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Blood in belly: Believe it or not, many of us menstruate our blood not only out our vagina, but also out our fallopian tube to inside our belly. That can give us heaviness, discomfort, pain, nausea, bloating, constipation, or other pelvic discomfort that may peak several days after your period. Other possibilities could include changes in gut motility from hormonal changes, or even irritation of the appendix! ...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
5 days appendicitis type symptoms. Normal US and Lab Tests. Mild infection on urine analysis. Ureter infection suggested by Dr. But normal WBC?
Can McBurney's point be painful in anything else than appendicitis? Negative Labs and US. 5 days appendix type pain. No rebound pain.
McBurney's point...: ...is situated over the right side of the abdomen one-third of the distance from the anterior superior iliac spine to the navel. This point roughly corresponds to the most common location of the base of the appendix. There are variations in location of the appendix, & many other causes of right lower quadrant pain--please see my other HealthTap answers on the subject. ...Read more
Corpus luteum: The most common would be the corpus luteum cyst, that which can develop in an ovary after egg delivery. However, any cyst which ruptures into the abdominal cavity can cause irritation of the pelvis and right lower quadrant, and is in the differential diagnosis of rlq pain in a female. Good luck. ...Read more
Does "chronic" appendicitis actually exist? And would it be seen on ultrasound. Appendix type pain 5 days. Normal WBC AND US.
The existence of: "chronic appendicitis" is controversial. Ultrasound is very good at evaluating the appendix if the appendix can be definitively located. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to visualize the appendix in large or gassy patients, and the appendix also has variable anatomic locations, so ultrasound may be inconclusive. CT more reliably demonstrates the appendix. ...Read more