Pain in the lower right hand side of the abdomen can have several different causes. The cause that must be looked into first is appendicitis. Although you are not in the right age group, and your pain is not typical, appendicitis must by ruled out. This is because it is the one cause of pain in this area which can be very dangerous to your health. Once appendicitis has been ruled out, then your doctor
should seek out other possible causes of your pain. Since your hysterectomy was only partial, you still should have an ovary in that area. Ovarian cysts can cause this type of pain. If your ovary is still attached to its connective tissue, it is possible for it to twist on itself, disrupting its blood flow, and causing pain. The latter possibility is less likely. These two possible causes can be evaluated by abdominal ultrasound and may even be done in the doctor's office.
Since these possible causes fall under multiple specialties, you should first see your doctors
">primary care physician. He or she can take a more detailed history of your symptoms and perform a thorough abdominal exam. Your doctor may need to order some imaging (ultrasound or CT scan) of your abdomen depending on the results of your physical exam.