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Can Appendicitis Pain Be On The Left Side
Your: Appendix is on the right although a very long appendix can stretch to the left side. Interestingly diverticulitis occurs on the left side and was known as left sided appendicitis as the symptoms were the same as appendicitis but on the left side. If you are symptomatic, see your doctor or go to the er. ...Read more
Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more
Could you tell me if the opposite of the appendix or on the left side hurts is it a sign of appendicitis?
Probably not: The appendix is normally located in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, so that is where the pain & tenderness localize in appendicitis. Only very rarely is the appendix located on the left side, such as in situs inversus or intestinal malrotation; appendicitis is such a case would cause left-sided pain/tenderness. Colon or left tubo-ovarian problems might be considered with left-sided pain. ...Read more
Im scared that I have appendicitis and i want to know the symtoms? I was on the phone about 10 something then i just got an urgent pain in my belly button not under it then i had pain on the left side like above my hip but not in the lower quardrant
I have the same symptoms as appendicitis. But the severe pain is on my left side. Does this mean I have appendicitis?
Get medical Ckup: Any abdominal pain if it persists beyond a few hours is of serious concern especially if it is associated with nausea/vomiting or fever. If the pain is persistent and severe, you should head to the ER to find out the cause. Appendicitis is still a possibility despite the location of the pain but the pain has to be pretty severe to consider this as a likely diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My left side below the belly hurts, is that possible for appendicitis? I did eat some junk food these days, could that be the problem?
I have severe pain on lower left side of abdoman, have had gastric bypass and gallblader removed 7yrs. ago, can my pain be appendicitis?
Unlikely.: It is difficult to assess abdominal pain with the few details that we have in your short question. However, as a generalization, appendicitis usually occurs in the right lower quadrant or mid abdomen, not usually on the left. Having said that, there are other causes of abdominal pain which need medical attention that do occur on the left side. If it persists, see your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
My bottom left side of my stomach hurts and I suspected appendicitis and i had all the symptoms besides vomiting & fever , What can I do ?
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