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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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While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

Yes it is: Appendicitis is most common from the ages of around 6 or 7 to 21. You are correct, it is more common in kids. I have removed inflamed appendixes from a 10 month old and an 85 year old. It can happen any time. ...Read more

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At what age does appendecitis mostly occur ?

At what age does appendecitis mostly occur ?

10-30 years old: Appendicitis can occur at any age, though not usually in very young children. The most common age range for appendicitis is 10-30 years old. ...Read more

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What is the age of appendecitis and how do you know if you have it?Is it like unbearable pain or a little pain?

Appencitis: Although appendicitis can happen at any age 10 year old and 20 year old males are very common times to get an appy. The pain is usually not severe initially, but gets progressively worse to a degre that it is difficult to stand or walk. Most people with an appendicitis want to lie still. ...Read more

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What is appendicitis?

What is appendicitis?

Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix. ...Read more

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Who treats appendicitis?

General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7). ...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 causes appendicitis?

What causes appendicitis?

Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness. ...Read more

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Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Rt lower pain: The pain starts around the belly button and then settles in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen along with loss of appetite. Mild fever. ...Read more

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