I'm a 27 year old female that is having pain in the lower right side of my abdomen for quite some time. First the doc's thought it was a kidney stone but that has been ruled out. It all started with an attack of pain that brought me to the ER with pain just under my navel and that night they couldn't pinpoint where the pain was exactly so they couldn't do any tests......don't ask but that is the stupidest thing I've ever heard!!! The pain has since moved to the lower right side of my abdomen and it is very sharp at times. It gets worse if I move in any way such as walk, laugh, sneeze, etc. I've been doing some research on the internet because doc's keep telling me that this could be undiagosable even when I get my CT scan. I've come up with a condition called chronic appendicitis and found another forum that people wrote in a few years ago and they are explaining the same symptoms that I have including "gurgling" in the area of the pain and they too didn't have a fever or a high WBC count but had a loss of appetite and nausea. Eventually they found a surgeon who agreed to remove their appendix and the pain has been gone ever since. This is apparently a hard condition to diagnose because of the fact that there aren't really any tests for it and once the appendix is removed is the only way to truly tell that it was chronic appendicitis. I've had a pelvic ultrasound to rule out ovarian cysts, etc. Is there anyone out there that can spread some light on the situation and explain their symptoms if they ever had chronic appendicitis?????Reply Follow This Thread Stop Following This Thread Flag this Discussion
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