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Appendicitis or miscarriage? - April 22nd 2014, 10:03 PM

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A couple of nights ago, I got severe pain in my right abdomen, which is usually a sign of appendicitis. My parents took me to the doctor, the doctor said I didn't have it so she wanted to give me antibiotics for a blatter infection and get an ultrasound done to check for kidney stones. The pain was worse last night but then randomly it stopped. It's still there today but it's not unbearable like it was. Could be because of antibiotics but I've never heard of this type of blatter infection. I've had UTIs before & this was nothing like that. They tried to do a pap smear on me yesterday but it was too painful so they stopped. Since then, I'm noticing a small amount of discharge. Also the lady at the ultrasound place kept circling things on mine, so I'm a bit worried. Appendicitis doesn't go away, right? If anything, it should get worse I think. So maybe it is a blatter infection and the meds helped. But I also did research and noticed these same signs for a miscarriage. I wouldn't really be effected by this if it was, I'm too young for kids. But I am really concerned because I've still had my periods the last few months and that was the last time I had sex.

Does birth control cause miscarriages? You wouldn't get a period on birth control if you were pregnant, right? As said, this miscarriage thing wouldn't really affect me but I'm so confused because I've never shown signs of pregnancy. I had periods, I haven't had sex in months, everything has been normal. No weight gain either.

I'm going back to the doctor tomorrow so no need to tell me to check with them. But I wanted more information on if this is common or could be it?
   
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Re: Appendicitis or miscarriage? - April 22nd 2014, 10:19 PM

If you had appendicitis they would've found it immediately because its such a common reason for severe pain and the ultrasound would've shown it. It does get worse, but then if it's left untreated and it bursts you would feel better. I doubt that's it, because they would've found it. If you've had your period and the discharge isn't bloody then it isn't a miscarriage. Depending on the type of birth control, you can get pregnant and then miscarry, but they would see that on an ultrasound too. If you're starting to feel better it probably just means the antibiotics are working.


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Re: Appendicitis or miscarriage? - April 22nd 2014, 10:47 PM

Is there any way to check for a burst appendix? It felt horrible last night but wasn't any worse than it already was but it went away randomly.

Also, my doctor mentioned ovarian cysts as well. Think this would cause the same thing?
   
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Re: Appendicitis or miscarriage? - April 22nd 2014, 10:52 PM

I don't know about checking for a burst appendix, but I know that ovarian cysts can cause pain and it can be severe depending on how big they are. Any kind of discharge usually means infection, though.


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Re: Appendicitis or miscarriage? - April 25th 2014, 04:08 AM

The odds of it being a miscarriage is slim. How did they rule out appendicitis? If it was with an xray or CT, they probably did a pregnancy test before hand. In fact, if they did a urine test I wouldn't be surprised if they tacked a pregnancy test on (check your paperwork to see if they did). In the ER, it was standard for any female over 10 to get a pregnancy test for any abdominal issues. If they did an abdominal ultrasound, they could rule out appendicitis that way too. Have you had any vomiting with the abdominal pain? Any diarrhea? Pain when urinating? Notice any change in your urine such as color, clarity, blood?

The issue with abdominal pain is that it is very vague. There are a lot of organs that can cause abdominal pain or even muscles.

The ultrasound lady kept on placing circle things on you? Not really sure what that could be. Was it the probe and gel? I've only seen them use one probe before. If it was an ultrasound of the kidneys, it may not have shown a pregnancy due to the location of the kidneys. I really don't know how much an ultrasound shows since it just looks like gray blobs to me.

I would consider seeing if you can get a pelvic examination with cultures if you're having discharge. Unfortunately, that could cause pain again. A pelvic infection can cause intense pain and it could affect fertility. Bacteria can get into the vagina from the digestive tract, especially if you wipe back to front.

Ovarian cysts can cause intense pain too. I bled for a long time when I had a probable ovarian cyst.

It probably is not appendicitis. I have seen one guy who was still walking around after his appendix burst, but if it bursts there is usually a huge risk of a severe infection and dying. It was kind of amazing that he was walking around.
   
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