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Does A Smoldering Appendix Exist
Does a smoldering appendix exist? Had a doctor tell me last week that he did not believe in it. I've had lower right side abdom. Pain for 7 months..
It is possible: During residency many years ago, the chief of surgery talked about folks that had a smoldering appendix. He felt that folks that started to have appendicitis, for any number of reasons...Improved (sort of like diverticulitis that strikes off and on for years...After all the appendix if felt by many to just be a "bigger diverticula" of sorts. ...Read more
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more
Does "chronic" appendicitis actually exist? And would it be seen on ultrasound. Appendix type pain 5 days. Normal WBC AND US.
The existence of: "chronic appendicitis" is controversial. Ultrasound is very good at evaluating the appendix if the appendix can be definitively located. Unfortunately, it may be difficult to visualize the appendix in large or gassy patients, and the appendix also has variable anatomic locations, so ultrasound may be inconclusive. CT more reliably demonstrates the appendix. ...Read more
Right Lower Quad:
Your appendix is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen.
Holly:tell the patient what you have been taught- put thumb on asis (that bone that sticks out at the bottom of the lower right side of your belly) and your 5th finger (pinky) on the edge of the pubic bone (near where the hair ends) extend index finger and find where appendix usually is. ...Read more
Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours.
IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing
Pain may increase with movement, loss of appetite,
nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen, abdomen feels hard, onstipation, mild diarrhea, slight fever. ...Read more
No, however: There is a very rare condition known as situs inversus where your internal organs are reversed or are a mirror image of the normal organ locations. This is an anomaly that occurs during fetal development, usually of no significance. ...Read more
Unknown: A common element for many cases of appendicitis is obstruction of the opening, through which it connects with the rest of the intestinal tract (we often find stone-like material upstream from rupture points);however, this is not a universal finding nor do we understand why these appendicoliths form. My guess is that there are many factors that contribute to it developing considering how common it is. ...Read more
Right Side: The appendix is located on the right side in men and women. However is can vary. It can be located anywhere on the right side up to the ribs and also down into the pelvis and in the middle of the lower abdomen. ...Read more
Unknown.: It is uncertain if the appendix plays a minor role in immune function in infancy. What is certain is that it can be removed safely with no obvious long-term side effects and clearly has no major physiologic role in adult life. ...Read more
Yes!: The appendix acts as a 'policeman' for our body. It contains lymph tissue that helps fight off foreign invasion to our body such as infection. In the past, it was regarded as useless in that it was often taken out during abdominal surgeries to prevent a future attack of appendicitis.It is now used in reconstructive surgeries too. It turns out to be useful but if it's inflamed it needs to come out! ...Read more
Appendicitis.: Symptoms of appendicitis usually begin with a dull pain about the belly button, which then progresses to a sharp pain in the right lower abdominal quadrant. A sharp pain can be associated with nausea and complete lack of an appetite. You can also get fever, chills and sweats. Blood testing would generally show an elevated white blood cell count. ...Read more
Classic symptoms: Are acute onset of nausea/vomiting and mid abdominal pain of acute onset that later travels to right lower quadrant. Sometimes it can be confused with other conditions such as ovarian cyst, kidney stones or infection, or ileitis, even by doctors. If you have these symptoms, you should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Symptoms: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. See below. ...Read more
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