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Kidney stone more painful when menstrating? My 15 year old daughter is diagnosed with this or start of appendicitis . Major abdominal pain .

Kidney stone more painful when menstrating? My 15 year old daughter is diagnosed with this or start of appendicitis .  Major abdominal  pain .

Further workup neede: Kidney stones not related to menstruation. Symptoms not c/w appendicitis. Possible ct needed depending on more extensive history and possible us evaluation. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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What other conditions can mimic appendicitis? 8 days abdominal pain low right back pain low appetite constant nausea feel full all time lost 8 lbs

What other conditions can mimic appendicitis? 8 days abdominal pain low right back pain low appetite constant nausea feel full all time lost 8 lbs

RLQ pain: Kidney infection, stones, ovarian problems, other bowel issues, musculoskeletal pain. What you describe is potentially very severe and needs a thoughtful thorough evaluation soon. Go and see your family doctor. If cannot get in quickly go to an ER. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis occur without severe lower abdomen pain...?

Can appendicitis occur without severe lower abdomen pain...?

Less common: Can be occult and perforate and cause abscess and be later pain and problems. Rare to heal itself. Usual, with pain, localizing, and need removal. ...Read more

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I think i might have apendicities, can the pain come and go. I felt dizzy and the need to vomit. I had abdominal pain but it only lasted 20 minutes.?

Could be: But appendicitis may cause umbilical pain initially then move to right lower abdomen. Sometimes the pain may go away briefly but when it returns it is much more severe. Don't delay if the pain perists. Recovery after surgery from appendicitis is more difficult if the appendix ruptures or perforates. ...Read more

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Is it easy mixing up lady's abdomen pain with appendicitis?

Is it easy mixing up lady's abdomen pain with appendicitis?

It can be.: The appendix is found in the right lower abdomen; some people have the tip of the appendix very close to the right ovary. Therefore, in the era prior to ct scans and ultrasounds, it was very difficult to differentiate diseases of the tubes and ovary (ruptured cyst, pelvic inflammatory disease) from appendicitis. Even now, these tests are not perfect, sometimes requiring exploratory surgery. ...Read more

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Is it easy mixing up abdomen pain from appendicitis with ovarian cyst?

Not to a MD: A skilled md can differentiate the ovarian cyst vs.Appendicitis symptoms and pain through history, physical exam and ancillary testing if necessary. So, see a md for the pain rather than try to "guess". ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain radiating into pelvic area on right. Appendicitis?

Lower abdomen pain radiating into pelvic area on right. Appendicitis?

Maybe: Usually a progressively worsening pain over 24 to 48 hours, associated with nausea and sometimes vomiting and fever. Would need to have a doctor examination as there is not enough information above to give a better answer. ...Read more

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If you just have a lower abdominal pain(lower left quadrant) and no other symtoms does that mean you may have appedicitis?

Unlikely : Abdominal pain and the associated possibilities of diagnoses are endless. It is important to talk to a doctor to obtain a detailed history, a thorough exam, and tests that can confirm or rule out what we suspect you may have. Without this, we can only take an educated guess based on what's common. You may have ovarian cysts, pelvic infection, diverticulitis, hernia, but appendicitis is unlikely. ...Read more

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I had lowar lumbar pnuemonia for a month then ate a undercooked burger abdominal pain and apendicitis then Crohn's diagnosis was i misdiagnosed.

I had lowar lumbar  pnuemonia for a month then ate a undercooked burger abdominal pain and apendicitis then Crohn's diagnosis was i misdiagnosed.

Not likely: Your case sounds complicated. Appendicitis can occur in any clinical situation and is treatable, curable and occasionally has serious complications. Crohn's is not curable, frequently has serious complications, and your health care team will be very happy if you don't have it. As doctors we search for the diagnosis that explains the clinical situation, we are not always correct. Be well. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

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


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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more