Last night I was so nervous about this I nearly puked.
I'm afraid I have chronic appendicitis.
Last summer, I got a stomach ache. I went home, showered and went to sleep. The next morning, the ache was gone, but I still had a really mild pain/nagging/discomfort in my lower right abdomen. I remembered that my friend had appendicitis during the school year, so I looked it up just to make sure. Long story short, I went to the ER. Both my ultrasound and my blood test came up negative. I was discharged.
Over the next months, I continued to have the mild pain. Then some days, I would wake up and I'd feel irritated in that lower right area. It doesn't hurt, it just feels irritated. This usually happens after I over eat the previous day. Eventually, I figured out that the pain was psychosomatic, and around February I felt completely fine.
Recently, I woke up irritated again. I started getting scared again, and then I looked up chronic appendicitis. I read a bunch of stories and I really lost myself.
I told my mom and my brother (who's in medical school) and they pretty much laughed in my face and said "it doesn't exist" and told me the stories I read weren't real.
so, I just need some help. I'm scared, and I need to know if my life is in danger. I don't want to go to the doctor because CA can be hard to diagnose, and I don't feel like going from doctor to doctor.