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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 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

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
27 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: It is possible to have chronic appendicitis but fairly uncommon.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
No: It might help distinguish it from a tricky kidney / bladder infection.
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
NO: A urine test, except to rule out urinary tract infection, will not have any indication for or against appendicitis.
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Knedler
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Not expected: I would not expect elevations in liver enzymes from chronic appendicitis. I would think liver insult from viruses or medications/alcohol. (tylenol (a ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Wolf
20 years experience General Surgery
Chronic appendicitis: Chronic appendicitis is a very rare condition. Other etiologies for pain in the similar area can be due to small hernias or other internal problems th ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Vinocur
48 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 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Rimmer
39 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
56 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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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Inflammation: The obstruction may be complete and get infected, causing more inflammation, swelling, lymphadenitis and even perforation and peritonitis.
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