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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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Why is vomiting a common symptom of appendicitis?

Why is vomiting a common symptom of appendicitis?

Inflammation: Appendicitis is caused by infection and inflammation of the appendix in the abdomen. This inflammatory process irritates the abdomen, including the stomach. It also releases multiple proteins and enzymes in the blood that can be nauseating and therefore cause vomiting. ...Read more

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Why is vomiting a natural symptom of appendicitis?

Why is vomiting a natural symptom of appendicitis?

Great question: It has to do with the way we perceive pain from our intestinal tract. Our skin senses pain in a very precise way to help us avoid hazards. The intestines send pain signals in a different way to the brain and in severe cases can cause the nausea and vomiting you described. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have appendicitis without pain, fever or vomitting?

Is it possible to have appendicitis without pain, fever or vomitting?

Not likely: Maybe early on symptoms can be vague mid abdominal discomfort. Appendicitis is an internal infection that progresses to worsening abdominal pains with nausea. Generally the pains continue to get worse and the infection spreads until it is properly treated. A person could die from progressive infection & sepsis if appendicitis goes untreated. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis always cause vomiting and if I dont have the rebound effect does that mean im in the clear?

Does appendicitis always cause vomiting and if I dont have the rebound effect does that mean im in the clear?

No and NO: You need not have vomiting to have Appendicitis, and appendicitis is a serious condition that needs to be worked up with more testing than just a check of rebound tenderness. For example a retro-cecal appendix may not cause rebound tenderness in the frontal abdomen, but other diagnostic clues/symptoms may be present. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an appendicitis attack w/out the vomiting or fever?

Could you ever have an appendicitis attack w/out the vomiting or fever?

Yes, appendicitis: Can manifest in many ways, and sometimes referred to as a "protean" disease. Sometimes it is difficult for doctors to tell for sure, even with modern imaging modalities. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis always cause nausea and vomiting?

Can appendicitis always cause nausea and vomiting?

No: Appendicitis can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite. Nausea, vomiting & fever are possible. The pain usually moves toward the right lower quadrant of abdomen. Bouncing or jolting will often make the pain worse. Appendicitis can have varying presentations. If you have severe abdominal pain it is best to go to er. ...Read more

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I've got a little fever but no vomiting or any other signs of appendicitis could it still be it or something else?

Gastroenteritis?: Fever in the absence of any gastrointestinal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain) would make acute appendicitis unlikely. Viral infections, gastroenteritis, gall bladder problems, and upper respiratory tract infections can also cause fever. I would check with your doctor if symtoms persist. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more