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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 don't have the rebound effect does that mean im in the clear?

Does appendicitis always cause vomiting and if I don't 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

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A friend has been vomiting a black substance and has terrible pains on her right side. Gall bladder or appendicitis?

A friend has been vomiting a black substance and has terrible pains on her right side. Gall bladder or appendicitis?

Neither: Vomiting a black substancde is usually the sign of blood in the stomach or hematemesis. Both gall bladder disease and appendicitis can cause nausea, but not usually hematemesis. This person should be seen by their physician or seen in an er. ...Read more

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Right side only sharp and dull pain in waves, very painful No naesua or vomitting or painful urination, no pain in belly button, appendicitis?

Right side only sharp and dull pain in waves, very painful No naesua or vomitting or painful urination, no pain in belly button, appendicitis?

It is possible.: Anytime someone has pain in the right lower portion of the abdomen, particularly when it is severe, one must be concerned with the possibility of appendicitis. There are other possibilities also, but it is vital that it gets sorted out ASAP. You should go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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2weeks ago WBC 13500 with 10500 neutrop. Now WBC 7500 neutro 4650.Md said all ok. Little abd. Pain, no fever, no vomiting. Appendicitis could be ruled out?

Please: Please do not use this site as your source of health care. This is getting to be abusive of our time and free and gracious advice. Labs alone are not how medicine is practiced. There is so much missing in your question that no accurate or valid answer can be given. Medicine is practiced by observation, physical examination, vital sign monitoring and labs all together. ...Read more

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My son is 5'4 154 lbs &13 yrs old. 104 temp day before yesterday. Now vomiting with lower tummy & left lower back pain. Just a virus? Appendicitis?

My son is 5'4 154 lbs &13 yrs old. 104 temp day before yesterday. Now vomiting with lower tummy & left lower back pain. Just a virus? Appendicitis?

ER/Urgent Care: I think that a 14 year old with 104 fever and abdominal pain requires an EMERGENT evaluation. Doesn't necessarily sound like appendicitis. Could be a stomach virus but needs a hands on evaluation. ...Read more

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If you have appendicitis when you know it from the paino saver or throwing up or something?

Worsening: Starts central discomfort and moves to right lower abdomen over appendix site in general. Mcburney's point

loss of appetite, low grade temperature elevation, and white blood cell lab count increase classically. ...Read more

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I have Chronic Appendicitis, confirmed surgery soom. I've had nausea but never vomiting until tonight, it was so thick and dry, I was choking, normal?

I have Chronic Appendicitis, confirmed surgery soom. I've had nausea but never vomiting until tonight, it was so thick and dry, I was choking, normal?

No: It is not normal but it might be something expected with appendicitis, however other complications need to be ruled out and better ti inform your physician soon. ...Read more

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My bottom left side of my stomach hurts and I suspected appendicitis and I had all the symptoms besides vomiting & fever, What can I do?

My bottom left side of my stomach hurts and I suspected appendicitis and I had all the symptoms besides vomiting & fever, What can I do?

Not appendicitis: Appendicitis cause pain in the right lower abdomen. This is the most important symptom;If your pain continues, seek medical attention. All the other findings may or may not be present in appendicitis. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and vomiting for 3 days now? Could this be the start of appendicitis?

It could be: Appendicits, but it sounds more like gastroenteritis. Only a careful exam by a doctor can distinguish the difference. Get to ed or your doctor asap. ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in my lower right hand side of my stomach it is sharp and has been there for a few days I have been vomiting is this appendicitis?

You would need: To be evaluated to determine cause. If pain is severe -would recommend medical evaluation to rule out things like appendicitis. Take care. ...Read more

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I have most of the symptoms of appendicitis but I don't have stabbing pain on my right side or vomiting or fever. Middle stomach hurts more and always?

Go to the ER!: Appendicitis does not always show every symptom. It is important to diagnose it early if it is there. You should go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck! ...Read more

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22 mon old went to dr last night for constipation & tummy ache. She checked his tummy and said he's ok. But still has pain and vomiting. Appendicitis?

Unlikely: Appendicitis does occur that young but is rare. An exam by a physician is the best way to determine whether a further test is necessary. If you are worried that things are getting worse, a recheck is always the best option. ...Read more

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Does a tender abdominal, and white blood count 11.3, but no fever, vomiting or even nausea lead you believe it is appendicitis?

Does a tender abdominal, and white blood count 11.3, but no fever, vomiting or even nausea lead you believe it is appendicitis?

It's possible: In adults: Vomiting and nausea are only present in 75% of patients with appendicitis. Fever is not always present.Loss of appetite (anorexia) is almost always present and it's absence weighs against appendicitis. Pain usually starts in the mid-abdomen and within 1-12 hours shifts to the RLQ. For an overview of appendicitis See > http://bit. Ly/1KfRC6G ...Read more

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Went to the er, no appendicitis. Lwr r abdomen+lwr r back pain=sudden, fevr, nausea, vomiting, can't sleep, lost appetite, frequent urination. What is this?

Went to the er, no appendicitis. Lwr r abdomen+lwr r back pain=sudden, fevr, nausea, vomiting, can't sleep, lost appetite, frequent urination. What is this?

CT?: Did you have a ct "cat" scan? Just because we don't see the appendix doesn't mean you don't have appendicitis. Also, it could just be a viral episode and it is common to have big lymph nodes (especially around the area of the appendix) that can cause similar pain (epiploic appendigitis). ...Read more

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CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis, still having pain but worse in middle&right, vomiting, nauseous, constipation. Taken ibuprofen.?

CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis, still having pain but worse in middle&right, vomiting, nauseous, constipation. Taken ibuprofen.?

Not appendicitis: 20 F: CT & blood work normal dr said I don't have appendicitis, still having pain but worse in middle&right, vomiting, nauseous, constipation.taken ibuprofen.? ANS: I don't know what? Is. But with only this information at your age I would always consider pregnancy as a possible cause in my diagnostic list of problems. Ask your team to check it out if not already done. Let us know what it is. ...Read more

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Hi, I think I may be pregnant or have appendicitis but I'm unsure, my symptoms are headaches, lower back pain, vomiting, and extreme stomach pain.?

Tough to say: You are speaking about two very different medical conditions. Luckily, pregnancy is relatively easy to rule out. Often, there are few symptoms in early pregnancy. Appendicitis has a typical presentation and it is accompanied by certain findings on physical examination. The safest thing to do is see your doctor, have a history and get a physical examination. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Vomiting (Definition)

Vomiting = expulsion of stomach ...Read more