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I had my appendix out a month ago. The surgeon said it may not have been appendicitis, that the CT looked like it bu that when he got the appendix he wasn't sure. In follow up the surgeon said the pathologist wasn't sure either. I have since had an episode or two of pain that is similar to the initial. What should I do? What could this be?
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 5' 6''
What is your weight in pounds?: 165
How old are you?: 28
How long has this been going on?: More than a month
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing: Diarrhea
Describe associated symptoms not listed above: none
What have you done so far to remedy this condition? Please include tests and relevant studies here.
: only what is above. I do not have a primary care physician but I do have insurance.
Please list any chronic medical problems and also list any prior surgery (lacerations don't count!): None except for appendix surgery.
Check all conditions present in your immediate family... : None of these
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : none
Please list any medications you are currently taking (and dosage if known) :: multivitamin
When was your last menstrual cycle?: Now
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: No
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Rarely
HOW QUICKLY DO YOU NEED THIS TO BE ANSWERED?: Within the next few days
So that we can serve you best, please try to tell us your top three things you wish to be addressed in our response.
If this wasn't my appendix what might it be?
Did I need the surgery?
What do I do now?