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Things we do regularly such as eating, carrying things, or working out can sometimes cause pain that we may think is “regular” and therefore, we make the assumption that nothing serious can be wrong. “I get this pain in my gut every time I eat a big meal,” we say, followed by “I need to stop eating so much.” However, pain is the body’s way of telling us something is wrong. And when something is really wrong, our body has other tricks to get us to stop and listen.
There are a few key conditions that indicate a trip to the emergency room is in order:
* Multiple attacks of pain
* Severe pain with no relief after taking over-the-counter medication
* Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea or other digestive issues
* Fever that will not come down with usual methods
* Unusual lumps or bloating
* Medical history indicating problems
* Recent surgery or procedure
Signs that you do not need to go to the emergency room, but should schedule a visit with your primary care physician:
* Symptoms are reoccurring; however they feel the same and do not worsen each time.
* Symptoms improve with the use of over-the-counter medicine and other methods or relief (within 24-48 hours).
Remember, just because symptoms lessen or go away, doesn’t mean you should ignore what is happening. Schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor, and make sure there isn’t something more serious going on. Sometimes symptoms lessen and then come back quickly, and you could need emergency surgery.
Appendicitis causes a variety of symptoms, including:
A cholecystectomy may be
done if your gallbladder:
Is red or swollen (inflamed), or infected ( cholecystitis )
Gallbladder problems may cause pain which:
Is usually on the right side or middle of your upper belly
May be constant or may get worse after a heavy meal
May sometimes feel more like fullness than pain
May be felt in your back and in the tip of your right shoulder blade
Other symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills.
The symptoms of gallbladder problems may look like other health problems. Always see your healthcare provider to be sure.
Your healthcare provider may have other reasons to recommend a cholecystectomy.
Other signs of diverticulitis are: abdominal pain and tenderness, usually on the lower left side,nausea,vomiting,constipation,fever,gas or bloating,diarrhea,loss of appetite,rectal bleeding that’s usually bright red