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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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I think i might have apendicities, can the pain come and go. I felt dizzy and the need to vomit. I had abdominal pain but it only lasted 20 minutes.?

I think i might have apendicities, can the pain come and go. I felt dizzy and the need to vomit. I had abdominal pain but it only lasted 20 minutes.?

Could be: But appendicitis may cause umbilical pain initially then move to right lower abdomen. Sometimes the pain may go away briefly but when it returns it is much more severe. Don't delay if the pain perists. Recovery after surgery from appendicitis is more difficult if the appendix ruptures or perforates. ...Read more

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I have been haveing lower abdominal pain with sharp virginal pain. I have had a hysterocotomy my gallbladder out & appendiacitieis. In the last couple weeks I have had a ultra sound and cat scan the doctors say everything looks fine. Would like to find ou

I have been haveing lower abdominal pain with sharp virginal pain. I have had a hysterocotomy my gallbladder out & appendiacitieis. In the last couple weeks I have had a ultra sound and cat scan the doctors say everything looks fine. Would like to find ou

It : It is important to know if you still have your ovaries, which sometimes are taken out or sometimes are left in with a hysterectomy. I am glad to know though that your ultrasound and ct scan were normal. Be sure you are using plenty of lubrication during intercourse. Be sure you have had a complete pelvic exam and that your pap smear is up to date. If your symptoms persist please see your gynecologist for another evaluation. ...Read more

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How to tell if you're have abdominal obstruction or appendicitis?

How to tell if you're have abdominal obstruction or appendicitis?

Pain: bowel obstruction usually is associated with nausea/vomiting, abdominal pain, and lack of flatus/bowel movement. appendicitis is usually associated with pain in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen, nausea and vomiting. ...Read more

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I have had abdominal tenderness for 5 months, is this appendicitis?

I have had abdominal tenderness for 5 months, is this appendicitis?

Probably not: Hardly anyone believes in chronic appendicitis. But the culmination of an inflamed appendix may be deferred by use of antibiotics. Typically appendicitis gets a head start in 24-36 hours, and won't linger for weeks let alone months. ...Read more

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Abdominal symptoms getting worse means you might have appendicitis?

Abdominal symptoms getting worse means you might have appendicitis?

See your doctor: Appendicitis starts with a vague abdominal pain and may be associated with nausea and vomiting. Appendicitis does not get better on its own -- usually it will get worse and the pain will start to localize often to the right lower portion of the abdomen. But don't be fooled -- sometimes a sick appendix ruptures giving temporary relief. This is still an emergency! better to be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with severe abdominal paib and right flank paib on saturday morning. Now I am still in pain. Is it likely that this is appendicitis?

Woke up with severe abdominal paib and right flank paib on saturday morning. Now I am still in pain. Is it likely that this is appendicitis?

Appendicitis: Possible. Appendicitis can be associated with pain in right lower quadrant. Sometimes fevers nausea. The pain worsens with time. If it started saturday then you would be ready to rupture and in severe pain by now. So you would need to go to er. It could also be constipation, kidney stone, etc... If you are not better seek out a doctor. Appendicitis is treated by general surgeon in hospital. ...Read more

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With an appendicitis, is the pain consistent or does it come and go? I'm having sharp pains in my lower right abdominal area. They have come and gone for about a week. But today, the pain has increased and ongoing and it moves from the front to the back.

Appendicitis : Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix, which is an outpouching from the large intestine. This usually occurs from blockage of the opening of the appendix, usually from a fecolith in adults, and often from a viral infection in children. While there are variations of the presentation of the symptoms of appendicitis, in general, the first symptom is often an aching pain that begins around your belly button (navel). The pain may be minor at first, but it becomes more sharp and severe. Your appetite will be reduced and you may have nausea, vomiting, and a low fever. As the swelling in the appendix increases, the pain will shift to your right lower abdomen, to a point right above the appendix (called mcburney's point). This most often occurs 12 to 24 hours after the illness starts. Over the next few hours, there may be increased pain when you walk, cough or move. You may prefer to lie still because sudden movement causes pain. As the infection worsens, the risk for your appendix ruptures, spilling the contents of the colon and infected appendix in to abdominal cavity leading to peritonitis, increasing the risk of complications and death. Although your presentation is not classical for appendicitis, there are many other causes of abdominal pain, if you are having worsening pain, you should be seen by a physician for additional testing, including blood work, urine testing, ultrasound or ct scan. ...Read more

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What can leave abdominal tenderness besides appendicitis ? What other conditions ?

What can leave abdominal tenderness besides appendicitis ? What other conditions ?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of abdominal discomfort, most are benign, such as gastroenteritis, colic or gastritis. On occasion this can be due to other reasons such as stones, kidney or gallstones; or from inflammation, such as pancreatitis. Infections such as appendicitis, diverticulitis, urinary tract infections can occur. Gynecologic reasons can give pain, rarely malignant masses can cause pain. ...Read more