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Symptoms Of Chronic Appendicitis
RLQ pain: Most appendicitis is caused by a blockage of the lumen of the appendix. Common causes are fecoliths (small pieces of stool, ) enlarged lymph within the organ, even tumor. The usual presentation is a vague pain in mid abdomen that moves to settle in right lower quadrant, associated with nausea, loss of appetite, and fever. Not diarrhea. Peaks to rupture in 24-72 hrs.Seek attention. Good luck. ...Read more
Can be: Chronic pancreatitis can cause chronic pain, often worse with eating, can radiate into the back; can be constant pain requiring narcotics; can have hard to control diabetes; can have fat malabsorption with fatty, greasy, foul smelling stools, weight loss; can have vitamin and mineral deficiencies, including osteoporosis, and osteomalacia (rickets). Rx can include surgery, digestive supp, pain meds. ...Read more
All: Pain can be severe, life-altering, requiring narcotics. Diabetes can be "brittle"-hard to control, with very high and very low levels of blood sugar in the same day, associated with various complications of diabetes. Maldigestion can cause malnutrition, weight loss, osteoporosis, fatty, greasy, foul-smelling stools. Rx is available for all; complex issue. ...Read more
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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
Parasitic hookworms: In people who walk barefoot, the hookworm can penetrate the sole of the foot and cause a lesion there. The larva will then begin to mature while it moves towards the intestines. The hookworm will attach to the intestinal wall. Humans who have become infected can show symptoms of intestinal bleeding, abdominal pains, anemia, diarrhea, and malnutrition. ...Read more
Uremic symptoms: As kidney function deteriorates, one will start to develop symptoms of uremia (i.e. build-up of toxins the kidneys are unable to excrete) including persistent nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, diffuse itching, depression, and inability to concentrate. As chronic kidney disease progresses, anemia will get worse and feel tired (kidneys produce a hormone that stimulates bone marrow to produce RBCs) ...Read more
Often no syptoms: Most often it is asymptomatic.Symptoms depends on the cause of kidney and severity of kidney disease. Common symptoms are leg and facial swelling, fatigue, changes in appetite, shortness of breath etc. Docs often want to diagnose chronic kidney disaese in early reversible stages before symptoms develop. Please consult your doc ...Read more
The past 2 days, I've had almost all symptoms of chronic appendicitis. I don't want to overreact. How do I know if it's chronic appendicitis for sure?
See a doctor: Chronic appendicitis is extremely rare. If you have been having symptoms for two days, that is not a long enough period to consider chronic. However, if you have had the same symptoms previously then it is possible that you have chronic appendicitis. If you symptoms do not improve or worsen, you should be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Left untreated appendicitis can be life threatening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been having symptoms of chronic appendicitis, and i was wondering, what would make it acute appendicitis?
Difficult diagnosis: Recurring pain in the area of the appendix, (and that location can vary), as well as possible symptoms of fever or other GI symptoms could be consistent with chronic appendicitis. A ct scan of the abdomen and pelvis would be helpful. Ultimately, surgery might be necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Term no longer used: Even though possible , if the pain and symptoms are proved to be only from appendix , get it out , but need proof that is the cause.. ...Read more
Appendectomy: Chronic Appendicitis believed by some is a condition in which patients feel recurrent abdominal discomfort or pain in right lower abdomen.nausea/vomiting and fever.the symptoms may be daily or once in a while if a diagnosis of chronic appendicitis is made the best treatment is removal of appendix surgically to prevent potential complications like acute appendicitis,rupture,peritinitis and sepsis ...Read more
Obstruction: If you have the diagnosis of chronic appendicitis you should have an appendectomy. The appendix has no function and can only lead to an acute issue. Acute appendicitis is caused by an obstruction usually secondary to a fecalith or an inflamed lymph node. Occasionally it can be infected secondary to a tumor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I might have chronic appendicitis. What are some do's and don'ts? I don't want it to turn into acute appendicitis.
Then get it out: The term chronic appendicitis , now rarely used , you have appendicitis or not , possible with out surgery, some may suffer for long time with out surgery, bursting is unlikely as adhesions will prevent. . If symptoms persists & ct shows removal is the best option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had numerous tests drs unsure what's wrong possibly chronic appendicitis. Should i pursue and see surgeon or drop since pains mild started in oct 2012.?
Prob not effectively: When appendix-a small sac off the intestine-becomes infected, the opening may be plugged. Then infection fighting cells, & waste products, accumulate. If this goes on for a long time (chronic) scar tissue can also encapsulate the diseased appendix. All this leads to an non-draining pocket of infection & an inadequate blood supply to transport antibiotics to the site to work. ...Read more
I have a chronic appendicitis. Does antibiotic cure it or I need a surgery? Pain is mild but comes and goes.
Surgery: Consult Gen. Surgeon for diagnosis and treatment ...Read more
I have 3 doctors saying I have chronic appendicitis and a surgeon saying there's no such thing. The pain comes and goes but very painful?
22y male, discomfort and a dull constant pain in right iliac region for 6 months. Could it be chronic appendicitis? How is appendicitis diagnosed?
You never will: Know unless you see your doctor soon for investigation and treatment, it could be some thing simple or could be a complex problem , you are neglecting your problem for 6 months , it is time to see your doctor ...Read more
I have 2 doctors saying I have chronic appendicitis and a surgeon who says there's no such thing. The pain comes and goes but gets severe. What do Ido?
Yes there is no such: thing as chronic appendicitis , the current concept , how ever in some if un-operated may result recurrent acute appendicitis. At 16 need your parents involvement , appendectomy is not the answer , need further evaluation & tests , that includes psychological evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does chronic appendicitis always mess with your bathroom bowlment like diarrheal & constipation ?
Appendicitis: If you are symptomatic from appendicitis you should be seen by a competant surgeon and undergo appropriate testing which may include CT scan and CBC, etc. This is seldom a chronic condition, and although it may affect your colonic function secondarily this needs careful and acute evaluation. Do not fool with this yourself. It could become very severe very quickly and life-threatening. ...Read more
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