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How common is it for somebody to get epiploic appendagitis?

How common is it for somebody to get epiploic appendagitis?

Not common: This is a fairly difficult condition to diagnose, causing abdominal pains. It can be confused with appendicitis. Sometimes it can be seen on a ct scan. It is self limited and will resolve on its own without treatments or surgery. It is from presumed twisting of a small piece of fatty tissue that is attached to the outside of the colon or large intestine. ...Read more

Epiploic Appendagitis (Definition)

It's fatty tissue that hangs (appendage) off the colon. When it twists, it cuts off the blood supply and causes inflammation. It can present like appendicitis or diverticulitis but does not need surgery or antibiotics. Treatment is supportive i.E, pain ...Read more


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How can you get epiploic appendagitis?

Bad luck: Epiploic appendages are normal fingerlike projections of fat from the large intestine, in rare cases, they can torse (twist) and the end of them can lose blood supply and die off. They are difficult to diagnose, occasionally they are seen on CT scans. The treatment is usually simply pain control and time. Rarely need operation. They are sometimes mistaken for appendicitis. ...Read more

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How does one get epiploic appendagitis?

JUST BAD LUCK: Epiploic appendices are small fat globules that hang from the sides of the colon, and they vary in size. If one of these happens to twist on its base (torsion, ) it can lead to lack of blood to the fat, which then dies. This causes pain, and can mimic other inflammatory processes, such as appendicitis, cholecystitis, or diverticulitis, and is discovered at the time of surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is epiploic appendagitis?

What is epiploic appendagitis?

The great pretender!: Epiploic appendices are tear-drop shaped projections of fat that are attached to the outer wall of the large intestine. They have a propensity to twist, which may cut-off its blood supply and cause acute pain.This is a self-limiting condition that does not require any treatment. When this occurs on the right side, it is often mistaken for appendicitis, unless a skilled radiologist finds this on ct. ...Read more

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What causes epiploic appendagitis?

What causes epiploic appendagitis?

ASimpleTwist Of Fate: Epiploic appendeges are teardrop-shaped pieces of fat that are normally attached to the colon. Serendipitously, one can twist & cutoff it's blood supply, causing pain. Fortunately, this causes no further problems however this can be mistaken for other diseases like appendicitis or diverticulitis. Prior to ct, we often found this out in surgery; nowadays, this is often avoided. ...Read more

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Epiploic appendagitis? Whats that?

Epiploic appendagitis? Whats that?

The great pretender!: Epiploic appendices are tear-drop shaped projections of fat that are attached to the outer wall of the large intestine. They have a propensity to twist, which may cut-off its blood supply and cause acute pain.This is a self-limiting condition that does not require any treatment. When this occurs on the right side, it is often mistaken for appendicitis, unless a skilled radiologist finds this on ct. ...Read more

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What is epiploic appendagitis like?

Unexplained pain: The fingerlike fatty appendages can sometimes twist on themselves and constrict the blood supply. when this happens, one feels very localized pain until the distal portion dies off. They usually require no surgery unless they are mistaken for something else, when they can easily be amputated to make the pain better faster. But surgery is usually not necessary ...Read more

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How is epiploic appendagitis treated?

If your doctor: Could be absolutely certain that this is the cause of problems, it should resolve on its own. If it does not improve after two weeks, other causes are possible. Sometimes it is difficult to tell for sure. Follow up with your doctor until your symptoms resolve completely. ...Read more

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Anyone know what's epiploic appendagitis?

Anyone know what's epiploic appendagitis?

The great pretender!: Epiploic appendices are tear-drop shaped projections of fat that are attached to the outer wall of the large intestine. They have a propensity to twist, which may cut-off its blood supply and cause acute pain.This is a self-limiting condition that does not require any treatment. When this occurs on the right side, it is often mistaken for appendicitis, unless a skilled radiologist finds this on ct. ...Read more

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What to do if I have epiploic appendagitis?

??: What symptoms are you having! How do you know you have this? Was a CT scan done? What is your WBC count? Sometimes this can be treated conservatively and sometimes may need surgery. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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