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how do you know the difference between stomach pain vs appendix issues

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Dr. David Miller
10 years experience Family Medicine
Location and timing: Kinda like real estate, the issue with abdominal pain is location and timing. Stomach pain will tend to stay over your stomach while appendix pain can ... Read More
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Sometimes difficult: Pain from a sick appendix will typically end up localizing to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. There may be nausea, may be low grade fever an ... Read More
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Dr. Albert Pizzo
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain of appendicitis: This is not easy and unless you are a doctor you should not attempt to diagnosis stomach pain vs. Appendicitis. If you are having prolonged stomach p ... Read More

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Perhaps: 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "w ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
52 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Several things: One of common causes is inflammation in distal small bowel and right colon , enteritis. in female ovaries with cysts that rupture are not uncommon to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neelima Reddy
24 years experience Gastroenterology
Strained muscle : Bcos appendix would take you to the er. Cough can cause muscle strain.
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A female asked:
Dr. Moneil Patel
17 years experience General Practice
Possible: In children, abdominal pain with fever can also be a pneumonia, b/c pain is typically referred to the diaphragm. The appendix initially presents wit ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Earle
31 years experience General Surgery
Nonspecific: Lower abdominal pain is nonspecific, has many causes, and is usually not dangerous. If severe, or unrelenting, see your primary care provider for a mo ... Read More
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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Yes. Can see doctor.: Lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain can worsens over time, with fever coming on ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
May be normal: Thge prep may be highlighting the painful area by stimulating it from inside the gut. The colonoscopy should find the problem.
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kauffman
9 years experience Holistic Medicine
Depends on stomach: Where in stomach, where in abdomen, between belly button and rib cage, or below belly button, on right or left. Probably not gonna show in colonoscopy ... Read More
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