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What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

What are the symptoms of appendicitis in children and teens?

Pain in right side: In young people, appendicitis usually begins as a vague discomfort around the belly button. It then slowly moves to the right lower abdomen area and slowly becomes more intense. Many people experience nausea and vomiting. However, appendicitis can be very tricky and sometimes appears with different symptoms depending on exactly where it is located on the right side. If in doubt, get it checked out. ...Read more

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Appendicitis (Definition)

Acute inflammation and infection of the appendix, which is usually in the right lower abdomen. The most common cause of severe abdominal pain requiring an operation in ...Read more


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What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

What are symptoms of meningitis in adults in college?

Sick as stink: Imagine the morning after a night of drinking, but no night of drinking - that would be like the symptoms of meningitis. Severe headache, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, ache, trouble with vision, trouble with balance, feeling like you want to die - then you may have meningitis. Needs thorough medical evaluation right away! ...Read more

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Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

Symptoms of dehydration - in children vs. In adults?

See below: Dehydration in children may be subtle and the infant or child will be listless, and may have atemperature, and high pulse rate and low blood pressure.In adults they will complain of feeling thirsty, generalized weakness.Dry skin, headache, and have a high pulse rate and low blood pressure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

What are the symptoms of aids in adults compared to in young children?

AIDS symptoms: There are no specific symptoms typical of aids. Outside of acute HIV syndrome, which has several ways of presenting, some of which are like infectious mononucleosis, the disease remains silent until the immune system has been damaged enough so that opportunistic infections appear. The same thing applies to children and adults. ...Read more

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What are the causes of appendicitis in teens?

Unknown: Appendicitis can occur from infancy into the very elderly. I am not aware of any causes for appendicitis. One medical site lists the most common age group for appendicitis is ages 10-30. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

What are symptoms of pneumonia in adults in group homes?

See below: Congested cough, generalized weakness, decreased appetite, fever, and change of personality. Not everyone gets same symptoms. The earlier you detect the better treatment respond this person gets. ...Read more

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Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Please describe the most common fatal cancer in children and teens?

Leukemia & Brain: The most complete (though older) data is from 1995, where leukemia caused the most deaths in children and teens. Over the past decade, we have gotten better at treating leukemia. The most current good data available (2009) shows that leukemia and brain tumors now cause about the same number of cancer deaths in children and teens. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in adults usually?

Back pain, headache: Depending on the location, meningitis almost always causes pain. If it is in the skull--headache. If in the spine--spine pain. Of course neurologic dysfunction occurs often, such as seizure, stroke, paralysis, sensory loss, speech disturbance, coma, death. ...Read more

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Is neuroblastoma stage 4 deadly in teenagers and children in general?

Is neuroblastoma stage 4 deadly in teenagers and children in general?

Improving: We are constantly trying to improve therapy for children with high-risk neuroblastoma (stage 4). Within the last couple of years, the addition of immunotherapy to standard of care therapy greatly improved overall survival from 46% to 66%. Thus, immunotherapy should now be standard of care. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of a brain tumor in toddlers aged two and under?

What are typical symptoms of a brain tumor in toddlers aged two and under?

Swelling: Rapid growth of the skull as measured in the head circumference, vomiting, poor growth, abnormal eye movements can all be part of a presentation of pediatric brain tumors. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

What are the symptoms of valley fever in adults and is it mistaken at times for pneumonia?

Coccidiodomycosis: Valley fever is due to this systemic fungal infection and can present as pneumonia. In some people, particularly those who are immune compromised, this can become very severe and cause central nervous system infection, usually as meningitis. Most people resolve this spontaneously without major defects or need for therapy. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What are the symptoms of meningitis in young children?

What age?: This will differ according to the age of the child. Generally meningitis presents with fever, sensitivity to light and sound, headache, stiff neck, nausea and vomiting, changes in mentation and possibly localizing neurological abnormalities. In preverbal children there may be listlessness, failure to feed, difficult in arousal, irritability, and other non-specific manifestations. ...Read more

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What are the causes of hip pain in young adults?

What are the causes of hip pain in young adults?

Hip Pain: Hip pain in young active adults can be variable causes. Apophysitis or apophyseal injury are possible btw 18-22 year olds. Also labral changes, femoral acetabular impingement, avascular necrosis, synovitis, inflammatory arthritis, muscle strains, hernias, referred pain from pelvis or genitalia, infectious joint injury especially from sexually transmitted disease. ...Read more

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What are the usual signs of autism in young adults?

What are the usual signs of autism in young adults?

Social Impairment: An " insistence on sameness" is one of the hallmarks, an intense focus on a narrow range of subjects, poor eye contact, preference to be alone rather than to be with friends. A relative lack of empathy and interest in others. It is also not unusual for higher functioning autism or aspergers young adults to excel in business, engineering, science, technology, or even entrepreneurship. ...Read more

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Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?

Signs..Symptoms..Treatment..Investigation...Prevention of pain n swelling in tragus in case of 8 year children?

Cyst: Sounds like a preauricular cyst. Easy to treat with antibiotics but most likely will need to be removed. See a pediatric surgeon or pediatric ent. ...Read more

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Can adults get appendicitis?

Can adults get appendicitis?

Yes: Anyone with an appendix can get acute appendicitis. The incidence of appendicitis is higher in certain age groups, but affects people over a wide spectrum of ages. I have done appendectomies in 7 year olds and 87 year olds. ...Read more

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While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

While appendicitis can happen at any age, is it more common in children than adults?

