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how can you tell if your appendix is inflamed

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Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Pain fever: Typically pain in the right lower abdomen associated with tenderness. Fever is noted in most (but not all patients). Many patients lose their appeti ... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Para
29 years experience General Surgery
Physical exam: Peritonitis is inflammation of the peritoneum or lining of the abdominal cavity. It develops secondary to an infectious process somewhere else (usual ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Severe pain: 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Varying presentation: May start with mild pain around the belly button which worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly feve ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Classic symptoms: are acute onset of nausea/vomiting and mid abdominal pain of acute onset that later travels to right lower quadrant. Sometimes it can be confused wit ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Appendicitis: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Inflammed appendix: 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 13-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Normal: I presume that the character of the appendix was found on ultrasound or ct abdominal examination. Baseline diameter of appendix is about 5-6mm. Howev ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Variable: May start with mild pain around the belly button which worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly feve ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
You will know: If you have no problem no need to take it out , when you have appendicitis , you will know and the surgeon will tell you ' you need your appendix o ... Read More

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