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What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

What are appendicitis symptoms in women over 40?

Right sided pain: No mater what age you are, you will have pain in right lower side of your belly. Fever chills nausea and vomiting may be present. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in women usually?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in women usually?

RLQ Pain(SAMEasMEN): The "classic" pt: vague abdominal pain that 'moves' to the right lower abdomen over ~24hrs, becoming constant, progressively worsening; decreased appetite, nausea, vomiting, fever. Studies have shown that only 50% of patients have classic symptoms, making the diagnosis somewhat challenging. Ct scans have been very helpful for diagnosis in equivocal cases, but the radiation exposure is not trivial. ...Read more

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I am a 27 year old, overweight female. I hae missed 3 cycles and I am displaying some pregnancy symptoms. Neg test but did blood. Am I pregnant?

I am a 27 year old, overweight female. I hae missed 3 cycles and I am displaying some pregnancy symptoms. Neg test but did blood. Am I pregnant?

Wait 4 blood result: Home pregnancy tests are quite good...But not 100%...Even blood test is not 100%.
So, wait for the result and go from there....If it is negative, your doc may do more test such as an ultrasound etc...
If it is positive...Congrats. ...Read more

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Overweight female. Lately I am having pain just under my left breast, upper rib ca when reclined? Ibs and GERD diagnosed ling before these symptoms?

Overweight female.  Lately I am having pain just under my left breast, upper rib ca when reclined? Ibs and GERD diagnosed ling before these symptoms?

?coronary disease: Your pain is probably musculoskeletal if obesity is your main concern. Remember that heart disease is still biggest killer of men and women. Get a heart check up. Maybe stress test ecg. Then if it is musculoskeletal than treat accordingly. February is heart awareness month but don't wait til then. ...Read more

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Common symptoms of appendicitis?

Common symptoms of appendicitis?

RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool, ) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs.Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

Can you tell me the symptoms of appendicitis?

The early: Symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton ; then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more

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What are specific symptoms of appendicitis in a guy?

What are specific symptoms of appendicitis in a guy?

RLQ pain, anorexia: Classic appendicitis symptoms are: pain that starts near the belly button and is crampy, and then moves to the right lower abdomen and becomes constant; and anorexia (not being hungry). Fever is common, and many have nausea. Most don't have vomiting or change in bowel habits. Symptoms can be atypical if the appendix is located somewhere other than the normal place (in the right lower abdomen). ...Read more

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What are the very specific symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the very specific symptoms of appendicitis?

Pain, anorexia: The classic description: crampy pain that starts at the umbilicus (belly button) and over a few hours moves to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen and becomes constant; anorexia, or not being hungry; tenderness on physical examination at mcburney's point (in the right lower quadrant). Of course, symptoms can vary in different individuals. ...Read more

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How to tell if these are symptoms common for appendicitis?

How to tell if these are symptoms common for appendicitis?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is RLQ tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or CT scan are increasingly used for Dx. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have appendicitis? What are the symptoms?

How can I tell if I have appendicitis? What are the symptoms?

See below: Appendicitis starts as a crampy pain near the umbilicus. After 6-24 hours it localizes to the right lower part of the abdomen and gets progressively worse. Many other conditions can mimick appendicitis. ...Read more

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I think I have appendicitis. What are common symptoms and causes of this?

I think I have appendicitis. What are common symptoms and causes of this?

Pain,Fever,Nausea: Usually appendicitis presents with nausea and/or vomiting, pain that typically starts around your belly button and moves to the right lower quadrant, fever, and loss of appetite. However, there are atypical signs and symptoms in which the appendix is retrocecal. ...Read more

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Ovary or unusual symptoms of appendicitis?

Ovary or unusual symptoms of appendicitis?

Unclear question: Disorders of the appendix and ovary can have overlapping symptoms. If you suspect either, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in babies?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in babies?

Unlikely: Appendicitis would be very unusual in an infant, but anything is possible. If your baby has belly pain, swelling, poor feeding, fever and/or vomiting, they need to be examined right away. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of appendicitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of appendicitis?

RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool, ) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs.Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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For how long is an appendix typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

For how long is an appendix typically sick before symptoms of appendicitis?

12 hour/appendicitis: Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. By 12 to 24 hours patients know something is wrong and get in to a health care facility. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! recovery is about a week. Usually one or two days in hospital. Often performed laprascopically. ...Read more

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Is there any other conditions in women that can be confused with appendicitis?

