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For some reason these past few months have just been me completely freaking out over appendicitis. I can't stop looking up symptoms, personal experiences, warning signs, etc. I've been having on and off pain in my gut for about three months, and the pain usually moves around after a few days. Earlier this week I had it right behind the navel, like an occasional needle prick right in the middle. I think I ate an IBS trigger food over the weekend or something. The pain subsided in a day or two, but last night I started having achy pains in my right hip area. No problem, I get those all the time. But this morning I woke up with pain just to the right of the navel. Not below or above, directly to the right. It sort of felt like a bad bruise or something like that. After that I had diarrhea.
Naturally I assumed the worst. It went something like, "Oh god, that's how appendicitis starts." Then I remembered the low-grade fever I had a day or two ago and almost cried. The pain is not excruciating and actually seems to have faded a bit, plus it doesn't hurt anywhere but just below the navel when I press on it (and it's not that painful), but I'm still terrified and would like some advice...
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