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A 25-year-old male asked:

subacute appendicitis or chronic appendicitis which is more severe

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Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Both are: Acute and subacute require more immediate treatment whereas chronic appendicitis which is rare symptoms can go on for years.However,all three can be life threatening.

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A 53-year-old member asked:

How long do patients with appendicitis generally stay in the hospital?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Day(s): When performed laparoscopically, many people can go home in 1-2 days; if the appendix was ruptured, the hospital stay is often 3-4 days. When performed via the open technique, this length of stay is almost-doubled.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What does appendicitis pain feel like?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Severe pain: Appendicitis can sometimes be a tricky diagnosis due to the different symptoms in different people. However, the classic symptoms are of severe, progressively-worsening, sharp pain, well-localized to the right lower abdomen. This pain does not typically come-and-go. I had appendicitis over 30 years ago and can still remember the pain.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Are there any visible signs on the belly of appendicitis?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
No.: While there are no visible signs, there are common signs on physical examination. Many people have point tenderness in the right lower abdomen. This is often worsened by any motion such as walking, coughing, or pushing down on the opposite side of the abdomen. All of these are consistent with (localized) peritonitis.
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A 34-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for appendicitis to move from the belly to the right side?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 34 years experience
Less than 24 hrs: The 'classic' presentation of appendicitis is of cramping upper or mid abdominal pain which moves to the right lower abdomen, changing in character to a sharp, well-localized, progressively-worsening pain. This change in location and character of pain typically occurs 12-24 hours after the onset of symptoms. Keep in mind: not everyone has this initial pain.
A 26-year-old member asked:

What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 50 years experience
No connection: Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix. The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
I agree - no connection.
Mar 3, 2013

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