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Last week, I tripped and hit the lower right side of my abdomen on a blunt object. It hurt a lot at the time, but the pain went away after a day or two. However, since then, I've been getting dull aches in the same spot. There's no bruise, but when I touch the area with my hands, it feels like there's a hard bump under the skin. For the first few days, it also hurt when I touched that area or when anything pressed up against it, but that's mostly gone away. I know pain on the lower right side of the abdomen can be a symptom of appendicitis, but since the problems were caused by trauma, I don't know if that's a cause for concern. Still, I'm worried and not sure what to do. Does this seem like something that'll go away on its own, or should I see a doctor? It's been ten days now and I haven't had any real problems, but it hasn't gotten better either.
If it's relevant: I'm 30 years old, male, and in relatively good health despite being slightly out of shape.
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If it were your appendix, you would be throwing up and probably have a fever. The lump in that spot was caused by the accident. It's your body healing. If you still have concerns make an appointment. Hope you feel better soon.
Running down the garden with a wheel barrow, I hit a log hidden in the tall grass. It thrust the wheelbarrow handle into my stomach causing the biggest Hernia the Consultant had ever seen.
At the very best you have torn the stomach muscle wich may take some time to heal and which may leave a permanent hard lump.
But also you may well have received a Hernia. If so it is easily repaired and nothing to worry about.
Nevertheless it is very important to let a Doctor check to see the extent of the damage. A small Hernia left without treatment can lead to complications.
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