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How do I know if I have appendicitis?

How do I know if I have appendicitis?

See your Dr: Appendicitis usually will cause pain in your right lower abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and fever. Problem is, there are a number of other problems with similar symptoms, and ocassionally appendicitis will present with pain in the back, or lower in the pelvis depending on where your appendix actually is. If you are concerned, see your dr. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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How do I know if I have appendicitis or not?

How do I know if I have appendicitis or not?

The only way: To know for sure is by exam by a doctor. Sometimes it is necessary to get ct scan to be sure. Get to ed now. ...Read more

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I need help! How do I know if I have appendicitis or is it just gas?

I need help! How do I know if I have appendicitis or is it just gas?

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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How do I know if I have appendicitis or ovarian cyst leaking?

Go to your doctor. : Self diagnosis is very risky, especially with appendicitis. Go to your doctor or the er. A ct would be the best test to distinguish between a cyst and appendicitis. Get checked though because if it is appendicitis, delay in diagnosis can lead to rupture which can cause fertility problems in the future, or even death. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have appendicitis or just a stomach ache/constipation?

How do I know if I have appendicitis or just a stomach ache/constipation?

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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How do I know if I have chronic appendicitis ?

Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consistent with chronic appendicitis. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis would be helpful. Ultimately, surgery might be necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to know if I have appendicitis?

How to know if I have appendicitis?

Appendicitis usually: causes pain in the upper abdomen and then moves to the right lower quadrant. You will usually lose your appetite, and you may have a fever. If you experience symptoms such as this, please see your doctor for immediate evaluation. They may order an ultrasound or CT scan to see if your appendix is inflamed. ...Read more

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How will I know if I have appendicitis?

Varies: Appendicitis may present in various ways. Common symptoms include a nagging pain in the lower abdomen, nausea and vomiting, decreased appetite and a sense that "somthing is not right". An inflammed appendix may often be asymptomatic. Tip: if you think something bad is happening in your abdomen, don't wait until friday at 3:12 am to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How would i know if I 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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How would i know if I have appendicitis or if it is just a pulled muscle?

How would i know if I have appendicitis or if it is just a pulled muscle?

ASSOCIATED SYMPTOMS: Appendicitis presents with periumbilical pain which then locates to the rlq. It's associated with nausea, loss of appetite, general malaise, and fever. It usually culminates in 18-48 hrs. A pulled muscle won't have any associated symptoms, and will most likely be related to some physical activity . Good luck ...Read more