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Are there any key differences between appendicitis and a stomach pain in a child?

Are there any key differences between appendicitis and a stomach pain in a child?

Yes: Pain from appendicitis can be initially central or periumbilical. The it moves down to the right lower quadrant. It can be associated with nausea and vomiting that fails to improve after 24 hours like most flus. In children there be loss of appetite. In small children who are walking and then refuse to walk and want to be carried, beware and think of appendicitis. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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Lower right side of stomach pain--appendicitis?

Lower right side of stomach pain--appendicitis?

Possibly: The intensity and the duration of the pain are important, as is your sex. It is a more difficult diagnosis for a woman because of ovarian pathology. If this has been going on for more 6-8 hrs go get evaluated ...Read more

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What other than appendicitis causes lower right stomach pain?

What other than appendicitis causes lower right stomach pain?

Abd pain: Possible causes of right lower abdominal pain include appendicitis, ectopic pregnancy, ovarian cyst, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, seminal vesiculitis, GI obstruction, renal infection or stones & gastroenteritis just to mention a few. If you have severe abdominal pain then urgent medical evaluation is indicated. Abdominal pain with change to stool pattern warrants evaluation. ...Read more

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I'm having stomach pain especially on my right side could it be appendicitis?

I'm having stomach pain especially on my right side could it be appendicitis?

Right side pain, appe: A possibility, it depends what, if any, other symptoms you are having. Appendicitis would be associated with fever, nausea and vomiting. Usually has a progressive course and requires surgery. If you have any of these features you should be seen by a doctor. ...Read more

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Can you have an appendicitis and not have pain when you walk? I woke up with severe right stomach pain and couldn't even move. Hurts to sit.

Different symptoms: The clinical presentation of appendicitis can be highly variable. Some people experience severe right lower quadrant pain that is worst with movement, but others will have a more vague abdominal pain with perhaps some vomiting or fever. It would be best to see your doctor for a prompt evaluation ...Read more

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Woke up with upper stomach pain. I also have a pain in my side wich I believe is muscular. I am concerned about appendicitis but the pain isn't severe?

Possible other ideas: First advise is that if pain awakened you from sleep, you should see your doctor. The possible answer is gallbladder disease, less likely appendicitis and muscle related pain is a possibility if you recently did any strenuous exercise. Again, best advise is to make an appointment with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I have bad stomach pain, and feel sick after eating the doctor said I could have acute appendicitis?!

Yes, you could: Abdominal pain and lack of appetite are often presenting symptoms of appendicitis. You should go to the emergency room (accident ward) and get checked out or see your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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Stomach pain for two days. How long should I wait before going to to doctor to check for appendicitis? Also, if it is apendicitis, would Advil make the symptoms feel better?

Stomach pain for two days. How long should I wait before going to to doctor to check for appendicitis? Also, if it is apendicitis, would Advil make the symptoms feel better?

If new, see Dr now..: It is imperative to seek medical attention for any newly developing abdominal pain and it is not good idea trying to wait it out. How to get these related things for good care done correctly? Follow instructions described in https://ebettercare. Com/feel-become-sick/. Then you can work much better and closer with the doctor so to reach right diagnosis for right care. Best to health and safety.... ...Read more

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My 7 year old niece has low grade fever and stomach pain definitely not appendicitis said doc

My 7 year old niece has low grade fever and stomach pain definitely not appendicitis said doc

Monitor: I am sorry to hear that. If they are truly sure there is no appendicitis risk then best to give her fluids and very mild foods like toast applesauce rice and crackers. ...Read more

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I had continuous stomach pain so took scan before 2 months & its normal. Now doc saying u have acute appenditicis. Can it diagnose by physical exam?

Appendicitis: A skilled examiner will be able to diagnose appendicitis quite easily. A previous 'normal' ct means nothing with the development of acute symptoms. Delaying or deferring treatment is what leads to bad outcomes when he appendix ruptures. ...Read more

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I went to the ER last night for sharp stomach pains, don't have appendicitis but today it feels worse should. Don't want to take catscan?

If you are feeling: Worse, you should return to ER or see your own doctor. There are many other causes of abdominal pain besides appendicitis, some of which are serious and need immediate treatment to prevent life threatening complications. ...Read more

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Is appendicitis pain different from a stomach ache pain?

Is appendicitis pain different from a stomach ache pain?

