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Does Appendicitis Feel Like Cramps
I have cramps on my right side just underneath my ribs. Sometimes severe but not always. Loss ofappetite is present too. Is it appendicitis?
Possible Gallbladder: See your doctor. Some common symptoms are pain after eating, pain radiates to your back or right shoulder, nausea. Fullness in the upper middle of the abdominal area. ...Read more
If worried, see doc: The classic symptoms of appendicitis are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant (RLQ) of the abdomen, some nausea and vomiting, and lack of appetite. On exam, there is RLQ tenderness. If the appendix has ruptured, pain and tenderness may be throughout the abdomen. Labs generally show elevated white blood count. Abdominal ultrasound or CT scan are increasingly used for dx. ...Read more
Timing, severity: Appendicitis would not be a monthly recurring event like menstrual cramps. Location of pain with appendicitis can be quite variable, but tends to be progressively worse. If the pain your are experiencing is different than previous monthly cramps, see your doctor. Untreated appendicitis can make you very sick and even be fatal. ...Read more
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This can certainly be confusing to distinguish. Appendicitis often starts as pain around the belly button that eventually localized to the right lower side of your belly. There is often associated nausea. These symptoms might also occur in the setting of menstrual cramps and pregnancy! I am happy to help you further. I have a clinic in madison: (608) 227-7007.
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I just had a c section about two weeks ago. I'm having really bad cramps, and a sharp pain on my right side. Could it be appendicitis?
Typically not: Usually appendicitis presents with right sided pain, loss of appetite and some times fever. It's most likely associated with increasing your daily activities, healing from your surgery, your uterus getting smaller or suture tugging. Contact your physician and try to get an appointment for early next week. Take meds as prescribed. If you get fever, chills, persistent vomiting worse pain- SEE DOC! ...Read more
Cramp comes & goes on RLQ feel it on back & thigh. Totally goes away when relaxed/asleep. Could it be appendicitis? Dr appt on 6/2.
I had pain in my right lower abdomen around 3 or 4 days ago? . Could this have been cramps? Or anything? I thought it was appendicitis am I wrong?
Appendicits...: Does not generally resolve on its own without treatment of antibiotics or most often surgery. Appendicitis is a 24 to 48 hour period of worsening mid-abdominal pain that usually moves to the right lower abdomen; pains progressively get worse with nausea or vomiting and sometimes fever. Appendicitis would not be expected to resolve on its own. ...Read more
I have intense burning pain in my stomach. Not cramps but burning pain that is getting worse and is extremely painful. Not appendicitis.
Stomach pain: That is increasing means you need to see your doctor ASAP. There are a number of possible causes and the cause needs to be identified and treated. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I have bad cramps in my stomach and my back on the right side, it hurts to lay down on it. I also have chest pains as well. Is it gas or appendicitis?
Abdominal Pain: Right sided abdominal pain has several causes. The pain from appendicitis tends to be more constant than crampy. Pain that comes in waves is more in keeping with gas or could be kidney related such as infection or a stone. Be checked if this persists soon! All the best. You also have an ovary and gallbladder on the right that can cause pain. ...Read more
I have fairly severe stomach cramps which I suspect is just bloating, my concern is that its lasted more than 36 hours and I have been travelling (from US so some jet lag) so appendicitis would be a bummer. Anything I need to check for?
Cramps: Appendicitis is typically associated with persistent right lower abdominal ache and tenderness. True cramping is more typical of intestinal irritability, blockages or irritation/inflammation. Abdominal distension and vomiting are serious symptoms. If your symptoms are persisting or worsening, you should be examined by a physician and appropriate tests will be ordered. Otherwise eat a light diet. ...Read more
Appendicitis: No actually not! appendicitis is an acute progressive condition that ends up in surgery or death. While there may be a condition of chronic appendicitis its hard to prove. The possibilities of the symptoms you listed can be everything from gastritis to gallstones to gastroenteritis. This should prompt you to see a doctor when you can! ...Read more
Slightly constipated, some stomach cramps on the right side, some lower back pain. No vomiting, no fever that I can tell. Is it appendicitis?
Appendicitis or no. Got crampy feeling on right side under rib cage twice but hasn't came back. Dizziness. Going poop a lot more than usual, dark color?
Right lower abd pain: Most people with appendicitis have pain that starts near the belly button, then moves to the right lower abdomen. It can feel crampy or constant. Many people lose their appetite; some are nauseous. Fever may or may not be present. If the inflamed appendix is near the bladder, there may be urinary symptoms. ...Read more
RIGHT LOWER QUADRANT: The classic presentation of appendicitis is a vague discomfort that starts about the navel, which then locates into the right lower quadrant over 10-16 hrs. Nausea, loss of appetite, and fever are also associated. Diarrhea is usually not associated with appendicitis. A good exam, white cell count, and, sometimes, cat scan help make the diagnosis. Surgery is then needed. Good luck. ...Read more
Painless: Internal bleeding can be painless. Appendicitis almost always painful. You are taking Ibuprofen so an ulcer although unusual at 18 years old, would also be painful. Appendix pain usually starts around the belly button and settles in the right groin. Fevers can also occur. Bleeding is not common. A meckels diverticulum could bleed. ...Read more
I had undergone an operation on appendicitis before 7 months, now I would like to start going to gym. Can I go to gym, safe or not.?
The early symptoms: Of appendicitis are abdominal pain that starts diffusely or around the bellybutton and then localizes to the right lower quadrant (rlq) of the abdomen; some nausea, maybe with vomiting; and decreased appetite (anorexia). Early signs of appendicitis are abdominal tenderness that ultimately localizes to the rlq; there is discomfort with movement (e.g., the bumps in the road cause pain). ...Read more
It is painful: Appendicitis is an infection of the appendix, cause by obstruction of the appendix lumen. The symptoms start around the belly button for about 12 hrs, then will localized to the right lower quadrant. The pain is worse with movements, or bumps when riding in the car, usually associated with nausea, occasional vomiting, fever, chills, poor appetite, and the patient does not look or feel well. ...Read more
Initially: Pain around belly button or umbilicus, then may migrate to right lower abdomen, low grade fever, usually no major change in bowels. If you suspect you or someone has appendicitis, best to be seen promptly by your doctor or go to the ER. A missed and then perforated appendicitis is a much more serious problem than acute appendicitis diagnosed early. ...Read more
It can: This can be a symptom.Appendicitis syptoms: aching pain that begins around your navel and often shifts to your lower right abdomen, pain that becomes sharper over several hours, tenderness that occurs when you apply pressure to your lower right abdomen, sharp pain in your lower right abdomen that occurs when the area is pressed on and then the pressure is quickly released, pain is worse when moving. ...Read more
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