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A 35-year-old member asked:

how do i know if i have chronic appendicitis ?

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Dr. Jeffrey Widmeyer
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consistent with chronic appendicitis. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis would be helpful. Ultimately, surgery might be necessary to make a definitive diagnosis.

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A 18-year-old male asked:

Does chronic appendicitis exist?

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Dr. Charles Vinocur
Pediatric Surgery 48 years experience
Controversial: There are people who have point tenderness at the location of the appendix but without fever, signs of infection. They may have obstruction of the appendix and have 'pressure' in it. If other issues are disproven, removal may solve the issue.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
I look at surgical specimen all day every day and I can tell you I see appendices with significant chronic inflammation often. This can be due to an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's or be incidental. I believe chronic appendicitis exists.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

What can I do about possible chronic appendicitis?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Term no longer used: Even though possible , if the pain and symptoms are proved to be only from appendix , get it out , but need proof that is the cause..
A 47-year-old member asked:

What should I do about potential chronic appendicitis?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Appendectomy: Chronic Appendicitis believed by some is a condition in which patients feel recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain in right lower abdomen.nausea/vomiting and fever.the symptoms may be daily or once in a while if a diagnosis of chronic appendicitis is made the best treatment is removal of appendix surgically to prevent potential complications like acute appendicitis,rupture,peritinitis and sepsis
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A 24-year-old female asked:

Why do some doctors believe I Grumbling / chronic appendicitis, and others don't?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 56 years experience
Change of concept: Current thinking you have acute appendicitis or don't have one. Due to good diagnostic tools it is rarely missed , some even advocating treat with antibiotics with out surgery if the lumen is not obstructed with faecolith ( stone like stool blocking the lumen ) .

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