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what is a hot appendix?

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Dr. Heather Curry
29 years experience Radiation Oncology
Appendicitis: 'hot appendix' refers to appendicitis, an inflammation of the appendix. Classic signs include a pain that starts around the belly button and moves to the right lower part of the abdomen, vomiting and a low grade fever. The 'hot' refers to the triad of signs of inflammation; in latin: 'rubor' (redness), 'dolor' (pain), 'calor'(heat).
Answered on Oct 31, 2013

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No: See your doctor. Rupture of the appendix can lead to peritonitis. Serious abdominal infection that requires urgent surgery.
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No: Think you need to go to an emergency room for examination.
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See a doctor: I recommend seeing a doctor so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms.
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Apendicitis: There are other conditions that can mimic appendicitis. One condition is mesenteric adenitis, where lymph glands swell in the abdomen or as one of my ... Read More

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