I went to the emergency room today-- I am having EXCRUTIATING pain in my lower right abdominal area. I am not feverish, have had chills all day, I've been nautious, clammy, sweaty, and dizzy. They thought it might be appendicitis, but my CT scan came back negative. There are no toxins in my system (no drugs, ect), I am not pregnant (test was negative). I have an IUD but it is 100% normal (they checked). I failed my 'rebound' test for appendicitis, and all of the other physical tests associated with it. The pain gets worse when I walk, and when I move my legs around.
The doctor said because my CT scan was negative it wasn't appendicitis, and therefore not life threatening. He sent me home with pain medicine and told me to follow up with a family physician- his job is only to make sure I won't die in the next 48 hours and isn't obligated to find a cause. Any ideas what it could be? Could it still be appendicitis?
Answer by Anonymous at 10:08 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:52 PM on Feb. 15, 2010
Answer by purpleswiper253 at 10:59 PM on Feb. 15, 2010