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How Long Does Fever Associated With Appendicitis Last
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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