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does appendicitis always cause fever

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not necessarily: If you have marked pain of RLQ of abdomen - get eval.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Appendicitis: Yes. A ct scan of the abdomen will confirm the appendicitis.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
24 years experience Wound care
Appendix pain?: Inflammation of the appendix has a pretty clear set of symptoms and usually progresses rapidly. In acute appendicitis, the pain begins as stomach ach ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
45 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not always: Fever may or may not be there mostly abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not likely: Maybe early on symptoms can be vague mid abdominal discomfort. Appendicitis is an internal infection that progresses to worsening abdominal pains with ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zoe Deol
Dr. Zoe Deol answered
Specializes in General Surgery
No: Fever is not always present in appendicitis. Symptoms typically start with generalized abdominal discomfort, constipation, and pain around the belly ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
You don not have: To have a fever to have appendicitis so get off your computer and go to the er.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Many causes: From pulmonary to residual intra-abdominal infection. Consult your surgeon
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, appendicitis: Can manifest in many ways, and sometimes referred to as a "protean" disease. Sometimes it is difficult for doctors to tell for sure, even with modern ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Winters
34 years experience Infectious Disease
Gastroenteritis?: Fever in the absence of any gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain) would make acute appendicitis unlikely. Viral infections, gas ... Read More
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