection level of 176, they thought It was my kidneys but never got to the bottom of it, they just hospitalised me and put me on antibiotics for 3 months until i had my child. The pain in my right side is so bad I have to lay down as can not eat or walk etc. Then it goes after a couple of hours. I have no idea what is wrong with me but I have heard of appendicitus where it is on and off for a long while. Please help as I am so upset about this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Where exactly is the pain located?

Any fever?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

about 2 inches from my bellybutton

no i have no fever

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

OK Natalia. There are a few possibilities here

This could well be appendicitis but it more likely would be a gall bladder problem with gall stones.

Another possibility would be a bacterial enteritis with E coli, salmonella, or C diff.

The least likely possibility would be diverticulitis--an infection of a small pouch in the colon.

The heart racing with exertion is probably from fairly significant dehydration from the vomiting and diarrhea,

You need to get to the Emergency room for an exam, blood work, a ct scan of your abdomen and stool cultures and it sounds like you need IV fluids too.

You really shouldn't wait any longer to get this checked out

Let me know if you need any more information here please

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Is there any reason why it was so bad a year ago for a couple months then went?

And has come back again?? a year later with the same side effects?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 1 year ago.

If it were your gall bladder that could happen.

But for now we can't be sure that it is and what's going on now may not be the same thing as a year ago.

The point is from my perspective you've got severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dehydration--that need immediate attention

Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 27426
Experience: 20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Dr. Chip and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

What Customers are Saying:

 
 
 
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
< Previous | Next >
  • I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me FROM a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me. Susan O.
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
  • This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!! Alex
  • Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult. GP
  • I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion. Justin
  • Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around. Esther
  • Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help. Mary C.
 
 
 

Meet The Experts:

 
 
 
  • Family Physician

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
< Previous | Next >
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/FA/FamilyPhysician/2013-8-31_191624_JA550x500Photo.64x64.jpg Family Physician's Avatar

    Family Physician

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    2418
    GP with over 27 years experience including emergency medicine
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DO/DoctorRich/2012-9-12_72454_Doctorweb.64x64.jpg Dr. Natasha's Avatar

    Dr. Natasha

    Doctor

    Satisfied Customers:

    7887
    American Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Ivy League trained
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/DrK99/newpic2.64x64.jpg Dr. K.'s Avatar

    Dr. K.

    Board Certified MD

    Satisfied Customers:

    255
    Board certified with experience in primary care.
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/agketch/2008-7-14_184046_drketchresized.jpg Dr. Ketch's Avatar

    Dr. Ketch

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    76
    Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/JA/JACUSTOMERjtu60wne/2011-2-14_183449_passportphoto2.64x64.jpg docwithheart's Avatar

    docwithheart

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    0
    Board certified pediatrician, with special experience in general pediatrics, hospital pediatrics, and pediatric cardiology
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/DR/drappapo/2013-8-16_22576_drdavid.64x64.jpg Dr. David's Avatar

    Dr. David

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    224
    Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications
  • http://ww2.justanswer.com/uploads/TA/tazechip/2012-6-7_135230_drpic.64x64.png Dr. Chip's Avatar

    Dr. Chip

    Board Certified Physician

    Satisfied Customers:

    12373
    20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
 
 
 

Related Medical Questions