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Pain in the lower right quadrant of the abdomen associated with appendicitis. Several other conditions may be responsible for the same as well. The nature of pain – whether it’s a sharp, shooting pain or subdued, mild ache – can give a clue to the cause. The bottom line is that there is no reason for one to take lower right abdominal pain lightly, just as there is no need to assume it is appendicitis causing the pain and tenderness immediately. Keep reading for a list of the various possible causes of lower right abdominal pain.

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1. Appendicitis

Appendicitis is a common cause of low right abdominal pain that generally treated as a medical emergency. Typically, appendicitis refers to a condition where the appendix gets inflamed due to bacterial growth. This particular organ is the finger-shaped pouch protruding from colon on the lower quadrant of abdomen. Appendicitis pain starts in the middle of the abdomen and slowly travels to the lower-right side, and becomes striking and constant. Some of the common symptoms associated with the condition include loss of appetite, belly buttons pain, diarrhea, nausea, constipation, and fever.

The disease can be fatal, if the appendix bursts; however, mostly doctors remove it surgically (laparoscopy) before anything happens.

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