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Does Appendicitis Always Present With Its Typical Symptoms
Not really: Appendicitis generally evolves over 12-24 hours. Either the diagnosis is made and the appendix is removed, or the appendix ruptures and other treatment ensues; the appendix may or may not be removed at a later date. Symptoms that persist for a week are unlikely to be related to appendicitis, but should still be evaluated. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Fever is not always present in appendicitis. Symptoms typically start with generalized abdominal discomfort, constipation, and pain around the belly button. Over 24-48 hrs, the pain typical moves down to the right, lower abdomen and becomes more severe (hurts to walk or go over bumps in the car). At this point, the pain may be associated with: nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills. ...Read more
I have pain on my right side above my hip towards the back I don't have the typical symptoms of appendicitis or kidney stones, what could it be?
Appendicitis or???: There are no typical symptoms of almost any disease. You have pain, see your doctor. ...Read more
Pain: A typical "upset stomach" causes nausea and/or vomiting, and maybe a pain in the center of the stomach that might get better after vomiting. Appendicitis causes pain in the lower right side of the abdomen, often with loss of appetite, possibly a little diarrhea, and usually fever. The pain usually gets steadily worse. Often some tests are needed to see if it is an early/atypical appendicitis. ...Read more
I have had pain in my lower abdomen for 7 months and it comes and goes, doctor says typical appendicitis symptoms but not enough to be removed.?
Does appendicitis always present with elevated white blood count in the later stages, say, after a month?
I had right lower ab pain for two days, without any other symptoms and when I jumped up and down it didn't hurt. Did I have appendicitis and rupture?
Most likely Not...: 22y/o Female says I had Right lower ab pain for 2 days, without any other symptoms and when I jumped up and down it didn't hurt. Did I have appendicitis and rupture? Most likely Not. At age 22 and female could have been a sign of Ovulation from the R ovary w pain signaling Mittelschmerze (middle month Pain), some transient Digestive problems, or even Muscle spasm. But if symptoms recur see PCP ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my teenage daughter gets sharp pains in her side and has some symptoms of appendicitis, what is the danger? She is 15 and just recently got the sharp pains in her side. She can't stand because it hurts so bad.
RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool,) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs. Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more
Abdominal pain: Abdominal pain that starts in the center of your abdomen and moves down to your right lower quadrant is "classic" for appendicitis. Unfortunately, appendicitis rarely presents classically. Sometimes it is accompanied with a fever and nausea, but not always. You have to have abdominal pain to have appendicitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need doctor to check: Lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For pain there, appendicitis is always a concern (pain worsens over time, with fever coming on). Other possible causes of pain include... if one is constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side. Having gas may or may not be related to such discomfort (lactose intolerance causes gas). A hernia, etc., can cause pain. ...Read more
Appetite gone: Early is generally within the first 24 hours. Losing your appetite and a dull ache around the middle of the abdomen can happen. Sometimes nausea, vomiting or fever can happen early. Even pain of the right lower abdomen can happen early. The inflammed appendix may cause irritation of colon and bladder causing you to have diarrhea or frequent urination. ...Read more
Not usually: Not usually if process represents acute appendicitis. Entity of chronic appendicitis has mild sympromts, and individuals with chronic appendicitis often become used to the abdominal pain and discomfort. In addition. Diagnosis I sometimes missed or delayed because the symptoms of chronic appendicitis can be similar to other GI disorders including constipation and diarrhea. ...Read more
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