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chronic appendicitis in children

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
47 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Controversial: There are people who have point tenderness at the location of the appendix but without fever, signs of infection. They may have obstruction of the ap ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consiste ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Chronic only : Means that it is not "acute". So yes, pain can come and go. But most doctors don't believe that this entity exists, but "chronic" means repeated bou ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Term no longer used: Even though possible , if the pain and symptoms are proved to be only from appendix , get it out , but need proof that is the cause..
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is possible to have chronic appendicitis but fairly uncommon.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Appendectomy: Chronic Appendicitis believed by some is a condition in which patients feel recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain in right lower abdomen.nausea/vomit ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Both are: Acute and subacute require more immediate treatment whereas chronic appendicitis which is rare symptoms can go on for years.However,all three can be l ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
You: will not know. You need evaluation. Go to ER or urgent care center
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
38 years experience General Surgery
Not known: It is thought that inflammation in the wall of the appendix at its base near the cecum can cause obstruction to the appendix and overgrowth of bacteri ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Change of concept: Current thinking you have acute appendicitis or don't have one. Due to good diagnostic tools it is rarely missed , some even advocating treat with an ... Read More
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