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Appendicitis (Definition)

Of the appendix. It generally starts with plugging of the appendiceal lumen with inflammation building up behind it. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea/vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more

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How painful is the pain caused by appendicitis?

How painful is the pain caused by appendicitis?

Appendicitis: It may not be too bad initially but can become very severe as the condition progresses. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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I think I have appendicitis. I have really bad pain in my lower bad abdomen and it is painful to stand up straight. My parents won't tale me to the er?

I think I have appendicitis. I have really bad pain in my lower bad abdomen and it is painful to stand up straight. My parents won't tale me to the er?

Need to be evaluated: You should be evaluated by your primary doctor these symptoms are very non specific and may be related to a gyn or GI issue or even a hernia or muscle strain. ...Read more

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Appendicitis or constipation? Slight cramping in lower right stomach, didn't start near naval. Not painful just slight discomfort. No pain to touch

Appendicitis or constipation? Slight cramping in lower right stomach, didn't start near naval. Not painful just slight discomfort. No pain to touch

Appendicitis: Usually accompanied by fever, severe pain, tenderness, nausea, possibly vomiting. Cannot diagnose you without an exam, but it sounds as if appendicitis is not likely. If you remain concerned please see a doctor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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How dangerous is laptroscopy surgery for appendicitis for 20 year old male ?Is it very painful?

How dangerous is laptroscopy surgery for appendicitis for 20 year old male ?Is it very painful?

Not dangerous: In the right hands. As you might have read in the new york times, a surgeons skill is far more imoortant than the procedure itself. Go ahead. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

Can appendicitis form if the ascending colon is on the left side?

Yes: If one has an appendix, it can always be subject to inflammation from an infection, obstruction, etc. Therefore, it's possible to still have appendicitis regardless of its location (ascending colon on the left side could be due to conditions like situs inversus, for example). ...Read more

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