ACUTE Right Lower (RLQ) Abdominal (Stomach) Pain
Acute (sudden, newly appearing) right lower abdominal (RLQ= Right Lower Quadrant) pain, lasting from few seconds to few weeks, may arise from:
Typical symptoms and signs of appendicitis:
- Sudden moderate to severe pain starting around the navel, moving toward the right hip, getting worse in the following hours and with moving around
- Nausea or vomiting
- Low-grade fever (not always)
- Rebound tenderness: pressuring and relieving pressure on any part of the abdomen triggers pain in RLQ.
- Guarding – reflex tension of abdominal wall in RLQ when pressuring on a painful spot