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What could cause appendicitis type pain after period?

What could cause appendicitis type pain after period?

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

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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5 days appendicitis type symptoms. Normal US and Lab Tests. Mild infection on urine analysis. Ureter infection suggested by Dr. But normal WBC?

5 days appendicitis type symptoms. Normal US and Lab Tests. Mild infection on urine analysis. Ureter infection suggested by Dr. But normal WBC?

A WBC on Ur blood-: -does not always get elevated with a urinary infection, more important is the WBC in Ur urine under the microscope. Much more reliable. ...Read more

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Which types of excercise can I do after appendicitis surgery?

Which types of excercise can I do after appendicitis surgery?

Wait: Wait for 4-6 weeks after surgery, then can do normal exercises. But must ask your surgeon for their direction as to when you can do all normal exercises again. Once you are fully healed there are no activity restrictions. ...Read more

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Can McBurney's point be painful in anything else than appendicitis? Negative Labs and US. 5 days appendix type pain. No rebound pain.

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

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What type of CT scan is used for detecting appendicitis?

CT for appendicitis: CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis with oral and intravenous contrast. This is the standard for the imaging evaluation of appendicitis with excellent sensitivity and specificty. ...Read more

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What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

What type of ovarian cyst when ruptured can be mistaken with appendicitis?

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

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Does "chronic" appendicitis actually exist? And would it be seen on ultrasound. Appendix type pain 5 days. Normal WBC AND US.

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

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What is appendicitis?

What is appendicitis?

Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix. ...Read more

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