Is there any other conditions in women that can be confused with appendicitis?

Many: The appendix is located in the right-lower abdomen, often very close to the right ovary and fallopian tube. Any process that causes pain in this region can be confused with appendicitis, including a ruptured ovarian cyst, ovarian torsion, pelvic inflammatory disease, ectopic pregnancy, etc. By taking a history, examination, lab tests, +/- ct of the abdomen or ultrasound, we can often make the dx. ...Read more

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I have symptoms of minor appendicitis. Would it be safe to put a hot towel against my appendix?

Yes: Appendicitis is an emergency. It would need to be removed right away to prevent the infection from spreading - symptoms start at abdominal pain, nausea and fever that gradually worsen over time. You may not be able to pass gas or have bowel movement because your intestines respond to the inflammation by shutting down. If you are having these symptoms, you need to consult at the er immediately. ...Read more

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I have minor pain near my appendix but no other symptoms of appendicitis. What could i have? Besides appendicitis?

A host of things: Crohns disease, yersinea infection of the stool or adnexal problems( tude and ovary-thewe are some who believe in chronic appendicitis, a laparoscopy is indicated. ...Read more

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My bf had and appendicitis and he thinks he might have an abcess. What are the symptoms? The consequences? What to do?

My bf had and appendicitis and he thinks he might have an abcess. What are the symptoms? The consequences? What to do?

See surgeon: Pain, fever. Chills.Nausea. An abscess will continue to grow till it ruptures and causes peritonitis which could lead to death. ...Read more

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I have no appendicitis symptoms except it does hurt when I press on or near my appendix its not excruciating Ive had this pain for 24 hours now?

I have no appendicitis symptoms except it does hurt when I press on or near my appendix its not excruciating Ive had this pain for 24 hours now?

Appendicitis?: If you have right lower quadrant pain which is worse when pressing on it, it could be appendicitis. Appendicitis doesn't always present classically, and pain thresholds among people vary greatly. A ruptured appendix can become life-threatening. If you have RLQ pain & tenderness you should seek contact your on-call physician or seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more

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I had right lower ab pain for two days, without any other symptoms and when I jumped up and down it didn't hurt. Did I have appendicitis and rupture?

Most likely Not...: 22y/o Female says I had Right lower ab pain for 2 days, without any other symptoms and when I jumped up and down it didn't hurt. Did I have appendicitis and rupture? Most likely Not. At age 22 and female could have been a sign of Ovulation from the R ovary w pain signaling Mittelschmerze (middle month Pain), some transient Digestive problems, or even Muscle spasm. But if symptoms recur see PCP ...Read more

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The past 2 days, I've had almost all symptoms of chronic appendicitis. I don't want to overreact. How do I know if it's chronic appendicitis for sure?

The past 2 days, I've had almost all symptoms of chronic appendicitis. I don't want to overreact. How do I know if it's chronic appendicitis for sure?

See a doctor: Chronic appendicitis is extremely rare. If you have been having symptoms for two days, that is not a long enough period to consider chronic. However, if you have had the same symptoms previously then it is possible that you have chronic appendicitis. If you symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Left untreated appendicitis can be life threatening. ...Read more

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I had right ab pain for 2 days and when I would walk it would hurt but not when I jumped up and down no other symptoms Appendicitis? Or something else

Could be: Pain in the right side could represent appendix inflammation.
There are other causes such as abdominal muscle involvement or issues in the GI tract.

Appendix rupture can be very dangerous, so if there is any question it should be evaluated promptly to ensure it either definitely is or is not involved. ...Read more

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What if appendicitis were to cause little to no symptoms and then you have it without knowing until it just kills you out of no where? Is it possible?

NO: Prior to death you would have signs of Sepsis, fever, chills and obtundation / delirium. It's the infection not the appendix that leads to death.
If you're concerned go to the ER for a CT Scan of the abdomin. ...Read more

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If my teenage daughter gets sharp pains in her side and has some symptoms of appendicitis, what is the danger? She is 15 and just recently got the sharp pains in her side. She can't stand because it hurts so bad.

Concerns: Young females may have periodic discomfort from ovaries, bleeding, mittleschmirtz?Sp as well as GI issues, from appendicitis, ileitis, meckel's diverticulum etc.
Needs real exam
full history- keep a log of time/ area/ other things going on. ...Read more

Dr. Lisa Saponaro
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Overweight (Definition)

Overweight = a body mass index (BMI) between ...Read more