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Might i possibly have gotten appendicitis on the left side?

Might i possibly have gotten appendicitis 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

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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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Could you tell me if the opposite of the appendix or on the left side hurts is it a sign of appendicitis?

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

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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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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 more

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Could I have appendicitis? I had a light pain in my ribs and gose into my back and the left side rarely

Could I have appendicitis? I had a light pain in my ribs and gose into my back and the left side rarely

Very unlikely, but..: The brief report suggests low odd to have appendicitis, but without a comprehensive evaluation, no one can tell for sure what may cause your described symptoms. But, something can be done correctly for right care by following instruction/suggestion in articles on http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. More? Welcome to contact me or see your local doc. Best... ...Read more

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I had pain on my right ab for two days now it is starting to move to my left side. The pain is dull and is worse when I walk. Is this appendicitis?

I had pain on my right ab for two days now it is starting to move to my left side. The pain is dull and is worse when I walk. Is this appendicitis?

Not necessary: It might be due to other problems in the abdomen, and it is common to have genital tract related pain at this age. I would like to suggest for the pain to be checked out in ER for full assessment and management as needed. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Rarely: If you have left sided appendix it is possible, appendicitis rarely cause left side only pain, most of the time diverticulitis is the culprit , you already know your problem stop eating jung food and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Cough it hurts my left side to. Could I have kidney infection or appendicitis?

Cough it hurts my left side to. Could I have kidney infection or appendicitis?

Heart related: Possibly. Your appendix is on your right side. This could be related to bronchitis or a heart condition. I would seek a general doctor. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood right now and pain on the left bottom side of my abdomen. Is this appendicitis?

Coughing up blood right now and pain on the left bottom side of my abdomen. Is this appendicitis?

No: If you are coughing up blood you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. If no access to doctor go to the emergency room. This is not appendicitis! ...Read more

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I have severe pain on lower left side of abdoman, have had gastric bypass and gallblader removed 7yrs. ago, can my pain be appendicitis?

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Not appendicitis: Appendicitis cause pain in the right lower abdomen. This is the most important symptom;If your pain continues,seek medical attention.All the other findings may or may not be present in appendicitis. ...Read more

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Pain on right lower side near hip, had hysterectomy left ovaries not an appendicitis. Cbc 2x WBC & platelets low, traces of blood protein in urine?

Pain on right lower side near hip, had hysterectomy left ovaries not an appendicitis. Cbc 2x WBC & platelets low,  traces of blood protein in urine?

Uti kidney stone: Not all pain is abdominal. Your history helps and you probably need to see your doctor. If your pain is waxing it could be a stone. Blood in urine too. Urinary tracy infections can also cause blood. Usually an elevated WBC count for both however. A femoral hernia or incisional hernia by physical exam. ...Read more

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Does appendisitis hsppen on the left or right side?

Does  appendisitis hsppen on the left or right side?

Lower right: Your appendix is in the lower right side of your abdomen, but sometimes the pain can be unusual (i.e. Somewhere else) in appendicitis. If you have severe worsening stomach pain get it checked out, wherever the pain may be located. ...Read more

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Right side pain, scared its appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis means inflammation of the appendix. The appendix is a small pouch that comes off the gut wall at the start of the large intestine. Appendicitis is common. Typical symptoms include tummy (abdominal) pain and being sick (vomiting). These symptoms gradually get worse over 6-24 hours. Some people have less typical symptoms.http://patient.info/health/appendicitis-leaflet ...Read more

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Im concerned that i may have an appendicitis, my lower right side had a sharp pain for over 4 hours now, what should I do?

Im concerned that i may have an appendicitis, my lower right side had a sharp pain for over 4 hours now, what should I do?

Go to Er: Acute appendicitis is a surgical emergency, clinical examination and a blood tests usually provide diagnosis, occasionally a ct scan is used but not mandatory. Rapid intervention would prevent complications and prolong recovery. Laparoscopic appendectomy if done early usually allows patients to go home the same day of intervention. ...Read more

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Dull pain on lower rt side of abd. It comes & goes. Should I worry about appendicitis? It isn't horrible pain it's just noticeable.

Dull pain on lower rt side of abd.  It comes & goes. Should I worry about appendicitis?  It isn't horrible pain it's just noticeable.

Acute appendicitis: pain is usually preceded by nausea and vomiting, and mid abdominal pain that migrates to right lower quadrant over several hours. But this is the usual presentation, and it could present as almost any abdominal pain. It is referred to as a "protean" disease. Best to have a doctor take a look at you. ...Read more

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I'm concerned about appendicitis, I have a dull pain in my right side but it goes away and seems to move around. It started this morning?

I'm concerned about appendicitis, I have a dull pain in my right side but it goes away and seems to move around. It started this morning?

Appendicitis: If you have pain when you jump up and down that does to your belly go to the er; if you have fever or chills go to the er; if you start throwing up or the pain goes to the right lower side and stays go to the er. ...Read more

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