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Last time son had a CT and I was told he has an appendix stone, CT report says calcific debris, dr said it was nothing to worry about is that true?

Last time son had a CT and I was told he has an appendix stone, CT report says calcific debris, dr said it was nothing to worry about is that true?

Appendicolith: A stone in the appendix is caused an appendicolith and results from calcification of residue. These can sometimes block the opening of the appendix and cause appendicitis. Most commonly though these are just incidental findings and nothing to worry about if not associated with any inflammation. ...Read more

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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Pain in my rightside every day for past mnth Hosp gave me a CT &check for my appendix&kidney stone. Found nothing, still in pain help!?

Pain in my rightside every day for past mnth Hosp gave me a CT &check for my appendix&kidney stone. Found nothing, still in pain help!?

Muscle pain?: Despite of your normal CT you may still have a kidney stone which is smaller than the CT cuts (3 mm), so even if that is the case you will pass it without problem if you keep yourself hydrated with at least 2L of liquids daily. Also muscle spasm/strain can be cause of your problem, try massages, heating pads, stretch exercises. Another cause maybe related to your ovaries, get pelvic Ultrasound for that! ...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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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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Is there a difference of pain n location of kidney stone n appendix? I had pain start lower right ab and go toward lower right back, bloody urine.

Usually yes: Appendicitis pain can start near the umbilicus and the localise to the right lower quadrant. Kidney stone usually are felt on the costvertebral angle. Every abdominal pain needs evaluation the description of the pain does not always correlate with the cause. ...Read more

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How do fecal stones get stuck in your appendix?

How do fecal stones get stuck in your appendix?

Stool enters: Stool enters that enter appendix will remain inside, once fluid get absorbed becomes stone like structure, called l faecolith, will obstruct lumen and causing appendicitis ...Read more

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Symptoms of an inflamed appendix vs. Symptoms for kidney stones?

Symptoms of an inflamed appendix vs. Symptoms for kidney stones?

Right sided abd pain: It can be difficult to differentiate, especially if the kidney stone is on the right side. Your doc will make the diagnosis by integrating all the information from your history, physical exam, lab results and imaging. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of an inflamed appendix and symptoms for kidney stones?

What are symptoms of an inflamed appendix and symptoms for kidney stones?

Appendix sxs: Appendicitis pan can start with mild pain around the belly button. The pain worsens over time. It can become sharp with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting & possibly a fever. 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 get to er. ...Read more

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I m having pain in right lower abdomen at the site of appendix. It in creases with pushing the place. I got ultrasound and it was clear that no stone?

Causes of right: Lower quadrant abdominal pain include uti, ureteral stone, appendicitis, ileitis, cecal diverticulitis, colitis, Meckel's diverticulitis, mesenteric adenitis, foreign body intestinal perforation, volvulus, malignancy, or sometimes just gas. Obviously, it takes a trained medical professional to figure it all out. Go back to your doctor if pain persists. ...Read more

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I have kidney stones, but still having pain can it be my appendix? Ct tests show my appendix is good. I have no galbladder or overies full hyst.

I have kidney stones, but still having pain can it be my appendix? Ct tests show my appendix is good. I have no galbladder or overies full hyst.

Unlikely appendix: As an education for you, an appendix does not usually cause symptoms that last for days without becoming very problematic. When it gets inflamed it becomes a blocked tube and will continue to get bigger until it ruptures. Given this, a normal ct with more than a day of pain makes it unlikely the problem. That being said, the best diagnosis is a personal history and physical exam by a professional! ...Read more

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Pain in appendix incision after meal which is Relieved on passing urine. Pulling sensation on stretching around belly. Constipated (pioop out stones)?

Pain in appendix incision after meal which is Relieved on passing urine. Pulling sensation on stretching around belly. Constipated (pioop out stones)?

Consultation advised: Would like to help but it's impossible to give specific advise on the basis of such limited information. An online consultation at Heath Tap should be helpful or see your physician. Best wishes ...Read more

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Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?

Had CT scan to look for kidney stones, do they check gall bladder & appendix also, or only look for kidney stones?

Most of them do: Most of the times, the radiology tech covers both abdomen and pelvis. Some radiologists are thorough and read the entire abdomen including liver and gall bladder.Some are limited. ...Read more

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Have kidstone on left side, but feels like pressure or something moving under right rib, had brief pain by naval. Have GERD and gas. Gall stones, appendix?

Have kidstone on left side, but feels like pressure or something moving under right rib, had brief pain by naval. Have GERD and gas. Gall stones, appendix?

Depends...: Most kidstones cause no pain if not causing obstruction. Common symptoms of gallbladder disease (+/- gallstones) include bloating, gas, belching and pain under right ribs, sometimes going around right side into back near shoulder blade. Appendix usually hits hard and fast (over 1-2 days) and gb pain is usually episodic and comes and goes. ...Read more

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Severe pain in my lower right side. I was given painkiller injection. Urine test and ultrasound ruled out stones or appendix. Is it sand in kidney?

