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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Gutman
45 years experience in General Surgery
Appendicitis : Not if you are feeling well. Your blood count was appropriate for your disease state. I am sure there was a change in the blood count before you were ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience in General Surgery
Absolutely.: Diagnosis of appendicitis is best made by the hand of an experienced physician pressing on your abdomen. CT scan is frequently of value as well. Blo ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Metildi
44 years experience in General Surgery
Infection: Appendicitis is an infection caused by bacteria. Any bacterial infection will cause an elevated wbc, the body is organizing a response to the infectio ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Dinhofer
40 years experience in Radiology
Pelvic abscess: The high WBC count worries me. Hemorrhagic cyst may be associated with an abscess. It may not have been infected before but is now infected (abscess ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Velt
Dr. Paul Velt answered
41 years experience in Diagnostic Radiology
Time to remove it: If the symptoms were such that a CT was needed, and it showed an enlarged appendix with secondary signs such as streak in the adjacent tissue, then ha ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
No: In Europe chlldren will be put on antibiotics for appendicitis. However, I am unaware of any literature that support the use doxycycline treating an a ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Anything's possible: ...but absence of leukocytosis is atypical for an acute inflammatory process like appendicitis.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Please: Please do not use this site as your source of health care. This is getting to be abusive of our time and free and gracious advice. Labs alone are no ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience in General Surgery
Still can be appy: It can still b appendicitis. Many other diseases can cause symptoms similar to appendicitis, however. If high degree of suspicion, surgeon needs to ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience in Infectious Disease
Appendicitis, or...: These symptoms could go along with appendicitis (the location is right); if that's your doctor's diagnosis, probably she is right. These days many app ... Read More
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