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What can leave abdominal tenderness besides appendicitis ? What other conditions ?

What can leave abdominal tenderness besides appendicitis ? What other conditions ?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of abdominal discomfort, most are benign, such as gastroenteritis, colic or gastritis. On occasion this can be due to other reasons such as stones, kidney or gallstones; or from inflammation, such as pancreatitis. Infections such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, urinary tract infections can occur. Gynecologic reasons can give pain, rarely malignant masses can cause pain. ...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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I have had abdominal tenderness for 5 months, is this appendicitis?

I have had abdominal tenderness for 5 months, is this appendicitis?

Probably not: Hardly anyone believes in chronic appendicitis. But the culmination of an inflamed appendix may be deferred by use of antibiotics. Typically appendicitis gets a head start in 24-36 hours, and won't linger for weeks let alone months. ...Read more

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I'm having some abdominal tenderness on my upper left side I feel a small ball or lump as well. ?

I'm having some abdominal tenderness on my upper left side I feel a small ball or lump as well. ?

Abdomina pain: you need to be seen by a physician to do abdominal exam to ascertain the cause of pain. depending on the exam one can plan further test ...Read more

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I have experienced left side abdominal tenderness where pain is more pronounced with moving or changing position. This started two days ago?

I have experienced left side abdominal tenderness where pain is more pronounced with moving or changing position.   This started two days ago?

When to get checked: Abdominal pain lasting more than 4 hours should be evaluated. If you are without fever, vomiting then okay to get into your primary. Your left colon could be the cause, diverticulitis, colitis, spasms, abscess are all possibilities. Imaging, colonoscopy and/or antibiotics may be ordered. If you have fever or vomiting get into the er. ...Read more

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I have chronic prostatitis, wanted to know can it cause lower abdominal tenderness after urination?

I have chronic  prostatitis, wanted to know can it cause  lower abdominal tenderness after urination?

Urology consult: 36 year old gentleman with a history of chronic prostatitis with a complaint of lower abdominal tenderness after urination. While your symptoms may be related to prostatitis you also may have cystitis, a urinary tract infection that has caused infection in your bladder. Do you have burning with urination? Hesitancy or urgency? History of stones? Instrumentation? Please consult Urology asap. ...Read more

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Could what i thought was upper right abdominal tenderness really be by lungs or ribs? What causes tenderness in that area?

Could what i thought was upper right abdominal tenderness really be by lungs or ribs? What causes tenderness in that area?

possibly: Causes of pain in the RUQ of abd 1) gallbladder, esp. If tender 2) stomach or duodenal ulcer 3) ribs, esp. If tenderness is truly on the ribs instead of abd. 4) lungs probably would not be associated with tenderness, but more likely respiration. ...Read more

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What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?

Retained duct stone: Go back 2r surgeon & have it re-evaluated. If the ssx r close 2 what u had b4 u may have a retained common duct stone. ...Read more

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Is it urgent to see a doctor for abdominal tenderness on my upper right side? Discomfort inc. after eating. My last stool was light green. Flu 1 wk ag

Is it urgent to see a doctor for abdominal tenderness on my upper right side? Discomfort inc. after eating. My last stool was light green. Flu 1 wk ag

Gallstones: It sounds like you are having a problem with your gallbladder. If the pain worsens, you should be evaluated for gallstones and initiate treatment if required. ...Read more

Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Tender Abdomen (Definition)

A tender abdomen is a belly that is painful ...Read more