Severe pain in my lower right side. I was given painkiller injection. Urine test and ultrasound ruled out stones or appendix. Is it sand in kidney?

Possibly: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Pain on right side near appendix knots there started yesterday now it hurts to pee. History of Kidney stones. Never hurt on my side with one. Nausea.

Pain on right side near appendix knots there started yesterday now it hurts to pee. History of Kidney stones. Never hurt on my side with one. Nausea.

See a doctor: Cannot make a diagnosis or reasonable medical diagnosis here. Needs complete physical exam & possibly further tests such as blood & urine testing. ...Read more

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Pain in lower right abdomen. Took CT. No cysts, stones, or infection. Don't know what it is. No abmormalities of organs. Could it be appendix?

Pain in lower right abdomen. Took CT. No cysts, stones, or infection. Don't know what it is. No abmormalities of organs. Could it be appendix?

Appendix unlikely: Usually chronic pain NOT appendix which if a source of right lower abdominal pain DOESN'T get better!!!!!! Chronic appendicitis RARE! The next exam you need is bowel related. (ileitis can present this way) Ask your Primary Care Provider who may recommend a Gastroenterologist. Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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Pain in right abdominal side no kiddny stones stool is bright yellow and not appendix weak and fatigue what would this be?

Pain in right abdominal side no kiddny stones stool is bright yellow and not appendix weak and fatigue what would this be?

Here are some. ..: This cluster of symptoms + diagnoses is still not enough to deduce possible correct Dx to offer right care. So, please bring the info on the onset, degree, duration, interval, evolution, & progress of the symptoms and other related discomforts over time to Doc for analysis + physicals + timely tests as needed. Thereby, more accurate Dx could be reach and more appropriate Rx / care could be offered ...Read more

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I have kidney stones in my both kidneys. But now besides have stomach pain and constipation and diarrhea and pain in my rlq can it be appendix?

I have kidney stones in my both kidneys. But now besides have stomach pain and constipation and diarrhea and pain in my rlq can it be appendix?

Could be...: Especially if you're having fever, nausea/vomiting, or have no appetite. But it can also be many other things. Kidney stones probably won't cause the symptoms you're describing. The only way to know for sure is get checked by your doc and have a good abdominal exam done. If your belly pain is increasing, see your doc now! ...Read more

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Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.

Is a gall bladder flush safe for my 11 year-old? My son's appendics almost ruptured and was removed in september. At the time a gall stone showed up as well on his x-ray. I would much rather do a flush that is safe than have him go through surgery again.

There: There is nothing in authentic medical literature that refers to a "gallbladder flush." I have had several patients mention this to me and my advice is to not do this. Causing a gallstone to pass can be more harmful and dealy than not. I agree with the other surgeons taht if he is symtomatic from this then treatment would be laparoscopic cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

Why are you at home?: Please go to another ER now and be evaluated by another surgeon. When you feel up to it please let me know how it went.... ...Read more

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Ct scan showed appendix stone n/v x 1 week and waves of intense pain labs ok also showed inflammation of lymph nodes ER sent home should I b worried?

If do not improve: Usually CT very accurate at detecting acute appendicitis. Inflamed nodes in mesentery can be self limited mesenteric amenities or reaction to bowel inflammation such as gastroenteritis. If symptoms do not improve should return to doctor for reevaluation. There are many causes of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Sharp right flank pain but no back pain no ovaries or appendix not kidney stone or infection so what are other possibilities? Pain keeps me up at nigh

Sharp right flank pain but no back pain no ovaries or appendix not kidney stone or infection so what are other possibilities? Pain keeps me up at nigh

See answer: Based on the exclusions in your question and assuming kidney problem has been ruled out by urinalysis and CT scan, most likely cause of your rt-sided flank pain is a neuromusculoskeletal problem: back muscle strain/sprain; radiculitis affecting the lower thoracic/upper lumbar nerve roots; pre-skin eruption shingles (herpes zoster); or rib fracture. Other possible causes: lung, liver, gall bladder ...Read more

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Where is my appendix?

Where is my appendix?

Right Lower Quad: Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis (that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger (pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is. ...Read more

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Symptoms of appendix?

Symptoms of appendix?

Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours.
IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing
Pain may increase with movement, loss of appetite,
nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen, abdomen feels hard, onstipation, mild diarrhea, slight fever. ...Read more

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Where is your appendix?

Where is your appendix?

Right lower abdomen: Usually located in right lower quadrant of abdomen.
Appendix sits at the junction of the small intestine and large intestine. It’s a thin tube about four inches long. ...Read more

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What is a twisted appendix?

Torsion: That might refer to an appendix which has twisted and become gangrenous. ...Read more

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What side is you appendix on?

Right side: The appendix is located in the lower right side of your abdomen, about a third of the way between your belly button and hip bone. ...Read more