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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

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 have pain in stomach that comes and goes over the last month. Could this be appendicitis or would that be constant pain?

I have pain in stomach that comes and goes over the last month. Could this be appendicitis or would that be constant pain?

Not likely: Appendicitis is usually a progressive problem over 24-48 hours of gradually worsening abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting, fever can occur, pains move into the right lower abdomen. Does not last weeks. See a doctor for an examination if pains persist to help identify a possible cause. ...Read more

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Appendicitis or something else? I've had a tender lower abdomen since last night. While i'm worried that it's appendicitis, but it's tender in the lower left rather than the lower right. Could this be appendicitis, or something else? .

Appendicitis or something else? I've had a tender lower abdomen since last night. While i'm worried that it's appendicitis, but it's tender in the lower left rather than the lower right. Could this be appendicitis, or something else?


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The : The appendix is a normal outpouching from the large intestine, usually located on the right side. Diverticulosis is common condition, which are abnormal small outpouchings from the lining of the large intestine (more often found on the left side of the colon), caused by excessive straining while defecating, increasing the pressure in the colon which causes these pouches to form. In general, the appendix and diverticulosis do not cause symptoms unless they become infected. This usually occurs from blockage of the opening of the appendix or the diverticulum. 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. Diverticulitis can present with localized pain (usually to the left side), fever, diarrhea, but on occasion, if ruptures (as may be seen in appendicitis), can cause peritonitis and abscess formation. In mild cases, antibiotics can soothe the infection. However, if you develop more severe symptoms, or if you have repeated bouts of diverticulitis, you may need to have that segment of large intestine removed. In emergent situations, with abscess and advanced signs of infection, emergency surgery may necessitate removal of part of the large and small intestine and the need for a temporary ileostomy or colostomy. 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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I went to the ER last night for sharp stomach pains, don't have appendicitis but today it feels worse should. Don't want to take catscan ?

I went to the ER last night for sharp stomach pains, don't have appendicitis but today it feels worse should. Don't want to take catscan ?

If you are feeling: worse, you should return to ER or see your own doctor. There are many other causes of abdominal pain besides appendicitis, some of which are serious and need immediate treatment to prevent life threatening complications. ...Read more

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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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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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What are simtoms of apendicidis? I had the most excruciating pain of my life last night in my lower abdomen for about one hour i could not even move. All day today I have felt really soar like i just had surgery or something. When i lay down my right sid

What are simtoms of apendicidis? I had the most excruciating pain of my life last night in my lower abdomen for about one hour i could not even move.  All day today I have felt really soar like i just had surgery or something. When i lay down my right sid

The : The classic symptoms of appendicitis involve pain in the right lower portion of the abdomen. If you draw a line between your belly button and the right hip bone, the appendix is most commonly located 2/3 of the way to the hip bone. The pain may start elsewhere in the abdomen at first, but if it become constant in this area, you might have appendicitis. It sounds from your description that this is more likely a hernia, as appendicitis does not cause bulging. Your symptoms may also be from a kidney stone. I would recommend seeing someone for your pain, if you have not already. ...Read more

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