Would the colonoscopy have showed whether there was inflammation of my appendix?
I am seeing the consultant that performed this next week and I can ask him then but thought to see what you folks thought.
The pain I had that I mentioned early in this thread had gone away after I had lay down, but I thought to take the pain killer as I could feel the back pain about to begin which could be gall stone related
No, a colonoscopy will not show an inflammed appendix. Appendicitis (or however you spell it) is dx'd by bloodwork (high white count), CT and/or ultrasound. An appendix can go from perfectly fine to life threatening in a short ammount of time. Pain in the lower right quadrant is typically the initial presentation as well as fever.
Gallstones, typically present with pain in the upper right quadrant, sometimes in the back too. Of course not always, you can get referred pain.
Hopefully, if your pain returns you will call your DR or make your way to the ER. Pain meds are great to make you comfortable, but you dont want to cover up the severity of something. You dont want to mess with your appendix.
I am glad you are feeling better, but please keep an eye on yourself.
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Post Edited (Shell74) : 5/17/2011 5:07:48 PM (GMT-6)