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Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more
What to do if I have acute appendicitis that is just making my life worse. Can it be treated with drug medications?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having symptoms of chronic appendicitis, and i was wondering, what would make it 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After surgery pathology report came back. Said looked like partially treated acute appendicitis. Wat does that mean?
My brother is 40 years old and he has been diagnosed with Sub-acute appendicitis. Could you please help with best treatment?
Laproscopic appendec: If in doubt cut it out.Get a more detailed answer ›
I had an appendectomy and under final diagnosis it says acute appendicitis and periappendicitis. What is periappendicitis?
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