A 60-year-old female asked:
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woke up at 3 this morning with explosive watery diarrhea. have gone 12 times in 11 hours. intense abd cramps. no t. no n/v. virus? appendix? food p?

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Dr. Alexander Blinski
15 years experience Family Medicine
In general: In general appendicitis usually does not have diarrhea (although I have seen it before) and has intense abd pain typically in the right lower abdomen. Sounds like virus to me as that is most common. It is important to stay very hydrated and if you are nauseated to get anti nausea medications and be evaluated. There are other poss diagnosis like diverticulitis (but usual has temp left side pain)
Answered on Dec 25, 2015
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Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Ac gastroenteritis: Seems like food related acure gasterenteritis. Please hydrate and supplement electrolytes.
Answered on Dec 25, 2015
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