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Does chronic appendicitis cause loose stools or diarreah or it docent mess with your stools?

Does chronic appendicitis cause loose stools or diarreah or it docent mess with your stools?

Chronic appendicitis: Does not exist. You either have appendicitis in which case you need treatment with surgery or more recent studies suggest antibiotics alone may be all that is necessary or your symptoms are due to something else. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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Does chronic appendicitis always cause loose stools or constipation?

No: Appendicitis may create problems with bowel movements, but "chronic" is not a good term for appendicitis. It is usually acute and you should be seen by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Can the first symptom of appendicitis be diarrhea?

Yes: Yes, even though classical presentation starts with anorexia and periumbilical pain, diarrhea may be the first symptom, especially in children. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis ever start as diarrhea first before the pain?

Does appendicitis ever start as diarrhea first before the pain?

Yes, but typically: appendicitis starts with nausea and vomiting. If you have pain in right lower abdomen and ANY GI symptom, you should see a doctor for evaluation for possible appendicitis. ...Read more

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Have had pain in lower right abdomen. Had mild fevers off and on and have been very nauseous all day with diarrhea. Could it be appendicitis?

Have had pain in lower right abdomen. Had mild fevers off and on and have been very nauseous all day with diarrhea. Could it be appendicitis?

It's possible.: Although one doesn't usually get diarrhea with appendicitis, any young person who develops right lower quadrant pain and has fevers should be evaluated. It is also possible that you may have some sort of infectious inflammation of your small intestine or right colon. If your pain persists, you should go to your doctor immediately or to the emergency room. Good luck. ...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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Pain right side lower abdomen and back. Diarrhea and gas. Is it appendicitis? How to tell when it's appendix emergency? Or pid?

Pain right side lower abdomen and back. Diarrhea and gas. Is it appendicitis? How to tell when it's appendix emergency? Or pid?

Possible: Appendicitis is possible, and the only way to differentiate from pid is seeing a physician, getting an exam, and additional tests as indicated. ...Read more

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Hey, I think I might have appendicitis because I have the following symptoms; pain in lower right abdomen, diarrhea, and fever. Or is it stomach flu?

If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is rlq tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or ct scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more

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I had appendicitis 2 weeks ago & now I have stomach virus. Constant water diarrhea, what should I do to stop it? Imodium (loperamide)?

I had appendicitis 2 weeks ago & now I have stomach virus. Constant water diarrhea, what should I do to stop it? Imodium (loperamide)?

Concerned: Is there any chance you were put on antibiotics post surgery? You almost certainly had antibiotics at time of operation and your history is worrisome for c difficile diarrhea a cause of severe loose stools as you describe. Regardless, you simply must be seen and diagnosed for your own safety and health. Please do not delay. ...Read more

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Can an abdominal CT miss appendicitis? They checked me for it today but I hurt so bad. I've had fever / diarrhea / chills for days, and I'm stressed.

Yes but symptoms: Yes, a CT scan can miss appendicitis. however, your symptoms are not classic for appendicitis. Diarrhea is not usually an early sign. Also, stomach pain tends to localize or concentrate in a particular spot. Did you have a blood test / blood count? Ask to be evaluated by an experienced surgeon based on your clinical signs, rather than relying solely on the CT scan for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old has had stomach pains for over a week. Started passing loud gas, bad smell throwing up, fever 100, and diarrhea. Appendicitis maybe?

Probable not: Appendicitis usually comes out rather quickly. If your kid can walk around upright it is unlikely an appi. Vomiting, gas and diarrhea are more likely a virus or food reaction. If he gets to where he can't walk around or keep up with his fluid intake he should be seen. ...Read more

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Does acv cause diarrhea?

Does acv cause diarrhea?

Acyclovir?: Are you referring to acyclovir? It does not usually cause diarrhea. ...Read more

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Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Can worrying cause diarrhea?

Yes: Stress can cause worsening of irritable bowel symptoms - in particular, diarrhea. ...Read more

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What would cause me to have sour diarrhea?

Sour diarrhea?: What do you mean by "sour diarrhea"? Are you talking about the smell? How long have you had this? Any other symptoms associated with it? If your symptoms persist or get worse, then you should probably see a doctor. A lot of diarrhea resolves on its own within a couple of days. I wish you the best. ...Read more

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My nephew has had diarrhea for a while. Possible causes?

My nephew has had diarrhea for a while. Possible causes?

Long list: Osmotic, secretory or exudative? Running a possible list of causes for diarrhea: Acute gastroenteritis (viral or bacterial infection), food intolerance/ allergy, recent antibiotic use, IBDs (crohns or ulcerative colitis), osmotic diarrhea from non absorbable sugars (i.e. sorbitol), malabsorption, spurious diarrhea, thyroid disorders. If it's been more than a couple days he should see his doctor for eval ...Read more

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more