Causes Of Frequent Lower Right Abdominal Pain?
afternoon, I want to ask a question, I often feel pain in my lower right abdomen, I’ve been to the doctor and he said I have inflammation of the intestines near the appendix I forgot the name of the disease, is it almost the same as appendicitis?
Hello good morning Mira.
Complaints of lower right abdominal pain can be caused by several possibilities, including:
appendicitis (appendicitis), this appendicitis can be acute (very severe, very painful) or chronic. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). IBD consists of ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (Crohn's disease). Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory condition that is limited to the colon/large intestine, whereas in Crohn's disease inflammation can occur in any part of the entire digestive system lining, from the mouth to the anus. Common complaints of colitis are abdominal pain, diarrhea or constipation, decreased appetite and weight loss, diarrhea may be accompanied by blood, etc. intestinal obstruction, which is a condition where there is an obstruction in the intestine, intestinal innervation can occur, obstructing feces, etc. diverticulitis, namely inflammation of the sacs that form along the digestive tract (in medical language called diverticula), especially in the colon or large intestine . problems in the reproductive tract, for example in pregnancy outside the womb (ectopic pregnancy), ovarian cysts (ovaries), chocolate cysts (endometriosis), uterine myomas (womb), etc. urinary tract infections urinary tract stones abdominal muscle pain, for example due to strenuous exercise (sit-ups) etc. Regarding your question about whether colitis and appendicitis are the same or not, the answer is different. In appendicitis, inflammation occurs in the appendix. The appendix is a small and thin pouch that connects to the large intestine, measuring 5-10 cm., This pouch is at the junction between the transition of the large intestine and the small intestine. The cause of appendicitis is the blockage of the appendix sac, it can be due to hard stools, or due to swollen lymph nodes in the intestinal wall. Meanwhile, colitis, as mentioned above, mainly attacks the colon or large intestine. To be sure, please go back and consult with your gastroenterologist.
That's all, hope it helps.
Regards, dr. Denisa