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I have had pain in my lower gut now for 4 days. It is below

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Customer: I have had pain in my lower gut now for 4 days. It is below my naval to the right side. It is sore to the touch in that area and my stomach feels disbanded.My waterworks are fine & my bowel movements have changed, almost stopped. I have not eaten for over 2 days, as it caused sever cramping pain. ?
JA: What confuses you?
Customer: I am normally healthy. I don't think its something I've eaten, I have no diarrhoea or sickness. I am concerned I may have an appendix issue ?
JA: The Doctor can help. To begin, what are all your symptoms? Have you talked to a doctor about the diarrhoea?
Customer: I do not have any Diarrhoea ?
JA: The Doctor will be able to answer that. Have you used any medication for this?
Customer: Parracetermol for the pain. Doesn't help much ?
JA: Thank you so much for your answers. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history the Doctor should know?
Customer: I am normally healthy and do not bother the doctors surgery a great deal.

Good morning.

What are your age and gender?

Do you have heartburn, constipation, nausea, vomiting, fever, loss of appetite, bloating, gas, burping, tenderness on the abdomen?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Male, 59 years old. I have loss of appetite, bloating, burping, VERY TENDER abdomen, below my naval to my right side.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I should not need to pay to talk to you doctor.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I am trying to avoid coming into the surgery.

Your symptoms are suggestive of diverticulitis.

You may need a course of antibiotics, so you may consult at walk-in clinic or A&E.

You may need an ultrasound or a CT scan for the evaluation.

Meanwhile, the following would help you;

1) The liquid diet only.

2) Probiotics.

3) Ibuprofen.

4) A heating pad on the abdomen.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
My pain is on the right side, not the left. I am concerned it may be my appendix ?

Appendicitis definitely can be a possibility for your symptoms.

But in your age group, diverticulitis is more common.

No harm in getting a CT scan immediately.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** need a trip to a walk in centre. END

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