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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Breaux
38 years experience in Pediatric Surgery
Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shaban Faruqui
Specializes in Gastroenterology
Er visit , if Suspec: A blockage in the lining of the appendix that results in infection is the likely cause of appendicitis. The bacteria multiply rapidly, causing the app ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience in Urology
Here are some....: Appendix is a 5-/10-cm blind-ended bowel, which could become infected if its outlet to cecum is blocked and appendicitis ensues. In a sense, if the ou ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Dorsey
35 years experience in Wound care
No: The cause of appendicitis is obstruction of the lumen to the appendix.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: Gastritis is a phenomenon of hellicobactor unless caused by agents such as alcohol. Gastritis for the most part remains a problem in the stomach whic ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
No, I have: Never heard of a patient whose colonic diverticultis caused pancreatitis. In a rare cases, duodenal diverticula can cause pancreatitis, but this is r ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in 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
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Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
No: It doesn't
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Obstruction: Obstruction in the lumen of appendix by faecolith , inflammation or even small warms will cause appendicitis , colonic spasm is a unlikely cause.
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nadine Halliburton-foster
19 years experience in 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 in 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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Food: If you are experiencing nausea - it might push you over the edge with vomiting. Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your nav ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lester Thompson
32 years experience in Pathology
Not usually: However, urine infections can travel up from the bladder to involve the kidney (pyleonephritis), which can infect and inflame the kidney tissue. This ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Melissa Yates
17 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Depends on location: Abdominal adhesions that are down in the pelvis can interfere with the function of the ovaries and fallopian tubes and can potentially cause infertili ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
28 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Possible: Endometriosis may be the cause of flank pain, but there are other reasons to consider as well. If pain is worse during menses makes endometriosis more ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
30 years experience in Internal Medicine
R/O APPENDICITIS : Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ABDOMINAL/PELVIC US. TH ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Pus Happens: Abscesses are often associated with appendicitis, especially after perforation. They may manifest itself with the initial episode or (even) weeks afte ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
I don't know if it: Absolutely always causes rebound pain - but it is a classic finding.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Katz
27 years experience in 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: These are completely unrelated conditions.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carson Liu
33 years experience in General Surgery
Appendicitis & back: spme patients can have back pain with appendicitis, especially when the appendix lies behind the Cecum (beginning of colon). Irritation of Psoas muscl ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience in Nuclear Medicine
Probably not: Appendix usually not related to pancreatitis. Gallstones are common cause of pancreatitis with blockage of bile duct, stopping pancreatic enzymes fr ... Read More

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