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For the past three days I've experienced a mild to moderate pain in my right lower quadrant that feels like a cross between a pulled muscle and gas pain. It is localized to a point between my belly button and right hip-bone. I did not suspect appendicitis because all the stories I've heard are of excruciating pain, which I do not have. Yesterday the pain became more pronounced and more localized to a single point in my right lower abdomen that radiated to my lower back. I called my local nurse-connection advice line and they advised me to be seen in urgent care as a precaution. I had also developed nausea, constipation and excessive bloating, however the pain was still more akin to a pulled muscle and was not overwhelming. The Urgent Care doctor referred me over to the ER to get a CT scan and Ultrasound because he said he suspected that I was developing appendicitis but couldn't be sure. I went to the ER last night and after waiting over two hours, decided to go home, as it was already very late, and I wasn't due to even be triaged for another two hours! I slept almost normally last night, and just felt a slight pressure/sharp twinge of pain intermittently through the night. I had a normal bowel movement this morning, but the pain is still localized to my RLQ and varies from a dull ache to a sharp, gas-like twinge. I still have mild nausea and feel like I constantly need to use the restroom. Because the pain is not overwhelming, I am hesitant to go back to the ER, but all the other symptoms of appendicitis are there. Does anyone have any advice?
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