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I have had dull stomach discomfort that has lasted about 24hrs. The pain seems to shift around my abdomen. No fever, would this be gas or appendicitis?

I have had dull stomach discomfort that has lasted about 24hrs. The pain seems to shift around my abdomen. No fever, would this be gas or appendicitis?

Feel sick?: Appendicitis can start with dull achy discomfort in mid abdomen, often nausea, loss appetite, diarrhea, urge to move bowels (but can't); pain can move down to right lower quadrant (but doesn't have to), with fever, maybe frequent urination, worsening of above symptoms. Might hurt pulling right knee up to chest, extending right leg, or bouncing on heels from standing on tiptoes. Got any?C md or er. ...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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Do you need a fever for Appendicitis?

Do you need a fever for Appendicitis?

Not necessarily: If you have marked pain of RLQ of abdomen - get eval. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have appendicitis without a fever?

Is it possible to have appendicitis without a fever?

Yes: Not every person develops exactly the same symptoms from a disease process. Although the typical symptoms include low grade fever, slight elevation of the white blood cell count and pain in the right part of the lower abdomen, appendicitis can be present without this perfect description. If you are worried, please see a doctor. ...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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What are the mail symptoms of appendicitis? Is fever always present? Thanks

What are the mail symptoms of appendicitis? Is fever always present? Thanks

No: Fever is not always present in appendicitis. Symptoms typically start with generalized abdominal discomfort, constipation, and pain around the belly button. Over 24-48 hrs, the pain typical moves down to the right, lower abdomen and becomes more severe (hurts to walk or go over bumps in the car). At this point, the pain may be associated with: nausea, vomiting, fever, and chills. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have appendicitis without pain, fever or vomitting?

Is it possible to have appendicitis without pain, fever or vomitting?

Not likely: Maybe early on symptoms can be vague mid abdominal discomfort. Appendicitis is an internal infection that progresses to worsening abdominal pains with nausea. Generally the pains continue to get worse and the infection spreads until it is properly treated. A person could die from progressive infection & sepsis if appendicitis goes untreated. ...Read more

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Could you ever have an appendicitis attack w/out the vomiting or fever?

Could you ever have an appendicitis attack w/out the vomiting or fever?

Yes, appendicitis: Can manifest in many ways, and sometimes referred to as a "protean" disease. Sometimes it is difficult for doctors to tell for sure, even with modern imaging modalities. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a hospital to delay surgery for appendicitis if a patient has a really high fever?

Is it possible for a hospital to delay surgery for appendicitis if a patient has a really high fever?

Rarely: Were that person with high fever, to be unstable, as for example in septic shock, the person would need to be stablized usually before going into the operating room, with IV fluids to get the blood pressure up if needed. Patients with appendicitis usually do not have high fever. High fever in appendicitis is worrisome and would usually get the patient rushed off to for surgery without sig delay. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more