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Leaking Appendix Symptoms
Depends: A ruptured appendix is often a surgical problem. When a patient presents and the appendix has already ruptured and formed an abscess, we will drain the abscess and remove the appendix at a later date once the acute inflammation has died down. A persistent leak from the appendix can cause a fistula and several factors impact the ability of this to close without surgery. ...Read more
The appendix is a piece of tubing located at the bottom of the colon on the right lower part of the abdomen. It has no known function in modern humans, but was thought to possibly be a type of extra stomach back in our cavepeople days. Currently it's only purpose is to get infected ...Read more
How do they seal off where they removed the appendix? Do they burn it or stitch it? Wats chance of a leak?
Symptoms: Sometimes the pain from an inflamed appendix can start around your naval. The pain usually worsens over time and moves to mcburney's point which is in the right lower quadrant of your abdomen. Usually the area is tender when touched or when pressure is released. Things which are jolting like walking or coughing can increase the pain. See below. ...Read more
Very similar.: Ruptured appendix starts off as appendicitis. Perforation also known as a rupture occurs when it's allowed to progress to end-state and hasn't been treated prior to that time. Patients with perforation may present with higher grade fevers and signs of sepsis, but this is not necessarily the case for every patient. It is hard to differentiate the two based on symptoms and physical examination ...Read more
What is the emergency symptom for appendicitis and how do you prevent from it? I kind of having a little pain on my appendix but eventually go away
Is there such a thing as chronic appendix have symptoms of appendix but ongoing lower rif pain with other symptoms some doctors say yes some say no.
Does having a rectrocal appendix make it harder to diagnose appendicitis, are the symptoms any different than having your appendix in the correct spot?
Same symptoms: Appenicolith usually cause at either site andseen on x-ray. On inception, mucosa involved and symtoms referred peri-umbilical. When outer sera involved, pain localized to RLQ. If laparoscopic approach then retrocecal harderr to remove. Frequetly IV antibiotics used only unless perforation suspected.. ...Read more
My lower right side has a stabbing pain and hurts to the touch. Could this be from my appendix? I do not have any other symptoms who do I go to for test?
Highly: Highly unlikely you have appendicitis without general symptoms like nausea, abdominal discomfort, alterations in your bowel habits, fever. Appendicitis is usually an acute condition that developes over hours to a day or two. If your discomfort is something that has been around for a while, then you more likely have some non emergent situation. I recommend that you be seen by a phyisician and examined if you are bothered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common symptoms: Dscomfort around the belly button, usually moves to the right side of the abdomen over several hours. IWorsens with sneezing, coughing, and deep breathing Pain may increase with movement, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, swelling of the abdomen, abdomen feels hard, onstipation, mild diarrhea, slight fever. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Great questions...: ...to ask your surgeon during your pre-op and pos-operative visits. ...Read more
12 hour/appendicitis: Appendicitis starts, progresses, with pain in lower right abdomen, fever and signs of infection. By 12 to 24 hours patients know something is wrong and get in to a health care facility. Surgeons remove the bad appendix, hopefully before it ruptures. Surgically cured! Recovery is about a week. Usually one or two days in hospital. Often performed laprascopically. ...Read more
Interesting question: I once removed an appendix on a patient who was going to sail around the world for two years, a healthy young male. His reasoning was that the only thing that can go wrong, aside from accidental injuries, is acute appendiciits, and he did not want to get sick in a strange uncivilized location. ...Read more
Yes: Appendicitis is an emergency. It would need to be removed right away to prevent the infection from spreading - symptoms start at abdominal pain, nausea and fever that gradually worsen over time. You may not be able to pass gas or have bowel movement because your intestines respond to the inflammation by shutting down. If you are having these symptoms, you need to consult at the er immediately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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