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What does ''sub-acute'' appendicitis means?

What does ''sub-acute'' appendicitis means?

Sub-acute Appendix: Usually, appendicitis is an acute event which develops suddenly and progresses rapidly. In subacute appendicitis, the onset is not as intense. Sub-acute appendicitis may actually get better on its own resulting in a chronic inflammation of the appendix. ...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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What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?

What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?

Infection: Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix. Most often surgery is recommended to remove the infected appendix before it bursts or causes serious internal infection (peritonitis). This needs to be treated urgently in an emergency room. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

RLQ Pain: Long list including diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis(gallbladder), ovarian cyst or twisted ovary, colon cancer, kidney stone, perforated ulcer, pancreatitis, bacterial infection and urinary tract infection to name a few. ...Read more

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What triggers acute appendicitis when someone already has chronic appendicitis?

What triggers acute appendicitis when someone already has chronic appendicitis?

Obstruction: If you have the diagnosis of chronic appendicitis you should have an appendectomy. The appendix has no function and can only lead to an acute issue. Acute appendicitis is caused by an obstruction usually secondary to a fecalith or an inflamed lymph node. Occasionally it can be infected secondary to a tumor. ...Read more

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I have been having symptoms of chronic appendicitis, and i was wondering, what would make it acute appendicitis?

Inflammation: The obstruction may be complete and get infected, causing more inflammation, swelling, lymphadenitis and even perforation and peritonitis. ...Read more

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I might have chronic appendicitis. What are some do's and don'ts? I don't want it to turn into acute appendicitis.

I might have chronic appendicitis. What are some do's and don'ts? I don't want it to turn into acute appendicitis.

Then get it out: The term chronic appendicitis , now rarely used , you have appendicitis or not , possible with out surgery, some may suffer for long time with out surgery, bursting is unlikely as adhesions will prevent. . If symptoms persists & ct shows removal is the best option. ...Read more

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After surgery pathology report came back. Said looked like partially treated acute appendicitis. Wat does that mean?

Patient is OK : The mainstay of therapy remains appendectomy. The details of the path report suggest that the pathologists see features possible consistent with the effect of antibiotics . There is no cause for alarm. ...Read more

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How will a patient with acute appendicitis feel when the appendix is ruptured?

Vaties: Generally after ruptured appendicitis a person gradually gets more severe abdominal pain, abdominal pain may get worse when trying to walk, nausea, vomiting, fevers, not wanting to eat, may get faster heart rate, etc. Each person is different. ...Read more

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Had appendix removed. Pathology report said acute appendicitis. Wats this mean? Surgery went well.

Had appendix removed. Pathology report said acute appendicitis. Wats this mean? Surgery went well.

Good : It means you have acute appendicitis that require surgery , glad all went well you never have to worry about anther attach ...Read more

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Pain in lower right abdomen,had it past 7 months it comes and goes, like a bloating feeling and hurts when I touch it. Acute Appendicitis ruled out. ?

Appendicitis unlikel: Acute appendicitis doesn't last 7 months. Although, if there was a perforation that sealed, there is very remote possibility of abscess formation. For chronic symptoms like this in a young woman, we would consider a GYN cause first, such ovarian cyst or torsion, chronic infection of the tubes or uterus. See your primary MD; an utlrasound might be a safe first step in the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as acute appendicitis? What r symptoms? I have no fever, occasional nausea, no rebound pain, near constant pain r side, 2 days.

Is there such a thing as acute appendicitis? What r symptoms? I have no fever, occasional nausea, no rebound pain, near constant pain r side, 2 days.

Yes acute appendicit: Pain, nausea, anorexia, fever, tenderness in right lower abdomen are the classic signs and symptoms. Retrocecal appendicitis may show little of these until late, often after rupture. You should get evaluated, by your primary, the er or a general surgeon with possible need for ct for persistent pain. ...Read more

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Hi,I had my laparoscopic appendicectomy after acute appendicitis with pelvic absces, today i have a frequent urination, is it normal? please

Hi,I had my laparoscopic appendicectomy after acute appendicitis with pelvic absces, today i have a frequent urination,  is it normal? please

Recurrent Abscess?: Abscesses can redevelop if inadequately drained during the initial procedure. If an abscess develops adjacent to the bladder, patients will frequently complain of dysuria (pain with urination), frequency or urgency with urination. Follow up with your surgeon. They may want to obtain a repeat CT scan ...Read more

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Had acute appendicitis w abscess, eventually surgery to remove appendix. Felt good, but 4 months after surgery have swollen pelvis/abdomen & achy why?

Nonspecific : These symptoms are not specific to anything wrong related to the appendectomy, nor do they sound specific to something dangerous. If it gets worse or continues, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad stomach pain, and feel sick after eating the doctor said I could have acute appendicitis?!

Yes, you could: Abdominal pain and lack of appetite are often presenting symptoms of appendicitis. You should go to the emergency room (accident ward) and get checked out or see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

Can fibroid shrinking cause acute pain, appendicitis symptoms ?

R/O APPENDICITIS : Appendicitis pain usually starts around the umbilicus then in a 24-48hr window settles in the RLQ. You need an EXAM/LABS. Also ANDOMINAL/PELVIC US. THIS WILL ALSO VISUALIZE FIBROIDS. IF SX WORSEN ACUTELY WORSEN SEEK ER EVLAIATION. ...Read more