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Appendicitis Rebound Abdominal Tenderness
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
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
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
Call: Probably nothing but please call your doctor this week - just to be sure. ...Read more
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
Could what i thought was upper right abdominal tenderness really be by lungs or ribs? What causes tenderness in that area?
Normal to have abdominal tenderness still after being off meds? Belly gut all upset. After c diff. How long till things get better. Thank you
What could cause upper right side abdominal tenderness and upper intestinal gas 4 months after gallbladder removal?
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
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