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Appendicitis Pain In Pit Of Stomach
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
See your doctor: Appendicitis starts with a vague abdominal pain and may be associated with nausea and vomiting. Appendicitis does not get better on its own -- usually it will get worse and the pain will start to localize often to the right lower portion of the abdomen. But don't be fooled -- sometimes a sick appendix ruptures giving temporary relief. This is still an emergency! better to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more
Other symptoms?: Depends on age, duration , any chances of injury with bleeding inside muscles, fat causing swelling there, early sex as in males testicular problems can cause swelling from inflammed lymphnodes in addition to appendcitis, skin conditions like abscess, epidermal cyst, inflammatory bowel dz from ulc. Colitsi&, crohn's, inflammed cecum called typhylitis from infections-eneritis and colitis, hernias , tumor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Early - not necessar: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to get to er. ...Read more
Today I started getting pains in my lower right stomach, I don't know if it's appendicitis or not.
Can't tell : Nobody can tell if it is appendicitis or not based on that alone. Certainly it is possible . There are other questions you need to ask yourself that will help you and your doctor decide what it can be . Is the pain constant ? Fever? Nausea/vomiting? Changes in appetite? Pain with urination Vaginal discharge ? Does it go anywhere else? Your concern is valid but there are multiple things it can be. ...Read more
I have a dull pain on the right side of my abdomen. How can I be sure that this is not appendicitis?
See a doctor: Appendicitis is an acute illness: once it begins it leads to severe, constant, progressively-worsening right lower abdominal pain, typically within 1-2 days; left untreated, rupture usually occurs. With very, very rare exception, it is not a source of chronic pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long is it supposed to it take for appendicitis pain to move to the bottom right side of your stomach?
When having appendicitis, is it normal to have pain on both sides of by abdomen, right above my waist in the front?
Yes: Acute appendicitis usually starts with pain/discomfort around the belly button. So yes, both sides in front and just at waist. Typically within 12 to 24 hours the pain settles into the right lower abdomen and intensifies to the point you want/need to come in. At the er, the docs make the diagnosis by exam, labs, imaging. The treatment is surgical removal of the appendix. ...Read more
I've been pressing on my abdomen a lot lately to check for appendicitis pain. Can pressing too much / too hard damage anything?
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