Yes it is: Appendicitis is most common from the ages of around 6 or 7 to 21. You are correct, it is more common in kids. I have removed inflamed appendixes from a 10 month old and an 85 year old. It can happen any time. ...Read more

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Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

Differential diagnosis for acute appendicitis?

RLQ Pain: Long list including diverticulitis, crohn's disease, pelvic inflammatory disease, cholecystitis(gallbladder), ovarian cyst or twisted ovary, colon cancer, kidney stone, perforated ulcer, pancreatitis, bacterial infection and urinary tract infection to name a few. ...Read more

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boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis(esbl) with abcess.An appendectomy is made.good choice?

boy of 6 y: After15d of pain and failed cephalosporin treatment, the diagnosis is appendicitis(esbl) with abcess.An appendectomy is made.good choice?

Potentially: If the diagnosis turns out correct, then appendicitis with an abscess is typically treated by appendectomy. Time will tell ultimately if is correct based upon the findings in surgery. I would discuss with the surgeon any concerns. A ct scan abdomen and pelvis would likely show that finding as well if it is correct. ...Read more

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2 days ago my pcp had me go to the ER to see if i had appendicitis. I was diagnosis with a "mild" inflammation of my appendix. They put me on antibiotics. The symptoms are not stopping. Now what?

Re-exam: If you still have right lower abdominal discomfort and especially if you had an elevated white blood cell count and/or an ultrasound showing an abnormal appendix, you need to be reevaluated as complications from ongoing appendicitis can be dire. I recommend going back to the er now. ...Read more

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Severe ovarian cyst pain i was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

Severe ovarian cyst pain i was diagnosed with ovarian cysts 13 months ago, in the ER they thought it was appendicitis. I hadn't had any severe pain since my diagnosis until this last month. I had mirana placed 25 months ago. I've been to my gynecologist t

I : I am very concerned about several things here. That is way too much Ibuprofen (advil and Motrin are other words for ibuprofen). Taking 800 mg every 6 hours for a few days is a lot, but taking 800 mg every two hours is very concerning, and can cause side effects with your stomach and your kidneys. You need to be immediately evaluated for this pain and irregular bleeding. It is not normal. Sometimes these symptoms can occur in the first few months after a mirena, (levonorgestrel) but you state you are 25 months out, so these symptoms are very abnormal. Please have a complete gynecological evaluation. You likely need an imaging study such as an ultrasound. There are other pain medications that you can be treated with. Please be seen immediately for your symptoms. ...Read more

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Having rlq pain on off for 6 months. Ct revealed 7mm appendix with fecalith diagnosis chronic appendicitis. Dr not concerned. Says some problem not it?

Having rlq pain on off for 6 months. Ct revealed 7mm appendix with fecalith diagnosis chronic appendicitis. Dr not concerned. Says some problem not it?

Chronic appendicitis: Chronic appendicitis exists and is often not treated. Acute appendicitis has a different risk/benefit analysis, in favor of surgery to avoid abscess. Okay to ask your doc for referral to general surgeon to discuss your case. Take a friend with you to hear the risk/benefit analysis of elective appendectomy. ...Read more

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What is appendicitis?

What is appendicitis?

Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix. ...Read more

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Who treats appendicitis?

General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7). ...Read more

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Symptoms of appendicitis.

Symptoms of appendicitis.

Ok: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on the location intra abdominal . Or retroperitoneal. May start central and gradually move to rlq. Anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...Read more

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What causes appendicitis?

What causes appendicitis?

Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness. ...Read more

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Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Abdominal Pain: There are many different symptoms. The classic presentation is that of generalized abdominal pain, followed by nausea and vomiting along with fever and chills. The reality is that patients report a multitude of different symptoms. The main complaint is abdominal pain that just doesn't go away after 6 hours. If you are awakened by abdominal pain, and it doesn't go away, see a doc! ...Read more

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Tell me about appendicitis?

Tell me about appendicitis?

Acute inflammation: The appendix is connected to the large intestine - appendicitis is when the appendix opening is blocked, causing increased pressure and then pain, usually as mid-abdominal pain. As the wall of the appendix stretches and the blood flow decreases, bacterial infection and inflammation causes irritation and the pain localizes to the area around the appendix. The risk is rupture, causing peritonitis. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis be chronic?

Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if i were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read more

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How does appendicitis start?

Lumen blockage: Usually, appendicitis starts from occlusion of the lumen of the hollow appendix.This can be from a small piece of stool, seed, tumor, parasite, or swollen lymph within the organ. It usually progresses to rupture in about 24-48 hours. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause appendicitis ?

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What can cause appendicitis ?

Here are some....: Appendix is a 5-/10-cm blind-ended bowel, which could become infected if its outlet to cecum is blocked and appendicitis ensues. In a sense, if the outlet of hair follicle is plugged, follicle-related sebaceous gland becomes infected, and acne emerges. In short, plugging outlet leads to infection and inflammation to rupture.... I hope this is enough to explain how appendicitis develops. Best.... ...Read more

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How do I know if appendicitis?

How do I know if appendicitis?

See your doctor: It's unsafe to self diagnose or let your family and friends fill the role of a doctor - even if they have had appendicitis. Although many patients report nausea, anorexia and frequently right lower abdominal pain with appendicitis, there are many variables that will change your clinical presentation. It is a common problem with an usually simple surgical solution - don't take a chance. ...Read more

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What is reactive appendicitis?

What is reactive appendicitis?

From surroundings : When the infection is not from with in the appendix is from surrounding tissues like pelvic infection etc then called reactive appendicitis and not a true appendicitis. ...Read more