My daughter 18, has had a chroinc pain on right side for a year. Had GI/kidney/Gynocologist Doctors test her and removed appendix. The doctors can't find anything wrong.

(Last Updated: Sep 27, 2007)

Any type of pain is a warning sign that something is wrong. Unfortunately determining the cause of pain can often be a hit-and-miss effort. You mention that your daughter has already visited several specialists and has had her appendix removed but there has been no reduction in the pain. This is naturally a worrying situation. When experts attempt to diagnose the reasons for chronic pain in the right side, they also look out for accompanying symptoms. If your daughter experiences any of the following symptoms along with the pain in the right side, it may give the doctors further clues about the root cause of the problem:

  • Fever
  • Changes in appetite
  • Weight loss
  • Pain that comes and goes or moves from one area to another
  • Pain that changes when lying down, while exercising, or after eating
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gas and bloating
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Changes in bowel habits
  • Changes in menstrual cycle
We do not recommend self-care or medication in such situations and urge you to visit some other doctors or specialists to get a second or third opinion. In the time before that happens, you can also read up on the following probable causes of chronic or acute pain on the right side of the body:

  • Appendicitis: (but since her appendix has already been removed, this can be ruled out)
  • Hernia: Abdominal or strangulated hernias may cause pain that increases over time in addition to a tender abdomen and nausea or vomiting.
  • Food Poisoning: Severe cases of food poisoning may result in abdominal pain, dehydration, diarrhea, vomiting, and chest pain. Giardia, a parasitic infection that affects the intestines is another type of infection that causes abdominal cramps and severe pain.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: A tear in the abdominal aorta or a ruptured aneurysm may cause pain in the right side of the body.
  • Ectopic Pregnancy: If the pain is sudden or concentrated around the pelvis, an ectopic pregnancy may be the cause. Other gynecological problems include ovarian cysts or ruptured ovarian cysts. In such cases, emergency medical care is imperative.
  • Cholecystitis: The inflammation of the gallbladder may cause symptoms such as upper right side pain, tenderness of the abdomen, loss of appetite and nausea or vomiting.
  • Other Medical Conditions: Serious medical conditions such as Chron’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, ulcerative colitis, urinary tract infections, disease or damage to the liver, gallbladder or pancreas, kidney stones, and colon cancer may be causing the pain.

answered by G R

Treatment for chronic pain on right side -

  • May be she is hysterical or she must be having colon problem or uterine or kidney problem or ovarian cyst etc .If all this is negative then it is psychological.
  • Start with a homoeopathic remedy called as mag phos 30 give 5pills to her daily once bed time for 1 month.
  • Tell her to do deep breathing exercises and relax .Special importance can be given to YOG pranayam.

answered by D M K


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