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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Appendix pains more: Appendicitis pain should increase over 24-48 hours if that is the source of pain. Appendicitis occurs when blockage of the appendiceal lumen occurs. As the mucus and IgA are secreted from the appendix is blocked you feel the pain. If the blockage remains the pain worsens. Stool usually blocks it. See your doctor and they will help you. We dedicated our lives to help so call. Be well. ...Read more

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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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Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Can appendicitis pain come and go?

Some doctors believe: That chronic or relapsing appendicitis exists in a small percentage of patients, but it is almost always an acute problem. If you have appendicitis-like pain that comes and goes, then it could be caused by other conditions such as crohn's ileitis, meckel's diverticulitis, ovarian cyst, urinary tract infections, kidney stones, or even cancer, so have your doctor check it out. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis pain come and go or is it constant?

Pain from acute: Appendicitis is usually constant and severe. Some doctors believe there is a chronic and relapsing form of appendicitis, in which case the pain can be intermittent. Appendicitis pain is usually not like intestinal cramping that comes every few minutes. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis pain come and go or is it constant?

Does appendicitis pain come and go or is it constant?

Constant.: Once appendiceal pain starts it remains intense and constant with an acute abdomen until the problem is fixed (removed.). If not removed in time may rupture so an emergency. ...Read more

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Could sharpness of appendicitis pain come and go?

Unlikely: Pain from appendicitis usually becomes gradually worse as the inflammation of the appendix worsens. In rare cases, this can heal itself, then recur at another time. Intermittent right lower quadrant abdominal pain however is usually not appendicitis. See your doctor for an exam to be sure. And if you think it is the appendix, head to the er. ...Read more

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Chronic appendicitis does the pain come and go?

Chronic only : Means that it is not "acute". So yes, pain can come and go. But most doctors don't believe that this entity exists, but "chronic" means repeated bouts of "acute" appendicitis. Other possibilities, such as crohn's ileitis, must be considered. Consult a GI specialist. ...Read more

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With an appendicitis, is the pain consistent or does it come and go? I'm having sharp pains in my lower right abdominal area. They have come and gone for about a week. But today, the pain has increased and ongoing and it moves from the front to the back.

Appendicitis : Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, which is an outpouching from the large intestine. This usually occurs from blockage of the opening of the appendix, usually from a fecolith in adults, and often from a viral infection in children. While there are variations of the presentation of the symptoms of appendicitis, in general, the first symptom is often an aching pain that begins around your belly button (navel). The pain may be minor at first, but it becomes more sharp and severe. Your appetite will be reduced and you may have nausea, vomiting, and a low fever. As the swelling in the appendix increases, the pain will shift to your right lower abdomen, to a point right above the appendix (called mcburney's point). This most often occurs 12 to 24 hours after the illness starts. Over the next few hours, there may be increased pain when you walk, cough or move. You may prefer to lie still because sudden movement causes pain. As the infection worsens, the risk for your appendix ruptures, spilling the contents of the colon and infected appendix in to abdominal cavity leading to peritonitis, increasing the risk of complications and death. Although your presentation is not classical for appendicitis, there are many other causes of abdominal pain, if you are having worsening pain, you should be seen by a physician for additional testing, including blood work, urine testing, ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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When you suspect that you have an appendicitis, do the pain continues to hurt? Or theres an interval-meaning its hurting within a minute then goes out

Progressivcontinuous: Appendicitis typically is constant adominal pain that starts near the belly button and eventually settles in the right lower abdomen. It usually get worse over the course of 24-36 hours, and is associated with poor appetite. However, appendicitis is also known as the great mimicker - it can be difficult to diagnose, particularly in the very young and the very old. ...Read more

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