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Thursday, November 26, 2009 xSmithyy, Community Member, asks

Q: really bad pain on my right side

i am 16 years old and am female, i currently have a really bad pain on my lower right side, just below my ribcage and to the left a little. i have had this pain for eye on a week now but is gettin worse, i can barely move, its like a constant pain with added shooting pains which occur when i move. i can honestly say ive never felt something quite so painful and has reduced me to tears a few times! the pain its self feels like someone is stabbing me, no matter what position i sit, lay or stand i can not seem to get rid of this pain i have taken god knows how many painkillers but they seem to only take the edge off it a little bit not quite enough. i have tried to get a doctors oppointment but they say they are fully booked for atleast a week!! please someone help what could this be?? or is anybody else having the same problem as i am?? anyone got any ideas on what may help ease the pain?? please write back, thanks :(

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Cort, Health Guide
11/26/09 5:32pm

If you can barely move and the pain is getting worse I really think you should see someone - if necessary go to the emergency room. 


Appendicitis pain is usually on the lower right side side of the abdomen but it can also occur elsewhere. Its usually accompanied by fever and bowel changes - but not always. 


There are a whole raft of things - from serious to relatively minor - that could be causing this. If you're in this much pain and it's not getting better I think you should see a doctor as soon as you can. Good luck! 

xSmithyy, Community Member
11/26/09 5:38pm

ok thanks alot for ure help, i will do that first thing tomorrow as everyone is sleeping at the moment, thankfully i think ive taken enough painkillers to ease the pain quite abit for the time being as its isnt too sharp at the moment thank god! should be ok till morning!

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By xSmithyy, Community Member— Last Modified: 11/03/10, First Published: 11/26/09