Depends: Early appendicitis can be difficult to separate from run of the mill stomach ache however it quickly increases in severity and locates to the right lower abdomen. It also hurts when moving around. ...Read more

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I have had dull stomach discomfort that has lasted about 24hrs. The pain seems to shift around my abdomen. No fever, would this be gas or appendicitis?

I have had dull stomach discomfort that has lasted about 24hrs. The pain seems to shift around my abdomen. No fever, would this be gas or appendicitis?

Feel sick?: Appendicitis can start with dull achy discomfort in mid abdomen, often nausea, loss appetite, diarrhea, urge to move bowels (but can't); pain can move down to right lower quadrant (but doesn't have to), with fever, maybe frequent urination, worsening of above symptoms. Might hurt pulling right knee up to chest, extending right leg, or bouncing on heels from standing on tiptoes. Got any? C md or er. ...Read more

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Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Stomach pain on child of 4yr what is the medication?

Better questions...: Ask your child: in what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Concentrate on finding cause ; cure, not just symptom control--get him/her to doctor. ...Read more

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Child with left sided stomach pain, what do you suggest?

Child with left sided stomach pain, what do you suggest?

Stomach pain: Your child may be constipated, but any child with stomach pain should be seen by his pediatrician or family physician ...Read more

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Child stomach pain after swimmimg, what could be the problem?

Child stomach pain after swimmimg, what could be the problem?

Stomach pain: Drinking chlorinated water can cause stomachache. There are viral infections that are transmitted through swimming pools and can cause gastroenteritis. ...Read more

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My child has been getting quick stomach pain every hour a couple of days already, she is 11 years old. Its strange she says its been happening allweek?

My child has been getting quick stomach pain every hour a couple of days already, she is 11 years old. Its strange she says its been happening allweek?

Abdominal pain: Has she had recent bowel movements? Is she in early puberty? Important to discuss with her doctor if pain is associated with meals, her stool pattern, if she is also having nausea or vomiting. ...Read more

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When must one call the doctor about a child's stomach pain?

ABDOMINAL PAIN: There are many causes of abdominal pain. If associated with vomiting, located in the right upper quadrant, with fever, you need to see your md. If associated with vomiting and lbm, you need consultation, etc. ...Read more

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Child has lower stomach pain. Hurts to move and touch. Urine dip said high white blood count and culture had no growth what could be wrong?

Child has lower stomach pain. Hurts to move and touch. Urine dip said high white blood count and culture had no growth what could be wrong?

Sounds like: Eosinophilic inflammation of bowel. How many eosinophils in blood? . I recently found that this is due to faulty oxidation in brain (sounds strange?) because this kind of inflammation is guided by a reflex mechanism via the vagus nerve that runs from the brain to the bowel and known as the "inflammatory reflex" I advise seeking local help. ...Read more

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My child complains of stomach pain after her dose of orapred. Day6, she vomited after nite dose. 2moro she starts wean to qd. Do I keep on with wean?

My child complains of stomach pain after her dose of orapred. Day6, she vomited after nite dose. 2moro she starts wean to qd. Do I keep on with wean?

Need to call MD: The oropred may be causing gastritis and inflammation of her stomach. If the Prednisone is necessary then your doctor may be able to give her something to counteract it. Usually, if a course of medication is given, the doctor should be consulted if you feel it needs to be changed. ...Read more

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My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?

My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?

Abd pain & nausea: You must go to your doctor ASAP or ER. You have acute symptoms after abdominal trauma. Please don't ignore. Feel better. ...Read more

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10 yr old child has stomach pain - said it aches - from belly button upward not sure what to give him

There: There are many illnesses - some rare, some common - that can cause pain in this area for a child such as:
- gastresophageal reflux disease
- gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
- gastritis
- peptic ulcer disease
- pancreatitis
- gallbladder disease
- constipation
- appendicitis
- functional abdominal pain

and those are just a few of the things that could be causing it! Without knowing more information and being able to examine your child, it's hard for me to be able to tell what's going on and how to direct you to treat him. The safest thing to do is to call his doctor. They may want to examine him or ask you a series of questions in order to figure out how serious his stomach pain is and what to do next. ...Read more

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Child vomited 2 nights ago with stomach pain & then ok. Then she vomited with stomach pain last night. 1 time vomiting each time then ok. No fever?

Child vomited 2 nights ago with stomach pain & then ok. Then she vomited with stomach pain last night. 1 time vomiting each time then ok. No fever?

Vomiting: Your child may have a viral illness that is causing her vomiting. Keep her on a bland diet avoiding greasy food, milk and milk products and juice. If vomiting continues a doctor's visit is in order. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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