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do you know if you are having an Appendix attack

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: Appendicitis is a progressive infection that gradually gets worse over 24-48 hours resulting in nausea and increasing right lower abdominal pain. Some ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: There is no familial association with appendicitis.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Surgical Emergency: Acute Appendicitis is a surgical emergency and is never left to heal by itself as it can be dangerous not to operate after the diagnosis is establishe ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
WELL,...: That is a discussion to be made between you and the surgeon. Once you had an appendicitis attack and "lived" to tell about it, there is always the cha ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
No sense worrying...: ...about a possibility! Recommend examination if for no other reason than your reassurance. By the way, what you describe is unlikely an acute appen ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Barth
8 years experience General Practice
Right Lower Quad: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis(that bone that stick ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Most commonly: The discomfort starts in the area around the belly button, and then localizes to the right lower quadtrant.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
In almost all: Cases, in the right lower quadrant of abdomen. However, the tip of it can lie in the pelvis, behind the cecum in the retrocecal position, right upper ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Ruptured?: Not only inflamed, but burst. A big deal. Pus and poop spread into abdomen and pelvis, perhaps with local pus pocket (abscess). Generally sicker patie ... Read More
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