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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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What are the common risk factors for appendicitis?

Youth, time, genes,: Most commonly occurs ages 10-30, but can occur any age. Cystic fibrosis a risk factor. More common with low fiber intake; more common in males; more common october to may (go figure); after some viral infections (which may be more common in the wintertime), some bacterial or parasitic infections (like amoeba); family history of appendicitis. ...Read more

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What is appendicitis?

What is appendicitis?

Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix. ...Read more

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Who treats appendicitis?

General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7). ...Read more

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Symptoms of appendicitis.

Symptoms of appendicitis.

Ok: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on the location intra abdominal . Or retroperitoneal. May start central and gradually move to rlq. Anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...Read more

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What causes appendicitis?

What causes appendicitis?

Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness. ...Read more

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Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Rt lower pain: The pain starts around the belly button and then settles in the right lower quadrant of the abdomen along with loss of appetite. Mild fever. ...Read more

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