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Does Appendicitis Cause A Bruise
I have been feeling most of the symptoms of appendicitis and now there is a large bruise above my hip, should I go see a doctor? Is the bruise related
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
I try very hard to always "always" and "never." Yes I've seen painless appendicitis rarely but there are usually other clues. History of anorexia, constipation and malaise are prominent. Elevated WBC with lseft shift is prominent and even the "painless" abdomen when approached carefully will demonstrate some rebound tenderness and guarding.
Fortunately we do have CT scanning - about 90% accurate. ...Read more
Lower back and abdomen are tender to touch all over and the pain lingers but it's not appendicitis been going on for 5-6 months pain only when touched?
Nonspecific: These symptoms are not typical of any specific diagnosis. You'll need a proper evaluation t try to figure it out. Ok to start with your primary care provider. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Appendicitis or something else? I've had a tender lower abdomen since last night. While I'm worried that it's appendicitis, but it's tender in the lower left rather than the lower right. Could this be appendicitis, or something else? .
It may be an attack of acute diverticulitis which usually presents with pain in the left lower abdomen but on rare occasion the tip appendix may be in the midline or to the left and cause left lower abdominal pain. Under any circumstance either diagnosis needs to be made immediately to avoid serioous problems. Many things factor into the actual cause of the pain especially if you are a female and you need to see a physician asap.
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Am I having appendicitis? I have a tender pain that comes and goes on my right abdomen. Does not hurt when I press down. I have GERD and anxiety. Gas?
Likely not appy: Your description is far from typical of appendicitis. An inflamed appendix is usually quite tender when you push down on it. It also tends to me a more constant pain than you describe. However, if you start feeling feverish, nauseated, and like you are no longer hungry, then it would be wise to be evaluated for appendicitis by a physician. ...Read more
Doctor says I have abdominal and intestinal bruising. I also have really bad anxiety. Could this all be appendicitis?
Does a tender abdominal, and white blood count 11.3, but no fever, vomiting or even nausea lead you believe it is appendicitis?
It's possible: In adults: Vomiting and nausea are only present in 75% of patients with appendicitis. Fever is not always present.Loss of appetite (anorexia) is almost always present and it's absence weighs against appendicitis. Pain usually starts in the mid-abdomen and within 1-12 hours shifts to the RLQ. For an overview of appendicitis See > http://bit. Ly/1KfRC6G ...Read more
Lower left quadrant pains no fever not tender to touch. Adhesions from csection, appendicitis, endometriosis, diverticulitis? Waitingon X-ray and CBC
Could this be appendicities pain in lower right side, stomach hurts and I've been going to the bathroom but its not like diarrea. Its tender when you touch in that area. I don't feel sick to my stomach and I haven't thrown up at all.
You should seek: Medical attention. This needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
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
Probably not: Appendicitis is caused when the appendix is blocked from its connection to the colon. Why this happens at a given time is a mystery, and probably by chance as the appendix has been there for years without a problem. A viral or bacterial infection if the intestines probably wouldn't cause this, but its really unknown. ...Read more
No.: These are unrelated conditions. Ask your GI specialist to be sure that nothing else is going on. ...Read more
Blood in belly: Believe it or not, many of us menstruate our blood not only out our vagina, but also out our fallopian tube to inside our belly. That can give us heaviness, discomfort, pain, nausea, bloating, constipation, or other pelvic discomfort that may peak several days after your period. Other possibilities could include changes in gut motility from hormonal changes, or even irritation of the appendix! ...Read more
Blunt trauma: ...as described is unlikely to inflame the appendix in its classic anatomic location, but of course anything's possible. If you are experiencing symptoms of concern, proceed immediately to your provider for evaluation please. ...Read more
Not directly: While patients with crohn's disease can get appendicitis, crohn's does not cause appendicitis. The most common location of intestinal inflammation from crohn's is the terminal ileum, located in the right lower abdomen (near the appendix). Sometimes crohn's can affect the appendix. It can be difficult to differentiate the 2 conditions. Best to see a doctor if you are not improving. ...Read more
Fecolith: 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
Can IBS hurt in same place as appendicitis does can it also cause similar symptoms of appendicitis?
It's possible: It's possible that IBS could cause pain in the right lower quadrant, but it's typically more generalized pain associated with bloating or cramping. ...Read more
Pain in right side for approx 2 weeks off and on. Some nausea and extremely lethargic. Causes? Appendicitis?
Could be: Most patients with appendicitis would get significantly worse within 2 weeks, but some people a milder form. There are some viral infections which could account for your symptoms. Other ideas include a hernia, an ovary problem, endometriosis, pregnancy, or much more rarely some kind of tumor. See your doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more
Does appendicitis always cause vomiting and if I don't have the rebound effect does that mean im in the clear?
No and NO: You need not have vomiting to have Appendicitis, and appendicitis is a serious condition that needs to be worked up with more testing than just a check of rebound tenderness. For example a retro-cecal appendix may not cause rebound tenderness in the frontal abdomen, but other diagnostic clues/symptoms may be present. ...Read more
I had an appendectomy 3 weeks ago. The findings say " acute mucosal appendicitis" what does this mean? What caused it? Thank you
I know eating unpopped popcorn kernels can cause appendicitis, but are there any other effects? I'm told it can build in intestines, but I'm not sure.
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