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how do i know if i have appendicitis or not?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
The only way: To know for sure is by exam by a doctor. Sometimes it is necessary to get ct scan to be sure. Get to ed now.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

How will I know if I have appendicitis?

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Dr. Omega Edwards
Infectious Disease 19 years experience
Varies: Appendicitis may present in various ways. Common symptoms include a nagging pain in the lower abdomen, nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite and a sense that "somthing is not right". An inflammed appendix may often be asymptomatic. Tip: if you think something bad is happening in your abdomen, don't wait until friday at 3:12 am to see a doctor.
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How do I know if appendicitis?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
See your doctor: It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis. Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Appendicitis or something else, how do I know?

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Dr. Charles Breaux
Pediatric Surgery 39 years experience
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx.
A 39-year-old member asked:

How to know if i've got appendicitis ?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 64 years experience
Rebound pain: Appendicitis begins in the lining of the appendix and has the associated pain referred to the unbilicus. One has a feeling of nauseau with the pain slowly shifing from the unbilicus to the right lower quad. When pressure is exerted there and suddenly release this is the rebound tenderness seen with appendicitis. At WBC should be performed and possibly an abdominal x ray for an appendicolith.
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A 26-year-old male asked:

How do you know if your at risk of getting appendicitis?

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Dr. Daniel Popowich
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If you have one...: 10% of the population will get appendicitis during their life time. There are no know preventative measures. So if you have an appendix you are at risk. Symptoms are of umbilical then RLQ pain, fever, lack of appetite, someone's nausea and vomiting. If you have these, go in to be checked out.

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