Right Abdominal Pain: Causes and Treatment

Right Abdominal Pain: Causes and Treatment
Published on, 09 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Tabani Avutso Richard and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I'm experiencing sudden, sharp pain in the right side of my abdomen that comes and goes. The pain starts around my belly button and travels downward, and it tends to occur in the evening. I also frequently experience constipation and have to strain during bowel movements. Can you help me understand what might be causing these symptoms?



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Assessment and Diagnosis:

Physical Examination: A thorough exam to assess abdominal tenderness and signs of peritonitis.

Lab Tests: Blood tests, including CBC and inflammatory markers.

Imaging: Ultrasound or CT scan of the abdomen.


Possible Diagnoses:

Appendicitis: Inflammation of the appendix causing right-sided abdominal pain.

Intestinal Issues: Torsion, partial blockage, or infections causing sharp pain and constipation.

Lab tests: Urine and stool samples required.




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