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diarhea after appendicitis

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irina Kovatch
14 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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Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
39 years experience General Surgery
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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A male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 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 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
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. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Stool culture: Get culture and see your doctor.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: Appendicitis from what you describe. Make an appointment to see a doctor for an evaluation.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not necessarily: But needs to be seen, please go to his doctor or to ER
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be: Get evaluated to rule acute abdomen if you have rebound tenderness
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allen Kamrava
15 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Call doctor ASAP: Laura - you may have a secondary infection called c. Diff, which commonly presents as your describing. Call your doctor immediately or just go straigh ... Read More
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A 9-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
17 years experience Pediatrics
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 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Live your life: Appendicitis happens episodically, with no real predisposing lifestyle or way to avoid it. If you have a fixation on this or any other health issues y ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Appendicitis : Appendicitis is the inflammation of the appendix - a small, finger-like protrusion from the colon. It is considered a surgical emergency. The sympto ... Read More
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