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Appendicitis like cramp for two months now on days 17 and 18 of cycle. Is this normal?

Appendicitis like cramp for two months now on days 17 and 18 of cycle. Is this normal?

Cramping mid cycle: Yes. Could be mittelschmerz, ovulation release of egg that occurs 2 weeks before period begins, or vaginitis, or ovarian cyst disease, or mild colitis / ileitis (any bowel movement issues?) also check urine for UTI Would follow up with doc ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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I have cramps on my right side just underneath my ribs. Sometimes severe but not always. Loss ofappetite is present too. Is it appendicitis?

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

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Appendicitis or menstrual cramps, how can I know?

Appendicitis or menstrual cramps, how can I know?

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

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Appendicitis or menstrual cramps, how can I tell?

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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How can I tell between menstrual cramps or appendicitis?

How can I tell between menstrual cramps or appendicitis?

Pain: Menutrual cramps are more on the bilateral associated with mentruation, and appendicits is on the right side, can have fever. ...Read more

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How do I know if my pain is appendicitis or just regular intestinal cramps?

How do I know if my pain is appendicitis or just regular intestinal cramps?

See a doctor: If you think you are ill and may have appendicitis, go see a professional who can take a history and do a physical exam and use other diagnostic techniques. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you are having severe menstrual cramps or if it's appendicitis?

How can you tell if you are having severe menstrual cramps or if it's appendicitis?

History and Exam...: 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?

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

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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.

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.

Not likely: But anything is possible. Acute appendicitis is usually, just as name implies, acute, and gets worse over 1, 2, or 3 days, unless it is properly treated. ...Read more

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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

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I have intense burning pain in my stomach. Not cramps but burning pain that is getting worse and is extremely painful. Not appendicitis.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Occasional stomach cramps with gas pains and reduced appetite are symptoms of appendicitis?

Occasional stomach cramps with gas pains and reduced appetite are symptoms of appendicitis?

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

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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?

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?

Other problem: Pain that goes away is very unlikely to be appendicitis. You should be evaluated by your doctor for possible bleeding in your GI tract, which could be causing the dizziness, and frequent dark bowel movements. ...Read more

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How to tell if it's just appendictis or just menstrual cramps?

How to tell if it's just appendictis or just menstrual cramps?

Sometimes: Difficult to tell without blood and imaging tests, even for medical professionals. If you have nausea, vomiting, severe pain, or fever, get to ed right away. ...Read more

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What does appendicitis pain feel like?

Right lower quadrant: Classic pain is sharp, stabbing pain in right lower quadrant pain with rebound tenderness which means if you press down and let go really fast that it hurts when you let go. Atypical appendicitis can be milder pain and diahrea. ...Read more

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What does having appendicitis feel like?

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

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What exactly does it really feel like to have appendicitis?

What exactly does it really feel like to have appendicitis?

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

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Can internal bleeding feel like appendicitis?

Can internal bleeding feel like appendicitis?

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

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Have appendicitis-like symptoms but pain and fever reduced. Is this probably a bug?

Who knows?: Appendicitis can be life threatening. If your symptoms are of recent onset and include fever & abdominal right lower quadrant pain, then the safest bet is to have a doctor's urgent evaluation. ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Yes: Seven months after surgery, it's probably safe to go back to the gym. I would start slow and build up to full work outs. Don't over do things as you get started. ...Read more

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What could appendicitis feel like?

What could appendicitis feel like?

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

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What is the pain of appendicitis like?

What is the pain of appendicitis like?

Pain and illness: Usually gradual onset mid abdominal discomfort that gets worse and moves to the right lower abdomen, getting worse over 24-48 hours. Usually do not feel like eating. Sometimes fever or vomiting. Painful abdomen to move around or walk. ...Read more

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What does appendicitis feel like? Is it painful?

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

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Please explain what does appendicitis feel like?

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

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Does appendicitis feel like you got kicked in the balls?

Not usually.: Appendicitis usually is rlq pain, but, it can masquerade as all kinds of different problems. If your pain is severe, associated with a fever or nausea and vomiting, go to see a doctor to be examined and have some testing done. ...Read more

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Does appendicitis feel like hip pain?

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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Does it sound like appendicitis if just ache on right side?

Does it sound like appendicitis if just ache on right side?

Not by itself: Appendicitis is often a 24-48 hour process of mid abdominal discomfort with progressive pains that move to the right lower abdomen, often nausea or vomiting, sometimes fever. Would need to see a doctor for an evaluation of the pain if it persists. ...Read more