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Appendix (Definition)

The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more


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Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening. Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones. Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?

Lower right back/butt/frontal pain...worsening.  Ruled out diverticulitis, pancreatitis, appendix, kidney stones.  Have fatty hernia is stable. Help?

R/O IBS: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopy./EGD While you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com The SX wax and wane. ...Read more

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What are appendicitis and mesenteric lymphadenitis?

What are appendicitis and mesenteric lymphadenitis?

Remove vs resolve: Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! mesenteric lymphadenitis, different but not easy to tell. Patients feel poorly, pain in the same area, fevers, not as severe or acute as appendicitis. Patients often get an appendectomy, but have benign pathology. ...Read more

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How do you treat acute colitis? Also has fecal stone in appendix

How do you treat acute colitis? Also has fecal stone in appendix

Antibiotics/ Surgery: Acute colitis is usually treated with antibiotics, probiotics, and hydration. If it gets really bad, it may require surgery. A fecolith (aka fecal stone) can be removed by having an appendectomy. This should be done if you are having any symptoms or since you are young, should be done because your lifetime risk of appendicitis is relatively high. ...Read more

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Can sulfamethoxazole treat diverticulitis pain?

Can sulfamethoxazole treat diverticulitis pain?

Indirectly: This medication is an antibiotic, intended to treat your colon infection, diverticulitis. You likely have a second antibiotic. When your colon responds to the antibiotic and heals, your pain will decrease. Get evaluated sooner if fever or vomiting occur. Take a friend with you to doc appointments. Be well. ...Read more

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Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

Could no gallbladder appendix cause pancreatitis?

No: Appendix had nothing to do with pancreas. If the gallbladder had stones you could possible have a stone remaining on the bile duct. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon

IBS and colon: Colon thickening needs you to follow up with a gastroenterologist to get this checked and even biopsied. Irritable bowel symptoms usually improve with change in diet and taking probiotics. Keep me posted on the follow up with gastro. ...Read more

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Appendicitis pain vs. Endometriosis pain, what to do?

Different disorders: Appendicitis pain acute onset ; constant right lower abdomen. Usually person feels sick with fever of infection; medical emergency requiring immed surgery. Endometriosis pain is long-term, episodic, usually absent fever ; r or l. Endometriosis is a curious disorder not well understood. See my essays about endo linked to @doctorbadgley on twitter ; my pain syndrome board at quora.Com. See an md. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis cause bowel spasms?

POSSIBLY: Appendicitis usually presents as a vague pain around the navel and mid-abdomen, which then progresses to right lower quadrant over 12 to 24 hours. Some patients might perceive the pain as a cramp, or spasm. Diarhea is usually not associated, but loss of appetite is. Certainly, as the disease progresses, fever can develop. Good luck. ...Read more

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What if no gallbladder appendix hysterectomy caused by endometreosis what's left to cause epigastric pain?

What if no gallbladder appendix hysterectomy caused by endometreosis what's left to cause epigastric pain?

Ulcer, hernia, more.: You have touched on an enduring concept of better health. The desire for additional health problems to stop or go away. As we live longer and better, the next health issue will arise. Could be you have an ulcer, a hernia of other possible causes of your pain. Get in to see your doc on a regular appointment. Be well. ...Read more

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Is diverticulitis serious?

Is diverticulitis serious?

Possibly: Diverticulitis is inflammation of the large bowel (also known as the colon). The inflammation results from simple infection to catastrophic perforation with leakage of contents into the abdomen. Most patients experience very minimal symptoms and are easily treated with antibiotics. However, some patients present with life-threatening symptoms, requiring hospitalization and emergency surgery. ...Read more

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Does ruptured appendicitis causes sterility in men?

Does ruptured appendicitis causes sterility in men?

Usually not: Whereas in women it can cause blockage of fallopian tubes with inflammatory adhesions. If you are concerned, get to a doctor for a sperm analysis. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause appendicitis?

No: While a constipated person may develop appendicitis, the constipation did not cause it. However, I have seen prolonged stool retention/constipation cause significant abdominal pain and fever and mimic some signs of appendicitis. ...Read more

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Appendicitis or mesenteric lymphadenitis, what to do?

Appendicitis or mesenteric lymphadenitis, what to do?

Use antibiotics: Scan of theabdomen can tell whether there is an abscess around the appendix or an appendicolith which would would indicate an inflammatory process in the appendix. If there is no evidence of perforation and white count stable one can attempt to control the picture with antibiotics only. ...Read more

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Can someone have appendicolith without appendicitis?

Yes: By itself, an apoendicolith does not indicate appendicitis or a need for surgery. In medicine we need combined clinical findings and symptoms along with laboratory and radiology findings for a diagnosis of appendicitis. An appendicolith can be seen on x-ray ; be a normal finding for some. ...Read more

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Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.

Yes : Yes certainly the two conditions can be very similar and difficult to tell apart. See a primary care doctor general surgeon or gastroenterologist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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Appendicitis (Definition)

Acute inflammation and infection of the appendix, which is usually in the right lower abdomen. The most common cause of severe abdominal pain requiring an operation in ...Read more