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can appendicitis cause diarrhea

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Chronic appendicitis: does not exist. You either have appendicitis in which case you need treatment with surgery or more recent studies suggest antibiotics alone may be all ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Appendicitis may create problems with bowel movements, but "chronic" is not a good term for appendicitis. It is usually acute and you should be seen b ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
13 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children.
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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, but typically: appendicitis starts with nausea and vomiting. If you have pain in right lower abdomen and ANY GI symptom, you should see a doctor for evaluation for ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: While a constipated person may develop appendicitis, the constipation did not cause it. However, I have seen prolonged stool retention/constipation c ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Well......: several possibilites. I cannot say in your particular case. Irritable bowel can certainly cause both http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.ht ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes, if SevereEnough: and intestines are full enough, they vomiting is the fall back option to at least partially reduce intestinal volume.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
IBS: Fever is seldom a primary manifestation of ibs but may occur with one or more of the complications of this potentially severe condition. It might be w ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience General Surgery
POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. So ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
10 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Gastoparesis by definition means your bowels are moving slow or not at all, which leads to constipation. Autonomic dysfunction is a common cause gast ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Ameba and Giardia: Giardia lambia entamoeba histolytica cryptosporidium helminth aka intestinal worm strongyloidis stercolis.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
27 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Constipation: Peritonitis is usually an emergency resulting from a rupture of the stomach or intestine. It often requires emergency surgery and can lead to scarrin ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
No: No. Constipation will not cause these symptoms. You may have a bowel obstruction causing the fever and vomiting. You need to be evaluated asap.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Causes of diarrhea: First define the problem (soft or frequent stool?), circumstances under which diarrhea develops (malabsorption, pancreatic maldigestion, food intolera ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience Family Medicine
Appendicitis: Is caused by debris caught in the appendiceal pouch , leading to inflammation and infection. Stool can be some such debris
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is not possible: Appendicitis is a condition in which your appendix becomes inflamed and fills with pus. It has nothing to do with constipation. See your PCP for evalu ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
It does not cause: That but u can get it when u are , please call your OB for meds and if it persists u may need to go to lab for a stool culture.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Diverticulosis, no.: Diverticulosis should not cause any symptoms you'd notice day to day. Diverticulitis, an infection of the diverticuli, could cause bad stomach cramps ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: One of the sign of constipation is pain because of the difficulty of passing the stool.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Backing up stool: Yes. Of course.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
The two symptoms: Are often associated.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Varies: stimulation of the GI tract often triggers vomiting. Colitis from mild causes like a virus typically affects the entire GI tract and for this reason, ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Phasouk
17 years experience Family Medicine
Consider allergy?: Perhaps there can be some type of allergy you have with eggs? My suggestion would be to keep a food diary of everything you eat along with how you fe ... Read More
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