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Does appendicitis always cause fever

A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Not necessarily: If you have marked pain of RLQ of abdomen - get eval.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics 56 years experience
Appendicitis: Yes. A ct scan of the abdomen will confirm the appendicitis.
Dr. Amy Friedman
Transplant Surgery 39 years experience
Yes: Not every person develops exactly the same symptoms from a disease process. Although the typical symptoms include low grade fever, slight elevation o... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Erik Borncamp
Wound care 25 years experience
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
Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 53 years experience
Who knows?: Appendicitis can be life threatening. If your symptoms are of recent onset and include fever & abdominal right lower quadrant pain, then the safest ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Hospital-based practice 46 years experience
Not always: Fever may or may not be there mostly abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
General Surgery 39 years experience
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 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zoe Deol
Dr. Zoe Deolanswered
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
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Many causes: From pulmonary to residual intra-abdominal infection. Consult your surgeon
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
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
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Winters
Infectious Disease 35 years experience
Gastroenteritis?: Fever in the absence of any gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain) would make acute appendicitis unlikely. Viral infections, gas... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Neff
Specializes in General Surgery
Appendicitis: The typical patient with appendicitis will have dull constant pain in the right lower quadrant. The pain will get gradually worse over the next 12-24... Read More

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