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How long does it take for appendicitis to move from the belly to the right side?

How long does it take for appendicitis to move from the belly to the right side?

Less than 24 hrs: The 'classic' presentation of appendicitis is of cramping upper or mid abdominal pain which moves to the right lower abdomen, changing in character to a sharp, well-localized, progressively-worsening pain. This change in location and character of pain typically occurs 12-24 hours after the onset of symptoms. Keep in mind: not everyone has this initial pain. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

The inflammation of the appendix which can cause right lower quadrant pain that radiates and ...Read more


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How long is it supposed to it take for appendicitis pain to move to the bottom right side of your stomach?

How long is it supposed to it take for appendicitis pain to move to the bottom right side of your stomach?

Maybe: A few hours. Can be 4-12 hours, but not all patients with appendicitis get the same feelings. While mid abdominal pain that moves to the right lower abdomen is a "classic" sign, not all people get that symptom. See a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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If a bump appears on the lower right side of the abdomen, is that appendicitis?

If a bump appears on the lower right side of the abdomen, is that appendicitis?

Other symptoms?: Depends on age, duration, any chances of injury with bleeding inside muscles, fat causing swelling there, early sex as in males testicular problems can cause swelling from inflammed lymphnodes in addition to appendcitis, skin conditions like abscess, epidermal cyst, inflammatory bowel dz from ulc. Colitsi&, crohn's, inflammed cecum called typhylitis from infections-eneritis and colitis, hernias, tumor. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain on the right side of my abdomen. How can I be sure that this is not appendicitis?

I have a dull pain on the right side of my abdomen. How can I be sure that this is not appendicitis?

See a doctor: Appendicitis is an acute illness: once it begins it leads to severe, constant, progressively-worsening right lower abdominal pain, typically within 1-2 days; left untreated, rupture usually occurs. With very, very rare exception, it is not a source of chronic pain. ...Read more

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When having appendicitis, is it normal to have pain on both sides of by abdomen, right above my waist in the front?

Yes: Acute appendicitis usually starts with pain/discomfort around the belly button. So yes, both sides in front and just at waist. Typically within 12 to 24 hours the pain settles into the right lower abdomen and intensifies to the point you want/need to come in. At the er, the docs make the diagnosis by exam, labs, imaging. The treatment is surgical removal of the appendix. ...Read more

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Pain on my lower right side near abdomen and ovary. Appendicitis and cyst have been ruled out. What else could it be from?

Pain on my lower right side near abdomen and ovary. Appendicitis and cyst have been ruled out. What else could it be from?

Many things: Other causes of rlq pain would include pid (pelvic inflammatory disease), tubo-ovaarian abscess, meckels diverticulitis, sigmoid colon diverticulitis, various types of colitis, muscular abdominal wall pain, gastroenteritis with diarrhea etc. ...Read more

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When before appendicitis pain moves from belly button to lower right abdomen?

When before appendicitis pain moves from belly button to lower right abdomen?

Usually a few: Hours, if it is acute appendicitis. But your pain could be from other sources, such as kidney stones, crohn's disease, bowel cancer. So see your doctor for more accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can pain from appendicitis move upward from lower, to navel, to upper abdomen?

Possible: In general, appendicitis starts as an aching pain that begins around your belly button. The pain may be minor at first. 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. There may be increased pain when you walk, preferring to lie still. ...Read more

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My left side below the belly hurts, is that possible for appendicitis? I did eat some junk food these days, could that be the problem?

My left side below the belly hurts, is that possible for appendicitis? I did eat some junk food these days, could that be the problem?

Rarely: If you have left sided appendix it is possible, appendicitis rarely cause left side only pain, most of the time diverticulitis is the culprit, you already know your problem stop eating jung food and see your doctor. ...Read more

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Gf has bad pain in lower abdomen 48hrs did have dihorrea feels swollen. Docngave her anti biotics. She's in bad pain when she moves? Appendicitis?

