Top
10
Doctor insights on: Chronic Appendicitis Symptoms

Share
1

1
The past 2 days, I've had almost all symptoms of chronic appendicitis. I don't want to overreact. How do I know if it's chronic appendicitis for sure?

The past 2 days, I've had almost all symptoms of chronic appendicitis. I don't want to overreact. How do I know if it's chronic appendicitis for sure?

See a doctor: Chronic appendicitis is extremely rare. If you have been having symptoms for two days, that is not a long enough period to consider chronic. However, if you have had the same symptoms previously then it is possible that you have chronic appendicitis. If you symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Left untreated appendicitis can be life threatening. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Barry Rosen
1,078 doctors shared insights

Appendicitis (Definition)

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


2

2
I have been having symptoms of chronic appendicitis, and i was wondering, what would make it acute appendicitis?

I have been having symptoms of chronic appendicitis, and i was wondering, what would make it acute appendicitis?

Inflammation: The obstruction may be complete and get infected, causing more inflammation, swelling, lymphadenitis and even perforation and peritonitis. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
3

3
Does chronic appendicitis exist?

Controversial: There are people who have point tenderness at the location of the appendix but without fever, signs of infection. They may have obstruction of the appendix and have 'pressure' in it. If other issues are disproven, removal may solve the issue. ...Read more

4

4
How do I know if I have chronic appendicitis ?

Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consistent with chronic appendicitis. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis would be helpful. Ultimately, surgery might be necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

5

5
Chronic appendicitis does the pain come and go?

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

6

6
What can I do about possible chronic appendicitis?

Term no longer used: Even though possible , if the pain and symptoms are proved to be only from appendix , get it out , but need proof that is the cause.. ...Read more

8

8
What should I do about potential chronic appendicitis?

Appendectomy: Chronic Appendicitis believed by some is a condition in which patients feel recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain in right lower abdomen.nausea/vomiting and fever.the symptoms may be daily or once in a while if a diagnosis of chronic appendicitis is made the best treatment is removal of appendix surgically to prevent potential complications like acute appendicitis,rupture,peritinitis and sepsis ...Read more

9

9
What triggers acute appendicitis when someone already has chronic appendicitis?

Obstruction: If you have the diagnosis of chronic appendicitis you should have an appendectomy. The appendix has no function and can only lead to an acute issue. Acute appendicitis is caused by an obstruction usually secondary to a fecalith or an inflamed lymph node. Occasionally it can be infected secondary to a tumor. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
Why do some doctors believe I Grumbling / chronic appendicitis, and others don't?

Change of concept: Current thinking you have acute appendicitis or don't have one. Due to good diagnostic tools it is rarely missed , some even advocating treat with antibiotics with out surgery if the lumen is not obstructed with faecolith ( stone like stool blocking the lumen ) . ...Read more