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Can appendicitis cause diarrhea

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
General Surgery 14 years experience
Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children.
Dr. John Fung
General Surgery 39 years experience
Unlikely: Appendicitis causes pain because the opening of the appendix is blocked, causing pressure inside the appendix that first causes mid-abdominal pain. A... Read More
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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
IBS or infection: Chronic diarrhea for 2 years should be evaluated by your physician. A stool culture for abnormal bacteria and for eggs and parasites is standard. If t... Read More
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics 17 years experience
Appendicitis: Always possible, but would expect worsening abdominal pain and symptoms after a week of this already. Lots of stomach bugs going around right now, bu... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
It's possible.: Although one doesn't usually get diarrhea with appendicitis, any young person who develops right lower quadrant pain and has fevers should be evaluate... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
Not likely: Appendicitis from what you describe. Make an appointment to see a doctor for an evaluation.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
It could be: Appendicits, but it sounds more like gastroenteritis. Only a careful exam by a doctor can distinguish the difference. Get to ed or your doctor asap.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Get it checked: Acute appendicitis will cause pain in right lower abdomen, usually associated with nausea/vomiting.No bm, loss of appetite and may or may not have fev... Read More

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