Gf has bad pain in lower abdomen 48hrs did have dihorrea feels swollen. Docngave her anti biotics. She's in bad pain when she moves? Appendicitis?

Possibly: Best to have her reevaluated based on what you are describing, especially because she has not experienced relief after taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have a slight, dull ache near the right side of my belly button. Could it be appendicitis?

No: Pain from appendicitis becomes progressively worse over the period of one day. While a dull ache next to the belly button could be the earliest signs of appendicitis, pain from appendicitis will become sharp and intense and usually migrate to the right lower quadrant. ...Read more

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Imight have appendicitis I have felt a sharp pain in my right lower side I guess on my belly have gotten chils and getting hot and fever help?

Evaluation: Hi, it is possible that you have Appendicitis but Ovarian cyst and its complications, Urinary tract infection, pelvic inflammatory disease, Mesenteric lymphadenitis among other causes could be the cause of ur abdominal pain, you need to go to ER now for evaluation. ...Read more

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Coughing up blood right now and pain on the left bottom side of my abdomen. Is this appendicitis?

Coughing up blood right now and pain on the left bottom side of my abdomen. Is this appendicitis?

No: If you are coughing up blood you need to see a doctor as soon as possible. If no access to doctor go to the emergency room. This is not appendicitis! ...Read more

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Once in a while I get moderate to severe pain on the right side of my abdomen area, but ice or cold in general seem to help a lot. Could still be something serious like appendicitis, hernia or ulcer?

Once in a while I get moderate to severe pain on the right side of my abdomen area, but ice or cold in general seem to help a lot. Could still be something serious like appendicitis, hernia or ulcer?

No: Something serious on the right side of your abdomen wouldn't go away with ice or cold. It sounds more like a muscle pain in the abdominal wall if it happens occasionally and goes away with cold. See your PCP to know for sure what is going on but serious things don't generally go away that easily. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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My right side of abdomen feels weird and I also have pain around my belly button. I thought it was appendicitis but I'm not having bowel movements.

My right side of abdomen feels weird and I also have pain around my belly button. I thought it was appendicitis but I'm not having bowel movements.

NeedsToBeChecked for: Your symptoms may be due to appendicitisTypical pain of appendicitis starts from around the belly button and than gets settled in rt lower abdomen. And no bowel movement and loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting is common
If concerned about Appendicitis which is a surgical emergency and is diagnosed by typical history&physical exam&blood count.Imaging some time done to confirm diagnosisCAT SCAN/ULTRASO ...Read more

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Pain right side lower abdomen and back. Diarrhea and gas. Is it appendicitis? How to tell when it's appendix emergency? Or pid?

Possible: Appendicitis is possible, and the only way to differentiate from pid is seeing a physician, getting an exam, and additional tests as indicated. ...Read more

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Right side only sharp and dull pain in waves, very painful No naesua or vomitting or painful urination, no pain in belly button, appendicitis?

It is possible.: Anytime someone has pain in the right lower portion of the abdomen, particularly when it is severe, one must be concerned with the possibility of appendicitis. There are other possibilities also, but it is vital that it gets sorted out ASAP. You should go to the emergency room. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sharp belly button pain below and right side, frequent and painful urination (internal not burning)could this be appendicitis or bladder infection?

Sharp belly button pain below and right side, frequent and painful urination (internal not burning)could this be appendicitis or bladder infection?

Maybe...: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually right lower tummy), colitis, kidney problems, constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with moderate (more than mild) pain, or recurring pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis or something else similarly serious. ...Read more

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I have had pains in my lower stomach/all over/switches sides, that come and go for a year and a half now. Could I have appendicitis?

I have had pains in my lower stomach/all over/switches sides, that come and go for a year and a half now. Could I have appendicitis?

No: While not all people have right lower quadrant pain with appendicitis, no one has appendix that switches sides over the span of 18 months. ...Read more