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Appendix Appendicitis Treat
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower left quadrant pains no fever not tender to touch. Adhesions from csection, appendicitis, endometriosis, diverticulitis? Waitingon X-ray and CBC
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
Can IBS mimic appendicitis; lower right abdo pain and nausea? If yes, why? Does IBS affect the appendix area? CT showed thickened transverse colon
Left ovarian cyst burst weeks ago, llq pain varying w/bm, rectal bleeding&fever. Gi dr order coly? Can adhesion make ovary pain mimic lower GI pain?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.
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