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How do I prevent appendicitis?

How do I prevent appendicitis?

Unknown.: As we don't really understand what causes appendicitis, we have no way to prevent it. Like many acute illnesses, the sooner we diagnose it, the better people do. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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Can there be anything that can prevent appendicitis?

No: The cause of appendicitis is unknown & I know of nothing one can do to prevent it from happening. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can eat more to prevent appendicitis?

Is there anything I can eat more to prevent appendicitis?

Unfortunately not...: Unfortunately not. There are no randomized, prospective studies to suggest that any particular foods can cause or prevent appendicitis. The best thing to do is visit your closest ER should you have sharp, right lower quadrant abdominal pain with fever/chills or nausea/vomiting. ...Read more

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If appendicitis is so common why is there no known way to prevent it?

If appendicitis is so common why is there no known way to prevent it?

Appendicitis: That something is common and problematic does not make it any more preventable. There have been considerable efforts in the past and currently to try to prevent appendicitis. Presently nothing is completely effective. Maintaining optimal health for now is your best bet. ...Read more

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Are there ways to prevent appendicitis before it happens? In terms of food etc

Are there ways to prevent appendicitis before it happens? In terms of food etc

No: Having an appendix puts anyone at risk of appendicitis. It does not appear to be related to certain foods. It is more common in males and at around the age of 10-11 years so there is likely a relationship with growth and underlying anatomy as it does concentrate in families. There are underlying diseases that make appendicitis more likely. As far as I know nothing will prevent it from occurring. ...Read more

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I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and I under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally? ...must I under go a c-section?

I had an appendicitis back in 2013 and I under went suggery can this prevent me from giving birth naturally? ...must I under go a c-section?

No: Not at all; previous surgery does not put you at risk for any complications during childbirth and does not make you higher risk for a C-section ...Read more

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How to prevent apendicitis?

Unknown: I know of no way to prevent appendicitis. Otherwise, I would not have had mine removed at age 40! ...Read more

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Symptoms of appendicitis.

Symptoms of appendicitis.

Ok: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on the location intra abdominal. Or retroperitoneal.
May start central and gradually move to rlq.

Anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...Read more

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What is reactive appendicitis?

What is reactive appendicitis?

From surroundings: When the infection is not from with in the appendix is from surrounding tissues like pelvic infection etc then called reactive appendicitis and not a true appendicitis. ...Read more

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How is appendicitis treated now?

How is appendicitis treated now?

Surgical Removal: There is a growing body of literatures that supports medical (antibiotic) treatment for appendicitis. This literature is mainly from europe, and is a reflection of their particular medical system. The issue is that appendicitis is definitively treated by surgical intervention (appendectomy) with minimal risk. However, some cases of appendicitis can be cured by antibiotics with a failure rate. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of appendicitis?

Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain that starts in the center of your abdomen and moves down to your right lower quadrant is "classic" for appendicitis. Unfortunately, appendicitis rarely presents classically. Sometimes it is accompanied with a fever and nausea, but not always. You have to have abdominal pain to have appendicitis. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Appendix pains more: Appendicitis pain should increase over 24-48 hours if that is the source of pain. Appendicitis occurs when blockage of the appendiceal lumen occurs. As the mucus and IgA are secreted from the appendix is blocked you feel the pain. If the blockage remains the pain worsens. Stool usually blocks it. See your doctor and they will help you. We dedicated our lives to help so call. Be well. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Some doctors believe: That chronic or relapsing appendicitis exists in a small percentage of patients, but it is almost always an acute problem. If you have appendicitis-like pain that comes and goes, then it could be caused by other conditions such as crohn's ileitis, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, or even cancer, so have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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What is the cause of appendicitis?

What is the cause of appendicitis?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have appendicitis?

Sxs: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. You likely don’t feel like eating if you have appendicitis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have appendicitis?

How to know if I have appendicitis?

Appendicitis usually: Causes pain in the upper abdomen and then moves to the right lower quadrant. You will usually lose your appetite, and you may have a fever. If you experience symptoms such as this, please see your doctor for immediate evaluation. They may order an ultrasound or CT scan to see if your appendix is inflamed. ...Read more

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How exactly does appendicitis occur?

How exactly does appendicitis occur?

Variable: The appendix is an appendage of the intestine. The most common cause is obstruction. This can occur secondary to a fecalith (hard pellet of stool) of swelling of the lymphoid tissue that lines the appendix. This makes appendicitis more common in children prone to constipation or gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is appendicitis?

What sort of problem is appendicitis?

Acute inflammation: The appendix is a worm-shaped part of the intestine that is very prone to obstruction, leading to acute inflammation that can progress to perforation if left untreated. While different theories exist, we really don't know why this occurs, but it has remained very common, occurring in app. 10% of the population. Ct scanning has led to the removal of fewer normal appendices based on suspicion. ...Read more

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How to tell if you have appendicitis?

How to tell if you have appendicitis?

Difficult: To tell sometimes, because appendicitis symptoms are varied. Usually, nausea and vomiting precedes pain in appendicitis, whereas if it is pain of musculoskeletal origin, it is the other way around. The only way to know for certain is with a ct scan, . And even they can't tell. You should go to er if you have right lower quadrant abd pain with nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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What makes your appendicitis go bad?

What makes your appendicitis go bad?

Obstruction: Obstruction of lumen o appendix due to infection, fecolith or stone like hard stool, or worms etc will cause appendicitis. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis?

Need doctor to check: Lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain worsens over time, with fever coming on). Other possible causes of pain include... if one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side. Having gas may or may not be related to such discomfort (lactose intolerance causes gas). A hernia, etc., can cause pain. ...Read more

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What does appendicitis pain feel like?

Right lower quadrant: Classic pain is sharp, stabbing pain in right lower quadrant pain with rebound tenderness which means if you press down and let go really fast that it hurts when you let go. Atypical appendicitis can be milder pain and diahrea. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis.

Fever, abd pain, no: Fever, low grade temp, lack of appetite. Pain gets worse in right lower quadrant and worse when sudden movement, and vomiting. ...Read more

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What does having appendicitis feel like?

Right lower abd pain: Most people with appendicitis have pain that starts near the belly button, then moves to the right lower abdomen. It can feel crampy or constant. Many people lose their appetite; some are nauseous. Fever may or may not be present. If the inflamed appendix is near the bladder, there may be urinary symptoms. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have appendicitis?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea & vomiting, & lack of appetite. On exam, there will be tenderness in the rlq. If the appendix has ruptured, pain & tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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How would I know if I have appendicitis?

RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT: The classic presentation of appendicitis is a vague discomfort that starts about the navel, which then locates into the right lower quadrant over 10-16 hrs. Nausea, loss of appetite, and fever are also associated. Diarrhea is usually not associated with appendicitis. A good exam, white cell count, and, sometimes, cat scan help make the diagnosis. Surgery is then needed. Good luck. ...Read more