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Recently I began having pain around my navel which moved to the right side of my abdomen. I went to see my doctor, he told me that it was possibly appendicitis and that he was going to order some tests. That evening, while at home the pain got worse and I decided to go to the emergency room. While I was at the emergency room they got a CT scan, they said that my appendix looked fine and they couldn't find any other reason for the pain. I met with a surgeon, he had actually operated on me recently giving me a gastric bypass. He recommended an appendectomy, I was a little bit concerned because the CT scan was normal.
Unfortunately, After recently having surgery in my abdominal region it's a bit hard for me to distinguish different types of pain, also having had the gastric bypass surgery my intestines are still relearning everything so I do have a loss of appetite, but I don't think it's tied to appendicitis. The only true side effect I seem to be having of appendicitis is pain on my right side, and it does go away and come back as they palpitate that area.
I'm just wondering is this standard procedure? Or is my doctor just doing this out of an abundance of caution. I was under the impression that a CT scan would give a definite yes or no as to whether I'm suffering from appendicitis.
Along with the CT scan everything else came back normal, that is my blood work and urine tests.
Thanks so much for your help everyone!
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